Student chefs to vie in local foods challenge
The Nebraska Local Foods Chef Challenge will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schaefer's TV & Appliance Center, 4700 R St. in Lincoln.
Three-member teams from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Metro Community College in Omaha and Southeast Community College in Lincoln will compete. A fourth team of student chefs will prepare audience samples.
The event is free and open to the public.
Haunted Hollow events at Indian Cave park
Celebrate Halloween throughout October at Indian Cave State Park with Haunted Hollow activities. The park is near Shubert, Neb., in the southeast corner of the state.
Hayrack rides are scheduled Saturday and Oct. 14-15 and 21-22. Tickets are $7 for ages 13 and older and $5 for ages 4-12. Tickets are available by calling 402-883-2575. The half-hour rides begin at 7 p.m. and depart every 15 minutes. The final ride starts at 9:30 p.m.
Other Haunted Hollow activities include a campground-decorating contest, pumpkin-rolling contest, Halloween crafts, living history demonstrations, scavenger hunt and horseback rides.
Briar Cliff homecoming queen is Nebraskan
Dustin Pick and Charlotte Schumacher were crowned Briar Cliff University's 2011 Homecoming king and queen on Friday on the campus in Sioux City, Iowa.
Pick is the son of Dave and Mary Ann Pick of Merrill, Iowa. Schumacher is the daughter of Bob and Glenda Schumacher of Kenesaw, Neb. The king and queen were elected by BCU students.
NAMI Omaha event to hear from veteran
"Strong Voices, Strong Minds" will be the focus of the Oct. 22 NAMI Omaha Conference at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 72nd and Grover Streets. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with sign-in at 8:30 a.m.
NAMI Omaha is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Registration for the conference, $10, must be received by Monday at NAMI Omaha, c/o Jen Baker, 4625 N. 81st St., Omaha, NE 68134. Make checks payable to NAMI Omaha. Registration includes name, address, phone number and payment. Scholarships are available, call 402-881-5337 or email NamiOmaha@gmail.com.
Keynote speaker will be Moe Armstrong, founder of Vet to Vet and a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Board.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax