Blair Branch Programs

Programs for 2019-20

Members of the Omaha and Lincoln branches are welcome to attend any of the Blair branch meetings.  If members plan to do so, please contact Marilyn Abariotes at mabariotes@mac.com or Blair President Mary Boesiger at boesigerm@yahoo.com to let them know the number of Omaha and/or Lincoln branch members who plan to attend.

Date:  Monday, September 16, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Program: Identity Theft
Speaker: Ryan Sothan, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office
Location: Blair Public Library & Technology Center – 2233 Civic Drive, Blair
Hostesses: Ann Samson and Marilyn Abariotes
Open to the Public

Date:  Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Program:  Fiddler on the Roof, Musical event
Location:  Blair High School Auditorium – 440 N. 10th St., Blair

Date: Monday, December 2, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Program: Christmas Crafts and Cookies
Location: Blair Public Library & Technology Center, Meeting Room 2 – 2233 Civic Drive, Blair
Members share craft projects and cookie recipes

Date:  Monday, January 27, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Program: Book Discussion—This Blessed Earth, A Year in the Life of an American Farm by Ted Genoways
Location:  Blair Public Library & Technology Center, Conference Room – 2233 Civic Drive, Blair
Hostesses:  Jeene Hobbs and Ellen Whitaker

Date:  Monday, February 24, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Program:  Transitioning to Retirement Living
Speaker: Rachel Truhlsen, Attorney at Law
Location:  Blair Public Library & Technology Center, Meeting Room 2 – 2233 Civic Drive, Blair
Hostesses: Pam Andersen and Dorothy Olson
Open to the Public

Date:  Monday, March 23, 2020 – 6:00PM
Program: Cuban Adventure—Marilyn Abariotes
International Dinner
Family members invited to attend
Location:  Blair Public Library & Technology Center – 2233 Civic Dr., Blair
Hostesses:  Officers prepare meal

Date: Monday, April 29, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Program:  Funding for University of Nebraska
Speaker: Kathy Rhea
Location:  Blair Public Library & Technology Center, Meeting Room 2 – 2233 Civic Drive, Blair
Hostesses: Mary Boesiger and Ruth Jensen

Date:  Monday, May 20, 2019 – 6:00PM
Program:  Planning for 2020-2021
Brainstorming program ideas
Location: Black Elk/Neihardt Park Shelter – 32nd and College Dr., Blair
Potluck Supper

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Programs for 2017-18

Monday, September 25, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Program:  Underground Railroad and Walk Forever Free by Barry Jurgensen, Arlington High School History Teacher
Location:  Blair Library and Technology Center

Monday, October 23, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Program:  Fremont Area Art Association, exhibits by Shea Wilkinson (fibers) and Brian Weber (photography)
Location:  96 West 6th Street, Fremont, NE

December 7 or 8, 2017 – Date/time to be announced
Program:  Christmas Social
Location:  Heartland Tasting Room and Tap House (tentative), 1669 Washington Street

Monday, January 22, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Program:  III Corps Drug Task Force
Location:  Blair Police Department training room, 1730 Lincoln Street

Monday, February 26, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Program:  Book discussion on literature chosen by members from the Nebraska 150 Book List
Location:  Johansen Manor, 805 N. 22 Street

Monday, March 26, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Program:  Tech Savvy (an AAUW daylong STEM conference for girls in 6th-9th grades) by Marilyn Bombac, AAUW-Nebraska Co-president
Location:  Home of Nancy Gardner

Monday, April 23, 2018 – 6:00 pm
Program:  Trip to Antarctica by AAUW-Blair Branch member Nancy Gardner; also a Nebraska-themed/pioneer dinner prepared by branch officers
Location:  Home of Marilyn Abariotes

Monday, May 21, 2018 – 6:00 pm
Program:  Prairie Restoration by Trenton W. Erickson, Plant Records Curator or other Representative from Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens; also Potluck Dinner
Location:  Black Elk / Neihardt Park Shelter