July 7 was a good day to be an American. The USA women's national team beat The Netherlands 2-0 to win the world title, and the USA volleyball team came from behind to beat Brazil 20-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-13 to win the volleyball world title. Now if you need something new to watch, Wimbledon and the Tour de France are underway.

If you don't want to spend the week in front of the TV, here are some things to do.

A traveling exhibit highlighting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 150-year history will be in Seward. The exhibit features key moments in the university’s history. Seward is the eighth stop in a year-long tour. The exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 8 through 12 at the Seward Civic Center.

Wondering how Nebraska resident and migratory birds are being affected by climate change? Join Jason “the Birdnerd” St. Sauver, director of education and outreach for Audubon Nebraska, to learn about 10 Nebraska birds, the habitats they need and what you can do to help them as they deal with habitat loss and a changing climate. The program will be Monday, July 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center (11700 SW 100th St., Denton). This event is free and open to all ages. Food by Pepe’s Kitchen will be available for purchase. Register at https://neconserve.org/event/nebraska-birds-climate-change.

Seward Memorial Library will host a community discussion of the book selected for the 2019 One Book One Nebraska program. Because Ted Genoways spoke in the library last fall, he will not be returning this summer. On Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. the library will host a time to discuss the farming situation in Nebraska as presented by Genoways in his book, This Blessed Earth. Spend an evening of recognizing and appreciating the hard work of our agricultural community. Discover the challenges technology and politics have added to the lives of generational landowners. Please use the west entrance when you come to this event.

A Tai Chi for Better Balance beginners class will begin Tuesday, July 9, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 105 South B Street in Milford. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 24.

Tabitha will host a grief support group the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seward. Call (402) 362-7739 to register.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will meet the second Tuesday of each month. The group is open to anyone who has a family member dealing with dementia. The meeting will be Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at Brookdale Heartland Park.

Seward Memorial Library is encouraging families to visit Concordia’s Osten Observatory in the field just east of the Walz Human Performance Complex on Tuesday, July 9. Dr. Robert Hermann will host a brief program using the telescopes and sharing information on the night skies from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It is a come and go event and will take place weather permitting. This program is in conjunction with the 2019 summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.”


Konner Schluckebier will represent Milford and the state of Nebraska in Fargo next weekend at the Junior and 16U nationals July 12 through 19. He's slated to wrestle at 113 pounds in the 16U freestyle competition.

Legion juniors baseball districts start Friday around the area. Brackets have not been released yet.

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