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THIS YEAR, CREATE HEALTHY HABITS AS A FAMILY

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ARENTING IS A juggling act. Getting everyone up and out the door in time for school, finishing that report for your boss, planning birthdays, holidays, and maintaining the busy social calendar. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. We all know when it comes to juggling, it’s impossible to do it forever without taking a break, or you lose the rhythm. Neglecting one’s self-care oftentimes becomes the way parents respond to too much to do. We stop taking time to ourselves, we make it to the gym less and less, and ultimately, we sacrifice ourselves for the sake of our families. A recent study by Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan finds that “not enough exercise” is the second top health concerns parents have for their children, with 60% of respondents identifying it as a main worry. (Bullying/cyberbullying topped the list at 61%.)

THE GOOD NEWS IS IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET KIDS THE EXERCISE MANY PARENTS FEAR THEY AREN’T GETTING WHILE STILL TAKING TIME TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES AND BUILD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. The good news is it is possible to get kids the exercise many parents fear they aren’t getting while still taking time to care for themselves and build a healthy lifestyle for the entire family. It’s all about creating a rhythm.

COMBINE EFFORTS WORKING OUT IS so much more than keeping your body healthy; it improves your well-being. And most importantly, exercise and healthy living don’t have to be exclusive to either the parents or the children. It can, and should, go hand-in-hand. Brainstorm with your kids what healthy activities they’d like to try in 2018. Are there classes like martial arts or swim lessons that spark their interest? For older kids - do they want to learn how to use the cardio and weightlifting equipment? Maybe your child wants to try running outside this year? Even the youngest kiddos can run off energy in tumbling classes. Find opportunities that are age appropriate for your kids, but also give you an opportunity to participate in some capacity. Volunteer to coach their soccer team so you both get a workout in during practice. Align YMCA tumbling with your favorite group exercise class. Sign up your teen for a Youth Fitness Training class at your Y to help them learn more to use equipment so you can work out together. Multi-t asking c r eatively disguises adding more to your to-do-list so it’s not discouraging.

CREATE A ROUTINE IF THERE’S ONE thing we know as parents, it’s that routine is king. Some routines are easier than others, and others take more work. The trick with creating a healthy routine is making sure it is fun for everyone. Eventually it won’t seem like work, but will be something everyone looks forward to doing together.

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The YMCA of Greater Omaha offers many family fitness classes, oftentimes on Friday nights, allowing for a fun and active opportunity for families to work out together. Making a habit out of attending family fitness classes is a great opportunity for a family outing that also allows you to work out. Dinner time is absolutely stressful for any parent. Relieve the panic of dinner by creating a weekly meal plan and include your kids in the weekend prep. While this task can seem daunting in the beginning, it will become part of how you operate and will actually give you more time in the long run. Plus, you’ll have healthy meals ready to go no matter what gets thrown your way.

TAKING TIME TO YOURSELF REMEMBER HOW WE mentioned juggling is impossible to do forever? Parents have to take time to breathe and focus on selfcare. Finding what it is that builds you to be your best self also shapes you to be a strong parent. The Y offers childwatch to give parents the much-needed time to drop off kids 6 weeks and older while they use the facility. And while you get your oms in at yoga, your reps in at the weight room, or laps in the pool, you can feel good knowing your kid is having a fun time too. Parenting is tricky. But you’re not alone. This 2018, work together with your family to find your own rhythm and become a master juggler of healthy living! FamilyGuide


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take care of yourself and your family. According to WebMD, children suffer from about six to 10 colds a year, and the CDC reports that 22 million school days are lost annually in the United States because of the common cold.

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Letter from the Editor

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Correspondence Superintendent Letters

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Super Student Ally Dworak

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Exemplary Educator Sharon Wade

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Arts & Crafts

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Child Care

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Support

Athletic Clubs

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Recipe Four Bean Chicken Chili

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Outings Hospitals Libraries Music

School Athletic Directors

Feature No Sick Days Allowed

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Health

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That’s a statistic that our Exemplary Educator knows well. Sharon Wade is the supervisor of more than 70 nurses at OPS—nurses who administer medications, check blood sugars, and, yes, determine if a student is sick enough to go home. Actually, kids are more likely to become ill at night. The National Institute of Health reports that fevers are spurred on at night because that is when our body temperatures rise, especially under warm blankets. Lying down increases the collection of fluid in ears that are just starting to become infected.

Doctor’s offices may not be open during the night, but there are several places people can visit for care. Susan Meyers wrote an article about the various options available, and when to use them. Don’t forget to check out the guide in the back of the book, where a comprehensive list of hospitals and clinics in the area can be found. A hot bowl of soup is a great remedy for the common cold and the flu, and a great way to warm up during the snowy winter months. Check out the chicken chili recipe for a new take on an old favorite.

Keeping healthy doesn’t just refer to the body. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects about 15 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Symptoms of this disorder include a desire to sleep and eat more. There is a range of treatments, including exercising, taking vitamin D supplements, and using a light box.

Urgent! Care Options Abound

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Feature New Technology Brings About Old-Fashioned Care

Have a healthy, happy winter. FamilyGuide

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Superintendent LETTERS

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HE GREATER OMAHA

metropolitan area is home to some of the state’s best schools, educators, and students. Superintendents at five of the area’s largest school districts share their thoughts and reflections for the summer. FamilyGuide 

School Districts Archdiocese of Omaha 402-558-3100 students: 19,861 | schools: 70

Elkhorn Public 402-289-2579 students: 9,000 | schools: 16

Millard Public 402-715-8200 students: 23,910 | schools: 35

Omaha Public 402-557-2222 students: 51,069 | schools: 63

Westside Community 402-390-2100 students: 6,016 | schools: 13

Michael W. Ashton, Ed.D. Archdiocese of Omaha lovemyschool.com

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AM BLESSED AND honored to be invited

by Archbishop Lucas to serve as superintendent of our 19,861 students across 26 counties in this great state of Nebraska. Our 70 schools stretch broadly and deeply across all communities, providing a high expectation scholastic environment while remaining centered on faith and service. Most Omaha residents are already familiar with the high achievement in our Catholic institutions as we continue to outpace national and regional trends. Our students, regardless of ethnic/race/language backgrounds, outscore their public school counterparts on ACT scores, graduation rate, and post-secondary education placement. We send more than 90 percent of our high school students into college programs fully equipped with hearts of service, souls of faith, and an academic work ethic unique to Catholic school classrooms.

However, many parents don’t know about our recent and significant growth in services for students with diverse abilities, languages, and ethnic/racial backgrounds; preschool programming; and tuition assistance. We enroll more families each year who could not have previously afforded a tuition-funded school. Visit our website to explore the schools near you that you can choose for your children. We are joyful for the public support of Legislative Bill 295, and prayerful that the state government will enact this historic legislation designed to provide those families locked in poverty with the same choices in schooling that most families in Omaha enjoy.

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Bary Habrock, Ph.D. Elkhorn Public elkhornweb.org

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LKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS kicked off

the 2017-2018 school year by welcoming over 9,000 K-12 students and over 90 new teachers; these enrollment numbers increased 7.6 percent for the 2017-2018 school year, maintaining the five year average increase of nearly 7.5 percent annually and marking the 31st consecutive year of growth for the district.

District growth is not a new concept for Elkhorn Public Schools as families continue to seek out educational opportunities for their children in the Elkhorn school district, a premier destination for education. Current projections show additional growth in upcoming years due to significant housing development expansions occurring in several areas within our district boundaries.

