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Aggies offer weekend horse clinic

Event Dates and Times

2/17/2018 - 2/18/2018
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Aggies offer weekend horse clinic

Spectators can stop by a reining and horsemanship clinic in Curtis this weekend as college students gain tips on working with their equine counterparts.

Professional clinician Sherman Tegtmeier of Blair, Neb., will be working with equine students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, said Professor Joanna Hergenreder, NCTA Ranch Horse Team coach and animal science professor.

Tegtmeier makes an annual clinic available to the college’s students to supplement their training in horsemanship and riding. Sessions are in the indoor heated arena of the NCTA Livestock Teaching Center.

“We have mostly students for this clinic but it is open to 4-H riders and people from outside of the campus including our alumni,” Hergenreder added. “They gain excellent instruction from one of the best trainers in the business for a nominal hourly fee.”

NCTA’s equine program has steadily advanced in enrollment and academic opportunities. In the past six years, Hergenreder said the number of students going into industry equine management at production or performance facilities has increased.

Clinic activities this weekend begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Riders who wish to monitor the full day will be asked to register and pay for admission.

Short-term spectators are welcome to stop by and learn more about the NCTA program and meet Professor Hergenreder and the Aggie Ranch Horse team members.

Additional details on NCTA equine programs are available by calling: Joanna Hergenreder, M.S., animal science assistant professor, (308) 367-5393, or 1-800-3-CURTIS or see

Joanna Hergenreder, M.S., animal science assistant professor, (308) 367-5393, or 1-800-3-CURTIS or see | 472359703

Essence of Winter Art Exhibit

Event Dates and Times

2/6/2018 - 2/24/2018
Art & Gift Gallery, 516 N. Dewey
Do you have art work depicting your reflections on Winter? Then bring it to our gallery for entry in our February competitive art show. We are looking for art, in any medium, that portrays the intrinsic nature of winter. The work can be as varied as a detailed image of a snow-covered pine cone or as broad as a magnificent winter landscape. For additional information contact the Art & Gift Gallery at (308) 534-1946.
(308) 534-1946 | 471999443

Gallery Exhibit- Impact Nebraska Artists "Best"

Event Dates and Times

1/30/2018 - 3/4/2018
Prairie Arts Center
The Gallery Exhibit-Impact Nebraska Artists "Best" will be shown January 30-March 4th with a Gallery Talk and reception at PAC Saturday Feb. 10th 1-3 pm. Artists will be present to talk about their artwork and the IMPACT Nebraska Program.


IMPACT, a non-profit Nebraska visual arts organization, was founded in 1985 - Its mission to educate through outreach programs and exhibitions. From inception, IMPACT has been recognized for professionalism and a high level of creative expression.

Each of the artist members has been juried in by an eminent museum director or academic figure. The requirement is that they are “nationally recognized in their respective artistic discipline.” Members do all the work themselves: contacting museums and booking shows, producing publicity materials, building crates, transporting work to far-flung venues. Many small towns with an arts center or a gallery have had the benefit of a sophisticated, professional exhibition in their backyard. Impact artists work in a variety of media—Oil, Watercolors, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Pastels, Photography, Batik, Clay, Metal, and Swedish knot embroidery.

The first Impact show traveled widely throughout the country, and Impact published a book of their works, which won several awards. Today Impact offers separate thematic shows— Kooser Impact (art inspired by Ted Kooser’s poems,) Postcards from the Plains (small works,) All Things Botanical (landscapes and flowers,) Impact Best (artists’ signature works) Skyscape ((interpretations of Skies) and Nebraska Roots (150 year celebration of the state of NE)

Museums and communities in Nebraska and surrounding states can schedule one of these shows. You can view Impact’s various exhibitions on its website—
Prairie Arts Center 534-5121 | 471687844

National Engineers Week

Event Dates and Times

2/18/2018 - 2/24/2018
Local NP Schools
North Platte Sylvan Learning Center is excited to celebrate National Engineers Week - February 18 – 24, 2018 and the difference that engineering makes in our lives for the third year partnering with local and area schools. We will be doing FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Engineering activities in classrooms throughout the month of February. This will be hands on learning experiences for students K-9th.

In past years, we have explored physics, aeronautical engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. We bring all supplies for the students to have a kinetic learning experience that is grade appropriate and helps them not only grow their STEM skills by helps them to work as an effective group, present their ideas, and practice career/college ready creatively problem solving. These experiences can be tailored to each school's goals. Our efforts in the area of engineering have given us the honor of being #1 internationally with our Sylvan company.

“I am excited to celebrate National Engineers Week by offering FREE Engineering activities to partnering area schools and their students, for the third year!”, noted Debra Smith, Sylvan owner and director.

Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s teacher or school administrators. Schools can contact Debra at the North Platte Sylvan Learning Center at 308-532-4441 or email

Debra at the North Platte Sylvan Learning Center at 308-532-4441 or email | 468359093

Quilt Raffle in Memory of Patty Evans

Event Dates and Times

Various NP Locations
The North Platte Trails Network is selling raffle tickets for a quilt made by Patty Evans. Patty was an active member of the trails committee and advocate for North Platte before she passed away in July of 2016. She also loved to quilt, and never got to finish her latest quilt. Thanks to Richard Darling, the quilt was finished in 2017 and is set to be raffled off following the James O’Rourke Triathlon on April 29, 2018. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the community from January 8th through April 29th. Winner does not need to be present to win. Funds raised will go to support trail connections in North Platte.
The quilt will be at the following locations on the following dates:
January 8—22: Prairie Arts Center
January 23—29: North Platte Public Library
January 30— February 12: Great Western Bank
February 13—26: Rockabilly Roasters
February 27— March 12: Alive Outside
March 13—19: North Platte Public Library
March 20— April 2: Whitetail Cycle Sport
April 3—16: Sandhills Physical Therapy
April 17—27: North Platte Visitors Bureau
April 27—29: James O’Rourke Triathlon – North Platte Rec Center

Follow us on Facebook: @North Platte Trails Network to keep up to date on quilt locations!
To donate funds to the North Platte Trails Network, go to Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation.
For more information on this event contact Courtney Fegter at 308-221-6865 or
Courtney Fegter 308-221-6865