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    Dec. 7 - 15 The Union for Contemporary Art Event »

    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.


    Dec. 14 Holiday Luncheon Concert Series »

    Enjoy the MasterSingers Omaha during Holiday Under Glass, Joslyn Art Museum’s annual holiday luncheon concert series held in the Museum’s glass atrium, from 12-12:45 p.m. A Guided Public Tour, Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum will be available at a minimum cost.


    Dec. 14 NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet »

    Omaha Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and Holiday Soiree at the Omaha Marriott Regency, 10220 Regency Circle. Social hour is 6:30 p.m., with the formal program and dinner beginning at 7:00. The Soiree will follow dinner. The keynote speaker is Redditt Hudson, NAACP Regional Field Director of Region IV Diversion and Alternative Sentencing. For ticket info, phone 402-345-6227.


    Dec. 16 Black Business Expo at Hope Skate »

    Black Business Expo at Hope Skate, 2200 N. 20th St., from 2-6 p.m. Do your holiday shopping, take a picture with Santa, maybe even win a prize. Free animal hats to the first 100 kids.


    Dec. 19 Holiday Luncheon Concert Series »

    Enjoy the Omaha Symphonic Chorus during Holiday Under Glass, Joslyn Art Museum’s annual holiday luncheon concert series held in the Museum’s glass atrium, from 12-12:45 p.m. A Guided Public Tour, Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum will be available at a minimum cost.


    Dec. 20 Girls Inc Lunch for the Girls »

    Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile, will be the featured guest at Girls Inc.’s Lunch for the Girls at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Sharing the stage with Brazile will be political strategist and CNN commentator Symone Sanders. Sanders is a native Omahan and is an alumna of the local Girls Inc. program. Reservations are available at http://girlsincomaha.org/events/lunch-for-the-girls/ or by phoning 402-457-4676.


    Dec. 21 Holiday Luncheon Concert Series »

    Enjoy the Central High School Singers & Bel Canto during Holiday Under Glass, Joslyn Art Museum’s annual holiday luncheon concert series held in the Museum’s glass atrium, from 12-12:45 p.m. A Guided Public Tour, Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum will be available at a minimum cost.


    Dec. 21 Minority Outreach Resource Education Christmas Party »

    Minority Outreach Resource Education hosts a Christmas party and pot luck at the TAC Bldg, 3215 Cuming St., from 5-9 p.m. Visit with Santa from 6-7 p.m. Enjoy a performance show from 7:30-8:30. Transportation available for parents of children with special needs. RSVP to Pat Davis, 402-513-8463.


    Dec. 21 A Night of Holiday Classics »

    It’s a Night of Holiday Classics with Tim Clark & Friends, Millicent Crawford, Julie Baker and R-Style Band. They will be serving food for comfort and joy at Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Dr. The show will begin at 8:15 p.m. and R-Style will take the stage at 9:30. For more info, phone 402-306-2734


    Dec. 22 The Union Announcement »

    The Union, including Co-Op Studios and Wanda D. Ewing Gallery, will be closed for winter break through January 1. They will reopen on Wednesday, January 2 at 11a.m.


    Dec. 29 The People's Kwanza Celebration »

    The People’s Kwanza Celebration at the Spotlight, 3000 Farnam St., from 4-9 p.m. Celebrate culture, love and compassion and honor the principle of Cooperative Economics. Enjoy Spoken Word, music, dance, food and fun. Hosted by Felicia Webster.


    Dec. 30 Play BINGO »

    Play BINGO with a self-love spin, using cards specifically designed to remind us of ways to take care of ourselves, while we wait to win! What a wonderful way to end the year – having fun, joining in positive sisterhood. Intentionally have a good time at AIM Institute, 1905 Harney St. (take the elevator to floor 7), from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The minimal admission includes 1 free bingo card. This event is for women and all beings who identify as women. Register at www.eventbrite/e/self-love-bingo


    Dec. 31 Marketplace Plan Announcement »

    Coverage ends for 2018 Marketplace plans. Review you application at Healthcare.gov to make sure it’s up-to-date.


    Dec. 31 The Holiday Lights Festival's New Year's Eve Fireworks Spectacular »

    The Holiday Lights Festival’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Wells Fargo, will fill the winter sky with colorful bursts of light on New Year’s Eve, starting at the family-friendly hour of 7 p.m. The official viewing will be at the Gene Leahy Mall at 14th and Farnam, with the show visible for miles. Those needing or requesting special accommodations are welcome to view the fireworks from the third floor of the W. Dale Clark Library at 215 S. 15th St.


    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday Free Toastmasters Club Lunch and Learn at Noon »

    Where Leaders Are Made 2401 Lake St.

    Have a Blessed Holiday Season

     

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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.

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