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Omaha Police Department Northeast PAC meeting, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 4316 n. 30th St.
Lunch is provided and RSVPs are required. For more info, contact Theola Cooper at Theola.Cooper@cityofomaha.org
Latino Center of the Midlands will host Diversion and Inclusion Happy Hour at Capitol District Plaza, 1022 Capitol Ave from 5-7 p.m. Learn about their program, current volunteer opportunities and meet with the staff and other inclusion/diversity groups in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. For more info, contact Candy Jimenez-Caballero at email@example.com. To register, visit Eventbrite.
Midtown Crossing’s pop-up festivals at Turner Park from 6-10 p.m. More than 30 local vendors will offer a wide selection of handmade goods and local non-profits will provide fun activities for all ages. Food options will be available. Enjoy cold beer, wine and signature cocktails at the new Cocktail Patio, while having the option to stroll the market with beer or wine in hand. The event is free, open to the public and dog-friendly.
The Pleasant Green Baptist Church Women’s Fellowship will host a “Tea Party” brunch honoring their first lady, Cali Page, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the church, 5555 Larimore Ave. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Reading Program kickoff party at Washington branch library, 2868 Ames Ave from 1-3 p.m. For more info, phone 402-44-4849.[/event date]
LaVon Stennis-Williams will host a reception and book signing for her newly released children’s book, When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Like the Brave Men of Tuskegee, at 5:30 p.m. at Rhythmz, 10841 Q Street. The public is invited.
Salon Talk: Licensure with Kessa Moore at Union for Contemporary Arts, 2423 N. 24th St., from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join a nuanced conversation about licensure for braiding professionals in Nebraska and nationally with local stylist Kessa Moore. What are the regulations surrounding hair braiding services? What protections and barriers do they create? How does traditional cosmetology include or exclude Black hair care techniques? The event is free and open to the public. For more info, phone 402-933-3161.
Urban League of Nebraska Guild hosts their annual African-American Leadership Awards, from 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St. The awards recognize the achievements of local African Americans in the areas of Business, Community, Education, Faith, Government, Health, Young Professional (ages 21 to 39) and Youth (ages 16 to 18). For more info, phone 402-453-9730.
The Great Plains Black History Museum opens A Night at the Dreamland Ballroom exhibit at 6:00 p.m. and dancing with The Omaha Jitterbugs on Saturday, June 2, at 11:00 a.m. The museum, 2221 North 24th St., is open to the public at no charge Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
The Munroe-Meyer Guild’s Garden Walk turns 50 this year. Some of this year’s gardens were originally featured on the Garden Walk up to 20 years ago. The Garden Walk will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available online. Children younger than 5 are free, but no strollers are allowed in the gardens. For more info, or to buy tickets, visit https://www.unmc.edu/mmi/events/gardenwalk.html.
Where Leaders Are Made 2401 Lake St.
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.