Busy Saturday for Lincoln

Car show, Ride to Walk fundraiser, Woman's Club yard sale and Potters game
By: Steve Archer, Reporter
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Looking for something to do Saturday?

Lincoln residents have numerous choices this time of year and this Saturday is no exception. Among the activities are the annual Rods and Relics Car Show, a Woman’s Club yard club, a Ride to Walk beer and wine tasting fundraiser, and a Potters’ baseball game with a bobble-head giveaway and fireworks show.

Ride to Walk is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback-riding activities for children and young adults with neurological disabilities.

The organization created the beer and wine tasting event because it lost two other fundraisers, Boots N Scoots and the Volkswagen caravan, according to Lawlor. Saturday’s event, in addition to local beer and wine tastings, includes music by Quarterhorse Drive, food vendors, mini-therapy ponies and a kids’ zone.

The Ride to Walk Beer and Wine Festival will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1630 Highway 193.

“The program costs the kids’ families a certain amount and Ride to Walk tries to support them as much as possible,” said Ride to Walk therapist Danielle Lawlor. “This is the first time for this fundraiser and we’re shooting for $10,000.”

The Ride to Walk event is $35 in advance and $40 at the door, $10 for designated drivers and children, and free for children under 2. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

The 12th annual Rods and Relics car show starts at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Lincoln but cars and car owners will start setting up at 6 a.m. Registration is from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and the Rods and Relics car club members will set up in front of the Lincoln Veterans Hall, 541 Fifth St.

Lincoln resident Rich Ragan, the car show’s co-chairman, is expecting 300 to 350 cars and had close to 400 last year. The Rods and Relics car show raises money for several charities each year.

“We’ve raised more than $149,000 in donations to date for charities,” Ragan said. “This year’s beneficiaries are the National Downs Syndrome Coalition; RRUFF Healing Heroes, which provides service dogs for veterans; and Ride to Walk, a Lincoln-based therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special needs.”

A pancake breakfast will be at the Veterans Hall from 7 to 10 a.m., benefiting Boy Scout Troop No. 160, and a children’s play area will be in Beermans Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The car show is free. For more information, call Ragan at 916-408-1950.

It’s Zebra Night at McBean Baseball Stadium Saturday night. The Lincoln Potters will play the San Francisco Seals at 6:35 p.m. It is Fighting Zebra bobble-head night and the first 700 fans will receive a free Fighting Zebra bobble-head. A fireworks show concludes the game. The stadium is at 65 McBean Park Drive.

“We thought about doing it last year but couldn’t in time,” said Matt Lundgren, the Lincoln Potters general manager. “The community really embraces the Fighting Zebra culture and we wanted to recognize that. There’s also a fireworks show, so it’s going to be a really great night.”

A Lincoln High School reunion will be held at the V.I.P. tent with about 150 alumni expected. General admission tickets, $6, are still available and a limited number of reserved tickets are still for sale.

The Woman’s Club of Lincoln will have a multi-family yard sale at its building, located at 499 E St., starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. More than 20 families are expected to have items displayed for the yard sale.

Lincoln Woman’s Club President Fran Neves said yard sale proceeds will go toward the nonprofit group’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) fund. The yard sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

“The money from the ADA fund will help us build an ADA-compliant ramp,” Neves said. “We already have the architectural plans and we are waiting for a permit.”

“The building is 94 years old and is on the state and federal historical preservation registry,” Neves added. “We’re also looking to refurbish the building. We’ve already redone the lighting and electrical. A lot of things have happened in that building and we want to keep it up.”

The Lincoln Woman’s Club meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 1 p.m. For information about renting the building, call 916-645-3665.