With an expectation of even greater continued growth in the coming years, the board of education and district administration continue to monitor projections and are developing a plan to best serve our growing school district. Several school buildings are quickly approaching maximum capacity, creating a converging need for classroom space at all levels and the need for expanded and new buildings, including a third high school in the near future, is quickly becoming a reality. Our community must consider a bond issue for additional classroom space as early as the spring of 2018. We are proud of what already has been achieved in Elkhorn Public Schools—in our classrooms, stages, playing fields, courts, and pools. We celebrate these student accomplishments as we prepare for even greater achievements ahead. Our record growth, outstanding achievement, and community partnership makes our Elkhorn school-community a great place to live, learn, and grow. continued on page 8 >


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Jim Sutfin, Ed.D. Millard Public mpsomaha.org

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HE COLD MONTHS are when every-

thing heats up in Millard Public Schools. Students may need a coat to get into the buildings, but once they are here, they fire up the iPads and laptops and settle into a good day of learning. Our elementary students move seamlessly between books and pencils and iPads and styluses. Our high school students are in the second year of one-to-one devices, and our eighth graders just received their laptops this fall. By the end of next year, all of our secondary students will be one-toone. This is key as we continue to build our Advanced Placement culture, encouraging our students to stretch themselves intellectually and explore career and college paths through our multiple academies, dual enrollment opportunities, Junior ROTC, and Early College. Students are able to collaborate in Google classrooms, continue their work with classmates and teachers at home, and access online textbooks and documents whenever and wherever they are. Of course, they will also be keeping a close eye on the weather. I have thousands of high school students who help me track inclement weather on Twitter at even the hint of a snowflake and offer all sorts of advice on when we might need to call a snow day. Join in the fun! We are #Proud2bMPS! Check us out at @jsutfin and @MillardPS

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ELCOME BACK!

Omaha Public Schools remains focused on our five-year Strategic Plan and achieving the goals we set in 2014.

We ask for the community’s continued support as our board of education searches for the next leader of Omaha Public Schools. Additionally, we’ve received widespread support from the bond steering committee, made up of community representatives from around the city of Omaha.

The chamber of commerce and our board of education have agreed it’s time to move forward with placing a Phase 2 bond on the ballot this spring for much-needed renovations of schools that haven’t been renovated in decades. Follow us on social media and at bond.ops.org for the latest updates. Thank you for your support of Omaha Public Schools.

Blane McCann, Ph.D. Westside Community westside66.org

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every student entrusted to us the tools they need to succeed. We teach not only ABCs and 123s, but empathy, respect, teamwork, and how to grow physically as well as cognitively. In recent years, that focus on health has become more important than ever. We at Westside Community Schools hope to nurture children, sending well rounded citizens out into our world. We are teaching our learners about fueling their bodies as well as minds through our new Safer & Healthier Foods plan, our Farm to School partnerships, and our Summer Food Service programs. We partner with community businesses like Eric Crouch’s Dreambuilders program and UnitedHealthCare, that donated new playground equipment to our students at Hillside Elementary. Thanks to the Westside Foundation, we were once again able to send all sixth graders in our district to Outdoor Education this fall to run, learn, and simply enjoy being kids playing outside. Our goal at Westside is to help kids prepare for life. Having a healthy, active lifestyle is a key part of that. We are grateful to all teachers, families, and community leaders helping us keep health an important part of education at school, and in learning at home. FamilyGuide

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Exceptional 12-Year Old is Dedicated to Her Animals and Her Dreams

IKE MANY PRE-TEEN girls, Ally Dworak loves animals. Unlike most 12 year olds, Ally doesn’t just think about animals. She raises them, studies them, and has made it her life’s mission to create a better world for her four-legged friends.

While most elementary school students are years from choosing a career path, this future veterinarian already comes with references. She understands that it is going to take a lot of schoolwork—specifically eight years of college—to reach that goal, but that doesn’t phase her.

“I love studying science and nature, I love animals, and I love meeting new people. Being a vet is just a way to combine all of these things I love,” she says. The title “veterinarian” could cover anything from poodles to porpoises, and Ally loves them all. She fully understands that at some point, she’s going to have to narrow her field of study, and she’s thinking about going in a unique direction.

“I think I’d really like to learn more and maybe work with wolves. There’s a sanctuary in Colorado I’d really love to visit, and maybe study at,” Ally says. “They’re so pretty, and it’s so cool how they work in ranks. I like the way they work together. They’re kind of like us.” She really loves dogs, which is not uncommon for a future vet. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, in 2016, 65.5

percent of all private-practice vets were in companion-animal exclusive practices, and 61.2 percent of those vets were women.

But Ally’s pony, Buttercup, also needs care, and Ally might want to work with horses. Mom Shellee Dworak is helping her to figure this out.

“My mom is working to set things up for me to spend a day with a vet,” Ally says. “Dr. Michael Thomassen at Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic is going to let me come with him and learn what he does all day. He gives horses their vaccinations and checkups, makes sure they’re healthy before a family takes them in. He does everything and he’s really so great!” She wanted to spend the day there last year, but Dr. Thomassen said she needed to be at least 12 before shadowing him. Most students shadow in high school. Shellee is also looking at the possibility of Ally shadowing at Ralston Vet Clinic, where the family takes their small animals.

In the meantime, the Elkhorn Grandview sixth grader has been pushing her animal care dreams along on her own. She has been a member of 4-H since starting Clover Kids at age 5, and has successfully raised, and shown, several animals.

“Last year I showed a sheep,” she says.

Actually, she didn’t just show a sheep. She won Reserve Champion Junior Sheep Lead. The champion was her sister, Kate.

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This year, Ally pulled no punches. In addition to her schoolwork, family obligations, and maintaining her social calendar, she intensely prepared several animals for scrutiny.

“I showed a pig, a sheep, a goat, a chicken, and a horse. At the last minute, I decided to show my pet green-cheeked conure (small parrot), Sherbet. He won first place!”

As did her goat, chicken, and horse. It took many hours of care to prepare for the fair, including learning more about veterinary science. Aggie the pig got a hernia in June. Concerned about what to do for her ailing pig, she peppered their veterinarian, Dr. Lupin, with questions. With the help of the veterinarian, and the future veterinarian, Aggie recovered well. He then placed a respectable third at the fair.

Ally brings out the winning spirit in her charges. Her tireless enthusiasm is as much a sight as the creatures she nurtures to award-winning health and status.

This future veterinarian is well on her way to nursing, as well as nurturing, animals. FamilyGuide


“I showed a pig, a sheep, a goat, a chicken, and a horse. At the last minute, I decided to show my pet green-cheeked conure (small parrot), Sherbet. He won first place!” Ally Dworak & Rocky omahamagazine.com 

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NEW TECHNOLOGY BRINGS ABOUT OLD-FASHIONED CARE

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HEN DR. MANJU Hapke finished

medical school more than 40 years ago in India, the latest technology at her school was an X-ray machine.

Since then, the CHI Health Clinic physician completed residencies at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

Hapke has worked in Omaha as a family medicine physician for more than 20 years. During that time, the doctor has seen lots of technological changes, especially in the field of diagnostics.

“We used to solely rely on a physical exam,” Hapke says. “That’s how we made our diagnoses. Now we have such good diagnoses thanks to scans and other diagnostics.” Dr. Paul Paulman, a professor with the UNMC Department of Family Medicine and a primary care physician, agrees that diagnostics have come a long way, especially in the last five years.

“The radiologists and other imaging professionals have really improved imaging technology,” Paulman says. “Ultrasound is becoming bedside now.” That is good news, especially in pediatrics. One common use of ultrasound in pediatrics is for appendicitis, which affects 70,000 children in the United States annually. While ultrasound is leading the way in imaging technology, faster, more compact CT scans and MRIs may not be far behind.

“Pictures are getting sharper, so they can hone in on areas [of the body],” Paulman says. “It’s an area that is constantly improving as computers get faster.”

Ultimately, Hapke is most excited to see what direction diagnostics will take in the future. “I think at some point what will happen is that a patient will walk into a room with equipment and when they walk out we will have all sorts of details about their organs and how they’re functioning. It will be like a diagnostic walkthrough.”

