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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!

Nov. 29 – Black Sunday Community Outreach, hosted by Mount Zion Community Church, will be held at South Omaha YMCA, 3010 R St., from 2-4 p.m. Free activities include dinner, health screenings and haircuts.

Nov. 28 - University of Nebraska Medical Center opens its outdoor ice skating rink through Jan 31. The rink is located just east of 42nd Street, between Emile St. & Dewey Ave. Admission includes skates (cash or credit card only-no checks or debit cards). Hours are: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 4-8 p.m., Tuesday- Friday and 12-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday. The rink will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The rink is closed on Mondays. For more info, phone 402. 559.5192.

Nov. 25 - Enjoy the area's ultimate Mobile Video Game Theater! Luxury, climate-controlled limo-style theater, seven HUGE High-Definition TV's, incredible sound, and laser and LED lighting. Everyone will have a blast at the Washington Branch Library, 2868 Ames Ave, from 4-7 p.m. For more info, phone 402.444.4849.

Nov. 24 - The Omaha Symphony will perform a free holiday concert at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2728 Y St., at 7 p.m. The concert will feature the Omaha South High School Concert Choir and the La Fuerza South High School Dance Company, the Gateway Elementary Chorus, and the Kroc Center Music Ministry Chorus.

Nov. 21 – Omaha Branch NAACP will host their Freedom Fund Banquet at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with the formal program and dinner following at 6:00. Keynote speaker will be Hillary O. Shelton, Director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau/Senior Vice President for Advocacy & Policy. For tickets or more info, phone 402.345.6227.

Dec. 1 – Dr. Marguerita Washington Day in Omaha, Nebraska

Dec. 2 – The Hungry Club will meet from noon till 1:00 p.m. at Big Mama’s Kitchen, 3223 N. 45th St. The guest speaker will be Dona Smith host of 1690 AM’s radio-internet show “Surviving Life’s Tribulations.” Dona has over 23 years of experience as a youth coach, advocate and mentor. However, recently she became a survivor of suicide which is the second-leading cause of death among Nebraska youths ages 15-24 and the third-leading cause for those ages 10-14.

Dec. 2 – Black Men United and UNO will host Salaam Yusef, a member of the Central Park 5, at Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO, 6001 Dodge St. in rooms 201/205, from 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 14 – Empowerment Network Education in North Omaha Summit at North High School, 4410 N. 36th St. from 8:30-11 a.m. Update on schools, break-out sessions on equity, student achievement, family & community engagement, innovative schools and more. Speaker will be Byron v. Garrett.

Dec. 2 – The whimsy of A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life through pianist Cyrus Chestnut when he performs in the intimate 1200 Club at the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St., at 7 p.m. Relax before the holiday bustle as Chestnut’s trio stokes warm memories of the magic of the season. Tickets are available at TicketOmaha.com or 402.345.0606.

Dec. 4 – It’s another Christmas Extravaganza, 4318 Fort St. (former St. Richard’s Church), from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Antiques, crafts, pictures and all occasion items for the entire family. Raffles and free gifts for all.

Dec. 3 – The Omaha Home for Boys kicks-off the 2015 holiday season ‘Home’ for the Holidays from 3-6 p.m. Festivities take place at the Home’s main campus, 4343 N. 52nd St. The open house begins with snacks and activities at the Youth and Family Services Building followed by cottage tours and hayrack rides throughout the 58-acre campus. Families are encouraged to come and have their kids’ photo taken FREE with Santa Claus. Close out the festivities by visiting youth in their cottages for snacks and conversation, and then gather in Cottage Circle for the annual lighting of the campus tree and cottages. Please RSVP to Kelley at klewis@omahahomeforboys.org or 402.457.7165. For more info, visit www.omahahomeforboys.org.

Dec. 5 – Enjoy Cookies with Santa at 11 a.m. in the Mercy Hall Dining Room, at the College of Saint Mary, 7000 Mercy Rd. Celebrate the Christmas season - bring the kids, take pictures with Santa and frost delicious sugar cookies! RSVP online at CSM.edu/Santa. All are welcome!

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 – 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. Save the Date Dec. 28 – Members of the Harambee Afrikan Cultural Organization at the State Prison in Lincoln, NE will host their annual Kwanzaa observance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. focusing on the fourth principle Ujima (collective work & responsibility). Persons wishing to attend must complete a security and confirmation form and send them to the prison no later than Dec. 15. Persons attending must be at least 19 years of age and cannot be on the visiting list of anyone imprisoned with the NE Department of Corrections. For forms and more info, phone 402.479.3379.

HEADLINE NEWS November 6, 2015


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