The Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church invites all ages including adults, to be part of “God’s Squad – Special Agents In Action” Vacation Bible School, from 6-8 p.m., 1411 North 30th St. Dinner will be served from 5-5:45 p.m. Transportation provided. To register, please contact 402-342-0265.
Charles Drew Farmers Market opens and will run every Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. through August 29.
Jazz on the Green features The Big Takeover. Turner Park opens for seating at 5:00 p.m. The pre-show begins at 6:30, followed by the show at 7:30.
Afromaha will present the inaugural African Cultural Festival from 12-8 p.m. at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. Come experience Africa in the heart of Omaha! This family-friendly event incorporates authentic African music, art, dance, fashion, and cuisine in celebration of the diversity of the African diaspora. Admission is free, and festival attendees will enjoy performances by such notable acts as Edem, African Culture Connection, and Umoja Choir while they shop from an array of vendors, including food, crafts, jewelry, and clothing. Afromaha is an organization created by Africans living in Nebraska whose mission is to connect people, foster creativity, and engage the African diaspora in the local community.
Sports Challenge, a sports-themed, fun-filled Vacation Bible School week will be held at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 24th & Ohio St. at 6 p.m. Children, 5-12 years of age will learn and apply the principles of Jesus and how to develop a personal relationship with Him. Parents are encouraged to pre-register their children by phoning Mt. Moriah at 402-451-8800.
Confused about Medicare? Attend a free Navigating Medicare session at 10 a.m. at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr. in the Aksarben conference room. Phone 855-766-5959 to reserve your seat.
All Star Comedy Jam at Holland Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale now at the Holland box office.
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The Omaha Star, in existence for more than 70 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper and the city’s most effective device to improve the lives of African Americans. Since 1938, the policy of the Omaha Star has been to print only positive news and to be a vigilant champion for African-American progress. Located in the heart of Omaha’s African American community, two blocks south of 24th & Lake Street, the Omaha Star building is a surviving symbol of culture, strength, positive journalism, information and education to individuals in Omaha and the surrounding areas.
The Omaha Star, with its circulation of approximately 30,000, was found in a survey conducted in 2001 to be read six times before being discarded. In its history, The Omaha Star has never missed an edition. Its archives are a miniature history of Omaha’s black community, a population of well over 60,000 people.