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In The Village

Things to do, people to see, places to go…

                                                         October 31, 2014 Edition

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 or

November 1 – In observance of Native American Heritage Month, 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 – The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing will hold its annual Nursing Showcase from 2-4 pm, for those interested in becoming nurses. The event will be held in the college’s Center for Nursing Science building at 4101 Dewey Ave.  Doors open at 1:45 pm. To reserve a seat and for more info, contact the college at 402.559.4110 or

November 2 – The Omaha Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc will host their Miss Jabberwock Scholarship Informational Tea from 3-5 pm at the Abrahamson Library, 5111 N. 90th St. Girls in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend with a parent.

November 3 – Deadline for in-person early voting at Election Commission office is 5:00 pm.

November 4 – Statewide Gubernatorial General Election Day.  Polls open from 8 am until 8 pm.  VOTE!

November 4 – Deadline to return early voting ballot to Election Commission office or drop box location, 8 pm.

November 4 – Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, will give an overview of Ebola at the next Omaha Science Café to be held at 7 pm at the Slowdown, 729, N. 14th St.  A former assistant surgeon general, Dr. Khan served at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 23 years before retiring as the director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. For more information about Science Cafes, go to

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.  For more info, phone 402.331.4054.

November 7 – In observance of Native American Heritage Month, Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St, will host “Children’s Stories, Animal Stories, and Traditional Lakota Stories,” at 4pm.

November 7 – 15th Annual Omaha Blues Jazz & Gospel Festival, featuring Pieces of A Dream and Jeff Lorber Fusion, at MCC Fort Omaha Institute for Culinary Arts at 7 pm.  For more info, see ad in this week’s issue.

November 7 – Deadline to register for the Domestic Violence Council’s United to End Abuse Truth Leadership training for survivors of intimate partner violence.  Attendees will use their story as a process to create social change and increase safety in our communities.  Training will include information on public speaking and training, developing & delivering your message and more.  The free workshop will be held on Nov. 15 from 9 am – 4:30 pm at King of Kings Church, 11615 I St.  To register, contact Christon at 402.210.2195 of  Space is limited.

November 8 – In observance of Native American Heritage Month, Benson Library, 6015 Binney St, will offer “Harvesting Food and Medicine in the Dakota Tradition” as part of its Common Soil Seed Library at 2 pm.

November 8 – In observance of Native American Heritage Month, South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St, welcomes Matthew “Sitting Bear” Jones for “Kiowa Tales:  Native American Stories,” at 2 pm.

November 8 – NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at Creighton’s Mike and Josie Harper Center at 20th & Burt St.  The social hours will begin at 6 pm, followed by the formal program and dinner at 7:00 and a dance at 9:00.  For costs and more info, phone 402.345.6227.

November 8 – Strands From The Heart presents the 1st Annual Soul Train Benefit from 9 pm – 2 am at Rhythmz Lounge, 10841 Q St.  For more info, email  A rep will contact you within 24 hours.

November 9 – National Coalition of 100 Black Women hosts a Father-Daughter High School Scholarship Luncheon at Ramada Plaza, 3321 S. 72nd St, from 1:30-4:30 pm.  For more info, phone 402.203.3406.

November 9 – High school seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend an orientation for the Omaha Chapter of the Links Incorporated’s 2015 Cotillion Debutante Ball from 3-5 pm, at Zion Baptist Church, 2215 Grant St.  RSVP by Nov. 2 by phoning Terri Sanders, 402.216.3852.

November 11 – Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St, will host UNO’s Jazz Combo featuring Harry Watters.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Concert begins at 7:30 pm.  For reserve seating, phone 402.502.5291.