Events for October 2017
Ord Area Chamber of Commerce
Oct 1    Silent Auction at Valley County Museum Ends


The Valley County Museum is again featuring a Silent Auction from July 17 - October 1, 2017. On the auction are pictures, collectible dolls, tractors and other items. 

The Valley County Historical Society is happy to report that the museum roof has been repaired thanks to the many donations and fundraisers. Money raised from future fundraisers will be for museum upkeep and materials to preserve items donated to the museum. Please stop in to see what they have a make a bid. 

If you have never been to the museum, you should stop in and see what is there. If you have visited before, come in and see new things on display. 
Date: October 1, 2017
Location: Valley County Museum
Downtown Ord 
Contact: Janet (308) 730-2070
Date/Time Details: July 17 - October 1, 2017
Oct 1    Elyria Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin pie! Oh my! Enjoy a soup lunch with plenty of pumpkin pie to go around plus fun games for the kids, a craft fair and more fall festivities during the 25th Annual Elyria Pumpkin Festival! 
Date: October 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Elyria Community Hall
​Elyria, NE 
Date/Time Details: Sunday, October 1 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct 3    Chamber Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Date: October 3, 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
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, October 3 at 12:00 pm 
Oct 4    One-Off Wednesday at Scratchtown

One-Off Wednesdays are a semi-regular, special feature of one-off beers made exclusively for our taproom. The taproom is also full service from 4-8pm that evening. Stay tuned for the upcoming one-off beer releases for the evening.

We also will have food options available for the evening.

This October 4th, SBC's birthday, we'll be tapping exclusive one-offs and sharing some birthday cake for those that attend.

Follow the Facebook event.


 
Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Scratchtown Brewing Company 
141 South 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, October 4 from 4:00-8:00 pm
Oct 4    Valley County Economic Development Board Meeting
Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: VCED Office
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: trevorlee@ordnebraska.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm
Oct 7    The Husk- Fall Harvest Movie

It's Husk Movie Time~Affordable Family Fun!
Movies will be shown on Saturday Nights at 7 pm.

New Ticket Prices: $5.00 adults; $3.00 students (18 yrs & under); children 5 yrs & under-free

Concessions: Pop, Water, Popcorn, Candy and special treats-priced at $1.00 or less each!

Walt Disney Pictures: Synopsis
Boy lives in the woods with a dragon as his caregiver, until a forest ranger finds and adopts him. However, his newfound happiness is threatened by a man who wants to hunt down his magical friend.

Directors - David Lowery
Production year - 2016
Rating - PG

Cast
Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley

Call 308-730-8133 for more information.
      
Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.goldenhuskarts.org
Location:
The Golden Husk
129 S. 16th Street
Ord, Nebraska 68862
EMail: goldenhuskarts@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, October 7
7PM
Fees/Admission: TBD
Oct 8    37th Annual Bazaar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Come join Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church celebrate their 37th Annual Bazaar on Sunday, October 8th. There will be a pork dinner, fun games for kids, a snack bar, silent auction, and raffle drawings.
Date: October 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
527 N 19th Street
Date/Time Details:
Sunday, October 8
11AM - 2PM        
Fees/Admission:

Meal Tickets
Adult $10
Ages 5-12 $5
Under 4 FREE
Carry out Dinners are available 

Oct 9    Columbus Day - Offices Closed
The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce and Valley County Economic Development offices will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day. 

Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 13th at 8:30 am. 
Date: October 9, 2017
Location: 1514 K Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com
Date/Time Details: Monday, October 9, 2017 
Oct 10    Celebrate Being A Woman

A celebratory gathering to enjoy health education, great food, door prizes and much more! 
Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Trotter Event Center 
127 Trotter Ave, Ord
Contact: VCHS (308) 728-4397
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Oct 11    The Big Give Kickoff Meeting & Workshops


The Big Give to Valley County Kickoff Meeting & Workshops will take place on October 11 at the CCC Ord Learning Center. 

