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    • Donna Brazile to be Featured Speaker at Lunch for the Girls
    • 70th Birthday Bash for Rance Allen
    • Clark Sisters Biopic Coming in 2019
    • Films Examine Racism in Omaha
    • Mentoring Matters
    • Film Review: Creed II

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    Dec. 1 - 2 UNIONMADE »

    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.


    Dec. 2 Holland Performance »

    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.


    Dec. 5 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. 6 The Union for Contemporary Art Event »

    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.


    Dec. 7 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Luncheon »

    Urban League of Nebraska hosts their Equal Opportunity Day Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St. The keynote speaker is Eartha Johnson, JD, who has worked at Exxon and United States Department of Justice as an attorney before becoming the CEO of Risk Mitigation Worldwide- an award winning corporate liability company. For tickets, visit: www.urbanleagueneb.org


    Dec. 7 Holiday Luncheon Concert Series »

    Enjoy Bellevue East High School Take 2 & East Street Jazz 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. 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. 8 OIC Neighborhood Association MEETING & A MOVIE »

    Residents living in the area bounded by 15th St. on the east, 27th St. on the west, Lake St. on the south and Binney St. on the north are encouraged to attend the OIC Neighborhood Association MEETING & A MOVIE from 1-4 p.m. at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St. This is an opportunity to meet your neighbors, learn about happenings in your neighborhood and enjoy a family friendly holiday movie. Refreshments will be served. Meetings are held monthly.


    Dec. 12 Holiday Luncheon Concert Series »

    Enjoy the Central High School Hand Bell Choir & Strings 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, Mystery & Beauty of the Ancient World will be available at a minimum cost.


    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. 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. 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.


    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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