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TABLE OF CONTENTS Upcoming Concerts ........................................ pg 5 Festivals & Special Events................................. pg 6 Farmers Markets............................................... pg 7 Community Shoutout..................................... pg 13 Community Celebrations............................... pg 15 Restaurant Review...................................pg 16 - 17 Camp Grounds.............................................. pg 21 Fishing Lakes................................................... pg 23 Movies at a Glance........................................ pg25

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UPCOMING CONCERTS 455 N. 10th Street BRANTLEY GILBERT LET IT RIDE TOUR THUR, MAY 15 BACKSTREET BOYS W/ AVRIL LEVIGNE MON, JUN 9 NIGHT OF THE PROMS SUN, JUN 22 BRUNO MARS MON, JUN 23

The Slowdown

729 N 14th St theslowdown.com ERIC HUTCHINSON TELL THE WORLD TOUR THUR, MAY 8 ZACH SHORT WED, MAY 14 MARY CARRICK CD RELEASE SHOW FRI MAY 16 MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO’S SUN, MAY 25th THE NAKED AND FAMOUS White Sea, Strange Babes WED, MAY 28

MARISA ANDERSON SIMON JOYNER, MIKE SCHLESINGER FRI, MAY 30th

Sokol Underground

2234 South 13th St sokolunderground. intuitwebsites.com TECH N9NE FRI, MAY 9 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA SAT, MAY 10 CONOR OBERST WED, JUNE 4 THE FAINT FRI, JUNE 13

SCRU FACE JEAN WED, JUNE 25

Orpheum Theater

409 S 16th St www.omahaperformingarts.org WICKED MAY 7 - 25

Folk House

2440 Fontenelle Blvd., Omaha, Ne. folkhouseconcerts. com JORY NASH SUN, MAY 18 DARDEN SMITH SAT, JUNE 8

The Waiting Room Lounge Stir Cove 6212 Maple St. waitingroomlounge. com

1 Harrahs Blvd stircove.com

ALICE IN WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS CHAINS THUR, MAY 8 SAT MAY 24 MATT POND PA WED, MAY 14 WYE OAK FRI, MAY 16 KISHI BASHI MON, MAY 26 THE GHOST OF A SABOR TOOTH TIGER WED, MAY 28

MASKED INTRUDER THUR MAY 29

FIRST AID KIT MON, JUN 2

STACHE BASH 2014 SAT, MAY 31

SATCHEL GRANDE SAT JUN 7 FURIOSITY FRI, JUNE 20

STAIND WITH SEVENDUST SUN JUNE 1 COLLECTIVE SOUL : GIN BLOSSOMS SAT JUNE 7 O.A.R. & PHILLIP PHILLIPS SUN JUNE 15

West Fair Ampitheather ROCK FEST FRI, MAY 30

BRET MICHAELS FRI, JUNE 20

Mid America Center RICK SPRINGFIELD FRI, JUN 6

Country on the River MONTGOMERY GENTRY FRI, JUN 20 TRACY LARENCE SAT, JUNE 21 GARY ALLAN SAT, JUN 21

Memorial Park SUGAR RAY & SMASH MOUTH & UNCLE CRACKER FRI, JUN 27

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Festivals & Special Events VIVA SANTA LUCIA!

SANTA LUCIA ITALIAN FESTIVAL June 5-8 • Downtown Omaha • Lewis & Clark Landing For more info: santaluciafestival.com

SAND IN THE CITY

June 6-8 • 10th and Mike Fahey St, Downtown Omaha For more info: sandinthecityomaha.com

BEER FEST

June 6-7 • Stinson Park at Aksarben Village 67th and Center Streets For more info: omahabeerfest.com

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

June 7, 8 & 9 • 1313 Farnam Street Omaha For more info: summerarts.org

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

June 14 – 25 (Opening Celebration Day and CWS Fan Fest) For more info: cwsomaha.com

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June 27 - Memorial Park

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Farmer’s Markets Bellevue Farmers Market / Flea Market

Opening May15th - Thursdays 3-7pm - Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Opening June 7th - Sat,urdays 10am-3pm - Compas Plaza

Benson Farmers Market

Opening May 5 - Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 5 – Sept28, Military Ave at Maple St

Charles Drew Health Center Market

Opening July 2 - Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. July2 - July 30 2915 Grant Street

Florence Mill Farmers Market

Opening June 3 - Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jun 3 – Sept 29, 9103 N 30th St

Main Street Farmers Market Council Bluffs

Opening May 1st - Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. May1st – September 25th, 100 Block, Council Bluffs

