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Spirits & Interesting People: SIP!

full_color_loogo_sip-01Join us Saturday, Jan. 26, from 7-11 PM, for a cocktail party that puts a spotlight on cool careers and hobbies!
It’s a cocktail party with a twist! We’ve got great drinks and a group of experts with cool careers and hobbies. You’ll get a chance to meet them and learn about the odd and interesting things they do. Ask them all the questions you can think of while enjoying our cash bar and hors d’oeuvres!

This year’s event will be held at the Hastings City Auditorium.

Perfect Event For:
Date Night
Holiday Parties
Girls’ Night Out
Book Club
Wine Club
A Fun Night Out!

Advance Reservations: $9 Members* | $13 Non-Members*
Walk-Ins: $15 Everyone*
*Plus Tax | This is a 21-and-older event.
To purchase tickets call 402.461.2399

See the evening’s schedule and a full list of speakers below!

6:45 p | Doors Open
7-7:45 | Social hour
7:45-8 | Introduction of speakers
8-9:05 | First round of experts
(10 mins @ each station, 3 mins in between)
9:05-9:25 | Intermission
9:25-10:30 | Second round of experts
(10 mins @ each station, 3 mins in between)
10:30-11 | Bonus Q&A with Speakers

This year at the bar, we will be serving beer from 1st Street, Thunderhead, domestic & premium beer, wine, and 2 signature cocktails:

Ensign Kombucha Cocktail
Wild Berry Kombucha, Lime juice and Vodka (130 calories!)

Mermaid Lemonade
Lemonade, Rum, and Blue Curacao


Our Interesting People

Mike Bockoven

Shay and Tim Burk
Comic books

Sam Clarke
Belly dancing

Beth Funkey and Caroline Kemp
What the Dickens? – English Bakery

Jon Garbisch
Associate Director of Cedar Point Biological Station
– Geology

Crystal and Brandi Heath-Veik
Barkin Bed-n-Bath Dog Grooming

Jessi Hoeft
Ensign Beverage – Kombucha

Tony Kavan
Nebraska State Patrol – Human trafficking

Ronnie O’Brien
Hospitality Management Instructor,
Central Community College-Hastings
– Pawnee Corn

Paranormal Research Society of Nebraska
Paranormal Investigation 

Carla Scheierman

Corey Stutte
City of Hastings Mayor

Danielle Wagoner
Uncommon Collections: Erasers

Ben Wheeler
Pheasants Forever – Prairie Fires

Kris Vrooman and Amber Klassen
Jord Producers – Mealworm growers

 More Speakers to be confirmed SOON!

  1. Brandi Bosier says:

    Transgender in Hastings. I can be available as a speaker on the 1st ever transgender woman elected as a delegate to the national Democrat party I’m a business owner in Hastings I also hold a national title as a female impersonator and have performed in Las Vegas in the list goes on

  2. Kevin Christiansen says:

    Curious if you have enough speakers. I’m an engineer at a small aerospace company,, Royal Engineered Composites. We manufacture advanced composites for various first and second tier manufacturers such as Boeing , Northrop Grumman, Bell Helicopters.
    I also have a non traditional background as I worked as a chef for many years prior to becoming an engineer.
    My phone number is3088309067 if you need anything.
    Have a great day.
    Very best
    Kevin C

  3. Kevin, thank you for your inquiry. We do have 10 speakers confirmed and are waiting to hear from a few more. We usually have about 14 speakers. We would be happy to put you on a list of potential speakers and if we can’t fit you in this year maybe next. You job sound exactly like what we want to showcase at this event. Please send your contact info this this email: education@hastingsmuseum.org and if we need more speaker we will let you know.

    Thanks again,

    Hastings Museum

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