Get out and enjoy Lincoln as the spring weather sparkles

Inside Lincoln
By: Shannon Boisvert
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If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims! That was the question my third-grade teacher posted on the bulletin board. Growing up in Pennsylvania, April was just the beginning of a rainy season that lasted through early August. Here, in Lincoln, the rain had been a nuisance to some (especially our baseball players). However, there are plenty of activities this month – from a new winery to the Easter Bunny – to distract Lincolnites from the inclement weather. Wise Villa Winery is Lincoln’s newest hotspot. Wise Villa can host private wine-tasting and food pairing parties, boasting an incredible backdrop of 17-plus acres of grapes. Located at 4100 Wise Road, the tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and may be booked for private tastings for 20 or more. Visit On April 7, FieldHaven Feline Rescue and Adoption will celebrate the newly remodeled facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Mix, mingle and enjoy refreshments while supporting a good cause. The address is 2754 Ironwood Lane in Lincoln. Visit On April 8, the Celebrity Waiter Luncheon dishes up Italian food from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. served by state senators and city councilmen at Buonarroti Ristorante to support the Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center. Tickets are $75. Seating is imited. Call 784-2430 for ticket information. The fifth annual ZeBunco Tournament fundraiser for Lincoln High School Sober Grad Night on April 8 will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall. It includes a raffle, cash, door prizes, appetizers, desserts, coffee and a no-host bar. Tickets are $20. 21 and older only. Call 342-3709 for information. Bo Bice will perform at 8 p.m. on April 8 at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Tickets are available by calling (877) 867-7111 or at On April 9 is an Easter Bunny photo-op at Villa del Rey Assisted Living, 1660 Third St. Photos start at 10 a.m. April 10 is Poetry Lovers Open Mic at the Willow Room, 2 p.m at Twelve Bridges Library. April 15 is Teams of Clay sculpting competition. This event is open to all and a chance to get your hands dirty. For more information, contact Lincoln Arts at 645-9713 or Comedy Night with Jack Gallagher, presented by The Lincoln Police Athletic League. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., showtime is 7 p.m. at the Heritage Theater. Tickets are $25. Call 316-6971 or visit April 16 is Twelve Bridges Elementary School Beautification Day. Projects available for all ages from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your own lunch. E-mail Kelli at Sun City Parking Lot Sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Fitness Center parking lot by Orchard Creek Lodge, 965 Orchard Creek Lane, Lincoln Hills. April 26 is Lincoln Youth Soccer Club open registration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. Al skill levels are welcome. On-line registration and age matrix at April 30 is Feats of Clay gala reception with a Mardi Gras theme. Food, live music and a no-host bar, $25 per person. Call Lincoln Arts at 645-9713 for more info. April 30 is the Relay for Life fundraiser supporting the American Cancer Society from noon to 2 p.m. at McBean Park Gazebo. Contact Misty Meachim at