Omaha Farmer’s Market in Aksarben Village

Opening May 4 - Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 4- October 19, 67th and Center

Omaha Farmer’s Market in the Old Market

Opening May 3 - Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. May 3 - October 18, 11th & Jackson St

Papillion Market Faire

Opening June 18 - Wednesdays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. June 18 – September 17, 1st Street Plaza located off 84th and Lincoln Rd (City Park)

Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. May 2 – September 26 Parking garage next to Wohlner’s at 33rd and Dodge

Village Pointe Farmers Market

Opening May 3 Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 3 – October 4, 168th & Dodge

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Wohlner’s Midweek Market at Midtown Crossing

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FITNESS & TRAINING • CHIROPRACTIC • MASSAGE • TANNING

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COMMUNITY SHOUT OUT

Meet Dave, he’s been in the car business for 15 years. He is now the Manager of Used Car Sales at Atchley. Personal Story:

Dave Minor

I went in to buy a used vehicle from Atchley Ford. Manager of Used Car Sales I worked with Dave on purchasing my vehicle. He not only was helpful, he was super knowledable in vehicle options and finace questions. We had a service issue after the purchase and Dave didn’t even bat an eye. He got us in right away and into a loaner vehicle that day. I’d say working with Dave is like working with family. Dave’s extensive knowlege in finance and sales puts him an edge above the rest.

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LOCAL

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Florence Days - May 10-11 Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and lots of other activities.

La Vista Daze - May 21 – 25

Parade, Carnival, Hot Wheels Races, Community Cookout, Fireworks, Free Concert, Free Pool Party

Blair’s Gateway to the West Days – June 5 – 8 Four day festival including Taste of Blair, parade, craft show, car show, carnival and more. Springfield Days - June 6 – 7 Parades, car show, pancake feed, Bubble Gum Blowing, Ice Cream Eating, Pirate Look – A – Like Contest, family games and activities and more. Elkhorn Days - June 6 – 8

Pancake Feed, Parade Down Main Street, Family Festival in the Park, Spectacular Fireworks Display, and more.

Papillion Days – June 11 – 15

Bennington Daze - June 13 -15 BBQ, Kids Games, Movie, Parade, Dance, and more! Ralston Independence Day Celebration – July 3 – 4

Independence Day Activities, Street Dance, Annual Grand Parade, Fireworks

Gretna Days – July 18 – 20 Fireworks, Parade, Dance, Car show, Community Picnic, plus more! Millard Days – August 19 – 24 Millard Days is a full week of activities, including parade, carshow, carnival and Family day activities. Dundee Days - September

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A+ HAWAIAN PIZZA OUR FAVORITE OF THE NIGHT The Pizza here is top notch. The thin crispy crust with a light sauce is perfectly topped with ham, pineapple and cream cheese. We will be back for this one soon!

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ITALIAN SAUSAGE & ROASTED PEPPER MELT SANDWICH

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Omaha Campgrounds Glenn Cunningham Lake 96th and State St Omaha, NE 68122 Region: Northwest Phone: (402) 444-4628

Newly renovated lake with fishing. Running Water, Electrical Hookups, Dump Station, Tent/RV Camping, 58 Pads, Showers. Spaces available on first-come first served basis. Open mid-April to mid-Oct. Call for fees.

NP Dodge Park

Riverwest Park

233rd and W Maple Rd Omaha, NE 68022 Phone: (402) 953-4731

Two Rivers I-80, Exit #444/Q St Waterloo, NE 68069 Phone: (402) 359-5165

Running Water, Electrical Hookups, Dump Station,Tent/RV Camping, 46 Pads, Showers. Spaces available on first-come basis from mid-April to mid-Oct. Call for fees.

Running Water, 30 amp Electrical Hookups, Tent/RV Camping, 12 Pads, Outdoor Shower, Black Water removal available. Spaces available on first-come basis or by reservations online. RV’s/$25, Tents/$10. Other activities include Fishing, Tube and Tank floats down the Elkhorn River. Outdoor Movies and Beach.

