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Progress on the Opera House renovation and events


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The Warren Opera House

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150 Celebration- Event Schedule!

We hope you can join us 4th of July weekend to celebrate Friend’s 150th Anniversary! We have a fun filled weekend of family friendly activities planned! Saturday, July 3rd (San Carlo Room)1:00PM Ray Page Recognition Read more…

2021 Golf Tournament

Our first annual golf tournament was a huge success! Thank you for everyone who came out to play, donated or volunteered their time! We couldn’t have asked for better weather and hope you all enjoyed yourselves! Proceeds from this event will go towards the Warren Opera House Restoration Project, be sure to keep an eye out for those improvements as they happen!

Talk Derby To Me – May 1st, 2021

It’s the 147th run for the roses!Doors Open @ 11:00 AMTickets- $25The San Carlo Room511 2nd StreetFriend, NE Reservations: RSVP by April 26thMarlys (402) 310-0648Sandy (402) 641-3324Connie (402) 947-7161

Greg Holdren Lecture – Sunday, March 21, 2021

Greg Holdren has been a 40+ year resident of Friend, NE. During this time he retired from teaching art at the Friend Public School and painted buildings not only in Friend but much of the surrounding area. He leaves his mark in Dorchester, Crete, Lincoln, Fairbury, Exeter, Fairmont, Grand Island, etc. He will share pictures of 80+ of his works during his presentation. Join the Friend Historical Society in this send off to Greg.

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