February 3: Chase County Hospital Foundation Gala, 6 pm social, 6:30 dinner. Expo Building. Proceeds will fund new mammography machine. Unable to attend the gala? Donate online at chasecountyhospital.com/foundation/donate.html.
February 3: National Wear Red Day. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. Know your risks. See GoRedForWomen.org to find out more.
*February 3-5. MOVIE: Hidden Figures. Rated PG. Biographical drama. Team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. Stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Moráe. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
February 4. Soup & Pie Supper, 5-7 pm, Champion Community Center, hosted by Champion Jr. Women’s Club. Free-will donation. Live music. Funds will support community projects.
February 5. Valentine Dessert Bar, 2 pm, Crossroads Wesleyan Church, 220 E. 17th, Imperial. Freewill fundraiser to help with medical expenses for Jim Sims, CCHS student. 9th Street Singers and Jazz Band will entertain. Phone 308-882-5010 for more information.
February 9. A Chocolate Affair, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, St. Patrick Friendship Hall, 724 Broadway, Imperial. Homemade chocolate dessert samples, silent auction for desserts. Door prizes. Tickets $10. Funds benefit local youth projects. Phone Cheryl at 883-0265 for more information or tickets.
*February 10-12. MOVIE: A Dog’s Purpose. Rated PG. A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*February 10-12. MOVIE: Hidden Figures, Rated PG. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445. See February 3-5, Imperial, for summary.
February 11. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details. (Every second Saturday.)
February 11. Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat, 8 am to 3:30 pm, 800 W. 11th. Featured Speaker: Karre Ann Wakefield, “Finding the Hidden Treasure.” Send name, address, and $15 fee to Amanda Clay, PO Box 516, by Friday, February 3. Lunch and dessert provided.
February 12. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.
February 13. Diabetes Support Group, Chase County Hospital, Basement Conference Room, 6 to 7:30 pm, with Julie Levy, Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator. See chasecountyhospital.com – Upcoming Events or phone Julie at 882-7386. (Every second Monday of the month.)
February 13, 18. Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska, 112 South Tecumseh Avenue, Wauneta. Regular packaging events Monday, February 13, 6-8 pm, and Saturday, February 18, 9-11 a.m. Phone Mary at 883-6761 or see mercymealsofsouthwestnebraska.org.
February 14. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride. Ask at the library for a copy or phone 882-4754.
February 15. Imperial Chamber Meeting, Community Center, Noon. Phone Center at 882-5343 before 9 a.m. to reserve lunch, $8.
*February 17-19. MOVIE: Split – M. Night Shyamalan Movie. Rated: PG13. Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, and must try and escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. Stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Haley Lu Richardson. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*February 17-19. MOVIE: Patriots Day, Rated R. Drama-thriller about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
February 20. President’s Day and National Cherry Pie Day! Maybe Washington didn’t chop down the cherry tree when he was a boy, but cherries were one of his favorite foods! Find out more from The Food Historian.
February 20. Cancer Support Group, Chase County Hospital, Basement Conference Room, 7 pm. Food/beverages, program, tips and advice. Meetings are confidential. For more information, phone Deb Hrcka at 882-7290 or email email@example.com. (Every 3rd Monday of the month.)
*February 24-26. MOVIE: La La Land. Rated PG13. Romantic musical comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*February 24-26. MOVIE: The Space Between Us, rated PG13. First human born on Mars travels to Earth, embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
*Movie titles are subject to change.
COMING IN MARCH
*March 3-5. MOVIE: The Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG. 3D computer-animated action-comedy superhero film. Bruce Wayne must deal with the criminals of Gotham City and the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
March 9: 6th Annual Chili Cook-off. Chairman, Jack Schneider, 882-4363
March 11: Craft Fair hosted by Southwest Crafters and Entrepreneurs (SWNE), City Gym, 9 am to 2 pm. Lunch served by Cindy Lou.
March 31: LIVE PLAY: Murder at the Juice Joint, 7 pm, Lied Public Library in Imperial. Adlibbed roaring 20’s murder mystery. Looking for players: No lines to learn! Phone Jan Graham at 883-1198.
Imperial Community Center, 882-5343: Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am; Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am; Bingo, Tues, 1 pm; Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above age 60. Please phone by 9.
Tuesday, Noon—Rotary Club at M&M Jaz. Laura Gaschler, 414-1055.
Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333.
Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Lorna, 883-5304.