Classes & Events

Click on a class below to learn more about how to register and when it is held.

Monthly support program for women living with breast cancer.

Date: Second Tuesday of each month

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan Cancer Center Conference Room
214 West 33rd
Kearney, NE 68847

Contact:

Marcia Stephens RN
(308) 865-7883 / (800) 277-4306
marciastephens@catholichealth.net

No Registration is required for this event

Date: Every Monday
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

CHI Health Good Samaritan West Tower Classrooms
*Located behind the Emporium Gift Shop

Contact:

Lactation Office
(308) 865-7689
deannebirkestrand@catholichealth.net

Description:

Our FREE group meets every Monday in a relaxed environment that nurtures new friendships, lends support and provides a place for postpartum breastfeeding Moms and their babies to make connections for life. The group meets open-house style, so feel free to come and go at times that work best for you. Facilitated by our certified lactation staff, this group will share hints, education and provide an opportunity to weigh your baby tracking his/her progress. This group is meant for mothers and their babies; there is a comfortable waiting area nearby for fathers. Fathers are invited to attend on the last Monday of every month if they wish.

For more information, request to join our Facebook page. Just search for "Connections: Breastfeeding Mother's Group."

No Registration is required for this event

Date: Saturday, every 5 weeks

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:

(308) 865-7137

Description:

Is your time limited? Are you a second time parent?
This one-day labor preparation class includes information and practical skills regarding labor and delivery, coping techniques and cesareans.
Expectant dads....don't know which end of the baby is up? Learn from some "veterans" at boot camp. By the time you're discharged you'll be prepared to handle everything from postpartum blues, to finances, to your in-laws.

Cost $65. Lunch is on your own.

 

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the US, but it doesn’t have to be. If everyone age 45 or older had regular screening tests, at least 60 percent of these deaths could be avoided. 

To request your FREE at-home fecal occult blood test kit, call us from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays, March 16-27 at: 1 (800) 658-5169

Click here for more information or to print a mail-in request.

Since 1996, Community Olympics has been a summertime staple in Kearney, uniting friends and co-workers for a weekend full of activity, competition and fun. The fourth Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June is filled with teams participating in more than 20 events like table tennis, archery, lip sync, tug-of-war and volleyball. Teams, first 40 to enter consisting of 10-30 participants ages 18 and older, compete for the gold concluding with a family-style barbecue to announce medal and trophy winners. Cost is $25 per person which includes a team t-shirt.

Entry packets will be available at the Kearney Park and Recreation office, 2005 1st Ave, staring in April.

For more information, visit the Kearney Community Olympics Facebook page.

The Healthy Community Awards program is a unique opportunity to celebrate the good health of Kearney and Buffalo County citizens and those individuals, organizations and businesses who, through their leadership, education and assistance, help make the community a healthier place to live.

Learn more and submit a nomination.