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Saturday, May 4

Global 6k for Water

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

THIS SPRING, CHANGE A LIFE. Join thousands of people across the globe in our mission to bring life-changing clean water and fullness of life to children in communities around the world. 6k is the typical distance women and children in developing countries need to walk to get water - water that isn't fit to drink! Walk, run, or push a stroller with us at the World Vision Global 6K for Water on May 4, 2019. Each registration provides lasting clean water to a child, like the child on your race bib! DATE: Saturday, May 4, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM LOCATION: Zorinsky Lake 3808 S 156th St. - Shelter #1 Register here: https://www.teamworldvision.org/team/CQWorldChangers

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Sunday, May 5

2019 Omaha Festival of Music

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Nebraska Brass Band, pianist Dr. Denis Plutalov, Liberty Middle School Choir, and a mass adult choir taken from several churches from all over Omaha as they celebrate together at the 2019 Omaha Festival of Music. With music from Vaughn Williams, Mahler, John Rutter, Broadway, and many others... there is something for everyone. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to experience so much music under one roof! FREE-WILL OFFERING: This year the free-will offering will be taken in support of the incredible work that the Nebraska Spina Bifida do in our local communities.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church

Categories: Community Events, Concert

Tuesday, May 7

D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

The 21st annual D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon will honor 11 high school seniors who have overcome adversity and made an impact on their school and community. Each hero receives a $10,000 scholarship named for D.J. Sokol, son of David and Peggy Sokol. D.J. battled cancer until his death at age 18, showing courage in his struggle and a deep concern for others. This year's featured speakers are Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy of "The Blind Side" fame. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of ten. Proceeds from the event benefit Salvation Army youth development programs in Omaha.

CenturyLink Center

Categories: Community Events, Family, Station Events

Thursday, May 9

2019 Night of Inspiring Hope Gala

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fresh Hope for Mental Health is hosting our 4th Annual Night of Inspiring Hope Gala with our special guest, baseball legend Darryl Strawberry. The event will include a Silent Auction, Dinner, and a program emcee'd by Mike'l Severe.

Embassy Suites, LaVista

Categories: Community Events, Fundraiser

Friday, May 10

Dueling Pianos

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Gather your friends and family for a wildly entertaining and fun-filled night of dueling pianos all while giving back to the community. The fundraising event supports children and families Nebraska Children’s Home Society serves. The night will far exceed any other night out you’re likely to have. Two grand pianos, two outgoing and comical piano players and the perfect party atmosphere with a fun audience. Some popular songs at dueling pianos shows include “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Friends in Low Places,” “Piano Man,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Baby Got Back,” and so many more. The evening starts off with a reception at 7 p.m. followed by entertainment just a half hour later. Pianists will play audience requested songs throughout the night, singing and battling back and forth with comedic commentary and hilarious banter. Tickets are $75 per person, and the event will be held at the Empire Room, a new venue in Midtown Crossing. Business casual dress is suggested. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Leah Lindell at 402.898.7783 or at llindell@nchs.org for more information.

