What's New In The Community
Chamber and Community Calendar
Beginning Monday, April 9th
Free Trees Program
Offering a limited number of free trees to customers through their Energy-Saving Trees Program. Trees can reduce your energy costs by up to 20%! Learn more about how you can reserve a free tree and learn of the benefits trees provide to one's energy costs at www.arborday.org/blackhillsenergy.
Brought to you by Black Hills Energy and Arbor Day Foundation
Tuesday, April 10th
Runza Day with Crete Teammates
Location: Crete Runza
Dine at Runza of Crete and they will be donating 10% of sales to Crete Teammates Mentoring Program.
Friday, April 13th at 6pm
Doane Relay for Life
Location: Fuhrer Field House
Saturday, April 14th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Paws on the Prairie
Location: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
Bring your dog or cat and enjoy a walk on the prairie, fun and informal presentation on pet and wildlife safety as well as great pet available for adoption from Capital Humane Society. Free community event. Dogs and cats MUST be on leash.
Tuesday, April 17th at 9:00am
Crete Public Schools - Community Coffee
Location: Early Learning Center
1122 Main Avenue
Friday, April 20th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Crete Elementary School's Carnival Game
Location: Crete Elementary School
Saturday, April 28th at 8:30am
14th Annual Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault 10K and 2 Mile Run/Walk
Location: Fairbury City Park
Registration begins at 7:30am. Cost to participate is $20 per person for pre-registration by Friday, April 6th. An additional $10 will be added to registrations after the Friday, April 6th early bird registration. Cost includes t-shirt and bag. Registration available on Hope Crisis Facebook, Website and Instragram. Online registration available.
This event is brought to you by: Hope Crisis Center.
Sunday, April 29th from 10:30am - 2:30pm
Benefit for Roger Foster and Family
Location: 4-H Exhibit Building at Tuxedo Park
Come and support the Roger Foster and his family at this breakfast benefit at Tuxedo Park. The benefit will include sausage and waffles by the Waffleman, a silent auction as well as free will donations.
This event is brought to you by: CWA Local 7470 and Friends of the Foster Family
Sunday, April 29th from 11:00am - 2:30pm
Words for Birds
Location: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
Two free writing workshops, one for children and one for adults, will be available to take at this community event. Bring your own picnic to this event in which it will follow the conclusion of the workshops. The adult workshops will be lead by Marjorie Saiser and Amy Plettner. Jason, "The Birdnerd" will be leading the kids poetry fun.
Extreme Makeover - Prom Edition
Location: Crete High School - Cardinal Union
Crete High School's After School Program - Cardinal Union is collecting GENTLY USED prom attire. Donations will be used as part of a project that will be assisting students who otherwise could not afford to attend prom.
Currently seeking all styles and sizes: Women's Formal Dress, Guys Formal Wear, Shoes, Jewelry, Hangers, Small Purses/Clutches, Coats, Jackets and Cover-Ups.
Items can be picked up or dropped off at the High School. Vouchers are available to use for tax donations.
First Week of May - Community Clean Up Week
Saturday, May 5th from 9am - 11am
Community Shred Event
Location: Pinnacle Bank - Crete Branch
143 E 13th Street, Crete, NE 68333
Join us on Spring Cleanup Day for our Community Shred Event. Bring in your unwanted or old documents, and we'll shred them for free! Please no 3 ring binders. Maximum of 10 boxes per person. For more event details, please call Pinnacle Bank at 402-826-2121.
Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00pm
Watoto's Signs & Wonders Concert
Location: Heckman Auditorium - Doane's Campus
Brought to you by: Crete Berean Church
Come join us for an evening of fellowship and music at the Watoto's Signs & Wonders concert. There is no cost to attend this community event.
Saturday, May 19th beginning at 9:00am
6th Annual Duck'N'Run
Location: Fairbury Community Building
601 City Park Road in Fairbury
This event is brought to you by: Blue Valley Community Action
This community event includes a 10K run, 2 Mile Run/Walk, 1 Mile Duck Dash & Obstacle Course, Lucky Duck Drawings and Kid Activities. Registration costs vary for each event. For more information or to receive registration for event, contact www.bcva.net.
Week of July 9th - 13th from 5:45pm - 8:00pm
VBS Program on July 15th
Vacation Bible School - Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus
Hosted By: Crete Berean Church
For more information or to register your child today, contact Danielle Sears at 402-826-3134.
Utilize your Chamber membership through event postings! Let us help you promote your events! Contact the Chamber via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-826-2136 to include your event within our Chamber publication. Must be a Chamber member to submit.
Crete Chamber 2018 Calendar of Events
Tuesday, April 10th from 11:45am - 1pm
Chamber Lunch & Learn - Emotional Intelligence
Brought to you by: UBT & Crete Chamber of Commerce
Join the Chamber for a professional development workshop with guest speaker, Steph Vanous providing the latest tips and tricks over HR trends and strategies.
Friday, April 20th from 9:00am - 4:00pm
NCCE Mini-Institute - Statewide Conference
Location: Downtown Crete
Brought to you by: Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Executives (NCCE) and Crete Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, April 24th from 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Mock Interview & Networking Day
Location: Doane University- Perry Campus Center (Perry Boardroom & Trobough Room)
Join the Chamber and event partners, Doane University's College to Career Center and Human Resources Club as we bring this young professionals event to the community. We are seeking volunteers for this event to help conduct interviews! Contact the Chamber to learn more!
Friday, May 4th from 11:00pm - 5:00pm
17th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
Contact the Chamber to sign up a team or be an event sponsor!
Tuesday, July 3rd at Dusk
Crete Community Firework Display
Location: College Heights Country Club
Friday, August 3rd TBD
New Educators Ice Cream Social / Business After Hours
Location: Red Dog Tavern
More information to be unveiled in the coming months!
Friday, October 5th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Swine & Wine - Pork Feed
Location: The Brew House
1206 Main Avenue
All funds raised go towards our Crete FBLA Scholarship Fund!
Co-Sponsored By: Crete Chamber of Commerce and The Brew House
Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th
Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival
Location: Downtown Crete
Thursday, October 11th from 11:45am - 1pm
Co-Hosted By: State Chamber and the Crete Chamber of Commerce
Monday, November 19th at 6pm
Crete Holidays' Kickoff Celebration
Crete Holidays - Shop Local Promotion
Tuesday, November 20th - Saturday, December 22nd
Crete Holidays' Grand Prize Drawing
Thank you to our Easter Egg-stravaganza Sponsors for your generous donations!
Culligan of Crete
Kuncl Funeral Home
Waddell & Reed Inc. L. Sue Placek, CFP
Casey’s General Stores
Orscheln Farm & Home
Crete Area Medical Center
The Brew House
Heath Sports & Tees
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon
Saline Medical Specialties
Crete Lions Club
Gold Star Martial Arts
Crete Chiropractic Center
POYDS Dance Company, LLC
4th Annual Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival
Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th, 2018
First Full Weekend In October
Times and Schedule of Events will be posted later in 2018.