The Art of Charitable Giving Workshop - 7:30-9:30 am
For professional advisors. Breakfast provided. 
Learn about planned giving tools and practical ideas to initiate discussions about planning for the benefit of your community and charitable organizations. 
Guest Speaker: Jim Gustafson, Director for Advancement & Gift Planning with the Nebraska Community Foundation 

Planned Giving 101 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
For non-profit leaders. Lunch provided. 
Learn about gift planning tools and practical ideas to initiate discussions about planning for the benefit of your community and charitable organizations. 
Guest Speaker: Jim Gustafson, Director for Advancement & Gift Planning with the Nebraska Community Foundation 
 
The Big Give Meeting - 5:30-6:30 pm 
For any non-profit representative interested in being a part of The Big Give 2018. 
Registration forms and a $50 check (payable to the Ord Quiz) at due October 11 which serve as your organization's official registration for The Big Give to Valley County 2018. 

Date: October 11, 2017
Location: CCC Ord Learning Center
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3299
EMail: crystalramm@cccneb.edu
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, October 11
Oct 13    Sales & Use Tax Seminar

This course covers the basics of Nebraska sales and use tax. Sales tax affects everyone! If you are a business owner or are considering starting your own business, this information is a must for you and anyone who handles your bookkeeping. This information will not only benefit professionals, but will also inform the general public how sales tax affects them every day. The presentation covers all areas of sales and use tax, including licensing requirements, exemptions, reporting and taxable services. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. 

This seminar provides 4 hours of CPE credit. 

Please print handouts for the seminar from teh Nebraska Department of Revenue website - www.revenue.ne.gov. 

RSVP deadline is Thursday, October 12.
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: CCC Ord Learning Center 
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3299
EMail: crystalramm@cccneb.edu
Date/Time Details: Friday, October 13 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission: $5 payable to Central Community College 
Oct 13    Construction Contractors Tax Seminar

This course covers Nebraska sales and use tax as it applies to construction contractors. You will benefit from this course if you perform construction services or handle bookkeeping for contractors. If you ever need to hire a contractor, this course will explain to customers what forms need to be completed and how the invoice they receive should look. The presentation will coer licensing requirements, contractor registration, contractor options, exemptions, reporting and taxable services. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. 

This seminar provides 3 hours of CPE credit. 

Please print handouts for the seminar from teh Nebraska Department of Revenue website - www.revenue.ne.gov. 

RSVP deadline is Thursday, October 12. 
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCC Ord Learning Center
1514 K Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-3299
EMail: crystalramm@cccneb.edu
Date/Time Details: Friday, October 13 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Fees/Admission: $5 payable to Central Community College
Oct 13    Friday Afternoon Club at Scratchtown Brewing Company

Join Scratchtown Brewing Company for a Friday Afternoon Club for Ord Area Chamber members in celebration of their Chamber Spotlight month!

Any representative from a Chamber business will receive their first beer free (complements of Scratchtown) between 4:00-7:00 pm. 

Come connect with fellow Chamber members and enjoy's a locally brewed beer! 
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 141 South 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Friday, October 13 from 4:00-7:00 pm
Oct 16    Ord Area Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting

 
Date: October 16, 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
Oct 18    Adult & Teen Challenge

Youth groups, parents and community members are invited to engage in discussion with the Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands organization about Christ-centered, faith-based solutions for youth, adults and families struggling with life controlling problems, such as addiction. 

Guest Speakers - Q&A Sessions - Prevention & Healing Strategies - Interactive Learning Tools - Community Resources
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: The Golden Husk
129 South 16th Street, Ord
Contact: Rev. Doug Durre (308) 728-7088
EMail: doug@ordchurch.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Oct 19    Shelter Insurance Open House

Come celebrate with Shelter Insurance during their Open House and see their new offices. Food will be provided. 
Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 312 South 15th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5597
EMail: mwoodward@shelterinsurance.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, October 19 from 4:00-7:00 pm
Oct 20    Wireless World Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Enjoy great specials at Wireless World during their three-day open house from Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21. 

