Events for May 2018
Ord Area Chamber of Commerce
May 2    Story Time @ Your Library
Story Time @ Your Library
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
10:30am or 7:00pm.
Registration at the Library
Date: May 2, 2018
May 4 - May 5    Hilltop Gardens Open House

Stop by Hilltop Gardens on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 for their annual Spring Open House! 

You'll find 20% off annual and vegetable plants from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm both days! 
Date: May 4, 2018
Location: 704 Arthur Street, Scotia
Contact: (308) 219-0649
Date/Time Details: Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5
May 4    Leadercast Live

Take part in the national Leadercast Live event right here at home at the Central Community College Ord Learning Center. 

LEAD YOURSELF! To be the best leader of others, you first much learn to lead yourself as well. Attend Leadercast Live to learn from world-renowned experts about the qualities and characteristics of global leaders who exemplify what it means to lead yourself.

Speakers include Andy Stanley (Leadership Communicator & Bestselling Author), Carey Lohrenz (US Navy Pilot, Speaker & Trainer), Ian Cron (Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram Teacher & Speaker), Jim Loehr, Ed, D. (Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute), Michael Hyatt (Author, Speaker & CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company), Tripp Crosby (Comedian, Director & Host of Leadercast 2018). 
Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: CCC Ord Learning Center
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: Dr. Crystal Ramm (308) 728-3299
EMail: crystalramm@cccneb.edu
Date/Time Details: Friday, May 4, 2018 from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: $50 - includes breakfast, lunch & journal.
May 5    Cars & Coffee

Enjoy a Saturday morning with cars and coffee on the downtown square in Ord. Stop by the Valley Rod's Clubhouse (Carl's Standard Service Station) for conversation and coffee (and possibly a few doughnuts). 

Not a car show with trophies, just good conversation and hanging out with old friends and new. 

Valley Fire Espresso will be open for lattes and Scratchtown Brewing Company is hosting their Beer, Brats & Bags at 12 pm on the opposite side of the square!

Get more details from the Facebook event.


 
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 148 South 15th Street, Ord
Date/Time Details: Saturday, May 5 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 5    Beer, Brats & Bags at Scratchtown Brewing Company
It's been too long, and it's time to freshen up those Loup Valley bragging rights. Cornhole is back!

Join Scratchtown Brewing Company at 12pm for quality local craft beer, delicious AJ Cetak's Meat Market bratwurst and cornhole. We have room for up to 16 2-person teams. Sign-up will begin in the taproom on Thursday, April 19 and will remain open until filled. There is NO entry fee. Teams MUST consist of two players.

Day-of check-in for teams will be 11:30am in the taproom. 

The winning team will receive $50 in ChamberBucks, winner take all.

Join the Facebook event
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Scratchtown Brewing Company 
141 South 16th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Saturday, May 5 at 12:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: No Entry Fee
May 6    FREE Movie Matinee for Adults
Free Movie Matinees for Adults
2:00 every Sunday afternoon at the library
Movie Title is on the door of the Library.
Date: May 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.ordlibrary.org
Location: 1718 M Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3012
EMail: director@ordlibrary.org
Date/Time Details: Every Sunday at 2:00 pm
May 8    Ord Area Chamber Board of Directors Meeting
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ord Area Chamber Office
1514 K Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-7875
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm 
May 10    Sandhill MOPS Fundraiser
Take Mom out to supper and support local moms! Pizza Palace in Burwell will give 10% of all proceeds to the Sandhill MOPS! Stop in for some yummy pizza in support of a group dedicated to gathering and empowering mommas, and in turn, families. 

Sandhills MOPS serves the community around Burwell and Ord. 

For more information or to donation, contact Sara Holmquist at (308) 214-1512.
Date: May 10, 2018
Location: Pizza Palace 
204 Grand Ave., Burwell  
Contact: Sara Holmquist (308) 214-1512
Date/Time Details: Thursday, May 10, 2018 
May 10    Sandhill MOPS
Sandhill MOPS, a community of moms, will meet at the Burwell Methodist Church
At MOPS we have speakers, crafts, hot coffee, breakfast, and FREE childcare!

Find Updates on Facebook- MOPS ORD
Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
May 11    Sandhills Suites Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Come tour the newest lodging facility in the area! Sandhills Suites is now open and is celebrating on Friday, May 11 from 4:00-7:00 pm. A ribbon cutting will take place at 5:00 pm. 

Enjoy the newly remodeled rooms and enjoy refreshments on the square in Burwell. 

