Arbor Day

April 27th - 29th, 2018

A love of trees that goes way, way, way beyond hugging.

THIS IS THE PAGE FOR 2017 — STAY TUNED FOR 2018!

 

COME HOME TO ARBOR DAY…A NEBRASKA TRADITION

Before the Morton family fell in love with sodium, they spread their love of trees. One of the original citizens of Nebraska City, J. Sterling Morton (whose son would go on to found the Morton Salt Company) was a famed agriculturalist who would go on to serve as Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland. But first, in 1872, Morton founded Arbor Day to encourage individuals, groups and municipalities alike to plant trees. On that first Arbor Day alone, over one million trees were planted in Nebraska. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated worldwide, but the place to be for friends of trees remains right here, in Nebraska City.

2017 ARBOR DAY HONOREE NOMINATION INFORMATION

2017 SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION & FORM

2017 PARADE ENTRY FORM

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FORM

2017 5K/10K FUN RUN REGISTRATION FORM or SIGN UP ON-LINE

2017 NEBRASKA BLOODY MARY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FORM

2017 THE ARBOR DAY MARKET:  HOME, CRAFT, & GARDEN SPOTS SOLD OUT!

2017 CRAFT SHOW CONTACTS

Finders Keepers Antique Mall: Alicia Chrastil / 712-382-1242
Arbor Day Home, Craft and Garden Show: Pam Frana / 402-873-6654

Friday, April 28, 2017

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

$5 Adults / $2 Children

Edwardians Unlaced & Unbuttoned - What?!


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: View unique displays of WWI era clothing with an emphasis on undergarments!
FREE

Hidden Beauty of Trees


Time: 11 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Location: Morton Place
Description: Detailed photos of trees and other plants often reveal hidden beauty and big surprises - come and see!
FREE

Community and Customer Appreciation BBQ


Time: 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Location: Premier Bank, 202 S. 8th Street
Description: Join us for a FREE lunch and fun in the bank parking lot from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday. All are welcome!
FREE

HUG A TREE Guinness World Record Attempt


Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Thanks to the great J. Sterling Morton, Nebraska City is the only place in the entire nation that can lay claim to being the home of Arbor Day. In celebration of that fact, the Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation would like to add another “only in Nebraska City” to that list. As a part of the 2017 Arbor Day Festivities, Nebraska City is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Tree Hugging.” That means many people, in one location, hugging trees at the same time for one minute!
Website: http://gonebraskacity.com/calendar/hug-a-tree-guinness-world-record-attempt/
Event is FREE / Wine & Wings $$

Trees Are For the Birds


Time: 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Wings - Wine - Wit: Feathered Friends stories and video by our favorite Humanities Nebraska professor Dr. Bill Clemente.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

Arbor Day 5k/10k Fun Run


Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Nebraska City High School
Description: The annual Arbor Day 5k/10K Fun Run Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 8:.0 a.m. Details about the exact route of the race will be forthcoming. Portions of the race will be on brick, gravel, and rough terrain. There will be prizes & medals awarded to top runners. Entry fee includes t-shirt (not guaranteed for late entries). PRE-REGISTRATION (until April 13) FEE: $25. DAY OF EVENT FEE: $40
Website: PRE-REGISTER HERE
$30

Golf 18 for Arbor Day


Time: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Table Creek Golf Course
Description: $30 to play 18 holes with cart! We will donate $5 back to the Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation!

Wyoming Feeders 4-H Club Plant Sale


Time: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Location: Bethel United Church of Christ
Description: Featuring hanging baskets, vegetables, annuals...plants supplied by the Plantman of Nehawka

Wyoming Feeders 4-H Club Canned Food Drive


Time: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Location: Bethel United Church of Christ
Description: Bring canned food for the Otoe County Relay for Life

The Arbor Day Market: Home, Craft, & Garden


Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Browse a wide selection of home, craft, and garden vendors at this indoor location! (Formerly known as the Home & Garden Show.)

Homegrown Plant Sale


Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Market - the Eagles Club
Description: Visit us at the Arbor Day Market on Saturday and Sunday to purchase homegrown plantings!
Regular Admission Rates Apply

Arbor Day at Arbor Lodge


Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Guests will enjoy learning about spring planting on the Morton farm and view displays regarding the history of Arbor Day. There will be parlor entertainment during the weekend and fresh flowers throughout the mansion.
Admission: $8 Adults / $6 Youth (3-12)

Arbor Day Celebration at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Tree Adventure
Description: Featuring Tree Climbing from 10-5, Outdoor Family Fun from 11-4 (including "What Comes From a Tree?," "Trees: Up Close & Personal," the Wood Chuck Game, Cooking on a Stick demos, "Woodland Critters," and a lashing demonstration by local Boy Scout Troop #353). Master Gardeners will also be available to discuss the Emerald Ash Borer. The Discovery Ride departs on the hour from 11-2, weather depending, at a additional fee of $5 per person (under 2 is free).
Website: www.arbordayfarm.org
FREE

"A Couple of 830 Mile Long Conversations"


Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Lilbrary Kimmel Gallery, 923 1st Corso
Description: "A Couple of 830 Mile Long Conversations" by Stuart Chittenden...cultural community photographic exhibit with audio
FREE

Finders Keepers Annual Arbor Day Flea Market


Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, 3 miles east of Neb. City on Hwy 2
Description: Come junkin' at the F.K. Corral! Food, fun, and funky stuff. Home of the "Damn Good Sandwiches."
Website: www.FindersKeepersMall.com
FREE

Arbor Day Fest at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard, 5995 G Road
Description: It's an Activity Day! Movies, cider, hayrack rides, games, prizes, wine, gifts, and more!
Website: www.kimmelorchard.org
$5 Adults / $2 Children

Edwardians Unlaced & Unbuttoned - What?!