Don't miss the ribbon cutting on Friday, October 20 at 12:00 pm. 
Date: October 20, 2017
Website: http://www.wirelessworld.com
Location: 1612 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3750
EMail: sfox@wirelessworldus.com
Date/Time Details: Open House: October 19-21
Ribbon Cutting: October 20 at 12:00 pm
Oct 20    Roy's Place Ribbon Cutting

Celebrate the opening of the newest cafe in Ord during the Roy's Place Ribbon Cutting on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 pm. Sample some delicious desserts while you're there! 
Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 1620 L Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 730-1177
EMail: roysplace17@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Friday, October 20 at 2:00 pm
Oct 21    Heartland Youth Ranch Awards Day

Join Heartland Youth Ranch for their Awards Day on Saturday, October 21. Activities for the children begin at 3:00 pm and a barbecue begins at 5:30 pm. All are welcome. 
Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Heartland Youth Ranch 
80997 Hwy 11, North Loup 
Contact: (308) 496-4348
EMail: heartlandyouthranch@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, October 21
 
Oct 21    Chili Feed

J&J Sanitation is hosting a Chili Feed at Scratchtown Brewing Company. Free-will donations will benefit the J&J Sanitation Christmas Promise Bike Build. 

Come enjoy beer, chili, and support a great cause!

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Scratchtown Brewing Company
141 South 16th Street, Ord NE
Date/Time Details: The event starts at 6:30 PM, and will go until it's all gone.
Fees/Admission: FREE-WILL Donation
Oct 21    Romeo & Juliet performed by Nebraska Shakespeare at The Golden Husk

Nebraska Shakespeare is visiting Ord to share their performance of Romeo & Juliet. 

A school performance and workshops will be held on October 20 with a community performance on October 21 at 7:30 pm for the public to attend. 

"A community divided, wracked with fear and rocked by violence. Romeo desperately struggles to retain what is left of art, beauty, and love. Juliet, clinging to her family for protection and strength, has fallen victim to their blind hatred. In an attempt to find control over their own hearts, Juliet and Romeo discover that in this desolate wasteland, merely surviving is insufficient. Despite the ongoing civil destruction, it is the internal conflict between head and heart that holds this world hostage. Presented through a Brechtian theatrical lens, this Romeo and Juliet lays bare the means of production, transforming characters before the audience and stripping away the disguise of live performance. This world must change or be forever broken." 
- Sarah Carlson-Brown - Director, Romeo and Juliet On Tour, Nebraska Shakespeare Director of Education
Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Golden Husk 
129 South 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 730-8133
EMail: goldenhuskarts@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: October 21 at 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission: $15/adults, $8/students
Oct 22    National Hall Craft Fair
Enjoy a craft fair, a lunch of saurkraut, dumplings, pulled port and pie and door prizes every hour. 

There is also a give-away for two children's bikes for ages 1-15. 

Vendor registration is $15. Contact Richard Bilka or Sharon Osentowski to register or for further event details. 
Date: October 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: National Hall - 12.5 miles west of Ord on the Sargent-Ord Road.
Contact: Richard Bilka (308) 728-3029 or Sharon Osentowski
Date/Time Details: Sunday, October 22 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct 23    Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS Open House

You're invited to the Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS's Open House on Oct. 23. Stop by and ...
- meet the staff and tour their facility
- learn about their life-changing work
- enjoy tasty fall treats
- get a chance to win prizes

The Heritage Program has has recently welcomed new leadership, staff, and programs, helping to enhance local mental and behavioral healthcare services.
Date: October 23, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Website: http://www.valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Location: Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS
110 S. 26th St. Ord, Nebraska 68862
Contact: Riley Smith, PLCSW, PLMHP Heritage Program for Seniors Director rsmith@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Date/Time Details: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Oct 24    To Your Health Tuesday: Slim by Design
Valley County Health System will welcome presenter UNL Extension Educator Kayla Hinrichs for October's To Your Health Tuesday free community health presentation. Her topic is "Slim by Design." We all know that what we eat impacts our health. Through the work of Brian Wansink, Ph.D. Professor at Cornell University Director of Food and Band Lab Leading expert in eating behavior, we have tips to set up our living environments so that you can naturally manage your weight. Slim by Design offers practical advice on how you can make better decisions about food in your home by making the healthy choice the easy choice.
Date: October 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Website: http://valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Location: VCHS Old Rehab Room 217 Westridge Dr., Ord
Contact: Catie Larsen, VCHS Wellness Coordinator
EMail: clarsen@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Date/Time Details: Oct. 24 Noon-1p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Oct 25    Business Discovery Day

Business Discovery Day empowers area high school students to explore their entrepreneurial talents and strengths, develop unique product and business ideas and exposes them to innovative businesses in rural Nebraska. 

