MARCH is National Reading Month. Read aloud 15 minutes. Every child. Every parent. Every day. Get Read Aloud Tips at readaloud.org/15_Read_Aloud_Tips.pdf.
March 1. Nebraska Statehood Day. Lots going on in Lincoln today on the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood.
*March 3-5. MOVIE: The Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG. 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. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 2D/3D, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
March 7. Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) Symphonic Band, 7 pm, Chase County High School, performing variety of music styles. Kicks off CCS’s own Simply Jazz band and concert band.
March 9: 6th Annual Chili Imperial Chamber Cook-off Contest, Imperial City Gym. Open to public, 6 pm. Winners receive Chamber bucks. To register, phone Chairman Jack Schneider, 882-4363.
*March 10-12. 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. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*March 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. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
March 11: Craft Fair hosted by Southwest Crafters and Entrepreneurs (SWNE), City Gym, 9 am to 2 pm. Lunch served by Cindy Lou. Janette Carmin, email@example.com.
March 11. Bell Choir Festival, 6:30 pm, St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. Phone Zion Lutheran Church at 882-5655 for more details.
March 12. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.
March 13. Diabetes Support Group, Chase County Hospital, Basement Conference Room, 6 to 7:30 pm. See chasecountyhospital.com – Upcoming Events or phone Julie at 882-7386. (Every second Monday of the month.)
March 13-17. Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart, hosted by Chase County Schools to support American Heart Association and Society of Health and Physical Educators. Please support students in their fundraising efforts. See heart.org/jump or heart.org/hoops.
March 13, 18. Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska, 112 South Tecumseh Avenue, Wauneta. Regular packaging events Monday, 6-8 pm; Saturday, 9-11 am. Phone Mary at 883-6761 or see mercymealsofsouthwestnebraska.org.
March 14. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Ask at the library for a copy.
March 15. Imperial Chamber Meeting, Community Center, Noon. Phone Center at 882-5343 before 9 a.m. to reserve lunch, $8.
*March 17-19. MOVIE: Rock Dog. Rated PG. Animated. After finding a radio that has fallen from the sky, Tibetan mastiff Bodi decides he want to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*March 17-19. MOVIE: John Wick, Chapter 2. Rated R. Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Stars Keanu Reeves. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Every 3rd Monday of the month.)
*March 24-26. MOVIE: Kong: Skull Island. Rated PG-13. Fantasy/Science fiction. Explores the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as explorers venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 2D/3D, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
March 31: LIVE PLAY: Murder at the Juice Joint, 7 pm, Lied Public Library in Imperial. Ad-libbed roaring 20’s murder mystery. Only pre-event tickets available, $5. Ask at the library.
*March 31 – April 2. MOVIE: The Shack. Rated PG-13. Drama. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips receives a mysterious letter urging him to go to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.
*March 31 – April 2. MOVIE: Logan. Rated R. Science fiction/drama. Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. His attempts to hide and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. Stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.
*Movie titles are subject to change. Phone 882-4368 or 394-5445 to verify.
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. Please phone by 9.
Tuesday, Noon—Imperial Rotary Club at M&M Jaz. President, Laura Gaschler.
Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333.
Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Leader, Lorna.