NET Brings Events to Crete, Beatrice and Nebraska City

News Release Date: 
August 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

NET Brings Events to Crete, Beatrice and Nebraska City

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 24, 2017) – Area residents are invited to attend free events Sept. 7-11, as part of NET’s “On The Road” trip to southeast Nebraska. NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, is bringing live radio and television programs, along with family entertainment, to Crete, Beatrice and Nebraska City.

The family fun starts at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, for a PBS KIDS event at Doane University in Crete. Katerina Kittycat from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” will be on hand to greet children before the new movie, “King Daniel for the Day,” is shown at the Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building, 1014 Boswell Ave. 

Later that evening, a listening party for young professionals is planned from 7-9 p.m. at Tall Tree Tastings in Beatrice at 122 N. 5th St. Podcasts from NPR Generation, along with conversation, is planned on the topics of reflection, habits and transformation for young professionals.

For those interested to be part of a live radio show, they should join NET’s arts and entertainment program “Friday LIVE” broadcast statewide from Doane University beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, from the Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, 1014 Boswell Ave. “Friday LIVE” will feature live performances from American jazz vocalist Jackie Allen as well as Doane University theater and choir students during the hour-long program. Area residents are invited to stop in before the show for coffee and NET Town Talk, an informal discussion about the Crete community with NET leadership, beginning at 8 a.m.

Another PBS KIDS event is planned in Nebraska City Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.- noon. Katerina Kittycat from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” will greet children before the free screening of the new movie “King Daniel for the Day” at the Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, the PBS KIDS event heads to the Beatrice Public Library, 100 N. 16th St., for another opportunity to meet Katerina Kittycat and watch the movie “King Daniel for the Day” from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”  This event runs from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

On Monday, Sept. 11, area residents are invited to stop by the Beatrice Public Library for coffee and NET Town Talk, an informal discussion about the Beatrice community with NET leadership, beginning at 9 a.m.

Later on Monday, Nebraska City is the topic for another NET Town Talk from 4-5 p.m. at Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Rd. Area residents are invited to stop by for an informal discussion with NET leadership about what is new in Nebraska City.

Gardening enthusiasts are invited to a live taping of the “Backyard Farmer” program Monday, Sept. 11, at Kimmel Orchard, 5995 G Rd., from 6-7 p.m. The longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation, “Backyard Farmer” is celebrating its 65th season and airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. on NET.  This show from Nebraska City will be the season finale, airing Sept. 14 on NET. Kim Todd, Nebraska Extension landscape horticulture specialist, is the program’s host with other Nebraska Extension experts joining the panel. Those attending will experience being part of a live television audience and see what goes into producing this popular show.

The “Backyard Farmer” series is a co-production of NET Television and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

All events are free and open to the public and no registration is necessary. For more information about NET’s “On The Road” tour, visit netNebraska.org/ontheroad.

On the Road with NET PBS Kids Event Crete, Nebraska City, Beatri
 

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CONTACT: MJ Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netnebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations

NET is Nebraska's statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.