On the Road

Summer 2024: Central Nebraska

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We are packing our bags for a road trip from June 6-11, 2024. Join us for events in Grand Island, Kearney, Lexington, and Hastings!

Meet Alma from Alma's Way at PBS KIDS events in Grand Island, Lexington, Hastings and Kearney. Celebrate public art in Grand Island with art activities and a free screening of The Magic of Murals. Be part of the audience for Backyard Farmer Live at Hastings College!

All activities are free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 6 – Grand Island

Celebrate Public Art in Grand Island

PBS KIDS Family Event

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3:30-5 p.m. CT
Grand Island Public Library
1124 W. Second St., Grand Island, NE 68801 (map)

Join us for a fun family workshop as we explore critical thinking through arts education with Alma from Alma’s Way!

Art Activities & Scavenger Hunt

5-6:45 p.m. CT
5:30 p.m. – Guided public art walking tour (limited space, first come)
Amur Plaza – Grand Island Railside
300 N. Wheeler Ave., Grand Island, NE 68801 (map)

Explore the art that beautifies Grand Island’s Railside district. Talk with local artists, meet Alma from Alma’s Way and complete a public art scavenger hunt to get a special prize.

Drop by anytime, or meet at 5:30pm for an approximately one-hour guided walking tour of the sculptures and murals in Railside (limited space available, first-come).

  • In case of inclement weather, all outdoor activities in Amur Plaza (walking tour, art activities, scavenger hunt) will be canceled. Attendees can explore local art between the family event and screening at Studio 10 Art Gallery (112 W. Third St.), The Happy Brush (305 W. 3rd St.) or Arts and Drafts (411 W. Third St. Suite A).

FREE Screening: The Magic of Murals

Magic of Murals

7 p.m. CT
The Grand Theatre
316 W. Third St., Grand Island, NE 68801 (map)

Across Nebraska, vibrant murals celebrate our rich history, diverse cultures and tight-knit communities. Now, a new wave of artists is adding splashes of color and creativity, beautifying towns and cities with hopes of attracting visitors, stimulating local economies, and making art accessible. Join us as we explore Nebraska’s modern artistic landscape across many communities, including Grand Island!

Friday, June 7 – Lexington & Kearney

PBS KIDS Family Event

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5:30-7 p.m. CT
Lexington Public Library
907 N. Washington St., Lexington, NE 68850 (map)

Join us for a fun family workshop as we explore critical thinking through arts education with Alma from Alma’s Way!


Nebraska Public Media Music Trivia Night

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6 p.m. CT
McCue’s Nebraska Taproom
2008 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847 (map)

Join Nebraska Public Media, Connecting Young Nebraskans and Kearney Young Professionals Network for a special team trivia night hosted by Nebraska Public Media’s music director Genevieve Randall. We’ll cover everything from classical to pop, with some fun surprises!

Monday, June 10 – Hastings

PBS KIDS Family Event

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10-11:30 a.m. CT
Hastings Public Library
314 N. Denver Ave., Hastings, NE 68901 (map)

Join us for a fun family workshop as we explore critical thinking through arts education with Alma from Alma’s Way!

Backyard Farmer Live at Hastings College

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4:30 p.m. CT – Family Activities/Q&A
6 p.m. CT – Show Begins

Hastings College
Perkins Library Green
710 Turner Ave., Hastings, NE 68901 (map)

Be part of the audience as we record an episode of our popular lawn and garden series on the beautiful campus of Hastings College. Before the show starts, enjoy hands-on gardening-related activities for the whole family and a question-and-answer session.

  • The outdoor location is the green space in front of Perkins Library, in between buildings 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the campus map.
  • In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside Morrison-Reeves Science Center (building 8).
  • Free parking is available in any campus lot.

Tuesday, June 11 – Kearney

PBS KIDS Family Event

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10-11:30 a.m. CT
Kearney Public Library
2020 First Ave., Kearney, NE 68847 (map)

Join us for a fun family workshop as we explore critical thinking through arts education with Alma from Alma’s Way!