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2216 N. 24th Street Omaha, NE 68110 Phone: (402) 346-4041 Fax: (402) 346-4064 Listed on the National Register of Landmark Places 2008      

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In the Village, Things to do, people to see, places to go!

August 2-4 - Zion Baptist Church, 2215 Grant St., 8th Annual Back-to-School Revival. Refreshments at 6:00 p.m. “RAP” (Real, Amazing People) Sessions begin at 6:15. Guest Evangelists will be Rev. Brian Page, Minister Desmond Robbins and Minister Tajuan Valentine. Guest youth choirs including New Era Baptist Congress Youth Rally Choir. The purpose of this revival is to save souls and to enhance our youth’s ability to succeed spiritually, academically, and socially in the upcoming school year.

August 2 – Washington Library, 2868 Ames Ave, hosts Neighborhood Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Try Hip-Hop line dancing or enjoy other entertainment, popcorn and refreshments.

July 30 – Love of Art & Music Festival featuring Evelyn “Champagne” King at Metro Community College from 12-5 p.m. A free day of family fun produced by LSL Entertainment. For more info, visit LSLENTERTAINMENT.COM.

July 26-29 - Zion Baptist Church, 2215 Grant St., will begin each night of its annual Vacation Bible School experience with a light meal at 5:00 and classes for all ages from pre-school to adults following at 6:00. Everyone is invited to attend this free experience. This year's theme is "The Ultimate Climb - Hiking Up to Meet God! Exodus 34:2b. For more info, or to register your family, phone the church office at 402.346.1502, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

July 23 – Native son Terence “Bud” Crawford defends his title against Viktor Postol on July 23 in his first HBO PPV headliner. Check local listings for broadcast time.

July 22 – Rockbrook Merchants Assn. hosts Camille Metoyer Moten in a one-hour concert at 7 p.m. at Rockbrook Village Shopping Center, 108th & Center.

July 22 – Fair Deal Village Marketplace Farmers Market held every Friday, 4-7 p.m., OEDC parking lot, 2221 N. 24th St.

July 21-22 - Back to School Giveaway at Holy Family Church, 1715 Izard St. from 4-7 p.m. $20 Voucher is to be used ONLY for socks and underwear for students in grades K-12. Parent or guardian must bring ID for each child (medical card or social security card or Form I-90). Space is limited. DO NOT BRING CHILDREN. Vouchers may be redeemed at Gordman stores at: 5808 N. 90 St. Omaha or 10515 S. 15 St. Bellevue.

July 21 – Healing Prayer Service at 7 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 5015 S. 80th St, Ralston.

July 19-22 – Nebraska Children’s Home Society presents Teen Chat 4-day summer series. Topics will cover: body image, goal setting, relationships with peers, decision making, dating violence and sexual health. Sessions will be held at the South Omaha Public Library, 2808 Q St., from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meals and prizes includes. Ask about transportation assistance. To register contact Esmeralda Bravo Ramos at 402.769.9643 or Janae Donaldson at 402.982.9136.

July 19 – Alzheimer’s Association Omaha Caregivers Support Group meets at Immanuel Fontenelle, 6809 N. 68th Plz at 5 p.m. For more info, phone Cheryl at 402.493.1373 or Elizabeth at 402.502.4301.

July 17 – Citywide Interdenominational Prayer Service for Healing, Healthy Relationships, and Hurting Families at 6 p.m. at Clair Memorial United Methodist Church, 5544 Ames Ave. Residents from across the city will gather to pray earnestly that ‘justice would roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.’

July 17 – Barber’s Eye, Nebraska’s Premier Barber & Stylist Expo, will be held at the Mid America Center from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Learn the latest trends and techniques from the top celebrity barbers and stylists in the industry. Register early, last year’s attendance was over 1100. For more info, phone 402.290.2805 or 402.515.2827.

July 16 – Open House Reception for Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St. at 9:30 a.m. Congressman Clyburn, the third highest ranking Democrat in Congress, will talk about the current crisis and address the public as part of the local “Black Votes Matter” initiative.

July 16 – Greater Beth-el Temple Ministries, 1502 N. 52nd St., hosts free family health fair and blood drive sponsored by GBT Health Professionals from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free lead and hearing tests, diabetic screenings and blood pressure checks. Info on heart attacks, strokes, cancer and more. Zumba fitness demos. American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 15 – SOS: Saving Our Sons Town Hall Meeting (First in the Series) hosted by the IMA at Koinonia and Friends of Christ Church, 3208 Corby St. at 6:30 p.m. Invite the young Black men in your life to attend this important town hall to have the conversation that every parent or guardian should have with their son(s).

July 15 – Fair Deal Village Marketplace Farmers Market held every Friday, 4-7 p.m., OEDC parking lot, 2221 N. 24th St.

July 4 – HAVE A FUN, SAFE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS!

July 4 – Food, Fun & Fireworks – A Celebration to Remember! Mark your calendar to spend the day in Brownville. Events will include breakfast, a 5K, 10K & half-marathon, dog show, parade, bike contest, face painting, lawn games, horse & buggy rides, boat rides, a beer garden & more. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.brownville-ne.com.

July 5- Velma Jean Sanders will host a 10-week Bible Study series on the Book of Revelation. The classes will be held each Tuesday, July 5 - September 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the UNO Thompson Center, 6705 Dodge St. For cost, more info or to register, visit www.godswordalive.net.

July 8-9 – Join African Culture Connection at “A Celebration of Storytelling: Voice of African Instruments,” at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. On 7/8, the African Village opens at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:00. On 7/9, the Village opens at 11 a.m., one-hour workshops for adults and students are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the performance begins at 3 p.m. The workshop is included in the admission cost. Space is limited. Purchase tickets at AfricanCultureConnection.org/get-involved. For more info, phone 402.556.5143.

July 9 – HAPPY 78TH ANNIVERSARY OMAHA STAR!!!

July 9 – Let’s Go Fishing! Levester Hooks Memorial Youth & Senior Fishing Tournament, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Benson Park. You must supply your own equipment & bait. Age groups: 12 & under, 13-16, 65 & over. Bring the family and enjoy a day of fishing and fellowship. Pre-registration required. For fees or more info, phone Linwood Coffin at 402.453.6112.

July 9 – North Omaha Summer Arts & No More Empty Pots will host an Art & Gardening class at Florence Branch Library, 2920 Bondesson St., from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Combine your passion for making and growing things in a fun-filled session painting art on clay pots and planting flowers. Supplies are provided. A light brunch will be served. To register or for more info, phone Pam at 402.502. 4669.

July 9 –Brave: Empowered to Produce presents I’m the Real MVP Workshop & Luncheon from 10:30 – noon at Clair Memorial United Methodist, 5544 Ames Ave. The event is for girls 12-18, and youth ministers and leaders. The registration cost includes the workshop and lunch. Facilitated by Moniki Canon, Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group.

July 17 – Barber’s Eye, Nebraska’s Premier Barber & Stylist Expo, will be held at the Mid America Center from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Learn the latest trends and techniques from the top celebrity barbers and stylists in the industry. Register early, last year’s attendance was over 1100. For more info, phone 402.290.2805 or 402.515.2827.

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Weather Forecast

Excessive Heat Warning

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3:55 AM CDT on July 23, 2016
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