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Snakes of Nebraska event is July 22-23 at Mahoney SP

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn about and see some fascinating reptiles at the Snakes of Nebraska event July 22-23 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland. The free event will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at Riverview Lodge, with snakes on display and naturalist programs. University of Nebraska-Lincoln herpetologist Dennis Ferraro will give a presentation at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. A park entry permit is required.

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Salamander Saturday is June 3 at Mahoney SP

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Celebrate amphibians at Salamander Saturday on June 3 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverview Lodge, visitors will be able to see salamanders and create their own salamander armbands. From 1-1:45 p.m., University of Nebraska-Lincoln herpetologist Dennis Ferraro will give a presentation on the disappearance of the western tiger salamander from eastern Nebraska. A park entry permit is required.

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Get early bird tickets for Nebraska wine festival

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Guests who purchase a ticket to the Sip Nebraska wine festival at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park before Feb. 20 are eligible for a special discount. Now in its fourth year, the May 5-6 festival features wine and hard cider tastings from Nebraska wineries, as well as live entertainment, artisan vendors, education sessions, dance lessons and trolley tours through the park. Transportation options to and from the park will be offered, as well as Uber on-site. A …

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River Valley Artisans and Craft Market Nov. 5-6 at Mahoney SP

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LINCOLN – Enjoy browsing through beautiful handcrafted art or begin your Christmas shopping early at the River Valley Artisans and Craft Market Nov. 5-6 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. This event is a showcase for handmade items of various kinds. Vendors will show jewelry, jewelry boxes, alpaca socks and scarves, stained glass, suncatchers, birdhouses, photography, metal signs, pottery, spices, duck decoys, digital painted art, lighted jars and bottles, wine bottle spoon rests, and more. Hours for the show are …

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Autumn Harvest Art Show Oct. 1-2 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

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LINCOLN – View work by nationally known artists from around the Midwest at the Autumn Harvest Art Show, scheduled for Oct. 1-2 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. This event, hosted by Prairie Images, will be held at the Peter Kiewit Lodge from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following day. The works of art will include wildlife, landscape, cityscape, portrait, still life, Native American, Southwest, Americana and Impressionist paintings in …

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Become a Vendor at Eugene T. Mahoney Arts and Craft Show

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LINCOLN – Organizers of the River Valley Artisans and Craft Market, set for Nov. 5-6 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, are seeking vendors to display and sell handmade arts and craft items. This popular event, to be held at Peter Kiewit Lodge, offers vendors a unique opportunity to present their work to the public. Patrons can enjoy food at the Lodge Restaurant and start their holiday shopping with handmade gift options. Art from a wide variety of mediums is …

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Mahoney State Park to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

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LINCOLN – Help Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) celebrate its 25th anniversary at a July celebration. On July 16, the park will host a celebration from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Activity Center Outdoor Pavilion. The event will feature live music, a rock climbing wall and a bounce house. Visitors can enjoy special prices on park activities at this event and in the weeks preceding it. In addition, the Lodge Restaurant at Mahoney will cater food and beverages …

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Road Work Scheduled on Exit to Mahoney and Platte River State Parks

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LINCOLN – Visitors who use Interstate 80 to enjoy Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks (SP) will encounter road construction at exit 426 this summer. The project will include both directions of Nebraska Highway 66 between 274th St., west of Mahoney SP, and E. Rock Creek Road, west of South Bend. This will include a lane closure on the interstate overpass with an 11-foot width restriction. Drivers should consider alternate routes to Mahoney SP to avoid the restricted …

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Toast Nebraska Wine Festival to Feature Local Bands, Unlimited Wine Samplings

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LINCOLN – Guests to the third annual Toast Nebraska wine festival, set for May 6 and 7 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, can expect a variety of entertainment, along with unlimited wine and hard cider samplings. Local bands, including Ro Hemple, Belles and Whistles, and the Bottle Tops, will be performing at the festival. There will also be a variety of food, and artisan and craft vendors. Wine education topics will include Wine Pinterest, Cheese and Wine Pairing, and …

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Enjoy Valentine’s Day at a Nebraska State Park

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LINCOLN – Enjoy Valentine’s Day at a Nebraska state park this winter. Valentine’s dining specials are offered at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) on Feb. 12 – 14 and at Platte River SP on Feb. 13 – 14. In addition, Mahoney SP has a lodging discount on Feb. 11 and special Valentine’s packages available for those who reserve a cabin or lodge room between Feb. 11 and Feb. 14. Birds and Breakfast is the theme of the Valentine’s weekend …

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