By RICK BROWN Hub Staff Writer MINDEN — Kathi Schutz, administrator of the Minden Chamber of Commerce, knows a good way to celebrate the start of summer — and to attract neigh- bors. “The Dawg Days event is designed to bring together our community and our out-lying communities to kind of kick off and celebrate the start of sum- mer,” she said. “This year we’ve attached our annual Christmas City Classic Car Show to our Dawg Days so it’s a two-day event instead of one.” The annual event on Saturday and Sunday will feature food trucks, activities for the entire family as well as art demonstra- tions by Sally Jurgensmeier. “She does sculpting with metal,” Schutz said. “She’s going to do a special art project with children.” Other highlights include perfor- mances of “Robin Hood” by the Missoula Children’s Theatre at the Minden Opera House. “Giving back to the communi- ty is another part of this event,” Schutz said. “And we think it’s a good way to kick off the summer.” She said she enjoys all the events and tries to participate in everything she can during Dawg Days. “I oversee all of the events,” Schutz said. “I grew up and had a career in Girl Scouting for many years so participating and being a part of something special has always been my favorite to KEARNEY HUB — THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019 DIVERSIONS 3 WHEN AND WHERE What : Dawg Days, a cele- bration presented by Minden Chamber of Commerce Where : Minden Square, downtown Minden unless noted Saturday: 8:30 a.m. — Par 3 Golf Tournament, Minden Coun- try Club, $50 per team 1-3 p.m. — Family games, bounce house and kiddie train 2 p.m. — “Robin Hood,” presented by Missoula Chil- dren’s Theatre, $7 general, $5 ages 5-13 2 p.m. — Cornhole Tour- nament with two-person teams, $10 per person 3 p.m.-midnight — Beer Garden & Food 4:30 p.m. — “Robin Hood,” presented by Mis- soula Children’s Theatre, $7 general, $5 ages 5-13 8 p.m. — Street Dance with Blackberry Winter, $10 admission Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Christ- mas City Classic Car Show & Craft Show DAWG DAYS Continued on page 8 83 Plaza Blvd., Kearney • 308-234-1529 Email: email@example.com • www.kearneycommunitytheatre.com Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, this musical tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest – and then some! The story shifts between two timelines. In the present-day real world, sixty-year-old Edward Bloom faces his mortality. In the storybook past, Edward ages from a teenager, encountering a Witch, a Giant, a Mermaid, and the love of his life. Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Suitable for all ages. Sponsored by Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa; Book by John August Directed by Alex Schwarz Thursdays-Saturdays July 11-July 28* BIG FISH Doors Open: 6:45 pm Show Time: 7:30 pm *Matinee Show: 2:00 pm Doors Open: 1:15 pm $18 Per Person TicketsOnSale June 27! Securities & services offered through FBL Marketing Services, LLC + , 5400 University Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266, 877/860-2904, Member SIPC. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company, + * Western Agriculture Insurance Company, + *, Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company + */West Des Moines, IA. + Affiliates *Company providers of Farm Bureau Financial Services MC011-NErr-2 (12-14) Ashley Dick SALES ASSOCIATE FOR RICH PETERS & MATT MYERS 308-234-4922 5810 2nd Avenue Kearney, NE 68845 Rich Peters FARM BUREAU AGENT 308-234-4922 5810 2nd Avenue Kearney, NE 68845 Dawg Days of summer Annual event in Minden kicks off Saturday Minden Chamber of Commerce, courtesy FOOD TRUCKS, demonstrations, games and other events highlight the annual Dawg Days in Minden on Saturday and Sunday. Read it FIRST in the Hub! Look for the KH badge for local stories written by the Kearney Hub News Team.