Running Water (Seasonal), Electrical Hookups, Dump Station, Tent/RV Camping, 83 Pads, Showers

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Fishing Lakes Around Omaha Lake Zorinsky

Glenn Cunningham Lake

Louisville

Levi Carter Lake

Fremont

Fremont Lakes

Standing Bear Two Rivers Lake Wehrspan Mahoney State Park

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Westwood Heights Sprayground -12334 Seldin Drive

Fun in the Sun SPLASH PADS

view more Fun in the sun on our website communityexperienceguide.com OMAHA Enjoy one of the local Splash Pads / Spray Grounds This Summer. Omaha Parks and Recreation has five spray grounds in the city. Open - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day

Fontenelle Park Sprayground - 4405 Fontenelle Boulevard Kountze Sprayground -1920 Pinkney Orchard Park Sprayground - 66th and Hartman Upland Sprayground - 3104 Jefferson Street Westwood Heights Sprayground -12334 Seldin Drive

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Seymour Smith Park - 6802 Harrison St

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Shadow Lake Towne Center Sprayground -Open During Shopping Hours 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (except during special events) Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. SURROUNDING LOCATIONS Papillion Splash Pad at Schwer Park - 800 West Centennial Road, Papillion. Open 12-7 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge has an interactive water jet fountain for kids of all ages to enjoy. Stinson Park at Aksarben Village - water fountains sure to provide kid entertainment 36th and Harrison / N 163rd Street and Butler Avenue If you don’t see one of the area’s splash pads listed please contact us at info@communityconceptsomaha.com (if we missed anything we will get it in our next issue)


Movies At A Glance THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2

RATING : A I know what you are thinking... Another Spiderman? Well, I can say this was my favorite yet. There is not a dull moment in the movie. It offers seat gripping action with it’s over the top fight scenes and electrifying special effects. It also provides wit and romance, sure to please the whole family. Emma Stone is one of my personal favorites throwing in tasteful humor here and there. Look to be surprised at the end (it may be good or bad you’ll have to see).

CAPTAIN AMERICA 2

RATING : C+ Captain America started out a little slow. The movie did pick up towards the end with some over the top action scenes. Overall I miss Chris Evans humor from Fantastic Four in these movies. But if you are patient, the end may be enough to keep you pleased with this Marvel movie. One thing for sure is this summer movie list is sure to please because there is a number of titles that look like must sees.

Our “Coming Soon” Must See List

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How to Prepare for a Tornado During any storm, listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about tornado watches and warnings. Know your community’s warning system. Communities have different ways of warning residents about tornados, with many having sirens intended for outdoor warning purposes. Pick a safe room in your home where household members and pets may gather during a tornado. This should be a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Practice periodic tornado drills so that everyone knows what to do if a tornado is approaching. Consider having your safe room reinforced. Plans for reinforcing an interior room to provide better protection can be found on the FEMA web site. Prepare for high winds by removing diseased and damaged limbs from trees. Move or secure lawn furniture, trash cans, hanging plants or anything else that can be picked up by the wind and become a projectile.

Watch For Tornado Danger Signs: • Dark, often greenish clouds – a phenomenon caused by hail • Wall cloud – an isolated lowering of the base of a thunderstorm • Cloud of debris • Large hail • Funnel cloud – a visible rotating extension of the cloud base •Roaring noise

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Farm to Table

Farm to Table Restaurants In Omaha In case you haven’t heard….

After years of importing ingredients from all over the world, chefs are going back to basics and staying local. The goal is to limit the human impact on the environment—less flying, driving, and fuel consumption (all of which leaves a smaller “eco-footprint”). Farm-fresh fare is also packed with nutrients, doesn’t have to be sprayed with chemicals to protect it for the long haul to the restaurant, and just plain tastes good. Everybody wins, from farmer to chef to diner.

Dolce

Northwest Omaha - Bistro, Organic, Seafood 12317 W Maple Rd

The Grey Plume

Midtown Crossing-Blackstone - Modern American, French. 220 South 31st Avenue- Suite 3101

The Boiler Room

Twisted Cork Bistro/Tavern

Regency-Westroads - Bistro, Seafood, Hawaiian

Taita

Benson - Seafood, Bistro, Sushi 6109 Maple St

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6207 Maple Street

Old Market District - Modern American, European

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Benson- Bistro

Dante Pizzeria

Legacy- Neapolitan Pizza 168th & Center

J. Coco

Midtown- Global seasonal menu

5203 Leavenworth st

Two Birds Bakery Elkhorn - Bakery

2812 North Main Street

Kitchen Table

Old Market District Delicatessen, Sandwiches/ Subs, Vegetarian 1415 Farnam St

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1022 Howard St

Southwest Omaha – Seafood, Bistro

10730 Pacific Street

Old Market District - Modern American, French, Italian

V. Mertz Restaurant

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Community Experience Magazine Issue 6  

Omaha Festivals, Omaha Events, Family Events in Omaha, Summer Concert Listing in Omaha, Restaurant Reviews in Omaha, Best Pizza in Omaha, Ca...

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