SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS
LIBRARIES HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS
Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to several events to help families prepare for safely viewing the solar eclipse.
Participants will receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses, make a pinhole viewer and enjoy other games and crafts.
The schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, August 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bennett Martin, 136 S. 14th St.
• Wednesday, August 9, 2 to 4 p.m., South Branch, 2675 South St.
• Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th St.
A limited number of eclipse viewing glasses will be available for the public following each program. Libraries not hosting programs will have glasses for distribution.
WHERE TO BUY ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES
- The Discovery Gift Ship inside Morrill Hall (645 N. 14th Street)
- The Gift Shop at Pioneers Park Nature Center (3201 S. Coddington Ave)
- Rockbrook Camera & Video (4333 S. 70th Street)
OTHER GREAT ECLIPSE VIEWING LOCATIONS
- Great viewing in the wide open expanses of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center (11700 SW 100th St., Denton). Just 20 minutes southwest of Lincoln, Spring Creek Prairie offers an 850 acre native tallgrass prairie preserve with miles of walking trails.
- Enjoy the eclipse from one of the 125 neighborhood parks or 131 miles of trials in Lincoln. Many parks offer restrooms, picnic areas, and parking.
THE OPPORTUNITY: Taking the Game to the Community! The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Lincoln Parks Foundation have given approval for the Friends of Woods Tennis to lead a $5.6 million campaign called “Taking the Game to the Community” to improve Woods Park Tennis Center. The Lincoln Parks Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor for this campaign, which is expected to run 12-18 months. The Lincoln Parks Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization so all donations are tax deductible. The nearby Witherbee and Woods Park Neighborhood Associations have endorsed this project. A VARIETY OF PROMINENT NAMING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO DONORS, INCLUDING:
- Naming of the facility: “The (your name) Tennis Center at Woods Park” $2.5 million
- Community Gallery & Upper Viewing Deck: $500,000
- Indoor Courts: $300,000
- Mezzanine Viewing Deck: $250,000
- Community Gallery: $250,000
- Outdoor Courts: $200,000
- Grand Slam Club: $100,000
All donors $1,000 and above will be recognized at the new facility.
For more information, please contact Susan Larson Rodenburg, Campaign Coordinator, 402-440-3227 or Susan @SLRCommunications.com
"A lot of people think you need to have a lot of money to be in tennis. I want all people to have the chance to be engaged in the sport. It’s heartwarming to me that they have a place at Woods Tennis" Supporter, Woods Park Tennis
The Friends of Woods Tennis organization (FOWT) is working with the Lincoln Parks Foundations and SLR Communications to develop a funding strategy for the “Taking the Game to the Community” campaign. This plan may include, but is not limited to, income from the following: grants and major gifts, naming opportunities for the building and its amenities, special events and an ongoing tribute program.
Henry Cox and Jack Sock
Donna W. Woods, Co-Chair
Hank and Cynthia Woods, Co-Chairs
J.P. and Nelle Woods Jamison, Co-Chairs
Tom and Marcy Woods, Co-Chairs
Dr. Rod and Debbie Basler
Donald and Jill Everett
Bryce Hastings and Sandra Hilsabeck-Hastings
Cy and Angela Kiani
John and Janet O’Shea
Dr. Kent and Mary Neuhaus
Dr. David and Marla Schmidt
Jennifer Strand and Matt Bergmeyer
Mike and Ashley Ulrich
Chris and Mark Whitehead
Marg Lincoln Donlan, Advocate for Woods Park Tennis
Carmen Grant, President, Friends of Woods Tennis
Lynn Callahan, Secretary, Friends of Woods Tennis
Rebecca Schulz, Treasurer, Friends of Woods Tennis
Kile Johnson, Attorney, FOWT Board of Directors
Tara Paulson, Attorney, FOWT Board of Directors
Todd Peterson, Investment Advisor, FOWT Board of Directors
Kevin Heim, Director of Woods Park Tennis
Lynn Johnson, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Director
Susan Larson Rodenburg, SLR Communications, campaign coordinator for the Lincoln Parks Foundation
Max Rodenburg, SLR Communications, assistant campaign coordinator
To get involved, contact: Susan Larson Rodenburg, Susan@SLRCommunications.com or 402-440-3227 or Max Rodenburg, Max.Rodenburg@gmail.com