Time: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: View unique displays of WWI era clothing with emphasis on undergarments!
FREE

Annual Arbor Day Parade


Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue, from 16th Street to 6th Street
FREE

Make Your Own with the Prairie Potter


Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Make & Take your own piece of pottery with help from the Prairie Potter. Watch demonstrations on the potter's wheel.
$8 Cosmic Bowling

Arbor Day Bowling Bash


Time: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Cosmic Bowling offered all day! For only $8, get two hours of bowling (shoes included). Hungry? We have burgers and hot dogs outside in our NEW Sand Volleyball area for $5 a meal.
Website: www.arborlanesbowling.com
FREE

"Once Upon a Wolf" presented by the York College Traveling Children's Theatre


Time: 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Middle School, 909 1st Corso
Description: York College Traveling Children's Theatre presents "Once Upon a Wolf." This FREE ADMISSION event is sponsored by the Morton-James Public Library.
$10 Gate Fee / Under 12 Free

Side By Side ATV Races


Time: 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Location: Three Hills Event Center, 332 S. 64th Road
Description: Featuring five different classes of mile timed races. Gate opens at noon. Click on the link below for more information!
Website: http://www.threehillsevents.com/calendar-1/
Event is FREE / Wine & Wings $$

Trees Are For the Birds


Time: 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Wings - Wine - Wit: Feathered Friends stories and video by our favorite Humanities Nebraska professor Dr. Bill Clemente.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

$5 Adults / $4 Kids

Arbor Day Fly-In Breakfast


Time: 8 a.m. until Noon
Location: NC Municipal Airport, Hwy 75 south of town
Description: The Nebraska City Jaycees will be serving pancakes and ham at this Arbor Day tradition. Come enjoy breakfast and see the planes!
$30

Golf 18 for Arbor Day


Time: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Table Creek Golf Course
Description: $30 to play 18 holes with cart! We will donate $5 back to the Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation!
$10 Gate Fee / Under 12 Free

Side By Side ATV Races


Time: 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Location: Three Hills Event Center, 332 S. 64th Road
Description: Featuring five different classes of mile timed races. Gate opens at noon. Click on the link below for more information!
Website: http://www.threehillsevents.com/calendar-1/

The Arbor Day Market: Home, Craft, & Garden


Time: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Browse a wide selection of home, craft, and garden vendors at this indoor location! (Formerly known as the Home & Garden Show.)

Homegrown Plant Sale


Time: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Market - the Eagles Club
Description: Visit us at the Arbor Day Market on Saturday and Sunday to purchase homegrown plantings!
Regular Admission Rates Apply

Arbor Day at Arbor Lodge


Time: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Guests will enjoy learning about spring planting on the Morton farm and view displays regarding the history of Arbor Day. There will be parlor entertainment during the weekend and fresh flowers throughout the mansion.
Admission: $8 Adults / $6 Youth (3-12)

Arbor Day Celebration at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Tree Adventure
Description: Featuring Tree Climbing from 11-4, Outdoor Family Fun from 11-4 (including "What Comes From a Tree?," "Trees: Up Close & Personal," the Wood Chuck Game, Cooking on a Stick demos, "Woodland Critters," and a lashing demonstration by local Boy Scout Troop #353). Master Gardeners will also be available to discuss the Emerald Ash Borer. The Discovery Ride departs on the hour from 11-2, weather depending, at a additional fee of $5 per person (under 2 is free).
Website: www.arbordayfarm.org
FREE

Finders Keepers Annual Arbor Day Flea Market


Time: 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Location: Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, 3 miles east of Neb. City on Hwy 2
Description: Come junkin' at the F.K. Corral! Food, fun, and funky stuff. Home of the "Damn Good Sandwiches."
Website: www.FindersKeepersMall.com

Nebraska Bloody Mary State Championships


Time: 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Location: Fox Center Event Space
Description: see link above for contest registration information.
Website: Get all the details here!
FREE

Arbor Day Fest at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard, 5995 G Road
Description: It's an Activity Day! Movies, cider, hayrack rides, games, prizes, wine, gifts, and more!
Website: www.kimmelorchard.org
FREE

Red Road Herbs Demonstrations


Time: 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Location: Victorian Gardens at Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Learn about natural salves and herbs from Rachael of Red Road Herbs
$5 Adults / $2 Children

Edwardians Unlaced & Unbuttoned - What?!


Time: 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House
Description: View unique displays of WWI era clothing with emphasis on undergarments!

Tree Planting Demonstrations


Time: 2 p.m.
Location: MRB Lewis & Clark Center
Description: Join us for a tree planting demonstration

Festival Sponsors

The Morton Oak

Arbor Day Parade