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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409 S 16th St www.omahaperformingarts.org WICKED MAY 7 - 25
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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
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
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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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
Wohlner’s Midweek Market at Midtown Crossing
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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:
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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
Parade, carnival, tractor pull, plus much more
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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.
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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. RVâ€™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
11001 J J Pershing Dr Omaha, NE 68112 Phone: (402) 444-4628
Fishing Lakes Around Omaha Lake Zorinsky
Glenn Cunningham Lake
Levi Carter Lake
Standing Bear Two Rivers Lake Wehrspan Mahoney State Park
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
Seymour Smith Park - 6802 Harrison St
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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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 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.
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
Benson - Seafood, Bistro, Sushi 6109 Maple St
1110 Jones St
6207 Maple Street
Old Market District - Modern American, European
16909 Lakeside Hills Plaza
Legacy- Neapolitan Pizza 168th & Center
Midtown- Global seasonal menu
5203 Leavenworth st
Two Birds Bakery Elkhorn - Bakery
2812 North Main Street
Old Market District Delicatessen, Sandwiches/ Subs, Vegetarian 1415 Farnam St
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Southwest Omaha – Seafood, Bistro
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Old Market District - Modern American, French, Italian
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