October 3: Rotary Club of Imperial Planning Meeting. If you’d like to present a program to the club in October or would like help with a service project, phone Club President Laura Gaschler at 414-1055.
October 3,5,10,12,17. Citizen’s Academy: Awareness and Hands-On Training Sessions. Opportunity to get a first-hand, inside look at what our emergency workers do. Each 2-hour session begins at 6 pm at the fire hall and includes a light meal. Oct. 3: Fire Department; Oct. 5: EMS; Oct. 10: Police Department; Oct. 12: Sheriff’s Office; Oct. 17: Emergency Management. Phone Skip Kelley at 883-0247 for more information.
October 5-12. Goodwill trailer at Methodist Church parking lot, 420 Holland Street, open 8 am to 5 pm. Accepting gently used clothing, household items, computers and accessories, books, movies, CDs, tools, bedding (no mattresses), small appliances. Phone 308-384-7896 or see goodwillne.org to learn more.
SMILE! Because October 6 is World Smile Day, coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist who created the Smiley Face in 1963 — and because it’ll make you and others feel good.
October 6-8. MOVIE: It. Rated R. A group of bullied kids band together when a shape-shifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. IMPERIAL: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. *WAUNETA: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
October 8. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.
October 9, 21: Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska, 112 South Tecumseh Avenue, Wauneta. Regular packaging events Monday, October 9, 6-8 pm, and Saturday, October 21, 9-11 a.m. Phone Mary at 883-6761 or see mercymealsofsouthwestnebraska.org.
October 10. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Ask at the library for a copy of the book. Phone library at 882-4754 or Cheryl at 883-0265.
October 10. Champion Junior Women’s Club Meeting, 5 pm, Cox’s Pond. Discuss Vision of Trees and tour the Pumpkin Patch. Phone Samie Johnson, 883-1821.
October 12, 19, 26: Grief Support Group, Lied Imperial Public Library, 7-8:30 pm. Receive support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss. Led by Bill Bryan, Westside Church. No need to register. Each Thursday through November 16. Phone Bill at 883-0264 for more information.
October 13-15. MOVIE: The Lego Ninjago Movie. Rated PG. Shunned for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. IMPERIAL: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. *WAUNETA: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
October 14: Pumpkin Run at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch. 3-mile run and half-mile Kid’s Run. Get entry forms at Imperial Super Foods or from Norma Dannett at Pinnacle Bank. For more details, phone Jill Moline at 883-5389.
October 14-15. Cox’s Pumpkin Patch, 2 miles west of Champion, 1/4 mile north. Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Pumpkins, gourds & squash for sale, hayrack ride to corn maze, Frenchman Creek Petting Zoo, food & drink vendors, scarecrow contest, corn tank and more. Phone 882-6361 or email email@example.com.
October 14. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details.
October 15-21. National Friends of Libraries Week. Administration and trustees of the Lied Imperial Public Library give the friends of our library a big shout out for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.
October 16. 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. This program is free to the public. Third Monday of the month through May 2018. Meetings are confidential.
October 18. Chamber Meeting, Imperial Community Center at Noon. Phone Community Center at 882-5343 before 9 am to reserve lunch.
October 20. National Mammography Day. Reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 20-22. IMPERIAL MOVIE: The Flatliners. Rated PG-13. Five medical students embark on an experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience, giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
October 20-22: *WAUNETA MOVIE: Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Rated R. Elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
October 24-30. Library Annual Book Sale at Lied Imperial Public Library, beginning 5 pm Tuesday, October 24. Phone 882-4754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. Phone Jayne Henry, 308-882-6053, or email email@example.com.
October 27-29. IMPERIAL MOVIE: The Mountain Between Us. Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Based on book by Charles Martin. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
October 27-29. *WAUNETA MOVIE: The Flatliners. Rated PG-13. Five medical students embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
October 28: Make a Difference Day. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ― Edward Everett Hale. Do something this week that will make a difference in someone’s life.
October 28: Brown bag clothing giveaway, 8 am to 1 pm, Westside Church of Christ, 1005 Grant Street. If you’d like to donate your gently used, ready-to-wear clothing, drop it off at the church building before Thursday, October 26, or phone Cheryl at 883-0265.
*Movie titles/dates subject to change. Confirmed Monday prior to the show.
Weekdays: Imperial Community Center. 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 882-5343 by 9 am.
Thursdays: TOPS at 9 am, Imperial Community Center. 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.