Empire Room

Categories: Community Events, Fundraiser

Saturday, May 11

16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

It’s our 16th Year! It will be amazing just like you, our supporters! Wear Yellow Nebraska will be hosting the 16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Ashland, Nebraska. Costs: We try to keep the cost of the event simple. From the opening of registration through March 31st, it’s only $35…that’s no April Fools! In the month of April, the price goes up $5 to $40. And On May 1st we go up $5 more to $45. You can register online until midnight on Sunday, May 5th. After that date you can register at any of the packet pick up events. So there’s some incentive to register early…like two Starbuck’s worth (in case it’s chilly on the day of the event!). PROCEEDS Your participation is making a difference. 100% of our proceeds support Wear Yellow Nebraska’s cancer fighting and cancer patient assistance programs. This event specifically supports the Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program. Distances: From a short cruise down the highway to a scenic loop over hills and countryside, you can experience the very best of springtime in rural Nebraska. - For those craving roads, we offer 26, 32, 45 and 61 mile options. - For those craving less formal roads, we’re excited to offer a new 27 mile beginners gravel option, and a 58 mile experienced gravel riders route. - For those on two legs, we invite you to participate in the approximate 5K Run & Walk. DEPARTURE TIMES & ROUTES All routes depart from the Museum Durham Restoration Hangar. 7:00AM DEPARTURES Ride & Run – Participants wishing to ride the 26 mile route and run/walk the Adventure 5K will depart at 7:00AM. You will need to complete the 26 mile ride by 9:50 AM to be ready to participate in the 5K Adventure Fun Run & Walk starting at 10:00AM. 61 Mile Route A challenging route with rolling hills and plenty of scenery. Remember, it’s Nebraska and there will be a good headwind somewhere on this route. You earn a second set of pancakes for completing this route! Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28886047 58 Mile Gravel Ride Route For the adventure seekers that really want a workout. We’ve got gravel, minimum maintenance roads, hills, some trail and pavement, maybe a few farm dogs… but one heck of an adventure ride. Designed for riders who like their fat tire bikes, gravel and cross bikes, or their mountain bikes, this is the route for you. A semi-self supported route with one power stop through the farmlands of eastern Nebraska. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28860515 45 Mile Route A good mid-length route for those who want to get a workout in, but not push it too far. Filled with rolling hills, and a few decent climbs that will make you work for those sweets at the power stop. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28860374 8:00AM DEPARTURES 32 Mile Route The Perfect Route! A mix of everything, rolling hills, flats, a few good climbs, and great scenery through the Platte River Valley. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28860361 26 Mile Route A good route to start the season with. If you took the winter off, and had to dust off your seat, this is a great route to start on. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28860331 27 Mile Beginners Gravel Ride Route A good training ride. Filled with hills, decent climbs, a few Strava sprint areas, and a good distance. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24738424 10:00AM DEPARTURE The Run & Walk We don’t want the cyclists to have all the fun! No bike? No problem! Lace up your walking/jogging/running shoes to help fellow Nebraskans in the fight against cancer. The Run & Walk will start at the SAC museum hangar and follow an approximate 3.6 mile course through the wide open spaces of Mahoney State Park. While the majority of the route is paved, there is a short section between the SAC museum and Mahoney State Park that is grassy/gravel. A Power Stop will be included at the half-way point. New this year, we will have timing services provided by Be About. No Frills Timing Services. Fun prizes will be awarded for our top male and female finishers. A Power stop will be included at the half way point. Route Map: ridewithgps.com/routes/18260435 The event ends at 2:00PM. Courses and on course support, Expo Area, Power Stops and the Pancake Man will be closed at this time. Please choose a route that you can complete by noon to take full advantage of the events at the start/finish. VIRTUAL RIDERS, RUNNERS & WALKERS Maybe you don’t ride a bike, run, or like to go on adventure walks but know someone who does. Maybe you can’t participate this year but still want to support our cause. We’ve made that easy too! You can help support Wear Yellow Nebraska by registering as a Virtual Rider/Runner/Walker. You don’t have to actually ride, run, or walk, just support our organization and our event participants virtually. The fee for Virtual Riders/Runners/Walkers is the same as an event participant. And just like our other participants, you will be making a difference. The fee for each virtual rider also supports one round trip cab ride through our Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program for a cancer patient who may not have adequate transportation to get to their treatments. Virtual Riders will also have the same fundraising opportunities as our event participants, including setting up your own fundraising team. You can register to become a Virtual Rider at any time up to the day of the event. REGISTRATION DATES & PACKET PICK UP Online Registration will open on January 21st, 2019.We will have a number of registration events at different locations around Omaha and Lincoln leading up to the event and open through the day of the event. Those who register AFTER May 1st are not guaranteed an event t-shirt. Additional quantities will be ordered, but sizes will vary. You can also register in person at packet pickup. Packet Pick Up We have four packet pick up dates as well as picking it up the day of. We encourage you to pick your packet up early, as it makes for an even earlier morning on the day of the event. You can pick up your packet from 5:00-7:00 PM on: - May 7 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Lincoln - May 8 Packet Pick Up @ Trek Store - May 9 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Way - May 10 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Omaha We encourage you to pick up your packet at one of these times. This allows you to have more time to get yourself ready the morning of the ride. If you are unable to make it to one of these dates, you can pick up your packet the morning of the ride. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your roll out time. For safety of all participants, helmets must be worn at all times and no motorized or e-bikes will be allowed on the routes. A special Thank You to CycleNebraska for sharing our Wear Yellow Nebraska cycling related events. They are a one stop shop calendar to see what cycling events are happening in Nebraska. This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given. We have limited volunteer spots available and spots are filled at the discretion of the Wear Yellow Nebraska Board of Directors. RAFFLES Everyone loves a raffle, and this year we’ve gone even bigger! Bike Raffle - 12:15 PM The 2019 Raffle Bike is the Matte Black 6 from State Bicycle Co. Advanced geometry, next-level design, and the flexibility to customize your bike from top to bottom have made our core line the most enduring choice for riders of all levels & styles. The quality is in the materials we select and components we trust including: 4130 grade Chromoly steel - *Now w/ Double-Butted Tubing! Wheelset: 40mm deep-v style wheels w/ Sealed Bearing-Hubs! Flip-Flop Hub: Easily ride fixed gear or single speed. Handlebars: Bullhorn. Weight: 20 lbs 12 oz (w/ 40mm deep-v style wheels) *weights taken with size 55 frame with no brakes or pedals. Brakes: Includes front & rear brakes. Pedals: Includes alloy Wellgo pedals Saddle: Includes synthetic leather saddle w/ steel rails Dropouts: *New Die-Cast Dropouts featuring Internal Chain-Tensioners! Legendary Raffle - 12:00 PM The Legendary Raffle gets its name from the legendary items that have been up for the taking over the past years. It will start at 12:00 PM. We encourage you to browse our collection of amazing raffle packages. Raffle tickets can be purchased and placed in the package bucket of your choosing. Purchase as many raffle tickets as you like to increase your chance of winning that package. POST EVENT ACTIVITIES Take your helmet off and stay awhile. Riders are encouraged to stick around after the ride for breakfast by the Pancake Man, our legendary raffle, and dozen of door prizes. Each paid registration will be granted free access to the museum following the event. If you have hungry family or friends who did not ride or run, they can purchase a breakfast from the Pancake Man for $5 each. POWER-STOPS Until 1:00 PM Need some food? Need some drink? Need some power? We’ve got you covered! All rides are on public roads and fully supported with water, Gatorade, and a variety of food at our Power-Stops. Check the course map for Power-Stop locations along your route. ON-COURSE SUPPORT Until 1:00 PM Your bike is in great hands. The Bike Way, Trek Store, Cycle Works and The Bike Rack are on board when you need support. They will be providing mechanical assistance to riders at various locations throughout the day as well as a couple of our great volunteers who will be riding and driving the courses to support you. This includes changing a tire and performing minor drive train adjustments to keep you rolling to the finish.

