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February 2-4: Stars Wars: The Last Jedi. Rated PG13. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. Stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. *Wauneta Chateau Theatre: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
February 3: Soup & Pie Supper, 5-7 pm, Champion Community Center, sponsored by Champion Jr. Women’s Club. Freewill donation will benefit community. Includes live music.
February 4. Super Bowl Party and 1st Chili Cookoff, 2 pm, VFW Post $4688, 416 Broadway. Bring your favorite chili for judging. The best chilis get prizes and bragging right. Corn bread, chips, cheese and toppings provided. See Facebook @post4688.
February 9. National Pizza Day. Can you guess: 1) The most popular pizza? 2) How many pizzas are sold in the US each year? 3) On average, how much pizza an American eats each year?
Maybe you should share your pizza with someone, because….
February 9 is also National No One Eats Alone Day, which teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students. This video, “Be the One,” produced by Beyond Differences, will touch your heart.
February 9: Soup and Pie Supper, 5-7 pm, Zion Lutheran Church, 1305 Broadway. Soups include Chicken Noodle, Chili, Clam Chowder, Vegetable Beef. Adults $7, children 12 and under, $3.
February 9-11. MOVIE: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Rated PG13. Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
February 9-11: MOVIE: The Greatest Showman. Rated PG. Original musical, inspired by story of P.T. Barnum, of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. *Wauneta Chateau Theatre: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
February 11: Baby Brenton Benefit Soup Social, 11 am to 2 pm, new 4-H building, Chase County Fairgrounds. Soups, desserts, silent auction. Raffle for 28 prize packages, one drawing per day through February. Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Proceeds benefit infant son of Douglas and Sabre Wright, diagnosed with Lissencephaly. Phone Kym Weiss, 308-882-0217.
February 11. Valentine Dessert Bar, Crossroads Wesleyan Church, 2 pm, with entertainment by 9th Street Singers. Freewill donations will help with medical funds for Monte Swanson and Halie Moore.
February 12, 17. Mercy Meals, 112 South Tecumseh, Wauneta. February 12, 6-8 pm (Chase Co. Ed. Assoc.); February 17, 9-11 am (regular pack). Phone Mary at 883-6761 or see mercymealsofsouthwestnebraska.org.
February 16-18. MOVIE: Paddington 2. Rated PG. Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
February 16-18. MOVIE: Forever My Girl. Rated PG. After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind. *Wauneta Chateau Theatre: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
February 16. Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Do something nice for someone today and turn a frown upside down. (And don’t take it personally if someone does something nice for you! )
February 17. Chase County Community Hospital Foundation Gala. Chase County Fair & Expo, 560 Park Street. $125 per plate or $1,000 per table of 8. Casino and Bingo following dinner. To purchase tickets or donate, see chasecountyhospital.com or phone or email Deb at 308-882-7290 or dhrcka@chasecountyhospital. RSVP before February 9.
February 22. Thirsty Painter, Broken Arrow Cellars, 73892 332 Avenue. $25 per person. Proceeds benefit the Chase County Arts Council. Message Sarah Stretesky, @HeartlandBohemian on Facebook for more information.
February 23. Early registration for soccer in Imperial: $30 per child for first two children, $20 each for additional children. Grades 9-12: $40 per player to cover cost of uniforms. After February 23, add an additional $15 per player. Deadline to register: March 9. Forms available at City of Imperial, Chase County Schools, or imperial-ne.com/soccerform.pdf. Facebook: @ImperialNE.
February 23-25. MOVIE: 12 Strong. Rated R. Drama/Action. Special Forces team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky. Imperial Theatre. Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
February 23-25. MOVIE: Hostiles, Rated R. In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike. *Wauneta Chateau Theatre: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
February 24. Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat, 8 am to 3:30 pm. Theme: It is Well With My Soul. Lunch and Dessert provided with $15 Registration Fee. Please register by February 16. See Facebook page for more details.
February 28. Celebrating Agriculture Conference, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Crossroads Wesleyan Church. Special guests are Marji Guyler-Alaniz and The Peterson Farm Bros. Tickets $59 until February 16, then $75. Available at Mid-Plains Community College or phone 882-5972. See Facebook Event.
February 28. National Public Sleeping Day. Today you have permission to nod off in public. A Power nap (10-20 min.) will refresh you; a Hangover nap (30 min.) will make you loopy; and a Brainiac nap (60 min.) may improve your memory.
*Wauneta Chateau: Titles and Terms are speculative at time of notification and subject to change, final updates sent Monday prior.
March Events with Deadlines
March 8. Chamber Chili Cookoff, Imperial City Gym. Sponsored by Imperial Chamber of Commerce. Phone or email Jack Schnieder at 882-6573, 882-4363 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
March 10. SWNE Crafters and Entrepreneurs Spring Fling. Still open for vendors. Email email@example.com for application.
March 23. Icicle Twist: Imperial Library’s annual murder mystery. Only 100 tickets available for $5 each. On sale March 1 at library.
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. See Facebook @RotaryClubofImperial Nebraska 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.
Answers to Pizza Quiz: 1) Pepperoni – about 36% of all pies ordered. 2) Over 3 billion from restaurants – plus another 1 billion of the frozen variety. 3) 23 pounds per American per year.