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    • Students Facilitate Town Hall-Style Meeting with OPS Superintendent
    • NC100BW Hosts Women of Color Leadership Conference and Legacy Awards Luncheon
    • Historic Zion Baptist Church Celebrates 130th Anniversary
    • Overdraft Fees Strip Billions from Consumers Each Year
    • HBCU Millenials Energized to Vote
    • Something to Talk About – Believe Again

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    Sept. 20 - 23 Lauritzen Gardens 15th Annual Antiques Show »

    Lauritzen Gardens 15th Annual Antiques Show runs at Omaha’s Botanical Center. The weekend kicks off Thursday with a special, reservations-only Collector’s Circle Champagne Reception and Preview Party. Daily show hours Friday through Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Show admission includes access to the garden and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. All Antiques & Design Academies sessions are complimentary to those with paid admission. For more info, visit www.lauritzengardens.org.


    Sept. 21 7th Annual African American Leadership Conference »

    Embracing Our Season 7th annual African American Leadership Conference 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St. Register at www.events.r20.constantcontact.com/register.


    Sept. 21 Free Coffee Friday with AARP »

    Free Coffee Friday with AARP at Scooter’s, 2928 Ames Ave, from 8-10 a.m. Get to know AARP and connect with AARP members and volunteers. Your first cup of coffee or tea to stay or go is free. Registration is not required.


    Sept. 22 Book Signing »

    Pastor Leroy E. Adams Jr. will be signing his new book, The Black Church, from 1-3 p.m. at Divine Nspirations, 2118 N. 24th St.


    Sept. 25 Greater Omaha Chamber’s Young Professionals Exchange »

    Young professionals are encouraged to attend the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Young Professionals Exchange featuring 2017 Young Black and Influential Award Recipient, Dominique Morgan, National Director of Black and Pink, Inc. Join the conversation at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium at 5:00 p.m. Get updates on Omaha’s recent developments and initiatives and facilitated workshops geared to help you develop action steps to engage our community and discussions about GOCYP’s target values. An early bird registration discount will be offered to the first 100 registrants. Ticket includes snacks all evening plus a drink at the after-party. Register at www.omahachamber.org. Registration deadline is Sept. 20.


    Sept. 27-28 Catholic Charities of Omaha Garage Sale »

    Catholic Charities of Omaha will host a “garage” sale from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. both days at the Saint Martin de Porres Center, 2111 Emmet Street. Items for sell include quality, gently used furniture, household goods, and appliances.


    Sept. 28 9th Annual Steve Hogan Golf Outing at Shoreline »

    9th Annual Steve Hogan Golf Outing at Shoreline, 210 Locust St., Carter Lake, IA. Noon shotgun followed by Hors D’oeuvres, cocktails, recognitions and awards. For more info, phone 402-679-3433.


    Oct. 1 UNO Table Talk »

    Deadline for UNO’s Department of Black Studies 3rd annual UNO Table Talk to be held on Oct. 11 from 6-8:30 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center, room 302. Enjoy dinner and conversation and “Let’s talk about race.” RSVP at unoblackstudies@unomaha.edu or phone 402-554-2412.


    Oct. 2 Community Boost »

    Facebook will host Community Boost, a program designed to help small businesses grow. Learn digital skills. Get more creative with your marketing. Discover new ways to grow your business. The free Community Boost workshops, training, and networking designed to boost your career and community will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at UNO’s Thompson Center, 6705 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68182. Register at https://fcbomaha.splashthat.com


    Oct. 5 Big Breakfast for Breast Cancer Awareness »

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Nebraska Medicine is helping spread the word with the annual Big Breakfast from 6:30-9:00 a.m. Volunteers will serve breakfast to “women on the go,” encouraging them to schedule their annual mammogram. The Big Breakfast is held at Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd St. and Hwy 370) and Nebraska Medicine – Village Pointe (111 N. 175th St.). Croissantwiches, fresh fruit and orange juice will be served, along with free swag bags and breast health info. To schedule a 3D mammogram at one of three convenient Nebraska Medicine locations, phone 800.922.0000.


    Oct. 5 21st Annual Omaha Women's Health and Wellness Conference »

    Registration deadline for the 21st annual Omaha Women’s Health and Wellness Conference to be held Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway. Register for the conference online at OmahaWomensHealthandWellness.com. For more information, contact the Olson Center for Women’s Health at 402-559-6345. The cost includes lectures, exhibits, breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments and door prizes. Continuing nursing education credit is available at an additional cost. For complete details, see the article in this issue.


    Oct. 13 The Big Voice Tour »

    David Phelps will partner with popular musical trio, Cana’s Voice to present The Big Voice Tour at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4200 N 204th Street in Elkhorn, NE at 7 p.m. In addition, this special musical evening will feature renown, singer/songwriter Geron Davis, as well as talented female vocalist, Charlotte Ritchie. More info is available at www.imcconcerts.com or 800-965-9324. Group ticket information is available by calling 423-218-1926.


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

    Where Leaders Are Made 2401 Lake St.

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

     

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