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    • Street Dedication for Media Maven Cathy Hughes Is May 17
    • Pulitzer Prize Board Recognizes Hip Hop and Makes Itself Suddenly Relevant
    • NOISE – North Omaha Information Support Everyone
    • Beyonce Brings Black Pride to Coachella
    • Addressing Health Disparities
    • Family Fun at City Sprouts Arbor Day Celebration
    • Omaha Area College Fair – April 29

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    Apr. 20 Union for Contemporary Art's Youth Exhibit »

    Young artists from the Union for Contemporary Art’s After School and Saturday Art Clubs will host their Youth Exhibit with an opening reception, from 6-7:30 p.m., in the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery, 2423 N. 24th St. Within the theme, To Tell My Story, young artists explored a variety of ways in which they could express themselves creatively and illustrate the world from their perspective. Among the work exhibited will be ceramics, collages, abstract paintings, storytelling and calligrams, examples of their printmaking and digital photography. For more info, phone 402-933-3161.


    Apr. 20 RivALZ »

    RivALZ, is a fundraiser that engages young professional women in a friendly but fierce flag football game will be played at Omaha Sports Complex, 14706 Giles Rd. Kickoff is 7 p.m. To learn more about RivALZ visit alz.org/RivALZ


    Apr. 21 POWER-A-THON »

    The American Heart Association and the Omaha Power Council will host POWER-A-THON, from 10 a.m. till noon, at Girls Inc., 2811 N. 45th St. Bring your family and friends to this free event.


    Apr. 21 Lymphoma Walk »

    Nebraska’s 9th annual Lymphoma Walk will be held at Mahoney State Park. The fundraising event, which is hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, will begin at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m. at the park pavilion. Though the event is free, vehicles need to purchase a park permit at the park gate. A free picnic will be held for all attendees following the walk. For more info, contact Dana Bork at 402-612-968-3757 or dbork@lymphoma.org.


    Apr. 21 Omaha NAACP Primary Election Candidate Forum »

    Omaha NAACP Primary Election Candidate Forum will be held from noon – 2 p.m., at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St. For more info, phone 402.345.6227.


    Apr. 21 - 30 Writing & Performing Comedy Workshops »

    Want to be a comedian? Writing and performing a standup comedy act and learning how the industry works from an insider’s point of view are the topics that will be covered when The Funny Bone Comedy Club hosts workshops on April 21, 22 and 29, from noon until 4 p.m. Participants will perform their standup acts on April 30 at 7 p.m. For more info and to register visit www.TheComedyBook.com, phone 440-315-4077 or email Dave@TheComedyBook.com


    Apr. 23 Dana Murray Album Release »

    Omaha drummer and Jazz experimentalist Dana Murray will perform an album release show at Slowdown. The album, The Negro Manifesto, blends jazz, spoken word, rap, hip-hop and experimental music. Murray’s project seeks the true roots of the system that creates and perpetuates injustice. Not a tidy story with simple answers – it’s a noisy and deep chasm of universal struggle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:00. For tickets or more info, visit: www.slowdown.com.


    Apr. 25 Candidate Forums Election 2018 »

    Big Mama’s Kitchen and Black Men United will host “Candidate Forums Election 2018,” a series of forums for the Nebraska primary election, at Big Mama’s Kitchen, 3223 N. 45th St., from 12-1:30 p.m. Featured are OPS Board of Education District 2 & 8 candidates, Marque Snow, Zachary H. Bioko, Marlon Brewer, Kimara Snipes.


    Apr. 27 CASA Uncorked Event »

    Sarpy County CASA will hold its second annual CASA UnCorked event from 5:30-10 p.m. at SAC Federal Credit Union, 72nd and Highway 370. The evening will feature wine and beer tastings, heavy appetizers, a wine pull, live music and live and silent auctions. All proceeds from the event will go toward CASA’s “Let Kids Be Kids Fund.” Tickets are available online at SarpyCASA.com. Tickets for the wine pull can be purchased online or at the event.


    Apr. 28 North Omaha Spring Cleanup »

    North Omaha Spring Cleanup. To find your neighborhood’s site location or more info, visit www.wasteline.org/cleanup or phone 402-444-4636.


    Apr. 28 Arbor Day Celebration »

    City Sprouts hosts an Arbor Day Celebration from 1-3 p.m., at the City Sprouts Community Garden, 4002 Seward St. Community members are invited to stop by this fun and free event and bring their children to participate in tree-themed activities, enjoy tree-themed snacks, and learn about the importance of trees. Folks who come dressed as a tree will be eligible for a special prize!


    Apr. 29 Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour »

    High-flying adventurers will gather at 4 p.m. to celebrate Nebraska’s first multi-station zip line tour with a ribbon-cutting, speakers and refreshments. Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour gives thrill-seekers a bird’s-eye view of the Elkhorn River Valley and its surrounding forest and prairie. For more info, see the article on the youth page, visit www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/soaringhawk or phone 800.695.6690.


    May 4 Catholic Charities Event »

    Catholic Charities will provide families and individuals fresh produce, bakery and meat items at a mobile food pantry event from 10 a.m. – noon at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (27th & Leavenworth).


    May 5 My Sister's Keeper Spring Honors Walk »

    Participate in the 5th Annual My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) Spring Honors Walk at Benson park pavilion, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This walk honors those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, while celebrating with those that are still in the fight. Register today to walk individually, or as a team! T-shirts are available but there is a limited amount. Paper forms can be picked up at the MSK office, 5620 Ames Ave. For more info contact MaxCine Jackson 402-541-5803.


    May 5 It's Happening »

    Compassion In Action will host “It’s Happening,” an Omaha Gives concert event at Mission Church, 3401 Patrick Ave, from 6-8 p.m. Featured artists include Camille Metoyer, Carol Jeanpierre, Jim & Suzie Merts, Leland Mickles, Jevon Vonte, and Latrice Mickles-Brown. For more info, contact Teela Mickles at 402-515-5277 or teela@compassioninactioninc.com


    May 7 Hope Center - Mock Interviews »

    At the Hope Center for Kids we are offering a year-round employ-ability training program for our high school youth. We are approaching Hope Employment mock interviews for this spring semester on Monday, May 7th, 4:00-6:00 PM at Hope Center for Kids (in Hope Skate facility).


    May 8 Salvation Army’s 20th annual D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon »

    Reservations are still open for the Salvation Army’s 20th annual D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at CenturyLink Center Omaha. The speaker is John Elway, a two-time Super Bowl champion. Proceeds from the event go directly to support summer youth enrichment activities, the Back to School program and services for homeless families. Visit SalArmyOmaha.org for more info. To reserve your seat, phone Elisa Vertuli at 402-898-5909.


    May 8 Wading Into Whiteness »

    “Wading Into Whiteness,” 2nd in a series of Advanced Cultural Humility Workshops, will be held on the 3rd floor of MCC North Express, 2112 N. 30th St., from 6-9 p.m. The workshop goal is to build bridges and improve cross-cultural communication in a diverse world. This advanced workshop will examine the connections between white identity and white supremacy, and learn how overcoming white supremacy is essential to achieving racial equity and justice. To register: https://coned.mccneb.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18APEVNT004


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

    Where Leaders Are Made 2401 Lake St.

    Women’s History Month

     

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