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Omaha Star Events Calendar

April 18, 2014 Issue

April 18 – Jazz After 5 at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center features Darryl White.  Doors open at 5 pm.  Live music begins at 6:00.  For admission cost and more info, phone 402.502.5291.

April 19 – Attend the “American Promise” screening & discussion from 10 am – 1 pm at Goodwill Industries, 4805 N. 72nd St.  Reservations required by phoning 402.502.9788.  Refreshments will be served.

April 19 -The 24th Annual Earth Day Omaha, the city’s largest ecological showcase and celebration, will take place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Elmwood Park.  All activities are designed to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy at home and at work. For more info, visit

April 19 – Use recycled materials to create and decorate a drum to take home from the Abrahams Branch Library.  Project begins at 11 am.  For more info, phone 402.444.6284.

April 19The NAACP will hold its annual ACT-SO Competition at North High Magnet (4410 N. 36 St.), from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  An awards ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m.  Students in grades 9-12 will have the option of competing in up to three of the 26 categories in science, humanities, performing arts, visual arts and business.

April 19 – Upcycle those leftover milk jugs into reusable lunch & snack containers at the Saddlebrook Branch Library at 1 pm.  Registration is required.  For more info, phone 402.884.7473.

April 19 – Urban Omaha Entertainment presents The House of Groove featuring Ed Archibald from 8-9 pm and Amir Flanigan & The Last Few from 9-10 pm.  Top off the evening with DJs Bizzy B, Mista Soull, & DJ Real during the After Groove from 10 pm – 1:00 am.  VIP tables and preferred seating available.  For more info, phone Miguel at 402.915.2863.

April 22 – NFC April Community Partner Meeting will take place from 8:30-10:00 am at the DC Centre. Meeting topics include: Adoption and Trauma: Adverse Childhood Experiences, a data discussion and an update on Legislative Bill 660. NFC will also recognize several individuals and agencies in the community that have distinguished themselves as outstanding partners in serving children and families. Light refreshments will be provided from 8:00- 8:30am.

April 22 – Join Jim Esch, candidate for the NE Public Service Commission, for a Community Dialogue at Family Housing Advisory Services, 2401 Lake St. from 12-1:30 pm.

April 22Catholic Charities’ micro business program will present ‘Building Value to Close Sales’ at the Business & Technology Center (2505 N. 24 St.) from 6-8 pm for business owners needing to increase their revenues. The event is free.  For more info or to register, phone 402.453.5336 or email

April 22Explore the Red Planet with NASA engineer Kobie Boykins at 7:30 pm at the Holland Center Kiewit Hall.  Boykins helped design the famous Mars Rovers. You’ll hear his story of the rovers’ success, see the latest images from Mars and preview plans for future exploration.  For tickets, visit

April 23 – Do you know who is running against U.S. Congressman Lee Terry?  Who is running for U.S. Senate from Nebraska?  Meet the candidates at The Hungry Club at Big Mama’s Kitchen, 45th & Bedford Ave, from 12-1 pm.

April 23 – In conjunction with events across the country, the SBA’s Nebraska District Office and AARP will sponsor a two-hour FREE, fast-paced event designed to offer quick, down-to-earth advice to start and grow a small business.  Speed Mentoring for Encore Entrepreneurs is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Nebraska District Office, 10675 Bedford Ave, Suite 100, Omaha.

 April 23 – Attend NFC’s April Community Advisory Board meeting from 6-7:30 pm at Goodwill Industries, 4805 N. 72nd St., and listen as Kim B. Hawekotte, Executive Director of the Foster Care Review Office, presents on the Roles and Responsibilities of the Foster Care Review Office. This meeting is open to the public.  A light meal will be provided and time will be set aside for public comments and questions.

April 24 – The Nebraska Friends of Foster Children will host a wine tasting to benefit Nebraska’s foster children, from 5:30-8:00 pm at Nosh Wine Lounge, 1006 Dodge St.  Tickets are available in advance or at the door.  For ticket prices and more info, visit

April 24 – The Business Ethics Alliance will host Ethics on Trial at 5:30 pm at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 202 S. 20th St.  Join them for the trial where the plaintiff, defendant, judge and you the jury determine the fate of Ethics.  The debate is rousing, intellectually stimulating and you will come to understand the complexity and entanglement of a true ethical dilemma.  For more info, visit

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 – Creighton University’s Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs, The Center for Promoting Health and Health Equity and Health Science Continuing Education present “Addressing Health Disparities Seminar:  Focus on Asthma” from 8 am – 4 pm.  For more info, phone 402.280.2332.

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 – Local pipeline fighters will hold a rally to support Reject & Protect in Lincoln at the state capitol at 3 pm.  Speakers are Mary Pipher, Myron Long Soldier and Randy Thompson. 

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 – 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 – The Heartland Family Service Senior Prom will pair the teens of the Junior Friends Society with seniors over 55 for an old-fashioned dinner dance.  Seniors will be treated to dinner, flowers, traditional prom pictures, and music with jazzy, nostalgic songs by DeJa Blu.  The prom will be held at The Field Club, 3615 Woolworth Ave, from 4-7 pm.  For ticket prices and more info, phone 402.552.7480.



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The Domestic Violence Council Annual Awards Breakfast and Conference will be held on May 1st at the Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. Registration is now open. Phone 402.210.2195 for more info.

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