Arbor Day

April 27th - 29th, 2018

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

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.

2018 BED RACES RULES & GUIDELINES / BED RACES WAIVER OF LIABILITY (entry form below)
2018 PARADE ENTRY FORM
2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FORM
2018 ARBOR DAY FUN RUN/WALK REGISTRATION FORM (EVENT DETAILS BELOW)
2018 THE ARBOR DAY MARKET:  HOME, CRAFT, & GARDEN

2018 CRAFT SHOW CONTACTS

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

Friday, April 27, 2018

147th ANNUAL ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

FREE

Free Admission to Arbor Lodge


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: We’re celebrating Arbor Day with free admission to Arbor Lodge Mansion, the former home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day.
Website: arbordayfarm.org/
FREE

Tree Planting at the Home of Arbor Day


Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Join us for a ceremonial tree planting at the site where it all began! Nebraska City Mayor Bryan Bequette will join us for the planting and to read the Arbor Day proclamation.
Website: arbordayfarm.org/
FREE

Power of Wind & Water Art Show


Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Education & Research Center, Kimmel Orchard
Description: Original artwork on display featuring art exhibits about wind power and water power -- sponsored by Kregel Windmill Factory Museum
Website: www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org

Quiche, Apple Sangria, & Pie


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Yummy!

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP for FUN RUN


Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Nutrition
Description: If you've registered for the Arbor Day 5K/10K Fun Run, swing by NC Nutrition Friday afternoon to pick up your packet!
FREE

Commemorative Tree Planting


Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Steinhart Aquatic Center
Description: We will recognize our 2018 Arbor Day Honoree and Tree Planter - followed by a reception hosted by the Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation
$15

Yoga Behind the Pines


Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast, 2018 6th Avenue
Description: Practice your Tree Pose for Arbor Day! Yoga amidst spring gardens and light seasonal snacks.
$10 per person

Cosmic Bowling


Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Two hours of unlimited Cosmic Bowling, shoes, and a medium soda for only $10 per person! (No coupons or discounts may be used. No reservations. No refills.)
FREE

Free Movie Date Night


Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Cornerstone Church, 225 N 56th (Hwy 2)
Description: Bring the family! Drop the kids off with our Children's Fun Engineers and enjoy the movie 'Gravity.'

Saturday, April 28, 2018

$25 for early registration (through April 13) / $40 late registration (from April 14 on)

Arbor Day Fun Run/Walk 5K/10K


Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Starts at the Old Stone Cabin on the corner of Central Avenue and Steinhart Park Road
Description: The annual Arbor Day 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk is here again! 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 and medals awarded to the top runners. Entry fee includes t-shirt (not guaranteed for late entries). --- EARLY PACKET PICK-UP AT NEBRASKA CITY NUTRITION FRIDAY, APRIL 27, FROM 3 TO 6 P.M.
Website: Click here to register online!
FREE

The Barada Hills of Nebraska: Watercolors by John Lokke and Poetry by Jan Wright


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Enjoy a free watercolor and poetry exhibit encompassing the unique and colorful history of Barada, Nebraska.
Tree Adventure $8/adult, $6/youth; Mansion $8/adult, $6 youth; Explore It All Pass $15/adult, $11/youth. Kids 2 and under free.

Arbor Day Weekend Celebration at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Family celebration - tree climbing, face painting, kite making, history, Discovery Rides (extra fee), and more!
Website: Find all details here!

Arbor Day Market - Home, Craft, & Garden


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Eagles Club (600 1st Corso)
Description: Browse for home, craft, and garden items at this indoor fair! See above link for information on having a booth.

Craft & Vendor Fair


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: American National Bank Basement
FREE

Finders Keepers Annual Arbor Day Flea Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, 2 miles east of Neb. City on Hwy 2
Description: Funky Junk, food, and fun - visit the vendors and steal a deal! Something here for all - a family-friendly event.
Website: www.finderskeepersmall.com

Chair Massages at the Home, Craft, & Garden Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club
Description: Stop by for a 5-10 minute chair massage at the Balanced Massage & Bodywork booth at the Home, Craft, & Garden Market

Arbor Day Fest 2018


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard, 5995 G Road
Description: Hayrack rides, music, face painting, lunch, wine tastings, apple donuts, balloon artist...
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/
FREE

Power of Wind & Water Art Show


Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Education & Research Center, Kimmel Orchard
Description: Original artwork on display featuring art exhibits about wind power and water power -- sponsored by Kregel Windmill Factory Museum
Website: www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org
$5 - includes house tour

Farming in Miniature


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Detailed farm machinery carved from wood by Bob Fey. Horse drawn to tractors - scale models.
Website: www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org
FREE

Make & Take Pottery


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Make your own pottery from air dry clay & take it with you!
Website: www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org

Quiche, Apple Sangria, & Pie


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Yummy!
FREE

Pollinator Playground Ribbon Cutting


Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard, 5995 G Road
Description: Join Heisman Trophy winner and Cornhusker standout Eric Crouch in opening up the new Pollinator Playground at Kimmel Orchard
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/
$225/team

Arbor Town Throw Down


Time: TBD
Location: Nebraska City High School (141 Steinhart Park Road)
Description: This is the 3rd Annual Arbor Town Throw Down! Adult 5-on-5 basketball at its finest...cash payouts to the winners in each category!
Website: Click here for more information
$10 per person

Cosmic Bowling


Time: Noon to 11 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Two hours of unlimited Cosmic Bowling, shoes, and a medium soda for only $10 per person! (No coupons or discounts may be used. No reservations. No refills.)

