We’re excited to announce we are expanding from hosting only musicians and concerts to creating special events around food and ALL the arts!  We love finding unique and special ways of putting together food and the arts and we’re still scattering in concerts as well.

Check out our events calendar below for what’s coming up or schedule your wedding or group event!

Feb
23
Fri
Free lunch with the Birds!
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Are you a bird watcher?  Enjoy Lunch?  How about combining the two and have lunch with the birds?!
Stay with us on a Thursday or Friday night January 4, 2018 to February 23, 2018 and we’ll pack and provide your lunch to Brownbagging with the Birds.   Lunch add-on is bookable at time of reservation.
Join the Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Center for Brownbagging with the Birds, every Friday from 11am to 1pm beginning January 5th through February 23rd. Bring your sack lunch and watch wild birds through our picture windows. Visit with fellow bird watchers as we identify the different types of birds. We typically record sightings of 12 to 15 different species in just one hour!

Just the Facts:
Every Friday, January 5th, 2018 to February 23rd, 2018 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MRB Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
100 Valmont Drive, Nebraska City, NE
Event is FREE to the public!
Mar
5
Mon
Cooking Class: Meatball Madness
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s Get Creative With The “Meat – Ball!”

And get you ready to host your March Madness parties. In addition to the ever-popular classic Italian Sausage, we’ll make a variety of combinations, like our Asian pork, shrimp puff, holiday turkey and even vegetarian falafel!.

Learn the make ahead options and the different methods of preparation: slow cooking, sautéing, baking and broiling. From appetizers to a main course, we’ll pair them with a complimenting sauce, dip and suggest what would be a good perch for your flavor filled pillow. You’re sure to have a BALL!

Register through Southeast Community College by contacting Cindy Meyer at 800-828-0072 or cmeyer@southeast.edu.

Mar
11
Sun
Brunch and Song with Mark Stuart
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a brunch buffet followed by a pleasant afternoon of Folk/Americana music presentation by Mark Stuart.

Mark’s show consists of his self-written and recorded songs, storytelling, and some amazing guitar!

Mark Stuart will spend 2016 doing what he has always done. He will tour full-time as a musical artist, bringing his years of experience to the stage. Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded, delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing.

 

After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar “chops”, and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife (“Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart”). There were stints along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, Joan Baez). If placed on the bill with a contemporary artist he is
usually asked to play guitar on their portion of the show. Just ask Jason Ringenberg, Ray Wylie Hubbard, or Jimmy LaFave.

One can find Mark Stuart on any given night in a small theater, coffeehouse, house concert, festival stage, club, church auditorium, etc. giving it his all. Aside from that, he could be instructing at a guitar clinic, songwriting workshop, or playing on someone’s recording session. As co-owner of Gearle Records he has produced or co-produced many albums. Stuart’s career has repeatedly taken him to all of the USA, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom, and, has spanned several decades.

Follow this link to watch a video of Mark.

 

Brunch:  $15 includes egg frittatas, sweet breads and muffins, seasonal fruits, coffee, tea, cocoa and juices.  Feel free to bring champagne or wine if you’d like to celebrate a Sunday!

We’ll take reservations for brunch until 3/9.  Or, join us about 2 PM for just the music (but please still RSVP to ensure you have a seat!)

Mar
15
Thu
Local Event: Third Thursday at KHN
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast loves to support our community and the arts.  One of the many things we are proud of is our Artists Residency program at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  Their 3rd Thursday Open Studio is an amazing opportunity to meet artist from all over the world, see and hear what they are working on and immerse yourself in the culture of the arts.

Join them for the third Thursday of every month from 5 – 7 PM, when the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts hosts an inspired open studio event with current artists-in-residence.

Readings, musical performances, and visual art presentations are given in 15 minute increments with guests and artists moving from one studio to another to experience the magnitude of work being created at the Center.

Open Studios is always held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Admission is always free and all are welcome.

We have partnered with the KHN Center to bring you some exciting events in our “Food and the Arts” series.  Find out more here on our Calendar of Events and search on category “ARTS”.

Should you happen to miss 3rd Thursday, the Kimmel Gallery always has a current exhibition available for viewing.

 

Mar
17
Sat
Local Event: Shamrocks and Shenanigans Comedy Bash (VIP Seating for WPBNB Guests)
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

***VIP Seating for Guests Staying at Whispering Pines B&B St. Patty’s Day Saturday Night, 3/17/18***

The Fox Center is throwing a St. Patty’s day comedy bash, bringing the region’s best stand-up comedians for side splitting hilarity that would cost twice as much to see out of town!

Featuring:
Don Seager (Winner of the Omaha Funny Bone’s Clash of the Comics competition)

Rome Dailey & Bill Queen (creators and cohosts of Comedy After Dark, Words Hurt… A Comedy Roast Battle, and Chuck and Bill’s Dirty Comedy Show)

Matthew Blevins (Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards nominee for best comedian in Omaha, creator and host of Three the Hard Way, Podcast the Hard Way, and Lincoln Comedy Tours)

Doors open at 7:00. Comedy Show starts at 8:00. Bar open all night!

