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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      


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

Save the Date September 10 – Black Votes Matter “Get Out the Vote” kick-off in the OSBN parking lot (24th & Lake).

September 1 – AARP will offer free computer classes for older adults at the Florence library, 2920 Bondesson, at 10 a.m. every Thursday through Sept. 22.

August 27 - The Bemis Center is hosting a free “pie social” from 4-6 p.m., at its Carver Bank location, 2416 Lake St. This potluck-style community-driven gathering brings people together around delicious pie and topical issues impacting their lives. August’s Pie Social will explore the artist’s role in planning, designing, and (re)constructing our built environment. Seating is limited, register in advance at bemiscenter.eventbrite.com.

August 27 – Attend the 10th annual Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer being held at Ramada Inn Center, at 5:30 p.m. Festivities include: silent and live auctions, music, delicious food and beverages. For ticket prices and more info, visit the Metro Area Youth Foundation website at www.SummerBashforCCC.org.

August 27 – Black & Blue Town Hall Meeting: Moving the Dial Toward Healthy Engagement hosted by Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance at noon at Howard Kennedy Elementary, 2906 N. 30th St. For more info, phone Pastor Tony E. Sanders, Jr. at 402-214-1216.

August 26-27 - The BELONG Tour is a two-day experience challenging women to discover their purpose, pursue their passion, and live out their faith. It is a call for women of all walks of life to connect more deeply with their own dreams and purpose—and within their relationships and communities. The dynamic communicators and special guests appearing throughout the tour will share insights from their personal life stories. Through humor and vulnerability, they will create an environment that invites authentic connection and sharing, encouraging women to dig deeply and live their lives in a big way. The tour will be headlined by a diverse group of highly sought after authors, speakers, and artists. On 8/26, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and on 8/27, doors open at 8:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Firestone Farm Tires Ticket Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Discounted group tickets may be purchased by calling the BELONG customer service center at 1-888-550-8910. For more information, visit belongtour.com.

August 26 – Kaneko, 1111 Jones St., hosts UNO Women’s Archive Project Reception at 7 p.m. The free reception will celebrate the launch of the new UNO Women’s Archive website: http://wap.lib.unomaha.edu. Enjoy stories of UNO women, past and present, listen to students talk about their experiences writing the stories, and meet some of the remarkable women featured in the archives.

August 26 – VNA will present River Bash ‘n Brew from 6-11 p.m. at Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Casino. This fun, unique event will raise funds and awareness for VNA’s services for vulnerable mothers, children and families. Entertainment includes: live music, a snake charmer/belly dancer, juggling mime, caricature artists, fire dancers, a psychic medium and a Tarot card reader. This is a 21-and-over event. For ticket prices and more info, visit thevnacares.org.

August 25 – Countryside Community Church Center for Faith Studies presents lecturer Melvin Bray at 7 p.m. What if we could actually change the world by telling better stories? Let’s learn how. A workshop will be held at 8 a.m. on Aug. 26. Both events will be held at the church, 8787 Pacific St. For cost or more info, phone 402.391.0350 x119 or visit centerforfaithstudies.org.

August 23 – Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., will host Parenting in the Digital Age: Social Media at 6 p.m. Join Common Sense Media for a conversation about how parents can guide their children in making better choices regarding social media use. Register at dospace.org. For more info, phone 402-819-4022

August 20 – Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 5555 Larimore Ave, will host a community picnic from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fun, food, fellowship, and a clothes give away.

August 13 - Jack Coleman LIVE brings smooth sounds and sensations to Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St. Unwind from the week on a summer’s night! Doors open at 7 p.m. For cost and more info, phone 402-502-5291.

August 14 -Nothing says summer like fresh-picked sweet corn! Lauritzen Gardens celebrates this backyard favorite and Nebraska’s agricultural jewel during the annual Sweet Corn Festival. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, entertainment and plenty of delicious, locally grown sweet corn. They can hop on the hayrack ride, cool off with free samples of “Nebraska Sweet Corn” ice cream, purchase freshly popped kettle corn and learn about corn through fun, educational activities. The Festival is included with regular garden admission, however, the 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. event is free for garden members and children under six.

August 15 – Omaha Parks Foundation will dedicate the newly renovated nature themed playground expansion at Elmwood Park from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Renovations include a life-like log crawl through, lady bug play piece, builder complex with a rope/net climber, a grouping of evergreen tree climbers and new swings.

August 16 – Alzheimer’s Association Omaha Caregivers Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. at Immanuel Fontenelle, 6809 N. 58th Plz. For more info, contact Cheryl at 402-493-1373 or Elizabeth at 402-502-4301.

August 18 – Healing Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5015 S. 80th St., in Ralston.

August 20 – Free to the Public! NORTHfest, featuring live music, a pancake feed, a kids’ zone and more, will be held at Levi Carter Park from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

August 19 – Logan Fontenelle Residence Alumni Assn. fish fry will be held from 10 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. at Lothrop Social Hall, 3232 N. 24th St. Dinner includes catfish fillet, spaghetti, green beans plus dessert. Delivery on 3 or more dinners. Phone 402-459-0346.

August 20 - Salem Baptist Church will sponsor a Deputy Registrar Training for the November 8, 2016 General Election from 10 a.m-12 p.m. at the Salem Food Pantry, 2205 North 24th Street. To register contact Diane Johnson at 402-455-5509 or Terrie Jackson Miller at 402-573-6411.

August 20 – A.V. Sorensen Library and Community Center, 4808 Cass St., will host an open house from 10 a.m. – noon. Enjoy refreshments and activities and meet the directors of the Omaha Public Library and the City Parks & Rec department.

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