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Omaha Star Events Calendar

October 10, 2014 Issue


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10-11 – Love’s Jazz & Arts Center will present An Intimate Evening with Mike Phillips at 7:15 pm.  Doors will open at 6 pm.  For tickets or more info, phone 402.502.5291.

October 11 – “Identity:  An Exhibition of You” will open at The Durham Museum and run through January 11, 2015.  In addition to the display, the Museum will present special programs throughout the exhibit’s run.  For more info, visit

October 14 – Deadline to register for the Omaha Free to Breathe Run/Walk on Oct. 18 at Elmwood Park.  To register, or for more info, visit

October 14 – What happens to the body once life ceases is the topic of the next Omaha Science Café to be held at 7 pm at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.  Geoffrey Talmon, M.D., is the featured speaker.  Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation about current science topics. They are open to everyone 21 and older.  Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more info, go to

October 15 – Metropolitan Community College will host an unveiling ceremony for the South Omaha Mural Project from 4:30–6 pm, on the second floor of the Connector Building at the South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets.  Outdoor tours of the mural, with the artists, will be available for all in attendance.


October 16 – Verbal Gumbo will present The Roux, a spoken word open mic that allows students to express themselves in a safe place, at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St., from 7-8:30 pm.  This is a family and community friendly event organized by Withlove, Felicia.


October 17 – Registration deadline for MCC’s & North Omaha Foundation’s Men of Distinction Conference to be held at MCC’s Swanson Conference Center on Oct. 30, from 8 am – 2:30 pm.  The conference is open to young men in grades 11 and 12 with a 2.0 GPA.  For more info, phone 402.457.2650 or email


October 19 – OPD, Northeast Precinct, presents their 5th annual Cops & Bobbers free fishing event for youth ages 8-15, from 1-4 pm at Benson Park Lagoon.  For more info, phone the precinct at 402.444.3367.   



October 20 – Registration deadline for Mercy High School’s show choir song & dance camp for girls in grades 4-8.  The event will be held at Mercy, 1501 S. 48th St., on Nov. 1, from 9 am – 4:30 pm.  For cost and more info, visit


October 20 – The IMA will sponsor a Candidate’s Forum featuring candidates for the US Senate and the US House of Representatives at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 6:30 pm.  Learn the views of candidates who will decide aspects of your future for years to come. 


October 20 -The Rose Theater will host an audition for adult roles in its 2014-2015 productions Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band and Zen Ties at 6 pm at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Callbacks for all roles in Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band and Zen Ties will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 pm. This is a paid position. Minority actors are wanted for lead roles in both productions. Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band auditions will consist of a prepared song actors should bring, as well as cold readings from the script. Zen Ties auditionees should prepare a one-minute monologue. Auditions by appointment only. Email for an appointment.


October 21 – Immanuel Pathways, 5755 Sorenson Pkwy, hosts The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Group at 5 pm.  All individuals providing care or support to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are welcome to attend.  For more info, phone Cheryl at 402.493.1373 or Anna at 402.991.8435.


October 22 – Nebraska Families Collaborative Community Advisory Board meeting will be held at UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities, 550 S. 45th St., from 6-7:30 pm.  Dr. Dejun Su from UNMC will talk about the center’s strategic plan as it relates to community engagement, helping children and families and areas of partnership with other organizations, and agencies.


October 22 – Goodwill with VODEC and Voc Rehab to hold an open forum for businesses and community members to discuss inclusive employment in the Council Bluffs area at 7 pm at the OMNI Center.


October 23 – Urban Omaha Entertainment & Ananias Montague Music presents Fighting for the O.NE Breast Cancer Awareness Event featuring Kathy Tyree, Sani Cleveland, Camille Metoyer Moten, Millicent Crawford, Shauna B., Kristina Johnson & Sherri MC at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6001 Dodge St.  Doors open at 6 pm.  Performances begin at 7:00.  Tickets are on sale now.  Phone 402.457.1000 for more info.


October 25 – St. John A.M.E., 22nd & Willis Ave, will host a fashion show, luncheon and silent auction, from noon – 2 pm.  Doors open at 11:30. All proceeds will go to their building fund.