December is “Write to a Friend Month.”
Handwritten letters are rare these days — which makes them all the more precious. As you send your Christmas cards, don’t just scribble your signature and send them on their way, include a handwritten personal message. Or just send a letter, and make someone feel special. Maybe you’ll get a reply!
Now through December 6. The Goodwill Trailer will be parked in the Methodist Church parking lot, open daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
December 1-3. MOVIE: Only the Brave. Rated PG 13. Based on true story of a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a wildfire. Stars Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
December 1-3. MOVIE: Daddy’s Home 2. Stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays. Wauneta Theatre. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
December 2-3. Vision of Trees, Champion Community Center. Saturday 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday 11 to 3. Saturday Potato Bake, Sunday Soup Luncheon. Santa arrives 1:30 pm Saturday. Decorated Christmas trees, raffle, silent auction. Drawing Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Funds raised will benefit community of Champion. See Facebook @championwomensclub.
December 7. Letter Writing Day. These days, receiving a handwritten letter is like receiving a gift. What could be more personal? Cost: 49 cents plus stationery.
December 7. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Anniversary of the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu, Hawaii, by the Japanese, bringing the U.S. into World War II. More than 3500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded that Sunday morning.
December 8-10. MOVIE: Daddy’s Home 2. Rated PG 13. Stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*December 8-10. MOVIE: A Bad Mom’s Christmas. Rated R. As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers. Wauneta Theatre. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
December 9. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details.
December 10. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.
December 12. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Ask at the library for a copy of the book. Phone library at 882-4754.
December 15. Champion Jr. Women’s Meeting, 5:30 pm, Jeannine Cox’s “She Shed” – for setup of Christmas Bags. Bring an appetizer.
December 15-17. MOVIE: Murder on the Orient Express. Rated PG13. When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated Detective Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Based on Agatha Christie novel. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*December 15-17. MOVIE: Justice League 2D/3D. Rated PG13. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Wauneta Theatre. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
December 18. Cancer Support Group, Chase County Community Hospital, conference room downstairs, 4 pm. All cancer survivors, caregivers, family and friends are invited to help support those in need. Free to the public. Third Monday of the month through May 21, 2018. Meetings are confidential.
December 20. Imperial Chamber of Commerce, Community Center at noon. No business meeting; the gavel will be passed and the rest of the time will be a Christmas Social.
December 21. Crossword Puzzle Day. The first known published crossword puzzle appeared in the December 21, 1913 edition of the New York World newspaper. Journalist Arthur Wynee from Liverpool, England, is credited with the invention of the game we know today.
December 22-24. MOVIE: Justice League. Rated PG13. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*December 22-23. MOVIE: The Star. Rated PG. A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas. Wauneta Theatre: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 10 am. No movie Sunday.
December 23. Santa Saturday in Wauneta. Free movie at 10 am, followed by visit from Santa and Santa Saturday drawings at about noon MT. Sponsored by Wauneta Chamber businesses.
December 25. Merry Christmas! If you can’t be with your extended family today, enjoy Christmas Dinner with community! The Ministerial Alliance will again host Dinner at the Eagles Club in Imperial, 11 am to 1 pm.
December 29-31. MOVIE: Wonder. Rated PG. Inspiring story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. *Showing in Wauneta January 5-7.
*December 29-31. MOVIE: Coco (Tentative). Rated PG. 2D/3D Pixar. Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Wauneta Theatre. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445. Showing in Imperial January 5-7.
*Titles and Terms are speculative at time of notification and subject to change. Films confirmed on Monday prior to the showing.
Weekdays: Imperial Community Center. Exercise Class for Men & Women, MW, 10 am; 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. Phone 882-5343 by 9.
Tuesdays: Rotary Club, noon, M&M Jaz, two Tuesdays/month. See Facebook @RotaryClubofImperialNebraska for updates or phone Laura, 308-414-1055.
Thursdays: Imperial Community Center. TOPS at 9 am. Lorna, 883-5304.
Fridays: Story Hour, Imperial Library Meeting Room, 9 to 10 am. Stories, crafts, games, activities and more for children ages 3 – 5 and their parents or caregivers. Please call 308-882-4754 if you have any questions.