We just finished our Pie Walk on November 3rd and are getting ready for our Night of Lights Walk on December 2nd. We’re busy at work planning our 2019 walks, starting in March with our annual Soup Walk at Children’s Square in Council Bluffs – more info coming in January about our 2019 season!
Our next walk is a Meet and Eat (group walk) on Friday, November 23rd at 10 a.m., starting from the Lansky’s at 1131 N Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. The plan is to #OptOutside and walk the 5k, then return to Lansky’s for lunch. Lansky’s is the Start Point for our Council Bluffs Year Round Event and specializes in pizza, cheese steaks and pasta.
Our November club meeting featured a speaker from the Omaha Bee Club, a short business meeting and was followed by refreshments. We do provide an orientation to visitors and new club members during the refreshments. Here are scenes from that meeting.
Our latest newsletter is available here. As fall approaches, the pace of our walking season picks up. Check out all of the walking opportunities at home and nearby in the “Mark Your Calendars” section of the newsletter.
Just a reminder, our “Discover Small Town Nebraska”walks take place October 5th – 7th in Brownville, Falls City, Pawnee City and Tecumseh. We’re asking for pre-registrations to help with our planning, although we do welcome walkers who make last-minute plans to be with us. Check out our “Discover Small Town Nebraska” section of this website and then be sure to send in your registrationsby September 4th.
Note for those coming to the Bird Seeds to Trails Workers’ Walk on Saturday, April 28th at 2 p.m. and for the walk itself on Saturday, May 12th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: It’s not quite so easy to get there. The best route suggested from the east is to use Q St. from 144th Street. Or use 168th Street north from Hwy 370 to the start point shopping center. Harrison west from 144th will remain closed all summer – so don’t go that way!
The newest edition of the newsletter is here for your reading pleasure: NWFT – Newsletter Nov-Dec 2017. Please note that the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Walker of the Year is November 13th and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve been so busy getting ready for our Eclipse Events weekend (you ARE registered, aren’t you?) that we haven’t had time to upload the ready-for-the-Internet version of the July-August 2017 newsletter.
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Page 7 of the newsletter lists a lot of area walks from SD, MN, NE, KS and MO, hosted by our club and a number of other great clubs. Did you know that every single one of those walks qualifies for the “Doin’ the Louisiana Purchase” program, even if that special program isn’t specifically listed?
Our regular club meeting on May 1st at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Morning Star Lutheran Church, 331 S 85th Ave, Omaha, NE 68114, will feature a talk on keeping seniors moving. Don’t forget that if you’re coming from the south on 84th Street, that 84th is closed from Pacific north to Methodist Hospital (Dodge Street) and you can NOT get to the church that way! Use an alternate route.
Our Workers’ Walk for the May 13th “Florence Days Walk” in the Omaha neighborhood of Florence will take place on Sunday, May 7th at 2 p.m.
Finally, remember that Eclipse package registrations, as well as t-shirt and patch orders, close on May 25th. If you’re just coming out on Monday, August 21st, please go ahead and register for just that walk. We’d hate to run out of eclipse-viewing glasses!
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