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Toast Nebraska Wine Festival Set for May 1-2 at Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN — Sample any of the more than 120 Nebraska wines while listening to local bands perform May 1-2 at the second annual Toast Nebraska Wine Festival at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. The festival, which will highlight 19 Nebraska wineries, also will include more than 22 artisan and food vendors, in addition to wine and chef demonstration sessions. Area bands performing that weekend include Tony from the Beaten Path, Ro Hemple, Bottle Tops, Belles and Whistles, and Avaricious. Guests …

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Mahoney and Platte River State Parks Seek Seasonal Help

LINCOLN – Seasonal jobs are available at two of Nebraska’s most popular tourist attractions – Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks. Located in the Platte River Valley between Omaha and Lincoln, the parks offer positions in a fun, friendly, outdoor environment. Positions available are customer service, lifeguard, housekeeping, wrangler, summer concessions, and grounds. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Apply as a Temporary Park Worker I at statejobs.nebraska.gov. Call 402-944-2523 ext. 7122 for more information.

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Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation May 16

LINCOLN – Registration is now open for Run Wild, an annual trail run to be held May 16 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Choose from a 10k or 5k trail run on a scenic, naturally challenging back trail. There also is a 1-mile children’s fun run. All proceeds are used for conservation of Nebraska’s wildlife and wild places, with special emphasis on Nebraska’s rare, declining and threatened and endangered species. These trail runs are not timed. Early Registration is …

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Birds and Binoculars Feb. 7 at Mahoney SP

LINCOLN – Join bird lovers of all ages Feb. 7 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for the Birds and Binoculars workshop. Interested birders should meet at 9 a.m. at the lower level of the Riverview Group Lodge, where the guided hike and bird identification workshop will begin. The event is scheduled in preparation for the Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual event in which participants count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. This year’s …

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Game and Parks Seeks New Food Service Provider at Mahoney SP

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will seek a new food service provider at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. The previous provider, Mahoney Grille, operated by Jeff and Emily Parker of Parker’s Smokehouse LLC, chose to not extend its contract option, ending services to the park effective Jan. 4, 2015. Mahoney Grille had provided food, beverage and catering services at the park since February 2012, operating the restaurant located within the Peter Kiewit Lodge. As of Jan. 5, …

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Check on Ice Conditions for Discover Ice Fishing Clinics

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will post any notice ice conditions are deemed unsafe for the two Discover Ice Fishing clinics scheduled for January. The events are scheduled for Jan. 10 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s (SP) CenturyLink Lake and Jan. 17 at Kearney’s Yanney Heritage Park Lake. Both events are planned to take place from 1-4 p.m. Six inches of ice is required to conduct these free clinics. Ice conditions will be determined Jan. 7 …

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Ice Bowl Disc Golf Jan. 10 at Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN – Compete for prizes or just for fun at the Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on Jan. 10. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players throw a flying disc at a basket. The object is to traverse a course in the fewest number of throws of the disc. Players tee off at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the …

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Discover Ice Fishing Clinics Scheduled in January

LINCOLN – Learn the basics of ice fishing or pick up a few new tips at three Discover Ice Fishing clinics in January. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host free clinics Jan. 10 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s (SP) CenturyLink Lake and Jan. 17 at Kearney’s Yanney Lake. Both events will run 1-4 p.m., and registration is not required. The Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a free classroom clinic Jan. 16 at Yanney Heritage Park’s …

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Mahoney State Park to Host Thanksgiving Buffet

LINCOLN – Share a Thanksgiving buffet Nov. 27 with friends and family at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s Mahoney Grille. The menu includes prime rib, maple sugar glazed ham, roasted turkey, fresh fruit and cheese, bread, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans and cranberries. There also will be a salad bar and dessert station. The buffet will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $19.99 for adults and $7.99 for children ages 3-12. Children …

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Special Deer Hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks (SP), as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area (SRA). Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park on certain dates, using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session in order to receive the access permit. Applications, …

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