Please read the paper for more information and details.
Notes: Email your events 2 weeks in advance to Marguerita@omahastarinc.com
In The Village
Things to do, people to see, places to go…
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 25 – St. John A.M.E., 22nd & Willis Ave, will host a fashion show, luncheon and silent auction, from 12- 2 pm. Doors open at 11:30 am. For tickets or more info, phone 402.345.1070.
October 25 – R-Style Band, live in concert, at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St, at 9 pm. Reserve tables at 402.502.5291.
October 26 – The Omaha Area College Fair will be held at UNO Sapp Fieldhouse, 6001 Dodge St, from 1-4 pm. Register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to streamline your College Fair visit.
October 27 – Make your voice heard! Join a free conversation about juvenile justice in Omaha at North High, 4410 N. 36th St, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Free food, beverages, and childcare will be provided. Phone FSG at 617.502.6129 to register.
October 27 – Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Jean Stothert at 7 pm, at Saddlebrook Library, 14850 Laurel Ave.
October 28 – MAPA will host its 2nd public meeting on bicycle & pedestrian needs and where future facilities should be developed, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the UNO campus. Plan to park in Lot B on campus. An attendant will indicate where parking is available.
October 29 – Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed to a specific address is 4:00 pm.
October 29 – North Omaha Area Healthy Young Adult Health Initiative will offer free STD screenings, flu shots, blood pressure checks and educational materials on reproductive health and medical referrals from 10 am – 4 pm at MCC’s Fort Omaha campus, Bldg 10.
October 29 – The final public meeting regarding the $1.3 million Benson Business District renovation project will be held at 6:30 pm at Aromas Coffeehouse, 6051 Maple St. The meeting is for merchants, property owners, and residents to review and provide input on proposed design & construction plans. For more info, contact Pete Festersen at 402.444.5527.
October 29 – Florence Branch Library, 2920 Bondesson St, will host a Spooktacular from 6:30-8:00 pm. For more info, phone 402.444.5299.
October 30 – Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Jean Stothert at 7 pm, at Swanson Library, 90th & Dodge.
October 31 – Omaha NAACP hosts Harvest of Readers Fall Celebration at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St, from 6-8 pm. NAACP Reads encourages parents to increase reading time with their children. Dyselxia is the most common reading disability with approximately 1 out of every 5 people struggling with the disability. The Lego Movie will be featured. Free hot dogs, chips, drinks, candy, dental kits and books. For more info, phone Clarice Jackson at 402.612.2278.
November 1 – Try a high energy, fun, Latin dance-based calorie burning cardio workout when the American Heart Assn & Black Family Health Wellness Assn, Inc. host “Party Yourself into Shape & Let’s Get Moving!” from 10 am – noon at Blackburn High, 2606 Hamilton St. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. There will be giveaways, snacks, smoothies and more. For more info, email Tru-Kechia.Smith@heart.org or Theolamcooper@aol.com.
November 1 – Florence Library, 2920 Bondesson St, invites adults and teens to create dream catchers and learn about their cultural significance and history. Supplies will be provided. Event begins at 2:30 pm.
November 1 – Spend a fun filled day watching football on the big screen at the 4th Annual Bryant Center Assn Football & Chili Cook-Off fundraising event, from noon – 5 pm at St. Benedict the Moor Church social hall, 2423 Grant St. Individual and family rates include chili, beverage and dessert. Hot dogs will be available for kids. Beer & wine will be available for an additional donation. Proceeds benefit the 2014/15 CYO basketball teams (ages 7-13).
November 2 – Mercy High School’s annual Open House will be held from 12:30–3:00 pm at the school, 1501 S. 48th St. The event is for 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls and their parents who are interested in attending Mercy.
November 3 – Deadline for in-person early voting at Election Commission office is 5:00 pm.
November 4 – The United Methodist Women of Trinity United Methodist Church will serve their Annual Election Day Soup & Pie Meal from 11 am – 7:00 pm, in Trinity’s Johnson Community Center, 8009 ‘Q’ St in Ralston. The ticket price includes a bowl of freshly-made chicken noodle soup or homemade chili, crackers, raw veggies, pie, and a beverage. For more info, phone 402.331.4054.
November 4 – Statewide Gubernatorial General Election Day. Polls open from 8 am until 8 pm. VOTE!
Save the Date:
NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 8. For costs and more info, phone 402.345.6227.