Registration deadline for the Salvation Army TurkeyFest being held on Thanksgiving Day. The effort provides free dinners to adults age 55 and older. To register, phone 402-898-6023.
Purpose Driven Advocacy Center, Inc. hosts Winter Clothes Giveaway from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 6401. N. 56th St. Items to be given away include clothes, outerwear, shoes and small household items. Volunteers are needed. For more info, phone 402-399-9628.
November Food Pantry Day from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Benson Baptist Church, 6319 Maple St. Must bring ID and social security cards for each member of the household.
Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St., presents the Urban Artists Collection featuring the art of Omahan Jeremiah Neal.
The Florence AARP chapter meets at Mountview Presbyterian Church, 5308 Hartman Ave. The program begins with a noon lunch followed by a speaker from The Big Garden. To RSVP, phone Gerry Goldsborough at 402-571-0971. For a ride to the meeting, phone Ruth Kruse at 402-453-4825.
After your Thanksgiving feast has settled, join Inclusive Communities for some laughs with Omaha Native Amber Ruffin! Amber will appear at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St., at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon. Ticket price includes one drink and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Purchase tickets at www.inclusive-communities.org
Be a winter hero! Donate blood at Goodwill (72nd & Ames Ave) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St., hosts UNIONMADE: An Artist Market from noon–4 p.m. Stop in and browse a wide variety of handmade art for sale from Union teaching artists, Co-Op members, Fellows, and staff. 20% of all sales will be re-invested in the Co-Op Studios, with the remainder going directly to the artists.
The Christmas tradition continues at the Holland when the Salem Baptist Church choir offers new music and holiday classics during “Joyful Noise: A Gospel Christmas.” Performances are at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Holland box office.
The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St., hosts a one-time only performance: Dominique Morgan – 788401 Minutes: Music From The Inside, from 6–8 p.m. Join Fellow Dominique Morgan in the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery for what is sure to be an unforgettable musical performance. Morgan will share songs of strength and redemption composed during the 788401 minutes he spent on the inside of Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. RSVP on the Union’s Facebook page.
Union Fellow Ashley Laverty + Kerfuffle present 6 performances of Nested – Theatre for the Very Young at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. As part of Ashley’s theatre company, Kerfuffle, Nested is created intentionally for children under 6 years old and their caregivers. Taking place in and around a 10 foot diameter, 4 foot tall nest, this theatrical “happening” will explore family, home, and separation with creative movement, live music, and community interaction. All performances are pay what you can, with proceeds going to Nebraska non-profit organizations. Seating is limited. For performance times and to reserve seats, visit eventbrite/e/nested.
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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.