On June 21st, eight volunteers from Black Hills Energy took time out of their day to read and create under the sea sensory bottles with the school-age summer program.
The 'Blessing Box' Food Drive was a huge success thanks to Cub Scout Pack 55. Their goal was to bring in 200 items for Willard's blessing box, but they blew that goal out of the park, bringing in closer to 400 items. Willard Community Center is so grateful to Cub Scout Pack 55 for their hard work serving the community this holiday season.
Beginning Thursdays, June 17th through September 2nd, the Nebraska Swordfighters Guild will offer our first Introductory class of 2021. It will be held at the Willard Community Center, located at 1245 Folsom St. Lincoln, NE 68522, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The 12-week curriculum will cover the basics of the sword form of Italian Longsword from circa 1400. Space is limited to 6 people this quarter, so join quickly. To join in contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. No prior martial arts experience is required. Wear athletic clothes and sport or smooth-soled shoes. This class is required before becoming a regular member of the Guild.
Our regular classes take place on Mondays, from 6:30 till 8:00 PM, at the Willard Community Center.
The Nebraska Swordfighters Guild (NESG) is a group dedicated to the research, practice and promotion of Historical European Martial Arts; with a primary emphasis in the Italian Longsword as written by Fiore Dei Liberi. Founded in 2005, the Guild is a modern school of the knightly arts that seeks to be consistent with the methodology of the ancient European fencing schools. We do this by combining scholarship and research into the teachings of the historical Masters at Arms with the practical knowledge gained through solo drills, partnered exercises, test-cutting with sharp weapons, fencing with specially-designed blunt weapons, and wrestling.
We do not train in a modern sport or theatrical display; techniques are taught in reference to how they were used in real combat. Therefore, the Guild practices with an absolute emphasis on safety, control, competence, and skill at arms.
On our website, you can find out a great deal more about the martial arts we study on our Tradition page. You will find a list of frequently asked questions on our FAQ, an overview on our Curriculum page, where to find us under Classes, and stay updated on what the NESG is up to on our Blog page. We welcome visitors interested in training or learning more about European swordsmanship. Just be sure to contact us first, to let us know that you would like to observe a class and we’ll arrange a date.
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Thank you Lincoln Industries for all of your hard work!
Willard Community Center Corp receives a $750 grant for Community Garden Grant provided by Farm Credit Services of America Working Here Fund for Hunger and Nutrition LINCOLN, NEBRASKA- Willard Community Center Corp received a $750 grant for a community garden. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund. The Willard Community Center Corp will use the Working Here Fund grant to purchase a water tank, garden supplies and plants for the installation of a community garden. The garden will include eight raised beds, a compost area, tool shed, perennial plants and berry bushes. Garden beds will be utilized by various groups including the Willard program children that will tend to five beds during the summer program and non-school days. Students will also visit the garden during the school year with over 100 students from kindergarten to 8th grade integrating science, math, and art curriculum into their garden learning experience. “Nutrition education and food security are the biggest needs in our community,” said Janelle Soderling, executive director. “Having a garden will encourage hands-on learning, a place for observation, experimentation, and sensory experiences.” The garden will also provide food to food insecure community members, the overflow from the garden will be put into the blessing box, an outdoor cabinet for donated food and essentials for anyone in need. “We’re honored to support local organizations like the Willard Community Center Corp that are striving to make a difference in our community,” said Amy Blomenberg, regional vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Lincoln office. The Willard Community Center Corp is one of 55 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the first quarter of 2021. FCSAmerica awarded $88,133 during the latest grant cycle ending March 31, 2021. About Willard Community Center Corp The mission of the Willard Community Center Corp is to help area residents to grow, connect and contribute to the community. Offering early childhood education, school-age youth development, and educational continuity they serve a full age range of individuals throughout the community. About Farm Credit Services of America Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With $33.7 billion in assets and $6.2 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com