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Omaha Star Events Calendar

April 25, 2014 Issue


April 25 – Deadline to register to vote using any method other than going to the Election Commission office in person.  If you miss the deadline, the office will be open until 6 pm through May 2, 2014.  The address is 225 N. 115th St.


April 26 – 1st Annual Dentistry from the Heart, free dental care, hosted by Quality Dental Care will be held at 713 N. 132nd St from 8 am – 4 pm.  Arrive early – registration begins at 7:30 am.  Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.  The first 75 patients are guaranteed to be seen.  For more info, phone 402.431.8844.


April 26 – Shred paperwork to help prevent ID theft from 8 am till noon in the parking lot of Methodist Health System at 85th & Dodge St.  Limit of 3 boxes or bags.


April 26 – Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal from 10 am – 2 pm.  Participating locations include, Walgreens at 30th & Lake, Walgreens at 24th & Vinton, Westroads Mall:  Safety Expo in the northeast parking lot.  For a complete list of locations, visit or


April 26 – Help support former foster youth by donating furniture and household items to the Youth Mart Independent Living Donation Center.  The Spring Donation Drive will run from 10 am – 3 pm at the Omaha Home for Boys campus, 4343 N. 52nd St.  Visit for details or contact Tierra O’Neal at 402.457.7031 with questions.


April 26 – No More Empty Pots will conduct a spring cooking demo at 1 pm at the Washington Branch Library, 2868 Ames Ave.  Event is free and open to the public.  For more info, phone 402.444.4849.


April 26 – Sunday’s Best Fashion Show & Luncheon at Allen Chapel AME, 2842 Monroe St.  Fashions include:  after five, dress and sports attire modeled by men, women and children.  For tickets and more info, phone 402.502.8003.


April 26 – Amaranthus Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star presents "RE-LIVE YOUR PROM" at 7 pm at the Elks Club, 2420 Lake St.  Tickets are available in advance and at the door. Dress from the decade of your graduation! All proceeds go to scholarships for local graduating high school seniors. Contact Althea at 402.708.1258 or Karen 402.651.8690 for tickets.


April 27 – Clair Memorial United Methodist Church Women's Day Celebration will feature speaker Minister Teela Mickles at the 10:30 am worship service.  Minister Mickles is the Founder and CEO of Compassion in Action, Inc.  Clair Memorial is located at 5544 Ames Avenue.  Rev. Portia A. Cavitt is the Pastor.


April 27 – The Anti-Defamation League will open TypecastRecast, an innovative public art exhibit located at the corner of 12th & Cass St. in North Downtown Omaha at 1 pm.  The exhibit will run through fall 2014.


April 27 – Omaha’s Oasis Hookah Bar will be featured on Bar Rescue on Spike TV.  Check your local listings for times.


April 29 – Heartland Family Service and Holy Name Housing Corp. will hold the groundbreaking ceremony for the North Omaha Intergenerational Campus from 9-10 am at 43rd & Fort St.  The ceremony will include addresses by local dignitaries, including Mayor Stothert.


April 29–May 4 – First National Bank and the South Omaha Business Assn. will present the annual Cinco de Mayo Omaha festival in South Omaha.  Keeping with the theme of “Food, Fun & Fiesta,” features include Spice of South O, where festival goers will be invited to savor the flavor of authentic Mexican fare from local restaurants and food vendors along with live music, margaritas and other festivities.  Other highlights include a parade, a beer garden, exhibitors and contests for all ages.  For a full list of events, visit


April 29 – STD testing at the Washington Branch Library, 2868 Ames Ave, at 2 pm.  For more info, phone 402.444.4849.


April 30 – Funny Bone’s 4th Annual Comedy for Cancer fundraiser proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society via the Sarpy County Relay for Life.  For details and more info, phone 402.813.9424 or visit


May 3 – Bible Truth Ministries in Bellevue and The Worship Center North 24th Street Church of God are hosting “Nacho Momma’s Kitchen Cooking Competition” from 1-4 pm at Bible Truth, 2402 Franklin St. in Bellevue.  The event is a fundraiser for the youth ministries of both churches.  Guest judges include The Food Network’s “Big Mama,” from Big Mama’s Kitchen in Omaha.  For more info, visit or phone 402.292.9499.


May 4 – The Rose Theater will host an audition for youth roles in “A Wrinkle In Time” at 2 pm.  Youth actors must be at least 10 years of age.  Actors of all types are welcome and must go to The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.  Minority actors are wanted for lead roles.  Auditions will consist of prepared monologues and cold readings from the script.  Auditions by appointment only.  Email for an appointment.


May 5 – The Salem Baptist Church Laymen and The New Era Laymen of Nebraska present “Real Men, Real Talk Barbershop Bible Study” at Cross Cuts Barber Shop, 3424 N. 72nd St.  Real men speaking about real issues and concerns related to men.  Featured speaker is Gene Haynes, Principal of Omaha North High Magnet School.


May 6 – North Omaha Precinct will host Coffee with a Cop at Harold’s Koffee House, 8327 N. 30th St. from 8-9 am.  No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

                                                                          Save the Date

Mike Yanney and the 100 Black Men of Omaha will host a fundraiser and gala on May 10th at 6 pm at the Hilton Omaha. The guest speaker will be Admiral Cecil D. Haney. For more info, phone 402.934.7065 or visit


The Empowerment Network will host its 7th Anniversary Conference on Friday, May 16th at the Doubletree Hilton, 1616 Dodge St from 7:45 am until 4 pm. Registration is now open. Phone 402.502.5153 for more info.


Don’t miss an evening with the legendary Maya Angelou. Her words will move you. Her spirit will lift you. Monday, June 9 at 7:30 pm at the Orpheum. Tickets are on sale now at 402.345.0606 or


Native Omaha Days in Southern California 2014 will be held Oct. 16-19.  RSVP deadline is May 31st.  For details or more info, phone Dorothy Smith at 602.369.7944, Bill Parr at 323.656.1527 or Dolores Wesley at 626.791.7076.