NET tour stopping in area towns

NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, is hitting the road this summer to bring a variety of free events to towns across western Nebraska.

Beginning May 29 and ending June 3, three of the tour’s nine stops include Lewellen, Ogallala and Brule.

NET’s arts and humanities radio program “Friday LIVE” will take place in Lewellen from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at The Most Unlikely Place. 

A free screening of NET’s new documentary “Small Town Cops” will provide an informative look at the changing role of police work in Nebraska’s small towns and rural areas.

It will show at Prairie Theatre in Ogallala on Sunday, June 2 from 1-2:30 p.m. NET producer Bill Kelly and local law enforcement will be present to answer questions.

NET leadership will host a “Town Talk” session from 8-9 a.m. on Monday, June 3 at Slow Lane Coffee in Ogallala, providing residents with the opportunity to visit about their community.

Families can join in on the fun during a PBS KIDS event at Goodall City Library in Ogallala on June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Children can meet character Jet Propulsion from “Ready Jet Go!” and watch his new movie “One Small Step.”

Nebraskans who are curious about how to enjoy more of PBS’s content in a convenient way can attend “How To: Video Streaming Workshops,” taking place at the Keith County Senior Center in Ogallala from 1-2 p.m. on June 3. 

The workshops are designed to teach those new to technology how to use the PBS Video app, as well as NET’s free video streaming services.

A taping of an episode of the popular lawn and garden show “Backyard Farmer” will take place at Bayside Golf Club in Brule on June 3. Q and A will begin at 5:15 p.m., with the taping from 6-7 p.m.

For a full schedule of NET’s tour of western Nebraska, visit netNebraska.org/ontheroad.

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