Until that day comes, Hapke has found a technological way to enhance her patients’ care while eliminating some time on data entry.

“I was one of the first physicians who launched the use of Google Glass in Omaha,” Hapke says.

Google Glass is an electronic device that connects to the internet. When it appeared on the scene in 2013, the tech community initially touted it as the next great advancement. The high price point and imbedded camera ultimately resulted in few people using the device, but in July 2017, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced that Google Glass 2.0 is coming—this time geared to specific professions, including medicine.

Around the same time as the first Google Glass arrived, regulations on electronic health records became stricter, causing doctors to spend more time on data entry and less time with patients. Hapke realized that by using Google Glass, she could look at her patients, not a computer screen, during a visit.

“There’s so much information the patient gives you with their expressions that you just don’t get through the words,” she says.

A child, especially, might mention having a “tummy ache,” but point at their lower right portion of the abdomen where the appendix resides. Google Glass works in conjunction with a remote human scribe. The scribe can see and hear the doctor and patient. The doctor must

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verify and approve the notes that the scribe took during the visit; the notes do not become permanent until the doctor gives the OK.

The scribe can also deliver information to the doctor in real time during the patient visit.

“When you do it in real time, you get a lot more of the information down. When you depend on your memory, you will forget half of it. Google Glass enables me to get both information and cues from the patient,” she says.

According to Hapke, the other advantage is the patient can hear what she is telling the scribe. She asks the patient if he/she understands what’s being said, which helps encourage the patient to ask questions.

Hapke can also have her scribe look up information electronically in the patient’s chart. So if she wants to know the results of a particular test or procedure, the information is available immediately.

“It’s like I have an assistant with me all the time. Because we only have so much time to be with each patient, this helps me maximize my interactions. I can practice old-fashioned medicine with good bedside manner but at the same time have state-of-the-art results at my fingertips,” Hapke says. She’s been using the technology for about two years and estimates it saves her about 20 hours a week. Hapke finds keeping up with new procedures and technology easy, especially since she loves to read and admits to being fascinated with medicine.

“It’s not that hard to keep up in this day and age. I am more impressed with my forefathers and how they kept up with everything, and how they advanced medicine to where it is today,” she says. FamilyGuide Visit chihealth.com for more information.


WHEN YOU DO IT IN REAL TIME, YOU GET A LOT MORE OF THE INFORMATION DOWN. WHEN YOU DEPEND ON YOUR MEMORY, YOU WILL FORGET HALF OF IT. GOOGLE GLASS ENABLES ME TO GET BOTH INFORMATION AND CUES FROM THE PATIENT.

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PORTRAIT OF A SCHOOL NURSE

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SHARON WADE HARON WADE CAN tell people many

reasons why she became a school nurse, but sooner or later she comes around to this story, one of her favorites:

“At one point there was a boy with diabetes who came to the office all the time to check his sugars. He was in the nurses’ station a lot. A frequent flyer, we sometimes call them. Great personality. I remember a situation in which another student, a student with asthma, came in to use his inhaler. I gave it to him, of course.”

“When he was finished using it, the frequent flyer kind of gave him a critique. ‘You didn’t do it right. You need to cough before, and breathe in and out first before you use it.’” Wade recalls. “That’s how much time he spent with me.” “And he was right about the use of the inhaler,” she adds with a chuckle. This moment is one of the countless that Wade treasures from her 42-year career as a nurse, and, while Wade hasn’t been a school nurse that entire time, her entire career has been dedicated to the art of nursing. As a high school junior, Wade volunteered as a nurse’s assistant. She then went to Creighton to

obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation in 1975, she took a position with the Visiting Nurses Association.

During the next decade and a half, she visited those in need of medical care throughout Douglas County, making home visits to the young and the old; the homeless and the homebound.

Then, in 1989, another leg of her journey began when Wade became a school nurse for OPS, serving four schools. She would spend one day at each school, then visit two schools on Friday. During that time, Wade mastered everything the job required: managing health screenings, dealing with medications, plotting growth and development, adapting to the demands of changing medical technology, and taking care of sick students. In 1998, she settled at Beveridge Middle School, where she learned the art of ‘disarming’ middle-school pupils.

“I am good with names, so they kind of warm up when they come in and you say, ‘what are we here for today, _____.’ It surprises them when you don’t see them often, but you still know their name. It helps to make a connection.”

This wealth of experience and attention to detail prepared Wade to become a nursing supervisor for health services at OPS in 2004.

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In this capacity, Wade supervises 71 school nurses throughout the district. Her duties include running monthly nurse meetings, organizing teacher trainings, and the all-important assignment of supervising the medical staffing at all OPS schools. Wade likes that the district has entrusted a nurse with the responsibility, rather than choosing a nonnurse as a supervisor. “I like that OPS has put a nurse in charge of other nurses. We know how important emergency plans are, and we understand what’s required on a day to day basis,” says Wade.

And what does Wade believe is required of a school nurse besides medical expertise? Wade cites experience, patience, and the confidence to make important decisions quickly as ideals. “I think if I were a new nurse starting out, I would have been taken off guard by the amount of decision making required,” she explains.

Studs Terkel, that grand philosopher of work, commented that there are a happy few who find a savor in their daily jobs. Wade makes this idea manifest: a nurse not only by profession, but in spirit as well.

“I should tell you the story about the fire drill,” she offers with a smile. FamilyGuide Visit district.ops.org for more information.


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Four Bean Chicken Chili T

HIS CHILI IS a perfect chilly day recipe. Keep

these ingredients on hand for busy days. No worry about thawing chicken for this recipe. Simply open a few cans, add some spices, and within 20 minutes serve a warm and hearty meal. FamilyGuide

• Two 15-oz. cans cannelloni bean (use liquid in the can) • One 15-oz. can chili beans (drain and rinse) • One 15-oz.can black beans (drain and rinse) • One 15-oz. can garbanzo beans (drain and rinse) • One 28-oz. can diced tomatoes • One 10-oz. can chicken breast chunks in water • One tablespoon chili powder • One teaspoon cumin • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

PREPARATION 1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine beans, diced tomatoes, spices, salt, and pepper, then mix in chicken breast chunks. 2. Bring to a simmer, turn the heat to low, and let cook 5 to 10 minutes. 3. Serve with crusty bread and a sprinkle of cheese, if desired.

FOUR BEAN CHICKEN CHILI Time: 20 Minutes Servings: 4-6

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How Parents Can Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season Michele Fan & Faye-Marie Fan Meigs


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BADLY CONGESTED AND blearyeyed man pokes his head through a door and intones, “Dave, I’m sorry to interrupt. I’ve got to take a sick day tomorrow.”

The recipient of the man’s pronouncement isn’t his boss, but a brown-eyed toddler standing in his crib with a quizzical look on his little face.

This TV commercial for a cold medicine elicits chuckles, but the underlying message is nothing to sneeze at: Moms and dads who care for their children can’t take days off.

As germs begin to outnumber snowflakes, take comfort. Several basic, commonsense, and proactive approaches to keep bugs at bay exist, as outlined by a medical doctor, a registered dietitian, and a mental health expert.

FOR THE BODY Wash Your Hands

Good hand hygiene ranks No. 1 on the prevention list of Dr. Emily Hill Bowman, a physician at Boys Town Internal Medicine. That means frequently washing your hands with soap and water, or, in their absence, using a hand sanitizer.

