NEBRASKAland December 2017

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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PHOTO BY JENNY NGUYEN PHOTO BY JENNY NGUYEN DECEMBER 2017 • NEBRASKAland 33 Sesquicentennial Events Throughout the month Statewide To wrap up the year-long celebration of Nebraska's sesquicentennial, attend the play SNOWCATCHER Dec. 3-4 at the Tassel Performing Arts Center in Holdrege. Written and performed by Becky Boesen, this live performance was inspired by the Schoolchildren's Blizzard of 1888, and gives a voice to both the victims of the storm and to the children of today who are searching for a place to truly call "home." Find more information and other sesquicentennial events at calendar. Celebrate the Season Throughout the month Statewide Make the holidays unique this year – celebrate at a state park! Enjoy ice skating, holiday crafts, a Christmas meal, hayrack rides, a yule log scavenger hunt and more. See details at PHOTO BY MICHAEL SPEED Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower Dec. 14-17 Statewide You can view this bright, intensely-colored meteor shower anywhere with clear, dark skies Dec. 14-17. During the peak on Dec. 14, you may see more than 120 meteors per hour. "This is one of the strongest meteor events during the year, and one to which most enthusiasts look forward," commented Monica Macoubrie from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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