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Aug
1
Thu
all-day AUGUST Activity Calendar – Lake ...
AUGUST Activity Calendar – Lake ...
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Join Park Naturalist Heidi Swanson & NGP staff for these August activities. Programs are at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center (VC) unless otherwise noted. Please call (308) 284-8800 with any questions. August 6 (Tuesday) The[...]
Aug
24
Sat
8:00 am Ogallala Farmers Market
Ogallala Farmers Market
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Ogallala Farmers Market will be held every Saturday June 22 to October 12 from 8 am to noon at Rendezvous Square, weather permitting. Contact: Joe Uerling, 308- 284-1121, or the Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of[...]
9:00 am Underwater Spearfishing Tournament
Underwater Spearfishing Tournament
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Underwater Spearfishing Tournament
  (photo courtesy of Casey Sack)
Aug
31
Sat
8:00 am Ogallala Farmers Market
Ogallala Farmers Market
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Ogallala Farmers Market will be held every Saturday June 22 to October 12 from 8 am to noon at Rendezvous Square, weather permitting. Contact: Joe Uerling, 308- 284-1121, or the Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of[...]

Calendar

Aug
1
Thu
AUGUST Activity Calendar – Lake Mac Naturalist
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Join Park Naturalist Heidi Swanson & NGP staff for these August activities. Programs are at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center (VC) unless otherwise noted. Please call (308) 284-8800 with any questions.
  • August 6 (Tuesday)
    The Night Sky at 9 pm Ash Hollow. Come view the moon, stars, and see if you can spot the Perseid meteor shower! (Aug 7 backup night)
  • August 9 (Friday)
    Nature Book Club at 2 pm at the Lake McConaughy VC. Share your favorite authors, books, and stories that deal with nature.
  • August 10 (Saturday)
    Family Farewell to Summer. 9-11am morning hike and yoga, 11am-1pm Coffee, Cookies & Chat, 1-4pm indoor activities such as creating a nature journal, 5-7pm primitive cooking and picnic, 7-9pm hike through Cedar Point Biological Station (you don’t have to hike the full time), 9-11pm S’mores Night and moth observation.
  • August 14 (Wednesday)
    Lizard Day! 3pm at Lake McConaughy VC. Come learn about local lizards, and make your own.
  • August 16 (Friday)
    Nature walk at 7pm at Lake Ogallala campground. Meet at the Hike/Bike Trail. Binoculars and field guides provided.
  • August 23 (Friday)
    Nature Walk at 7pm at Spring Park, on highway 92 between Lemoyne and Cedar Vue. Binoculars and field guides provided.
  • August 24 (Saturday)
    Butterfly Bonanza family event from 1pm-5pm at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center. We will make our own nets and butterfly cages and go outside to try them out. We’ll come back inside for snacks and learn about what we saw and how to make a butterfly garden at home.
  • August 30
    Nature Walk at 7pm at Ash Hollow. Afterwards we’ll celebrate Toasted Marshmallow Day at the picnic area. Binoculars and field guides provided.
Aug
24
Sat
Ogallala Farmers Market
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Ogallala Farmers Market will be held every Saturday June 22 to October 12 from 8 am to noon at Rendezvous Square, weather permitting.

Contact: Joe Uerling, 308- 284-1121, or the Ogallala/Keith County
Chamber of Commerce, 308-284-4066.

Underwater Spearfishing Tournament
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 


(photo courtesy of Casey Sack)

Aug
31
Sat
Ogallala Farmers Market
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Ogallala Farmers Market will be held every Saturday June 22 to October 12 from 8 am to noon at Rendezvous Square, weather permitting.

Contact: Joe Uerling, 308- 284-1121, or the Ogallala/Keith County
Chamber of Commerce, 308-284-4066.

Sep
1
Sun
SEPTEMBER Activity Calendar – Lake Mac Naturalist
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Join Park Naturalist Heidi Swanson & NGP staff for these September activities. Please call (308) 284-8800 with any questions.

  • Sept 1 at 1pm and 3pm Nebraska Reptiles at Lake Mac Visitor Center. Dr. Dennis Ferraro will have a live animal demonstration.
  • Sept 7 at 8am September Songbird Search at the Lake Ogallala west campground (the primitive side). It is fall migration time, and we could get some surprises. Binoculars and field guides provided.
  • Sept 7 at 9pm The Night Sky at Ash Hollow SHP, up on the ridge. Amateur astronomer Doug Wolford will bring his telescope and I will bring binoculars to look at the moon and stars. Sept 8 is the backup night.
  • Sept 8 at 4pm Nature Walk: September Songbird Search part 2 at Ash Hollow SHP. We will walk the Oregon/California Trail at the base of the bluff. Binoculars and field guides provided.
  • Sept 14 from 3-7pm Monarch Tagging at Lake Mac Visitor Center. Monarch migration is in full swing, so come learn a bit about the “super generation” and their migration to Mexico. Then we catch butterflies and put ID stickers on them. If your butterfly is found later, you will get a certificate of appreciation from Monarch Watch! Nets provided.
  • Sept 15 at 4pm Nature Walk: Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration at Spring Park (between Lemoyne and Cedar Vue on highway 92). As we walk we will talk about why monarch numbers are declining, why they need milkweed, and how we discovered their wintering grounds in Mexico.
  • Sept 22 at 4pm Nature Walk: Fall Colors of Grass location TBD. Fall color isn’t just for trees!
  • Sept 28 at 8pm The Night Sky at Ash Hollow SHP, up on the ridge. Amateur astronomer Doug Wolford will bring his telescope and I will bring binoculars to look at the moon and stars. Sept 29 is the backup night.
  • Sept 29 at 4pm Nature Walk: The Platte River at Ash Hollow SHP. Meet at the visitor center on top of the hill, and we will walk the Medicine Wheel trail to see and talk about the North Platte.

 

Sep
7
Sat
Ogallala Farmers Market
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Ogallala Farmers Market will be held every Saturday June 22 to October 12 from 8 am to noon at Rendezvous Square, weather permitting.

Contact: Joe Uerling, 308- 284-1121, or the Ogallala/Keith County
Chamber of Commerce, 308-284-4066.

Sep
14
Sat
Ogallala Farmers Market
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Ogallala Farmers Market will be held every Saturday June 22 to October 12 from 8 am to noon at Rendezvous Square, weather permitting.

Contact: Joe Uerling, 308- 284-1121, or the Ogallala/Keith County
Chamber of Commerce, 308-284-4066.

Sep
19
Thu
Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day

Join the fun at the 35th Annual Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous at Rendezvous Square!

 

Sep
20
Fri
Annual Used Book Sale – Friends of the Library
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

The Friends of the Library will host the book sale Sept. 20-21 at the Spruce Street Station in Ogallala.

No Admission Charge.
Friday 8 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 4
$2.00 bag sale Saturday from 2 to 4 pm

Proceeds help fund the Summer Reading Program, Library Programs and New Library Building Fund.

Sep
21
Sat
Ogallala Farmers Market
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Ogallala Farmers Market will be held every Saturday June 22 to October 12 from 8 am to noon at Rendezvous Square, weather permitting.

Contact: Joe Uerling, 308- 284-1121, or the Ogallala/Keith County
Chamber of Commerce, 308-284-4066.