Business Discovery Day is availalbe for area 9-12th grade students. 
Date: October 25, 2017
Location: CCC Ord Learning Center
Contact: (308) 728-3299
EMail: crystalramm@cccneb.edu
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Oct 25    Beer Dinner with Scratchtown & Jubilee

UPDATE: This event is currently sold out.

Join Scratchtown Brewing Company & Jubilee Events & Catering to celebrate Jubilee's new venue on the square. They will be offering a multi-course meal with select beer pairings from 6-8pm, with a social hour until 9pm with beer on draught.

This exclusive event will require a ticket for entry. Tickets, beer & food pairings and full event information will be released by mid-September.

Follow the Facebook event
Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Jubilee Events & Catering 
1520 L Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00-9:00 pm
Oct 27    Final Friday at Valley Fire Espresso

Enjoy a good cup of joe and some artistic, hand-crafted items during Valley Fire's Final Friday Artist Showcase. 

October's Final Friday Showcase will feature Pilar Nelson of In The Loop. Pilar crochets everything from coffee cozies to hats to baby blankets. 
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Valley Fire Espresso
140 S. 15th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-1449
Date/Time Details: Friday, October 27 from 4:00-7:00 pm
Oct 28    Halloween Party & Free Skating

Enjoy tricks and treats at the North Loup Lion's Club Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Costume judging will begin at 5:30 pm followed by free skating. It all takes place at the North Loup Community Building. Hope to see you there. 
Date: October 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: North Loup Community Building 
Contact: (308) 219-0382
Date/Time Details: Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 pm 
Fees/Admission: FREE
Oct 28    Halloween Bash at Scratchtown Brewing Company

Scratchtown Brewing Company is throwing a Halloween costume party with live music on Saturday, October 28. The party kicks off at 6:00 pm with live music from 7:00-10:00 pm. 

Help Scratchtown welcome back musical guest Bramblethorn. Wear your best costume and celebrate with SBC!
Date: October 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Scratchtown Brewing Company
141 South 16th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5050
Date/Time Details: Saturday, October 28 at 6:00 pm
Oct 31    Halloween Parade with Ord FCCLA

Join the Ord FCCLA for their annual Halloween Parade. Due to chilly temperatures, the Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treating will take place at Ord High School rather than downtown Ord. 

Children should meet in the New Commons Area at 4:15 pm. 

Businesses planning to pass out treats for the trick-or-treaters are encouraged to meet in the Old Commons Area of the high school at 4:15 pm. 

The six categories include: Ages 0-2, Preschool, Kindergarten - 1st Grade, 2nd & 3rd Grade, 4th, 5th & 6th Grade and Groups. Prizes of Ord Area ChamberBucks will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each category. 

 
Date: October 31, 2017
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Ord High School
Contact: Ord High School FCCLA
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:15 pm 
Oct 31    Trunk-or-Treat at First United Methodist Church

Trunk-or-treat this Halloween at the First United Methodist Church in Ord and then head inside to their fellowship hall for a hot dog dinner. 

Spots are also available if you would like to host a trunk. Contact Pastor Stefanie at (512) 506-1831 or email shayes@greatplainsumc.org. Spots are available first-come, first-serve so act now if you want to be a part of this annual event. 
Date: October 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
304 South 16th Street, Ord 
EMail: shayes@greatplainsumc.org
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, October 31 from 4:30-6:30 pm 
Oct 31    Trunk-or-Treat in Arcadia

Don't miss the games, candy and free hot dogs (while they last) during Arcadia's 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treating event on Tuesday, October 31. 
Date: October 31, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arcadia United Methodist Church Grass Parking Lot 
Contact: Steve Dodson (308) 202-0225
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00-8:00 pm