147th Annual Arbor Day Parade


Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue (16th Street to 6th Street)
Description: Everybody loves a parade! Join us along Central Avenue for this tradition! See link above to download a parade form.

Arbor Day Bed Races


Time: Following Parade
Location: Central Avenue
Description: This old fashioned family-friendly competition is making a comeback! Stick around after the parade to watch the first annual Arbor Day Bed Races -- or participate! Rules, Guidelines, and Waiver of Liability forms can be found above.
Website: Bed Races Entry Form
FREE

York College Traveling Children's Theatre Presents: "Cinderella with the Commedia Players"


Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Middle School, 909 1st Corso
Description: The York College Traveling Children's Theatre Presents "Cinderella with the Commedia Players" - hosted by the Morton-James Public Library

Trees are for the Birds!


Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Dr. Bill Clemente, professor, photographer, and birdwatcher, will entertain any nature lover!
Website: www.thekeepingroomnc.com
$75/ticket

1st Annual Progressive Dinner


Time: 4:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Starts in the Sunken Parking Lot on Central Avenue
Description: Sponsored by NCTC and Progressive Insurance -- Ride the trolley around Nebraska City and dine on wine & cheese and Arbor Lodge; appetizers at Whispering Pines; salad at Kimmel Orchard; dinner at The Keeping Room; dessert, drinks, and comedy show at Prairie City Chophouse. Tickets available at NCTC.
Website: More details here!

Live Music from the Tim Budig Band


Time: 8 p.m. to Midnight
Location: The Depot Kitchen & Taproom, 725 S. 6th Street
Description: The Tim Budig Band is a 5-piece old school Chicago Blues Band...guaranteed to be raw and rowdy! Party on the patio, weather permitting.
Website: https://www.thedepotnebraskacity.com/

Sunday, April 29, 2018

$5/adults, $4/kids, under 4 free

Arbor Day Fly-In Breakfast


Time: 8 a.m. to Noon
Location: Nebraska City Airport, Hwy 75
Description: Come enjoy spring with pancakes, ham, coffee/juice, and airplanes (weather permitting). Sponsored by the Nebraska City Jaycees.
$225/team

Arbor Town Throw Down


Time: TBD
Location: Nebraska City High School (141 Steinhart Park Road)
Description: This is the 3rd Annual Arbor Town Throw Down! Adult 5-on-5 basketball at its finest...cash payouts to the winners in each category!
Website: Click here for more information
FREE

Finders Keepers Annual Arbor Day Flea Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, 2 miles east of Neb. City on Hwy 2
Description: Funky Junk, food, and fun - visit the vendors and steal a deal! Something here for all - a family-friendly event.
Website: www.finderskeepersmall.com

Chair Massages at the Home, Craft, & Garden Market


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club
Description: Stop by for a 5-10 minute chair massage at the Balanced Massage & Bodywork booth at the Home, Craft, & Garden Market
Tree Adventure $8/adult, $6/youth; Mansion $8/adult, $6 youth; Explore It All Pass $15/adult, $11/youth. Kids 2 and under free.

Arbor Day Weekend Celebration at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Family celebration - tree climbing, face painting, kite making, history, Discovery Rides (extra fee), and more!
Website: Find all details here!
$5 cover / Tasting Tickets 5/$10

Nebraska Bloody Mary State Championships


Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Fox Center, 424 Central Avenue
Description: Eat, Drink, & Be Merry at the 2018 Nebraska Bloody Mary State Championships! Live entertainment by The Bottle Tops!
Website: Want to participate? Click here for a registration form!

Arbor Day Market - Home, Craft, & Garden


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Eagles Club (600 1st Corso)
Description: Browse for home, craft, and garden items at this indoor fair! See above link for information on having a booth.

Craft & Vendor Fair


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: American National Bank Basement

Arbor Day Fest 2018


Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard, 5995 G Road
Description: Hayrack rides, music, face painting, lunch, wine tastings, apple donuts, balloon artist...
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/

Quiche, Apple Sangria, & Pie


Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Yummy!
$5 - includes house tour

Farming in Miniature


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Detailed farm machinery carved from wood by Bob Fey. Horse drawn to tractors - scale models.
Website: www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org
FREE

Make & Take Pottery


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Make your own pottery from air dry clay & take it with you!
Website: www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org
$25

Rinker Buck talk on The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey


Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Brownville Concert Hall, 2nd and Atlantic Sts, Brownville
Description: #1 NYTimes best selling author Rinker Buck speaks on his Oregon Trail book. Seating limited to 150.
Website: Find more info here

Festival Sponsors

The Morton Oak

Arbor Day Parade