Fully stocked bar, drink specials and GREEN BEER. Why go anywhere else when the area’s best entertainment will be right here in Nebraska City?

 

VIP Seating Special bookable with Lodging Reservation.  

Mar
24
Sat
Dinner, Wine and The Art of Conversation
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner, Wine and the Art of Conversation

You are invited to an evening of dining, conviviality and conversational exploration. Conversation helps us to live better and work well, as individuals, families, and communities.

 

As well as a delightful dinner among friends, you will adventure into the principles and practices of conversation with your guide, Stuart Chittenden, a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

 

Beyond small talk and snappy electronic dialogue, we will explore our attitudes and approaches to big talk and living a rich conversational life. This is an evening for curious, open-minded individuals who want to discover themselves and others by examining their art of conversation.

Your 5 course meal (menu coming soon!) will be paired with wines from Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard.

Kimmel Wines

The Details

  • The meal includes four dishes plus dessert.  Five wine pairings. Ice Tea, Lemonade, and Water are also included.
  • Doors open at 6 PM.  Food and wine pairings with conversation from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
  • $35 per person, ages 21 and up ($30 for meal w/no wine tasting)
  • Additional glasses or bottles of tasted wines and some Kimmel products used in recipes will be available for purchase

 

Apr
19
Thu
Local Event: Third Thursday at KHN
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast loves to support our community and the arts.  One of the many things we are proud of is our Artists Residency program at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  Their 3rd Thursday Open Studio is an amazing opportunity to meet artist from all over the world, see and hear what they are working on and immerse yourself in the culture of the arts.

Join them for the third Thursday of every month from 5 – 7 PM, when the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts hosts an inspired open studio event with current artists-in-residence.

Readings, musical performances, and visual art presentations are given in 15 minute increments with guests and artists moving from one studio to another to experience the magnitude of work being created at the Center.

Open Studios is always held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Admission is always free and all are welcome.

We have partnered with the KHN Center to bring you some exciting events in our “Food and the Arts” series.  Find out more here on our Calendar of Events and search on category “ARTS”.

Should you happen to miss 3rd Thursday, the Kimmel Gallery always has a current exhibition available for viewing.

 

May
6
Sun
Sustainability, Art and YOU
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a talk about Sustainability, Art and YOU and a Farm to Table Meal

Artist Bug Davidson, an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, leads a discussion on contemporary art and sustainability followed by a survey on your personal thoughts and habits around the subject.

 

Topics include agriculture and food systems, tradition, climate and energy, materials and design, restoration and waste. Expect a fast paced fun overview of ways to address a sustainable future that includes ideas that matter to YOU!

 

All this while enjoying our first Spring Harvest Farm to Table meal of the season.  All foods will be locally sourced and the menu will be determined closer to the event date when we know what is ready.  Weather permitting, we’ll dine outside and enjoy the Spring Day!

Due to all locally sourced foods, we need your RSVP by May 2nd; sooner is better!

 

May
13
Sun
Spring Tea 2018
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Spring and Mother’s Day and join us for tea at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Historic Nebraska City.

Bring your appetite for an afternoon of tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches,and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in unique, antique teacups.

12:00 PM and 2:00 PM Seatings

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This unique event is perfect for girlfriends, treating someone special or a mom you love to a memorable Mother’s Day outing.
Or, give your little one a reason to play dress up and wear her tiara!

Adult registration including unlimited tea and delectable treats:  $22 ($5 discount for each overnight guests 5/12 or 5/13)

Event fee for youth under 12: $10.  Prices include taxes and gratuity.

Seating is limited; reservations must be made May 11.

The B&B’s blooming gardens will be your backdrop with the option to dine indoors or out, weather permitting.

May
17
Thu
Local Event: Third Thursday at KHN
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast loves to support our community and the arts.  One of the many things we are proud of is our Artists Residency program at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  Their 3rd Thursday Open Studio is an amazing opportunity to meet artist from all over the world, see and hear what they are working on and immerse yourself in the culture of the arts.

Join them for the third Thursday of every month from 5 – 7 PM, when the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts hosts an inspired open studio event with current artists-in-residence.

Readings, musical performances, and visual art presentations are given in 15 minute increments with guests and artists moving from one studio to another to experience the magnitude of work being created at the Center.

Open Studios is always held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Admission is always free and all are welcome.

We have partnered with the KHN Center to bring you some exciting events in our “Food and the Arts” series.  Find out more here on our Calendar of Events and search on category “ARTS”.

Should you happen to miss 3rd Thursday, the Kimmel Gallery always has a current exhibition available for viewing.