November an opportunity to explore Lincoln

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November an opportunity to explore Lincoln

Text reading "5 Things to Do in November" sits over a photo of shops on 14th street in downtown Lincoln.
Text reading "5 Things to Do in November" sits over a photo of shops on 14th street in downtown Lincoln.

And just like that, November is upon us. It’s time to pack up the Halloween decor, break out the winter coats, and start thinking about wrapping up the fall semester.

Although there are only a few short weeks left and those walks to class are getting ever the more chilly, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t still great things to check out, explore, and engage with on campus this month.


Polls open 8 to 8 on Nov. 8

What’s cooler than a cold November evening in Lincoln, Nebraska? Doing your civic duty by voting in the midterm elections on Nov. 8. The nonpartisan campus RSO Husker Vote Coalition has compiled all the resources you need to check your voter registration, polling place, ballot dropbox locations, and ballot information so you can stay informed and engaged!

Check out the Husker Vote Coalition’s helpful resources.

Gender Equity Conference

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 15 | Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium

Hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Women’s Center, this annual conference will feature eight TED Talk-style speakers on the subjects of leadership, advocacy, social justice and community impact in the context of gender equity and intersectionality. A lunchtime keynote address will be given by civil rights activist and former State Sen. Ernie Chambers. Come to be inspired, invigorated and to connect with fellow Huskers on important issues.

Learn more about the conference and view the schedule of programs.

Cookwell Class: Three-Course Thanksgiving

5:30 to 7 p.m., Nov. 17 | Recreation and Wellness Center, Wellness Kitchen

Love Thanksgiving, but hate to arrive empty-handed? If so, you should check out the upcoming CookWell Class on Thanksgiving recipes in the Wellness Kitchen at the East Campus Rec Center. The November edition of this monthly interactive cooking class will feature three simple Thanksgiving recipes for you to learn in preparation for the holiday. Go explore your inner chef while connecting with other students on campus! The class is $10 per person.

Sign up and find out more information.

Brenna Schmader, nutrition education coordinator, packages tortillias as  Meredith Brandt, junior in nutrition, and Brenna Mazour, a senior in psychology and dietetics, package other ingredients in the background.
Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing
Brenna Schmader, nutrition education coordinator, and students prepare ingredients in the Wellness Kitchen.

Shop the Blocks

4:30 p.m., Nov. 17 | Downtown Lincoln

Before you map out your Black Friday strategies and online shopping sprees at big box stores and online retailers, consider supporting local businesses by checking out the annual Shop the Blocks event in downtown Lincoln. This yearly ticketed shopping spree at favorite downtown stores celebrates our local businesses by giving shoppers an evening of late business hours, exclusive merchandise, special discounts and chances at big prizes.

Find additional details and ticketing information.

Visit Coffee Shops

You know what’s great when the weather gets cold? Literally any warm and delicious beverage from one of the many local coffee shops around Lincoln. And although it’s the season of giving thanks, you don’t need to thank us for already compiling a list of coffee shops to check out.

Craig Chandler | University Communication
One location of the Mill is at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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