Matthew Garlinghouse, Ph.D., an assistant professor of neurological sciences at UNO, will discuss the medical science findings surrounding the use of cannabis and CBD at the Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m., at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more info, visit www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.
Salvation Army Turkeyfest applications are being accepted now through 3 p.m. on Nov. 21. To register, phone 402-898-6023.
The for Contemporary Art premieres Tell Martha Not to Moan. This is a new play by Clinnesha D. Sibley and directed by Kathy Tyree. The Union is located at 2423 N.24th St. Tickets are available on evenbrite.com. For more info, see the article on page 7 of this issue.
Soccer International invites male soccer players, age 19 and older, to Union Omaha open tryouts for Omaha’s new professional soccer team. Tryouts will take place at the Tranquility Soccer Complex, 4006 N.120th St., from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more info, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or eventbrite.com.
Join women as they pitch their entrepreneur businesses in hopes of receiving a financial investment from Bank of the West at the I Be Black Girl Business Pitch. The free event will be held at UNO’s Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., from 5-7 p.m. Register on Eventbrite.com. For more info, email email@example.com.
Creighton University at Highlander, 2112 N. 30th St., will host a free Fall Family Festival from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come see healthy foods cooking demos, learn conflict resolution techniques, and enjoy fun activities for kids. Register on Eventbrite.com. For more info, phone 402-280-5875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., will host a Race Relations discussion from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will eat together and have an open discussion on the book “How to be AntiRacist” by author Ibram Kendi. For more info, phone 402-556-6262.
402 Art Collective, 6051 Maple, will host Family Fun Night from 6-8 p.m. This event is for anyone interested in seeing a variety of artists and musicians perform and also learn from them. There will be food and prizes also. Register on Eventbrite.com. For more info, visit howeryart.com.
Midwest Pizza Festival, hosted by Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St., from 1-6 p.m. Enjoy a day full of food and music featuring pizza parlors from all over the Midwest. For more info or tickets go to Eventbrite.com.
Omaha Holiday Expo hosted by Girlfriends Candle Co. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come spend this holiday season shopping local Omaha exhibitors featuring holiday decor and crafts at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. For more info, go to girlfriendscandleco.com.
The Acton Academy Omaha will host Omaha’s Children Business Fair at the Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St. This is a powerful opportunity to ignite entrepreneurship in youth. Kids will develop a brand, create a product, and market their product. For more info, email Rachel@actonomaha.org or phone 402-547-8188.
A Night of Praise sponsored by North Omaha Foundation will take place at Joslyn Museum, 2200 Dodge St., from 7-10 p.m. Performers include: The William Singers; Tasha Page-Lockhart; Leandria Johnson and more. For more info or tickets, phone 402-707-8915 or visit Eventbrite.com.
The Omaha Star, in existence for more than 80 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.