“Contact with hands is a frequent cause of transmission for viral infections,” says Hill Bowman, and that includes touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Medical guidelines recommend a good scrubbing for 20 seconds, or about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. Cover Your Mouth

Viral illnesses can spread through respiratory secretions. “Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, then wash your hands,” cautions the internist. Get a Flu Shot

Because influenza can lead to serious consequences, especially for younger children and the elderly, Hill Bowman recommends everyone over the age of six months should get a flu shot to prevent the spread of the virus. ”Typically, the influenza vaccine is an

inactive vaccine so it does not cause influenza,” reassures Hill Bowman, allaying concerns a flu shot might do more harm than good. Take Vitamin D

Healthy habits make your immune system fight infection. That means eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep. “But we don’t get enough vitamin D in our diet and we don’t get enough [vitamin D] from the sun after September, which is why vitamin D is always my starting point with people,” says registered dietician and exercise physiologist Rebecca Mohning, owner of Expert Nutrition in Omaha. “It boosts the immune system and it’s naturally occurring in mushrooms and egg yolks, but not in the amount we need on a daily basis.” Eat Fiber

Mohning says fiber, particularly that found in oats, barley, and nuts, has protective compounds that boost the immune system. Probiotics—the Friendly Bacteria

Those good live cultures found in yogurt or in the fermented milk drink kefir also boost your body’s ability to fight infection, as do fermented foods like sauerkraut. Not a fan? Take a probiotic supplement, says Mohning. Drink Water

Getting enough water during the winter months can be more difficult because you may not feel as thirsty. But nothing beats water for flushing toxins from your body. Try drinking a 12-oz. mug of hot water with one teaspoon of lemon juice for a healthy way to warm up.

FOR THE MIND

Does anyone in your family turn on all the lights in the house as soon as the sun makes an early exit during the winter? Seasonal affective disorder, also called the winter blues, affects about 15 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The depressive disorder can sap your energy and bring on moodiness. Treatment for SAD can include a light box and, in extreme cases, talking with a mental health practitioner. omahamagazine.com 

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Plan Activities and Stick to the Plan Heading off the blues before they arrive can be as simple as marking a calendar, says Jennifer Harsh, Ph.D., director of behavioral medicine for General Internal Medicine at UNMC. “If we know the cold weather season can be difficult for us mentally, we can plan ahead,” she says.

As a family therapist, Harsh believes strongly that keeping the mind and the body active can help your physical, emotional, and social well-being.

“Plan activities as a family or with a partner, whether they include games indoors or physical exercise elsewhere. Put them on a schedule or calendar and hold it with the same importance as you would hold going to work every day,” she says. “That way you act according to the schedule instead of according to your mood.” Harsh says you can stave off emotional difficulties when you have something planned ahead of time that you value. Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself

Maintaining good mental health should hold fast to the commonsense, basic, proactive approach that characterizes a healthy body discipline.

“Make your goals specific, attainable, and measureable,” says Harsh. “When you engage your family or a partner, you’re more likely to follow through.” FamilyGuide


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written by SUSAN MEYERS  photography by BILL SITZMANN  design by MADY BESCH

Urgent!

T HAPPENS. A child who spent the day

happily, healthily, playing with his friend wakes up at night with a fever of 102 degrees. When the child and family can’t get in to see the doctor, it is sometimes hard for them to know what to do. In years past, the answer was the emergency room, a term synonymous with blaring sirens and fatally wounded patients. Today’s families have a number of health care options that serve as an alternative to the traditional emergency room.

Urgent care facilities have become one of the fastest growing areas in health care as the demand for more affordable care outside of regular business hours continues to rise.

“Today’s families are busier than ever and their lives don’t always fit into a doctor’s regular office hours,” says Matthew Gibson, M.D., pediatrician at Methodist Physicians Clinic. “Immediate care clinics have become a more accessible and convenient solution for minor illnesses and injuries without the longer waits and bigger fees you typically have with an emergency room.”

Situations in which people might visit an immediate care clinic include minor illnesses like colds, fevers, flu, rashes, and mild infections. Many urgent and immediate care clinics can also perform X-rays, blood work, pregnancy tests, urinalysis, and strep screens, and apply casts, splints, and stitches.

According to surveys conducted by the Urgent Care Association of America, approximately 90 percent of urgent care visits take 60 minutes or less, while the average wait for an emergency room visit is four hours. The Urgent Care Association also reported in 2014 that nearly half of all visits to urgent care

Care Options Abound

centers result in an average charge of less than $150—compared to the average cost of an emergency room visit, $1,354.

Urgent care clinics are typically open evenings after most doctor’s offices have closed, as well as on weekends and holidays. Unlike emergency rooms, they are not open 24/7. Some are stand-alone clinics, while most in the Omaha area are doctor’s offices during the day and transition to urgent care after hours.

Methodist has five urgent care clinics around town and Nebraska Medicine has four. They both bill visits the same as a regular doctor’s visit.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center offers three urgent care sites in Omaha and one in Council Bluffs that specialize in pediatric care, including pediatric sports injuries.

CHI Health operates six urgent care centers in six clinic locations and as well as 10 Quick Care Clinics inside area Hy-Vee stores in Omaha and Council Bluffs. These Quick Care clinics are convenient walk-in clinics that provide care for minor medical problems for patients 18 months or older. The clinics are open evenings and on weekends, with no appointment necessary.

A visit to an emergency room would be warranted for more serious problems such as shortness of breath; chest palpitations; difficulty speaking; sudden dizziness; numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg; chest pain; uncontrollable cough; severe abdominal or pelvic pain; fractures with bones showing; loss of consciousness; dehydration; or gunshot wounds.

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“If it’s not life-threatening and you’re not sure what to do, call your doctor first,” says Dr. Gibson. “Most pediatric offices have an after-hours nurse line who can help direct you to the right place.”

Patrick Anderl, M.D., family practitioner at Nebraska Medicine, agrees. “I always recommend calling your doctor first since they know you and your history. If you can’t reach your doctor or get in to see him or her in a timely fashion and it’s an acute problem, then you should consider immediate care.”

Another care option offered by Methodist and CHI is telemedicine and virtual care. These services offer care around the clock via phone or video (such as Skype, FaceTime, or video chat). Patients who use virtual care are connected with a licensed health care provider who can help diagnose and make treatment recommendations for a variety of common conditions like colds, sinus symptoms, urinary tract infections, sore throat, pink eye, or a rash. Prescriptions can also be filled, when required. Methodist offers this service for a flat fee of $39 per visit. CHI Health is offering the service for $10 with a credit card for a limited time.

“This is just another way to give families access to care after the urgent care clinic has closed,” says Gibson. “You may be a mother at home with other children in bed and leaving the house may not be an option. This allows you to talk to a health care provider about your child’s illness instead of having to wait until the next day. It’s all about making care more accessible and convenient.” FamilyGuide

Visit chihealth.com, bestcare.org, childrensomaha.org, or nebraskamed.com for more information about the services mentioned in this article.


“Today’s families are busier than ever and their lives don’t always fit into a doctor’s regular office hours.” Matthew Gibson, M.D.

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GUIDE FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE

Arts & Crafts BENNINGTON

JO-ANN FABRIC AND CRAFT STORE

TRUE BLUE GOODS AND GIFTS

13415 W. Center Road

1320 Mike Fahey St. Omaha, NE 68102

ELKHORN YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 710

Omaha, NE 68144 402-330-7960

402-933-0986

elkhornyouthsports.com

402-819-1707

joann.com

truebluegoodsandgifts.com

ELKHORN

METRO OMAHA SWIM TEAM Boystown, NE 68010 immost.com/groups

LA VISTA

HEART AND SOUL ART STUDIO

KIDS D.I.Y. STUDIO

VENHUE

5127 Leavenworth St.

3926 N. 90th St.

14871 Mormon St.

Omaha, NE 68106

Omaha. NE 68134

LA VISTA YOUTH SPORTS

Bennington, NE 68007

402-630-4578

402-594-7458

8116 Park View Blvd.

402-960-3634

kidsdiystudio.com

venhueomaha.com

La Vista, NE 68128

heartandsoulartstudio.com

THE MAKERY ELKHORN

PAPILLION

METRO WOLVES SOCCER CLUB metrowolvessoccer.com

402-331-4343

METRO YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE

cityoflavista.org/youthsports

myflomaha.org

12100 W. Center Road, Suite No. 612

MICHAELS

CREATE

Omaha, NE 68144

7775 Olson Drive, Suite No. 121

2949 N. 204th St., Suite No. 105

402-715-5959

Papillion, NE 68046

themakeryomaha.com

402-590-5515

EVOLUTION SOCCER CLUB

13308 Millard Ave.

Elkhorn, NE 68022

michaels.com

10221 Monroe St.

402-894-1331

Omaha, NE 68127

millardathletics.com

402-933-4446 inspireandcreate.com

MANGELSEN'S 3457 S. 84th St.

