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July 31 – Great Plains Black History Museum will host book signings from 5-8 p.m. at 2221 N. 24th St. Authors Dr. Catherine Pope (In Search of the Crown Miss Omaha 1969) and Preston Love Jr. (Economic Cataracts) will be available to sign books and discuss their work. The books will be available for sale

July 31 – Banister’s Leadership Academy will host a Families Against Violence Block Party from 2-9 p.m. at Conestoga Elementary, 2193 Burdette St. Activities during this free event include: a bounce house, face painting, clowns, story-telling, a poetry slam, live music, line dancing and more.

July 31 - City of Omaha water hydrant parties will be held at: 78th & Hascall St. (1-2 p.m.); 5105 So. 37th St. (2:30-3:30 p.m.); 106th & Spring St. (4-5 p.m.)

July 30 – Film Streams, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and The Union for Contemporary Art will present a special free screening of JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET at 7 p.m. at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, followed by discussion with directors Karen Thorsen and Douglas k. Dempsy. Tickets are limited to two per person and can be reserved at 402.933.0259.

July 30 – City of Omaha will rename a portion of Burt Street – Johnny Rodgers Street at 4:00 p.m. Ceremony will take place at 32nd & Burt. The community is encouraged to once again cheer for Johnny as he receives this honor.

July 29 – Rodney Perry at the FunnyBone Comedy Club. Visit funnybone.com for more info.

July 28 – Douglas County Historical Society will feature Paul Hedren’s book “Ho! For the Black Hills: Captain Jack Crawford Reports the Black Hills Gold Rush and Great Sioux War” at their A Page from Our Past author event, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at their Library Archives Center. For cost and registration, phone 402.455.9990 ext. 101.

July 27 - City of Omaha water hydrant parties will be held at: 29th & Bondesson St. (1-2 p.m.); 14th Ave & Ellison (2:30-3:30 p.m.); 33rd & Sprague St. (4-5 p.m.).

July 27 – August 3 – Native Omahans Days Homecoming Celebration. See calendar in this issue.

July 25 – AARP Mid-City Chapter 5253 will host Seniors on the Move: Helpful Living Information from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Malcolm X Foundation, 3448 Evans St. Featured speakers will be Alzheimer’s Midlands Chapter President Vivyonne Ewing and Program & Public Policy Director Clayton Freeman. Refreshments will be served. The event is free. For more info, phone Mary at 402.457.5169.

July 25 – The North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance (NONA) will host a Canvassing Block Party at the Washington Branch Library, 2868 Ames Ave. Canvassing neighborhoods (knocking door to door) will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The block party for children and adults will be held from 1-5 p.m. For more info, phone 402.739.2288.

July 18 – North Omaha Summer Arts, No More Empty Pots and WhyArts? are teaming with Florence branch library to create useable garden art with clay pots and plant pollinators to promote bee health and growth. The free project will be held at the library, 2920 Bondesson St. from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. For more info, phone Pam Berry at 402.502.4669.

July 18 - Dr. Richard Brown will sign his book "Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories from Failures Blessings" at the Great Plains Black History Museum Crossroads exhibit space from 3-4:30 p.m. “Unstoppable” will be available for sale at the signing.

July 19 -- City of Omaha water hydrant parties will be held at: 430 S. 20th St. (1-2 p.m.); 25th & J St. (2:30-3:30 p.m.); 28th & Harrison St. (4-5 p.m.).

July 20 - City of Omaha water hydrant parties will be held at: 9270 Cady Ave. (1-2 p.m.); Gallagher Park (2:30-3:30 p.m.); 42nd & Erskine St. (4-5 p.m.).

July 20 – Monday Night at the Movies features Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing. Movie begins at sunset

July 21 – Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group will meet in the 1st floor conference room at Immanuel Fontenelle, 6809 N. 68th Plz, at 5 p.m. Individuals providing care or support to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are welcome to attend. For more info, phone Cheryl at 402.493.1373 or Anna at 402.991.8435.

July 23 & 24 – Holy Family Church Back to School Giveaway at 1715 Izard St. from 4-7 p.m. While quantities last, $20 vouchers will be issued to be redeemed at one of the following Gordman stores: 5808 N. 90th St. or 10515 S. 15th St. in Bellevue. Vouchers are to be used only for the purchase of students’ (K-12) socks and underwear. Parents or guardians must bring ID for each child, i.e. medical cards or social security cards or birth certificates or qualification for free/reduced lunch. Space is limited so leave the children at home. Vouchers will be issued while quantities last.

July 23 – Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands will host an Insulin Pump and CGM Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. at Madonna Rehab Hospital, 5401 South St., in Lincoln. For more info, phone 402.399.8444 ext. 2.

July 23 – The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) will open traveling exhibit “No Roads Lead to Buxton” with a presentation at the Council Bluffs Library, 400 Willow Ave. Join them from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as they explore the history of this “black man’s utopia.” The exhibit will be on display through August 21.

July 24 - Kids from OPS "Making Invisible Histories Visible" project present their findings about Charles B. Washington and other individuals they are researching at 2 p.m. at the UNO Community Engagement Center.

July 24 - Rockbrook Village presents Friday Night Concerts from 7-8 p.m. on their outdoor plaza. Featured artists are Soldiers of Soul (R&B/Soul).

July 24 – Council Bluffs Parks & Rec and Bluffs Arts Council host free movies in Bayliss Park at dusk (9 p.m.) on Fridays. This week’s movie is The Sandlot.

July 25 – The North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance (NONA) will host a Canvassing Block Party at the Washington Branch Library, 2868 Ames Ave. Canvassing neighborhoods (knocking door to door) will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The block party for children and adults will be held from 1-5 p.m. For more info, phone 402.739.2288.

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