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Dec. 5 – The ever popular community event, Christmas in the Village, returns for the 5th year. Hosted by the Empowerment Network and Partners, the family centered holiday favorite includes: carriage rides, a live Nativity scene, Santa visits, treats, craft activities, a holiday boutique, free books, free toys and lots of fun on North 24th Street between Ohio and Burdette. Bundle up the family and kick-off the holiday season in the village from noon till 5 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Holiday shoppers looking for out-of-the-ordinary gifts will find an array of choices when the annual Physicians Mutual and WOWT Holiday Market returns to Aksarben from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The open-air market is housed under heated tents that encompass approximately 14,000 square feet on Mercy Road at 67th St.

Dec. 6 – Wells Fargo Family Festival offers the community an opportunity to experience many of downtown’s attractions for free from noon till 5 p.m. Free trolley service will transport families to participating locations: Wells Fargo downtown branch, Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Barn, The Durham Museum, W. Dale Clark Library and Joslyn. Participating locations will offer free admission and family activities.

Dec. 6 - Joyful Noise: A Gospel Christmas featuring Salem Baptist Church returns to the Holland, 1200 Douglas St. Omaha Performing Arts in collaboration with Salem Baptist Church presents two performances of this holiday tradition on December 6 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Ticket Omaha box office at the Holland Center, by phone at 402.345.0606 or on the website: ticketomaha.com.

Dec. 8 – Abide Ministries host “Lights of Hope” light display and Christmas caroling event from 6-8 p.m., on Fowler Street between 31st and 34th.

Dec. 8 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educators, Natalia Bjorklund and Lindsay Chichester, Ph.D., will share their passions of bees and beef, as they dispel myths, provide fun facts, and leave listeners with a better understanding of the role of the Nebraska Extension office at the next Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m., at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Dec. 9 – The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., will host auditions for two of its upcoming shows. Adult and youth (ages 8 and over) auditions for Honk! The Musical will be held at 6 p.m. Auditions for adult roles in Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play: The Musical will also be held at 6 p.m. Callbacks for all roles will be held on Dec. 10. Auditions are by appointment only. Email auditions@rosetheater.org for an appointment.

Dec. 11 – Clair’s December Giveaway will be held at 5544 Ames Ave, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free items include boy and girl apparel, toys, canned goods, furniture and more. The Giveaway will be repeated on Dec. 12 from 7-11 a.m. Visitors may only participate once during the Giveaway.

Dec. 12 - You can help bring the life-changing joy of books to young people in the Douglas County Youth Center by participating in the Crossroads Barnes & Noble Holiday book fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Just tell the staff when you check out that you want your purchases to benefit the Douglas County Youth Center (DCYC). Youth Center staff will be on hand to talk about the Center’s programs, read books, and participate in craft activities with your children. Buy a book, a magazine, a pastry, or your favorite latte, and a portion of what you spend will go toward buying books for the young people at DCYC. For more info, phone Sue Helming at 402.444.1702.

Dec. 12 - Santa is coming to Werner Park and families will have a chance to eat breakfast with the big guy as part of The Storm Chasers’ “Cheerfest.” Included in the ticket price is a pancake breakfast, a Meet and Greet and three color 4x6 photos with Santa. Two sessions are planned: 8:45-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. A limit of 50 guests can register for each session. Children under two will not need a ticket. Tickets are available at www.omahastormchasers.com, or by phoning 402.738.5131.

Dec. 12 – The Empowerment Network will host the 9th Annual State of North Omaha Summit from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Metro Community College’s Culinary Institute on the Fort Omaha campus.

Dec. 12 – Boystown Christmas Family Festival will be held at the Village of Boystown, 137th & West Dodge Rd., from 1-5 p.m. Free activities include meeting Santa Claus, decorating cookies, candy cane coloring, making ornaments and tours of Father Flanagan’s former residence. For more info, phone 1.800.625.1400. klewis@omahahomeforboys.org or 402.457.7165. For more info, visit www.omahahomeforboys.org.

Dec. 13 – Omaha Police Department’s SE precinct holiday celebration will be held at South High, 4519 S. 24th St., from 1-4 p.m. See Santa arrive on his sleigh and get a photo with the jolly guy. Enjoy an afternoon of refreshments, fun and treats.

Dec. 15 – The Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group meets at Immanuel Fontenelle, 6809 N. 68th Plz, in the 1st floor conference room at 5 p.m. All individuals providing care to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are welcome. For more info, phone Cheryl at 402.493.1373 or Anna at 402.991.8435

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