LA VISTA

CREATION STATION

OMAHA

Omaha, NE 68137

402-718-6289

LA VISTA

evolutionsoccerclub.com

MUNROE-MEYER INSTITUTE WHEEL CLUB

8037 S. 83rd Ave.

FIRST TEE OF OMAHA

42nd and Emile Sts.

La Vista, NE 68128

6315 N. 30th St.

Omaha, NE 68198

Omaha, NE 68124 402-391-6225

CREATION STATION

mangelsens.com

8037 S. 83rd Ave.

MILLARD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

La Vista, NE 68128

MICHAELS

402-502-9080

Omaha, NE 68134

402-559-4954

402-502-9080

michaels.com

creationstationomaha.com

402-915-3929

unmc.edu/mmi/depart-

thefirstteeomaha.org

ments/rt/wheelclub.html

GREAT PLAINS VOLLEYBALL 7545 Main St.

NEBRASKA ELITE SPORTS & FITNESS COMPLEX

Omaha, NE 68127

1212 N. 102nd St.

402-593-9670

Omaha, NE 68114

gpvb.org

402-706-4109

creationstationomaha.com 713 S. 72nd St. OMAHA

Omaha, NE 68114 402-509-6164

402 ARTS COLLECTIVE 6051 Maple St.

1204 K Plaza

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68137

402-913-1939

402-330-0843

402artscollective.org

michaels.com

Athletic Clubs BELLEVUE

2b-elite.com

ADVENTURE IN ART

THAT POTTERY PLACE

BELLEVUE JUNIOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

6001 Maple St.

7828 Dodge St.

1001 High School Drive

402-932-5571

NEBRASKA SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68114

Bellevue, NE 68005

happyfeetomaha.com

9427 F St.

402-556-4278

402-392-1166

402-292-2572

adventureinart.net

thatpotteryplaceomaha.com

bjsa.net

IT’S YOURS POTTERY

HAPPYFEET/ LEGENDS OMAHA

Omaha, NE 68127

JUNIOR GOLF CLUB

402-331-5545

402-444-5900

sone.org

BELLEVUE SOCCER CLUB

parks.cityofomaha.org

2518 S. 132nd St.

THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

Omaha, NE 68144

2417 Burdette St.

P.O. Box 373

402-330-3470

Omaha, NE 68111

Bellevue, NE 68005

KINGSWOOD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

itsyourspottery.com

402-933-3161

402-291-0886

9980 S. 148th St., Suite No. 400

Omaha, NE 68127

u-ca.org

bscneb.org

Omaha, NE 68138

402-596-1616

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

402-827-5922

nebraskastatesoccer.org

2200 Dodge St.

kwaa.org

Omaha, NE 68102 402-342-3300 joslyn.org

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NEBRASKA STATE SOCCER 4151 S. 84th St.


GUIDE NEBRASKA USSSA BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL

OMAHA SUBURBAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

ULTIMATE BASEBALL ACADEMY

402-895-6973

2931 S. 120th St.

nebraskausssa.com

DANCE INSPIRATION 10235 Wiesman Drive Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68137

ACAPRICCIO DANCE CO.

Omaha, NE 68144

402-858-6708

8610 Brentwood Drive

danceinspirationstudio.com

402-697-8759

ubanebraska.com

La Vista, NE 68128

OMAHA AAA HOCKEY CLUB

omahasuburban.com

P.O. Box 31669 Omaha, NE 68131

OMAHA SPORTS ACADEMY

omahaaaahockeyclub.com

11726 Stonegate Circle

OMAHA CRICKET ASSOCIATION

LA VISTA

4225 S. 121st Plaza

402-493-3177

402-592-6722

ELITE CHEER

WESTSIDE WRESTLING CLUB

adcdance.com

2410 S. 140th Circle

6026 Wenninghoff Road Omaha, NE 68134

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS

Omaha, NE 68164

402-572-8130

12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 11

402-504-1222

westsidewrestlingclub.com

La Vista, NE 68128

ERIN’S DANCE STUDIO

402-505-7600

3818 N. 108th St.

metrostarsgym.com

Omaha, NE 68164

omahasportsacademy.com

11001 John Pershing Drive

WEST OMAHA TRACK CLUB

Omaha, NE 68144 402-537-0855 elitecheer.com

402-210-2047

OMAHA TENNIS ASSOCIATION

omahacricket.org

P.O. Box 8313

westomahatrack-

Omaha, NE 68108

club@yahoo.com

ADAIR DANCE ACADEMY

EXTREME DANCE LLC

YOUTH SPORTS OF NEBRASKA

9270 Cady Ave.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68134

402-397-5373 xtremedanceomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68112

OMAHA FENCING CLUB

402-680-6303

2304 S. 135th Ave.

omahatennis.org

Omaha, NE 68144

402-496-4527

402-578-4228

OMAHA

402-936-0965

SCHOOL OF HOOPS

7300 Main St.

402-551-4200

omahafencingclub.org

9855 S. 140th St.

Omaha, NE 68127

adairdance.com

Omaha, NE 68138

402-813-0541

402-934-6672

youthsportsofnebraska.org

OMAHA GRIZZLIES BASKETBALL

erinsdancestudio.com

11231 John Galt Blvd.

FUSION DANCE AIRBORNE ACADEMY

17128 Audrey St.

11235 John Galt Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68136

Omaha, NE 68137

402-505-6755

SPORTING OMAHA FC

YMCA OF GREATER OMAHA

402-932-9202

fusiondanceonline.com

14706 Giles Road

430 S. 20th St.

airborneomaha.com

OMAHA FOOTBALL CLUB

Omaha, NE 68138

Omaha, NE 68102

402-896-4420

402-334-8487

14706 Giles Road

omahafc.com

metroymca.org

schoolofhoops.com

402-213-8500 omahagrizzlies.com

GO! KIDS’ GYM

Omaha, NE 68138 402-896-4420

SWIM OMAHA

omahafc.com

8701 Pacific St.

4223 S. 120th St.

8524 Madison St.

402-212-6005

Omaha, NE 68127

gokidsgym.com

402-339-6757

PAPILLION RECREATION ASSOCIATION

cahoysgymnastics.com

JULIE DALL STUDIO OF DANCE

swimomaha.org

P.O. Box 460935

CHERRIE ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

10841 Q St.

14633 Grover St.

dalldance.com

12550 W. Maple Road

Papillion, NE 68046

402-964-9259

THE TENNIS CLUBS AND SOCCER CENTER

omahahockey.com

4718 N. 120th St.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68164

papiorec.org

Omaha, NE 68164

402-333-4426

OMAHA RUNNING CLUB

402-493-2000

cherrieandersonstudio.com

omaharun.org

omahatennisandsoccer

OMAHA SPORTS CLUB

Omaha, NE 68137

402-343-2770

Omaha, NE 68114

OMAHA METRO AMATEUR HOCKEY

PAPILLION

CAHOY’S GYMNASTIC TRAINING CENTER

sites.google.com/site/

10730 Pacific St., Suite No. 48

TRAILS HAVE OUR RESPECT (THOR)