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Categories: Community Events, Fundraiser, Support

Tuesday, May 14

Classical Conversations

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We are a Christian homeschool company and we are having some events in Omaha and want to spread the word! There will be three events: May 14-16 in Papillion; June 17-19 in Gretna and July 8-10 in Omaha. They are called practicums, they teach parents how to homeschool with classical conversation. There are also fun camps for kids to attend, more information can be found a www.classicalconversation.com.

Categories: Class/Study, Community Events

Saturday, June 1

Omaha Over the Edge 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The most unique fundraising event is coming BACK to Omaha on June 1, 2019! Raise a minimum of $1000 for Youth for Christ and earn your spot to rappel 230 feet down the Highline Apartments!  There will be an awesome ground party for the whole family with cotton candy and fun games for kids. Everyone is invited to come!   https://vimeo.com/294656896

Highline Apartments

Categories: Community Events, Fundraiser, Station Events

Monday, June 3

I.F.O.C. Chaplain Training

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Be the hands & feet of Jesus. I.F.O.C. Chaplain training is a 40 hour accredited course awarding a certificate of completion. 4.0 CEU's For more information www.IFOC.org. Chaplain Training at Omaha Rapid Response June 3 through June 7, 2019. ORR 5843 N 90th St Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha Rapid Response

Categories: Class/Study, Community Events

Foster Parent Training - Christian Heritage

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

There's plenty of people who will tell you why you shouldn't do foster care. Maybe even why you can't. Our foster parents know that those reasons don't measure up to the one reason they stepped out in faith: They Are Called. Is God calling you to be bold? If so, Christian Heritage is offering an 11-week Foster Parent Training designed to prepare you for what God may be calling you to do. We know leaning into the unknown is scary. That's why we'll be there to guide you every step of the way. Training will be held Monday nights at Lifegate Church - Midtown, Omaha from 6pm-9pm beginning June 3rd. Registration is required before attending. Contact Dave Wilson for details.

Categories: Class/Study, Community Events

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