The Cornhusker Marching Band warms up before the 2012 Big Ten Championship football game.

Hear Cornhusker band at free stadium show

The Cornhusker Marching Band will return to Memorial Stadium with the Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition at 7 p.m. Friday.

The exhibition, which is free, will be a warm-up for the Aug. 31 season-opening game against Wyoming. The band will perform its pregame spectacular, a preview of the first halftime show and Husker favorites.

Fans are encouraged to enter Memorial Stadium through Gate 3 (southwest entrance) and Gate 11 (northwest entrance). Gates will open at 6 p.m.

‘Hint?’ to be staged at Florence City Hall

The Florentine Players will stage “Hint?” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Florence City Hall, 29th and State Streets.

Admission is $10. For more information, call 402-359-1203.

Workshops for women pondering farm careers

Two workshops will be for women who are exploring farming or ranching careers or are in the early stages of their agricultural operations.

Reservations are due Thursday for Farm Dreams Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Syracuse (Neb.) Public Library. This workshop is designed to help women seeking practical information on whether farming or ranching is the next step for them.

Reservations are due by Aug. 29 for the Business Planning for Agriculture Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at Webermeier Public Library in Milford, Neb. This workshop is an intensive business planning course designed to help female farmers and ranchers design a business plan for their agricultural operations.

Sign up for one or both workshops by calling Virginia Meyer at 402-687-2103 ext. 1014 or emailing her at The cost of each workshop is $10, payable by check or credit card.

Potluck, butterfly program on Crane Trust calendar

Dan Glomski will offer a program on butterflies Thursday at Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center in Wood River, Neb.

The evening will begin with a 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner. Bring a dish and beverage to share. Plates and utensils will be provided. The program will follow and finish by 8:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

Compiled by Sue Story Truax

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