Follow their Facebook page to take a look at their remodel process!
Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: https://sandhillssuites.com/
Location: Sandhills Suites 
412 Grand Ave., Burwell
Date/Time Details: Friday, May 11, 4:00-7:00 pm 
May 13    FREE Movie Matinee for Adults
Free Movie Matinees for Adults
2:00 every Sunday afternoon at the library
Movie Title is on the door of the Library.
Date: May 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.ordlibrary.org
Location: 1718 M Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3012
EMail: director@ordlibrary.org
Date/Time Details: Every Sunday at 2:00 pm
May 14    Valley County Tourism Committee Meeting
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Valley County Tourism Office 
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com
Date/Time Details: Monday, May 14 at 5:00 pm 
May 16    Story Time @ Your Library
Story Time @ Your Library
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
10:30am or 7:00pm.
Registration at the Library
Date: May 16, 2018
May 18    Junior Bugs Breaking It Down FREE camp
Junior Bugs, currently in 3rd through 8th grade, are invited to attend CCC Ord Learning Center's FREE bug camp!

The junior bugs will learn about decomposition, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and other important decomposers. This activity includes live arthropods.


Class size is limited, so make sure to register today!

Call to register!!!
At the CCC Ord Learning Center:
1514 K Street, Ord * 308- 728-3299



 
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:

CCC Ord Learning Center
1514 K Street, Ord, NE
308-728-3299

Date/Time Details: Friday, May 18th
10AM - 11AM
 
Fees/Admission: FREE
May 18    Little Bugs Termite Territory FREE camp
Little Bugs, currently in 1st or 2nd grade, are invited to attend CCC Ord Learning Center's FREE bug camp.
The kids will enjoy learning all about pheromones & insect communication. The activity includes live termites and other arthropods.

Class size is limited, so make sure to register today!


Call to register!!!
At the CCC Ord Learning Center:
1514 K Street, Ord * 308- 728-3299




 
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
​CCC Ord Learning Center:
1514 K Street, Ord, NE
308-728-3299
 
Date/Time Details:
Friday, May 18
1PM - 2PM
 
Fees/Admission: FREE
May 18    Little Bugs Build A Bug FREE camp
Little Bugs, currently in preschool or kindergarten, are invited to attend CCC Ord Learning Center's FREE bug camp.
The little bugs will learn how to tell the difference between insects, spiders, and other arthropods. They will get to create their own arthropods! This activity will include live arthropods.

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Class size is limited, so make sure to register today!


Call to register!!! 
At the CCC Ord Learning Center:
1514 K Street, Ord * 308- 728-3299




 
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
​CCC Ord Learning Center:
1514 K Street, Ord, NE
308-728-3299
 
Date/Time Details:
Friday, May 18th
3PM - 4PM
 
Fees/Admission: FREE
May 18    Kamp Kaleo Executive Director Meet & Greet

Come meet the next Executive Director of Kamp Kaleo in Burwell, Jenny Brown! You'll also get to share your well wishes with Butch Stout. 
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: The Hub 
180 Grand Ave., Burwell
Contact: (308) 346-5083
Date/Time Details: Friday, May 18, 4:00-6:00 pm 
May 19    Smokebeer-Fest & BBQ Cookoff at Scratchtown
May is Beef Month. We proudly live in beef country. We love beer and American Craft Beer Week is also in May. So we do what is necessary: pair our smoked beerfest with a BBQ competition to celebrate both.

With our partners at the Nebraska Cattlemen - Burwell Affiliate, we hope to raise both funds & food for the Ord Food Pantry. This is an opportune time to help our local Pantry when they need it most, and we want to a bigger difference in 2018! Please help us make that happen!
 
Date: May 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: 141 South 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Saturday, May 19 
May 19    RP Smith & Eli Barsi Concert at The Golden Husk

Nebraska Rancher, Poet and Western Humorist R.P. Smith and Canadian Songstress, Musician and Writer Eli Barsi are performing a concert at The Golden Husk on Saturday, May 19th at 7:00 pm! 

The two western performers have headlined many Cowboy Gatherings across the nation and look forward to bringing their brand of "the west" to you! This will be a fun evening with a steady flow and good mix of live music and poetry.

Eli will be on tour from Saskatchewan, Canada with stops in Nebraska, Kansas and Branson, MO. She will be performing original songs from her albums as well as some tasty standards and sharing stories from her prairie home. She will also be joined on stage by her husband John Cunningham who lends superb upright bass, harmonies and harmonica to the show. R.P. is a natural entertainer with his clever words, precise timing and great rhyming! The duo will present a two hour concert and provide CDs and book offerings!


Tickets go on sale May 1st at The Golden Husk, Ord Area Chamber Office and ShopOrd.com. $20/advance and $25/door

Learn more at www.rpsmith.uswww.elibarsi.com and www.goldenhuskarts.org or call 308.730.8133.

Hope you can join us for this unique performance!
Date: May 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.goldenhuskarts.org
Location: 129 South 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 730-8133
EMail: goldenhuskarts@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: $20/advance, $25/door
May 20    FREE Movie Matinee for Adults
Free Movie Matinees for Adults
2:00 every Sunday afternoon at the library
Movie Title is on the door of the Library.
Date: May 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.ordlibrary.org
Location: 1718 M Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3012
EMail: director@ordlibrary.org
Date/Time Details: Every Sunday at 2:00 pm
May 23    Stowell, Geweke & Piskorski, P.C., L.L.O. Open House

Stowell, Geweke & Piskorski, P.C., L.L.O. invite you to attend their Open House to congratulate Jessica L.V. Piskorski on becoming a partner of the law firm. 

Come for a hamburger or hot dog, chips and a cookie between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The celebration will take place on the west side of their building at 1545 M Street in Ord. 
Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1545 M Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3246
EMail: nsutton@ordlawfirm.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, May 23 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
May 25    Final Friday at Valley Fire Espresso

Visit Valley Fire Espresso for a caffeinated jump-start to Memorial Day weekend and meet Paula Warner, featured artists for this month's Final Friday! 

Paula's work is currently displayed at Valley Fire Espresso. Stop by Friday from 4:00-6:00 pm to meet her and to purchase one of her pieces. 
Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: 140 South 15th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-1449
Date/Time Details: Friday, May 25 from 4:00-6:00 pm 
May 25    Shrine Circus in Ord

The Shrine Circus is coming to Ord! Two performances will take place - 4:00 & 7:00 pm - at the Valley County Fairgrounds. 

Tickets information will be available soon. 
Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Valley County Fairgrounds 
801 S Street, Ord
Date/Time Details: Friday, May 25 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: $10 in advance for adults
$15 at the door for adults 
FREE for preschool & elementary students
May 26    Roy's Place Pop-Up at Scratchtown Brewing Company

Join us for our first pop-up restaurant event, ever! We're hosting RoyandLisa Farrens from Roy's Place / Elyria Gardens Catering to share a taste of the world, starting with Greek cuisine. Food will be served from 5-8pm or while supplies last; cash or credit are accepted forms of payment.

THE MENU:

Appetizer: Baba ghanoush (eggplant dip with grilled pita bread, and grape leaves stuffed with lamb)

Entree: Souvlakia me kolikithia with kounoupithi me amygthalo (beef kabobs marinated in red wine and olive oil, grilled and served over rice with side of cauliflower and pine nuts)

Dessert: baklava (layers of Philo dough, honey, sugar and walnuts)
Date: May 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 141 South 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Saturday, May 26 from 5:00-8:00 pm 
May 27    Pancake Feed hosted by the Ord Volunteer Fire Department

Join the Ord Volunteer Fire Department for their annual Pancake Feed. Treat the whole family for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs on Sunday, May 27 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Ord Fire Hall. 
Date: May 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ord Fire Hall 
Date/Time Details: Sunday, May 27 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free Will Donation 
May 27    FREE Movie Matinee for Adults
Free Movie Matinees for Adults
2:00 every Sunday afternoon at the library
Movie Title is on the door of the Library.
Date: May 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.ordlibrary.org
Location: 1718 M Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3012
EMail: director@ordlibrary.org
Date/Time Details: Every Sunday at 2:00 pm
May 28    Memorial Day - Offices Closed

The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce & Valley County Economic Development offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. 
Date: May 28, 2018
Location: 1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com
Date/Time Details: Monday, May 28, 2018
May 31    SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy Registration Deadline

Be a part of the 2018-2019 SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy. 

Delve into communication strategies, positive psychology, time mastery (management), leadership and followership theories and so many more topics that will positively impact your workplace, family and community. 

The registration deadline for the 2018-2019 Academy is Thursday, May 31, 2018. 

Visit www.SynoVationValleyLeadership.org for a registration form as well as a scholarship application (for Level 1). 

Dates, times and other details about the Academy are incuded in the registration forms. 

Visit the SVLA Facebook page for more information. 
Date: May 31, 2018
Website: http://www.synovationvalleyleadership.org
Contact: (308) 730-1952
EMail: synovationvalleyleadership@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, May 31 at 5:00 pm