Thursday Apr 07 2011
Get out and enjoy Lincoln as the spring weather sparkles
By: Shannon Boisvert
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 wisevillawinery.com. 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 fieldhaven.com. 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 thundervalleyresort.com. 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 email@example.com. 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 lincolnpal.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 lincolnsoccer.org. 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 lincolnrelay@-att.net.