Category Archives: Events

Beautiful Bellevue Walk

What a wonderful fall day for walking! We had 74 walkers join us for the “Beautiful Belleuve Walk”, including 14 new faces. Here’s a picture of 2 of them, with “old face” Butch Spaulding.  The Luciers are veteran Volksmarchers from living in Germany, and we welcome them, and the 12 other folks new to our walks. Just think – our next walk also starts with a “B” – in Blair, with the added bonus of PIE to sweeten the deal.

Karen and Michael Lucier - first walk with us

Weeping Water Walk – Lincoln Volkssport Club

Have you seen the forecast for this weekend? Absolutely too fabulous to stay home on the couch!

The Lincoln Volkssport Club is holding a walk in Weeping Water, Nebraska on Saturday, September 27th. Start times are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and walkers are asked to be off the trail by 1:15 p.m. The walk start point is the Heritage House Museum, which is on the corner of H Street (Nebraska Hwy 13K) and Randolph Street. The museum faces Randolph. The route takes you through the city of Weeping Water and the surrounding countryside. Wagons, wheelchairs and strollers will have much difficulty.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the LVC’s next event, which is the always popular Wyuka Walk, October 25th, starting at the Wyuka Cemetery at 3600 O Street in Lincoln, right in time for Halloween!

October Walk – Workers’ Walk

What:  Workers walk for Bellevue event.

When:  Sunday September 28th
Time:  3:00 PM
Where:  Sarpy County Museum – 2402 Clay St, Bellevue, NE
 
NOTE:  For the workers’ walk there will be no restrooms at the museum – it is closed on Sundays. (There are plenty of places a couple minutes away by car, back out on Hwy 370.)
 
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete paperwork so that we can start walking at 3 PM.

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Wine and Walk Updates

A few updates on our upcoming Wine and Walk on September 6th:

  1. Worker’s Walk is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 23rd. Come a few minutes early to handle paperwork and payment. No bathrooms are available at the Start Point, so factor that in to your timing. There are gas stations nearby.
  2. On the day of the actual walk, Too Far North Winery has donated two bottles of wine for us to give away to two lucky walkers (of legal drinking age). Just pull the lucky cork from the basket and a bottle of wine is yours to take home and enjoy!
  3. Fort Atkinson will have reenactments beginning at 10 a.m. and our walk route goes through the Fort. Plan to spend extra time on the route to enjoy seeing scenes from daily life 150 years ago, or re-enter the Fort after the walk with your Nebraska State Parks sticker.
  4. The walk will pass the Washington County Museum and the Frahm House. A special price of $4 allows our walkers to enter both buildings, starting at noon.

July News – so far (July has just started!)

A word from Butch Spaulding about our July 19th activity: Just a reminder that time is closing in on the date to make reservations for our July Activity – Picnic and Storm Chasers Ball Game. The cost for members is $19.00 and for non-members $24.00.

The original notification stated to let us know by July 11th – However, we need to finalize the number on July 11th so please notify me by 10 July – Payment should be in the mail at that time. So far there are 23 planning on attending this activity.

The picnic will be held even if it is raining. They have enough covered areas to handle this situation.


 

Wondering what to do after our September 6th Wine Walk in Fort Calhoun? The Washington County Historical Museum and Frahm House are available to tour, beginning at 12 p.m., for only $3! See http://www.wchamuseum.com/ for more information on this fascinating little museum and historic house. Another great place to visit is Super Bee Orchards, on the south side of the town, on the west side of Highway 75. They take cash or check only, so be sure to bring enough cash to visit the museum and treat yourself to a healthy apple snack on the way back home.


 

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to the Walk Seward Club. The Trailblazers will be picking up the Aurora YRE for the remainder of the year, while the Lincoln Volkssport Club will be picking up the York and Seward YREs. The Aurora walk features new 5K and 10K routes for this year and the Seward walk uses an “I Spy” theme to keep walkers on the lookout for landmarks and secrets. Without walkers, these YREs will close permanently at the end of the year. Don’t let that happen! Lace up the shoes, gas up the car, grab a friend and go!


 

We just got a report from “Bethany” Bob Kruger that another great club, the Wichita Skywalkers Volkssport Club, decided to dissolve on June 30. The YRE at Tallgrass Prairie near Strong City will be taken over by the Kansas Jaywalkers of Ft. Leavenworth. All other walks (Wichita, Arkansas City, Derby) are done!

 

Fremont Year Round Start Point Closed

The Touch ‘N Go at 740 Davenport Street, Fremont, NE is the Start Point for both the Historic Fremont and Fremont Lakes SRA Year Round Events.  The convenience store is closed for remodeling, but is expected to re-open at the end of June.

The walks themselves are still open!  Contact the POC, Jeanne Miller at jeanneno@gmail.com or 402-238-2059 to coordinate sign-in, map and stamps.