Omaha, NE 68114

888-442-4622 (International

402-218-2003

Mountain Biking Association)

omahasportsclub.com

trailshaveourrespect.org

Omaha, NE 68137 402-590-2607

KITTY LEE DANCE STUDIO 16880 Parker Plaza

Cheer/Dance/ Gymnastics BELLEVUE

Omaha, NE 68118

7007 S. 181st St., Suite No. 108

402-493-6525

Omaha, NE 68136

danceatkittys.com

402-894-9111

BELLEVUE DANCE ACADEMY 11800 S. 25th St.

thedanceauthority.com

MARY LORRAINE’S DANCE CENTER 5330 S. 136th St. Omaha, NE 68137

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-593-9051

402-291-3727 bellevuedanceacademy.com

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GUIDE METRO STARS GYMNASTICS

ON POINT DANCE CENTRE

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS

CARITAS KIDS COTTAGE

3706 S. 203rd Plaza

1812 N. 120th St.

12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 1

Bellevue, NE 68147

LA VISTA KINDERCARE

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68154

La Vista, NE 68128

402-934-5279

8623 Brentwood Drive

402-991-5700

402-885-4772

402-505-7600

info12806.wix.com/

La Vista, NE 68128

metrostarsgym.com/elkhorn

onpointedancecentre.com

metrostarsgym.com

caritaskidscottage

402-339-6690

MEXICAN DANCE ACADEMY OF NEBRASKA

PREMIER GYMNASTICS

1822 Vinton St.

402-571-6630

THE GYMNASTICS EXPRESS

Omaha, NE 68108

premier-gymnastics.com

12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 12

LA VISTA

8255 S. 42nd St.

kindercare.com

CREATIVE KIDZ

PAPILLION

10702 Browne St. Omaha, NE 68134

2861 Capehart Road

OMAHA

Bellevue, NE 68123 402-502-4733

ABC CHILDCARE 15650 W. Maple Road

La Vista, NE 68128

DAYCARE PLUS

Omaha, NE 68116

SIMPLY BALLROOM

402-991-5700

1425 Fort Crook Road S.

402-496-1020

MORNING STAR BALLET AND PERFORMING ARTS

2679 Farnam St.

thegymnasticsexpress.com

Bellevue, NE 68005

abchildcare.net

402-933-6678

KID’S BODY SHOP

18206 Wright St.

simply-ballroom.com

1219 N. Monroe St.

IT’S A KIDZ WORLD

ADVENTURES ON DISCOVERY DRIVE

Papillion, NE 68046

810 Fort Crook Road S.

5352 S. 136th St.

402-339-4009

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68137

kidsbodyshop.com

402-933-3955

402-884-7224

itsakidzworld.com

adventureshildcareomaha.com

LA PETITE ACADEMY

402-884-8838

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68130 msballetandperform-

STARS DANCE ACADEMY

ingarts.com

2915 S. 108th St.

402-380-3061

402-292-0530

MOTION 41 DANCE

402-960-8309

TIP TAP TOE DANCE STUDIO

2819 S. 125th Ave.

starsdanceomaha.com

11306 S. 58th St.

3005 Comstock Ave.

AMAZING DAYS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68144 402-884-4142 motion41dance.com

Papillion, NE 68133

Bellevue, NE 68123

6704 S. 167th St.

TURNER DANCE STUDIOS

402-593-0911

402-292-8221

Omaha, NE 68135

tiptaptoeomaha.

lapetite.com

402-932-8003

turnerdance.net

homestead.com

amazingdaysforlit-

NEBRASKA DANCE 11426 Davenport St.

14850 Laurel Ave.

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha 68116

402-895-0646 nebraskadance.com

3920 Bondesson St. Omaha 68112

NEBRASKA GOLD GYMNASTICS

402-321-2299

3636 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE 68144

VIKING SHIP BUILDING/ POWER LANDING

402-334-0396

2582 Redick Ave.

nebraskagold.wordpress.com

Omaha, NE 68112

LA VISTA

319 N. 72nd St. 402-346-0469

ACAPRICCIO DANCE CO.

oabdance.org

8610 Brentwood Drive

Omaha, NE 68114

La Vista, NE 68128

OMAHA BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO

B C

402-592-6722

tlepeople.com

10135 S. 25th St. Bellevue, NE 68123

ATONEMENT CHILD CARE

402-292-1425

4530 N. 85th St. Omaha, NE 68134

MY MASTER’S TREASURES DAYCARE

Childcare

402-457-6051

OMAHA ACADEMY OF BALLET

A

LITTLE ANGELS DAYCARE

402-572-6917 atonementchildcare.com

7505 Chandler Acres Drive

BELLEVUE

Bellevue, NE 68147 402-731-2186

A 2 Z CHILD CARE 11830 S. 25th St. Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-8358 a2zbellevue.com

THE BEANSTALK CHILDCARE AND ACADEMY

NOAH’S ARK PRESCHOOL AND CARE

6518 N. 46th Ave.

1400 Harvell Drive

402-932-5909

Bellevue, NE 68005

beanstalkdaycare.com

Omaha, NE 68152

402-827-6624

BELLEVUE ABC CHILDCARE

bellevuechristian.com

BACKYARD PRESCHOOL 3867 Leavenworth St.

11539 S. 36th St.

ELKHORN

Bellevue, NE 68123

Omaha, NE 68105 402-346-1385

402-505-9633

SMALL MIRACLE CHILDCARE

childcarecenter.us/pro-

Omaha, NE 68137

910 S. 191st Ct.

school_day_care_omaha_ne

402-290-4869

Elkhorn, NE 68022

omahaballroom.com

402-991-0696

5038 S. 153rd St.

adcdance.com

abcbellevue.com

smallmiraclechildcare.com

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HAMILTON HEIGHTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

JUST LIKE HOME CHILDCARE

LITTLE HEARTS CHILD CARE

Omaha, NE 68164

DONALD O. CLIFTON CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

7007 S. 181st St., Suite No. 101

301 N. 90th St.

402-445-4202

1003 Gallup Drive

15475 Taylor St.

Omaha, NE 68136

Omaha, NE 68114

brightbeginningsomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68116

402-932-5437

402-391-0090

402-951-2003

402-502-5225

justlikehomechild-

childcarecenter.us

strengths.gallup.com/116092/

hamiltonheightscdc.com

careomaha.com

HAPPY FACES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER

2402 N St.

4860 Q St.

Omaha, NE 68137

14220 Fort St.

CANDLEWOOD KINDERCARE

full-bucket-kids.aspx

1735 N. 121st St.

LOVE AND LEARN PRESCHOOL

402-493-5399

DONNA'S LITTLE DARLINGS

kindercare.com

1025 S. Saddle Creek Road

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68117

402-895-2114

Omaha, NE 68106

402-884-2402

402-731-6988

faithwestwood.com

402-558-7050

happyfacesomaha.com

kidscanomaha.org

KIDS 4 JESUS DAYCARE

MIDWEST CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION

Omaha, NE 68154

CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

donnaslittledarlings.com

4814 Oaks Lane

Omaha, NE 68124

EDUCARE

HEALTHY START LEARNING CENTER

15770 Q St.

7701 Pacific St.

402-398-6779

2123 Paul St.

5815 N. 60th St.

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68104

402-895-2193

402-551-2379

402-898-1783

402-934-6607

covenantomaha.org

childcarene.org

educareomaha.com

healthystartlearningcenter.com

KIDZ OF THE FUTURE

MILLARD KINDERCARE

INTERNATIONAL DAY CARE CENTER

5332 Fontenelle Blvd.

5636 S. 147th St.

402-333-5032

EXPLORATORIUM CENTER

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68137

cdcomaha.net

13336 Industrial Road

3223 N. 45th St.

402-455-0996

402-895-5337

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68104

childcarecenter.us

kindercare.com

402-896-8001

402-457-7818

KINDERCARE

NANA'S LITTLE WORLD

kindercare.com

13030 W. Dodge Road

1919 S. 74th St.

CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER 14210 Arbor St., Suite. A Omaha, NE 68144

