June 30-July 2. MOVIE: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Rated PG13. Captain Jack Sparrow searches for trident of Poseidon. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
June 30-July 2. MOVIE: The Mummy, 2D/3D. Rated PG13. Fantasy, Action. Soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder comes under attack in the Middle East. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
July 1: Smokin’ on Broadway. Human foosball table, giant games, onsite painting contest, food vendors and live band – plus a .05K run (that’s about 164 feet). Cooking contest categories are Woodfire, Backyard BBQ, Iron Skillet, and BBQ Baked Beans.
July 1: Hear Nebraska, 7 pm, 700 Broadway, Imperial. Free concert, featuring the Talbott Brothers from Imperial, Rothsteen from Omaha, and Universe Contest from Lincoln. See hearnebraska.org/the-good-living-tour-2017.
July 1-21: Lion’s Club Peach Sale, $35/lug (20 lbs.). Order from Lions Club member or call Kylee, 708-0390; Sheryl, 253-0928; Angie, 883-0564; or Jan, 882-5414. Sales benefit Lions Club Service Projects. Advance sales only.
July 1-28. Summer Reading Program, Imperial Lied Library, ages 3 through entering 4th grade, 10-11:30 am. Building/engineering activities; work on manners, etiquette, kindness. Something for adults, too! Phone 882-7454.
July 1-31. 8th Annual Photo Contest, sponsored by Chase County Hospital Foundation, open to all amateur photographers. Deadline is 5 pm on July 31. Photos must be taken in Nebraska. Winning photos will be displayed at Imperial and Wauneta clinics. Cash prizes. For details, see chasecountyhospital.com or phone Deb Hrcka at 308-882-7290.
July 2. Champion Stories & Tales, Chase County Museum, Champion, 1 to 4 pm, featuring diorama of Champion’s streets and storefronts. Bring your own stories, books, pictures, etc. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.
July 3. Fireworks at Chase County Fairgrounds grandstand area, starting about 9 pm, presented by Imperial Volunteer Fire Department. In case of inclement weather, fireworks will be postponed to Tuesday night, July 4.
July 7-9. MOVIE: Cars 3. Rated G. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. 2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
July 8. Mayor’s Charity Poker Run. Participants travel to stops in Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado via their vehicle of choice and pick up playing cards. Best poker hands win prizes. Registration at Imperial city gym at 9:30 am, run at 10:30. $30 entry fee for ride, T-shirt, and supper. Pre-register to guarantee T-shirt at Imperial city office or email Jo Leyland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 8. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details.
July 9. Champion Lake Service, 9 am to 4 pm, hosted by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Imperial. Scripture readings, preaching, and prayer beside Champion Lake followed by a meal and family games. All are welcome.
July 9. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.
July 9. Annual Ice Cream Social, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.
July 11. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman, translated from Swedish. Ask at the library for a copy. (The subtitled movie is available on Amazon prime, but read the book first!)
July 13, 20, 27: Imperial Chamber’s Hotdog Days, various locations.
July 14. Thirsty Painter at Broken Arrow Cellars, 73892 332 Ave. in Imperial, 6-8 pm, $25/person or $45 for a couple. Limited class size, RSVP at facebook.com/groups/ChaseCountyAreaArtsCouncil.
July 14-16. MOVIE: Transformers: The Last Night. Rated PG13. Key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. 2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
July 16. Tales of Apron Strings, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.
July 17. American Red Cross Blood Drive, Catholic Hall, 740 Broadway St., 12 to 6 pm. Schedule appointment at redcrossblood.org or phone 800-733-2767.
July 19. Chamber Meeting, Imperial Community at Noon. Phone Community Center at 882-5343 before 9 am to reserve lunch.
July 21-23. MOVIE: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Rated PG13. Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. 2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
July 22. Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, Chase County Fairgrounds. Advance tickets available at First Bank and Trust, Credit Union, and Platinum Embroidery, $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. $13 and $8 at the door. Phone Matt Musgrove at First Bank and Trust, 882-7713.
July 23. Chase County Road Show, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.
July 25. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. Phone Jayne Henry, 308-882-4095, or email email@example.com.
July 28-30. MOVIE: Despicable Me 3. Rated PG. Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Wauneta Chateau Theatre closed for Harvest Festival.
July 27-30. Wauneta’s Harvest Festival, with theme, “Make Wauneta Great Again.” Kitt family, celebrating 125 years in the area, will serve as Grand Marshal. Various activities will fill the weekend: Thursday evening melodrama, Saturday parade, hot dogs and brats for lunch, smoke-off, dance and more!
July 30. Promise in a New Land: Homesteading in Nebraska. Nebraska Sesquicentennial program presented by storyteller Cherrie Beam-Callaway, 5th generation Nebraskan, who transports her audience back to the 19th century with her portrayal of “Mariah Monahan,” a Nebraska settler from Ireland. Chase County Museum, Champion, 2 pm. Museum opens at 1 pm. Paid for with Kermit Karns Endowment Funds.
Imperial Community Center: Calling for Volunteers at the Thrift store, front desk, dining room, home delivery. All ages welcome. They will train. Phone Laura Barton, Office Assistant, at 882-5343.
Imperial Community Center, 882-5343: Free 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 by 9.
Tuesdays at Noon (Variable) — Rotary Club at M&M Jaz. Laura Gaschler, 414-1055. For meeting schedule see Facebook @RotaryClubofImperialNebraska.
Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333. For complete calendar, see impmanor.org – Skilled Nursing/Calendar.
Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Lorna, 883-5304.