CHILDREN'S EXPRESS CHILDCARE AND LEARNING CENTER

turningpointomaha.org

2814 S. 87th St.

FAMILY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE CENTER

Omaha, NE 68124

3929 S. 147th St., Suite No. 106

IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD PRESCHOOL

Candlewood

402-614-6006

402-391-7595

Omaha, NE 68144

5301 S. 144th St.

1735 N. 121st St.

nanaslittleworld.com

chexpressomaha.com

402-505-6006

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68154 402-493-5399

familylearningand-

402-896-1210

CIRCLE OF LOVE CHILDCARE CENTER

childcare.com

itsawonderfulworld-

7815 Military Ave. Omaha, NE 68134

FANTASTIC BEGINNINGS

402-934-5556

4102 S. 13th St.

childcarecenter.us

childcare.com

Omaha, NE 68154

Millard

NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY EARLY CHILDHOOD

5636 S. 147th St.

4939 S 118th St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68137

402-895-5337

402-451-0787

Omaha, NE 68107

JAMES R. RUSSELL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

402-408-0395

2222 Burt St.

fantasticbeginnings.com

Omaha, NE 68178

LEARNING KEY CHILD CARE CENTER

3549 Fontenelle Blvd.

CORAZONCITOS LEARNING CENTER

402-280-2460

4711 Giles Road

402-451-0787

2702 S. 20th St.

creighton.edu/

Omaha, NE 68157

Omaha, NE 68108

GBT CHILDREN’S ACADEMY

childdevelopmentcenter

402-734-4856

402-916-4920

1502 N. 52nd St.

miscorazoncitos.com

Omaha, NE 68104

DAYCARE CENTER AT UNION PACIFIC CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

childcarecenter.us

402-556-4282

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OMAHA

omaha-childcare.com

Omaha, NE 68104

NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER FAMILY PLACE 115 S. 42nd St. Omaha, NE 68131

333 S. 132nd St.

LITTLE HANDS AT WORK AND PLAY

Omaha, NE 68154

3172 Dodge St.

nebraskamed.com

402-334-8200

Omaha, NE 68131

jewishomaha.org

402-342-9191

402-552-2375

1408 California St.

GROW WITH ME DAY CARE

Omaha, NE 68102

12221 Mary Plaza

402-544-5439

Omaha, NE 68142

7180 N. 60th St.

child-care-preschool.

402-502-7474

Omaha, NE 68152

brighthorizons.com

growwithmepreschool.com

402-571-7734

lhwp.com

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GUIDE OUR PRECIOUS LAMBS CHILDCARE

5225 N. 158th Ave Omaha, NE 68116

WESTSIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

4823 S. 168th St.

402-496-6332

2514 S. 108th St.

APPLE TREE ORCHARD PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE

Omaha, NE 68144

137 N. Jefferson St.

CHILDREN'S RESPITE CARE CENTER INC.

Omaha, NE 68135

SPECIAL NEEDS CARE

402-896-3284

19010 Edna St.

402-390-8207

Papillion, NE 68146

5321 S. 138th St.

ourpreciouslambs.

Omaha, NE 68136

westside66.org

402-827-7537

Omaha, NE 68134

wordpress.com

402-933-3666

appletreeorchard.com

402-895-4000

YMCA PRESCHOOLS

crccomaha.org

OVER THE RAINBOW CHILD CARE

3830 N. 176th St.

metroymca.org/

CHARMING CHILDREN

Omaha, NE 68116

childcare/preschool

911 N. Adams St.

12009 Bel Drive

402-932-3545

Omaha, NE 68144 overtherainbowchild-

SMALL MIRACLE CHILD CARE

careomaha.com

420 N. 179th Plaza Circle

402-334-5591

PARADIGM EDUCATIONAL CENTER

Papillion, NE 68046 7502 N Maple St.

402-934-8084

Omaha, NE 68134

charmingchildrenct.com

402-393-3700

Omaha, NE 68118

5404 S 168th St.

DISCOVERY ACADEMY CHILDCARE

402-932-2922

Omaha, NE 68135

603 S. Jefferson St.

smallmiraclechildcare.com

402-896-4200

Papillion, NE 68046

18021 R Plaza, Suite No. 2

Outings BELLEVUE

402-597-0778

FONTENELLE FOREST NATURE CENTER 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.

SPELLMAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

YMCA EARLY LEARNING CENTER

discoveryacademyinc.com

402-896-3400 paradigmeducation-

6908 Mercy Road

430 S 20th St.

HEARTLAND KIDS

402-731-3140

alcenter.com

Omaha, NE 68106

Omaha, NE 68102

1103 Applewood Drive

fontenelleforest.org

402-390-2028

402-977-4300

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68135

PRECIOUS MEMORIES CHILD CARE

childsaving.org

2501 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68105

Bellevue NE, 68005

402-592-8071

SARPY COUNTY MUSEUM

TENDER HEARTS CHILD CARE CENTER

CHI HEALTH YMCA EARLY LEARNING CENTERS

LA PETITE ACADEMY

2402 Clay St.

11328 S. 96th St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-341-7720

12315 Westwood Lane

7500 Mercy Road

Papillion, NE 68046

402-292-1880

preciousmemoriesdaycare.com

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68124

402-938-5003

sarpycountymuseum.org

402-333-4887

jknott@metroymca.org

lapetite.com

6901 North 72nd S. Omaha, NE 68122

PAPILLION MONTESSORI

kminor@metroymca.org

780 Pinnacle Drive

BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

PREMIER ACADEMY

childcarecenter.us

3525 N. 147th St. 402-493-8812

THROUGH THE YEARS CHILD CARE

premieracademyinc.com

9855 W. Center Road

Omaha, NE 68116

PSALMS CHILD CARE MINISTRY

OMAHA

Papillion, NE 68046

724 S. 12th St.

Omaha, NE 68124

16901 Lakeside Hills Ct.

402-502-5800

Omaha, NE 68102

402-393-1812

Omaha, NE 68130

montessori-papillion.com

402-341-7130

ttycc.com

kkeller@metroymca.org

bemiscenter.org

PRE-K AND PLAY

3020 Huntington Ave. 402-614-4257

UNMC CHILDCARE DEVELOPMENT CENTER

206 Suite A E. Lincoln St.

BLUE BARN THEATRE

Papillion, NE 68046

psalms1273ccministry.com

985570 Nebraska Medical

1106 S. 10th St.

LA VISTA KINDERCARE

402-452-3890

Omaha, NE 68108

Center

8623 Brentwood Drive

prekandplay.com

402-345-1576

REVOLUTION OF LOVE ACADEMY

Omaha, NE 68198

La Vista, NE 68128

402-559-8801

402-339-6690

YMCA PRESCHOOL

5501 N. 35th St.

unmc.edu

kindercare.com

metroymca.org/

Omaha, NE 68112

LA VISTA

bluebarn.org

Omaha, NE 68111

childcare/preschool

402-884-7588

WILLOW TREE DAYCARE

childcarecenter.us

12171 Pacific St.

ROSEWOOD ACADEMY CHILD CARE AND PRESCHOOL ourrosewoodacademy.com

705 Riverfront Drive

PAPILLION

402-932-3673

ADVENTURETIME ACADEMY

willowtreedaycare.com

1610 Charleston Drive

Omaha, NE 68154

Papillion, NE 68133 402-331-6434 adventuretimeacademy.com

omahamagazine.com 

BOB KERREY PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

25

1111 E 1st St.

Omaha, NE 68102

Papillion, NE 68046

402-444-5900

402-339-9861

visitomaha.com/bob


GUIDE BOYS TOWN

GREAT PLAINS BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM

KENEFICK PARK

13628 Flanagan Blvd. (137th St.

100 Bancroft St

OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

and W. Dodge Road)

7400 Dodge St.

Omaha, NE 68108

500 S. 20th St.

Omaha, NE 68010

Omaha, NE 68114

402-346-4002

Omaha, NE 68102

402-498-1141

402-401-9893

lauritzengardens.org

402-342-6164

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

LAURITZEN GARDENS

DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2200 Dodge St.

100 Bancroft St.

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68108

OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

5730 N. 30th St.

402-342-3300

402-346-4002

6915 Cass St.

Omaha, NE 68111

joslyn.org

lauritzengardens.org

Omaha, NE 68132

boystown.org

ocm.org

402-455-9990

402-553-0800 omahaplayhouse.com

3902 Davenport St.

LEWIS AND CLARK LANDING

DURHAM MUSEUM

Omaha, NE 68131

515 N. Riverfront Drive

ORPHEUM THEATER

801 S. 10th St.

402-595-2199

Omaha, NE 68102

409 S. 16th St.

Omaha, NE 68108

joslyncastle.com

402-444-4653

Omaha, NE 68102

parks.cityofomaha.org

402-661-8501

douglascohistory.org

JOSLYN CASTLE

402-444-5071 durhammuseum.org

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA PARK

omahaperformingarts.org

EL MUSEO LATINO

800 Douglas St.

4701 S. 25th St.

Omaha, NE 68102

LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL VISITOR CENTER

Omaha, NE 68107

402-444-5955

601 Riverfront Drive

Omaha, NE 68102

402-731-1137

visitomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68102

402-345-4849

402-661-1804

rosetheater.org

elmuseolatino.org

THE ROSE THEATER 2001 Farnam St.

HENRY DOORLY ZOO AND AQUARIUM

nps.gov

FAMILY FUN CENTER XL 10765 M St.

3701 S. 10th St.

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68107

LOVE’S JAZZ & ARTS CENTER

402-554-1925

402-330-4629

2510 N. 24th St.

BELLEVUE BERRY AND PUMPKIN RANCH

familyfuncenterxl.com

omahazoo.com

Omaha, NE 68110

11001 S. 48th St.

402-502-5291

Papillion, NE 68133

ljac.org

402-331-5500

FLORENCE MILL Omaha, NE 68112

HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

402-551-1233 theflorencemill.org

9102 N. 30th St.

FREEDOM PARK

PAPILLION/LAVISTA

bellevueberryfarm.com

1200 Douglas St.

MALCOLM X HOUSE SITE

PAPIO FUN PARK

Omaha, NE 68102

3448 Evans St.

210 E. Lincoln St.

402-345-0202

Omaha, NE 68111

Papillion, NE 68046

omahaperformingarts.org

402-881-8118

402-592-5671

malcomxfoundation.org

papiofunpark.com

PRAIRIE QUEEN RECREATION AREA

2497 Freedom Park Road Omaha, NE 68110

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

402-444-5955

2200 Dodge St.

cityofomaha.org

Omaha, NE 68102

MORMON PIONEER CEMETERY

402-342-3300

3301 State St.

Cornhusker Road

joslyn.org

Omaha, NE 68112

Papillion, NE 68046

402-453-9372

402-444-6222

lds.org

papionrd.org

MORMON TRAIL CENTER AT HISTORIC WINTER QUARTERS

WERNER PARK

GENE LEAHY MALL 1203 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102

JOSLYN CASTLE

402-444-5955

3902 Davenport St.

visitomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68131 402-595-2199

GERALD R. FORD BIRTH SITE AND GARDENS

joslyncastle.com

12356 Ballpark Way Papillion, NE 68046

3215 State St.

402-738-5100

Woolworth Ave.

Omaha, NE 68112

milb.com

Omaha, NE 68105

402-453-9372

402-444-5955

lds.org

nebraskahistory.org

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Hospitals BOYS TOWN CLINICS boystownpediatrics.org 72nd Street 7205 W. Center Road, Suite No. 104 Omaha, NE 68124 402-392-7684 Downtown 555 N. 30th St. Omaha, NE 68131 402-498-6363 Harrison Street 6715 S. 180th St. Omaha, NE 68135 402-996-2300 Lakeside 16929 Frances St., Suite No. 101 Omaha, NE 68130 402-758-5125 Pacific Street 14080 Boys Town Hospital Road Omaha, NE 68010 402-778-6900

BOYS TOWN HOSPITALS boystownhospital.org Boys Town National Research Hospital—Downtown 555 North 30th St. Omaha, NE 68131 402-498-6511 Boys Town National Research Hospital - Pacific Street 14000 Boys Town Hospital Road Boys Town, NE 68010 402-926-5333


GUIDE CHI CLINICS

LAKESIDE

Regency

MILLARD

chihealth.com BENSON

16909 Lakeside Hills Court

5005 S. 153rd St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Baker Place

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68137

402-354-1500

5050 Ames Ave.

402-717-8000

402-572-3500

Omaha, NE 68104

2734 N. 61st St.

South Omaha

Omaha, NE 68104

Lakeside Surgery Center

402-553-0222

17030 Lakeside Hills Plaza

BERGAN 7500 Mercy Road

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Omaha, NE 68130

Children’s Hospital

402-758-5600

and Medical Center

OLD MARKET

Omaha, NE 68124 402-398-6060

1319 Leavenworth St. 402-717-0420

Omaha, NE 68124 402-717-2500

Omaha, NE 68128

402-955-5400

Omaha, NE 68118

Eagle Run

childrensomaha.org

402-354-0621

3685 N. 129th St.

Methodist Physician Clinic

METHODIST CLINICS methodistphysiciansclinic.com

OMAHA

312 S. 15th St.

Omaha, NE 68022

601 N. 30th St.

Omaha, NE 68102

402-815-1980

Omaha, NE 68131

402-717-2790

Women's Center 717 Medical Office Building 717 N. 190th Plaza, Suite 1100-1500 Omaha, NE 68022 402-815-1700

Omaha, NE 68164 402-595-3993 Midtown 139 S. 40th St. Omaha, NE 68131 402-595-3939

Women's Center

Oakview

at Indian Hills

2727 S. 144th St.

42nd & L Sts.

8111 Dodge St.

8901 W. Dodge Road, Suite 200

Omaha, NE 68144

4220 L St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68114

402-778-5677

Omaha, NE 68107

402-354-1320

402-354-1700

Healthwest

METHODIST HOSPITALS

402-717-7050

Omaha, NE 68132

Village Pointe

4420 L St.

16120 W. Dodge St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68118

Methodist Hospital

402-733-4433

402-354-0610

8511 W. Dodge Road

1130 N. 204th Ave.

81st and W. Center Road

Indian Hills

402-354-4800

Elkhorn, NE 68022

8141 W. Center Road

8901 W. Dodge St.

bestcare.org/

402-758-5452

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68114

methodist-hospital

402-717-3000

402-354-8990

ELKHORN

402-595-1227

8111 Dodge Street

402-449-4577

402-717-0785

8021 S. 84th St.

515 N. 162nd Ave., Suite No. 302

717 N. 190th Plaza

5002 Underwood Ave.

Brentwood Village

402-354-7700

Omaha, NE 68114

15th & Farnam Sts.

DUNDEE

Omaha, NE 68107

West Dodge Medical Plaza

192 Dodge CREIGHTON

402-595-2280

3353 L St.

8200 Dodge St.

Omaha, NE 68102 7710 Mercy Road

OMAHA

10060 Regency Circle

110 N. 175th St. Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68114

888-898-8662

NEBRASKA MEDICINE HOSPITALS Bellevue 2500 Bellevue Medical

FLORENCE

Methodist Women's Hospital

Center Drive

132nd and W. Center Road

Millard

707 N. 192nd St.

Bellevue, NE 68123

8613 N. 30th St.

13315 W. Center Road

5908 S. 142nd St.

Omaha, NE 68022

402-763-3000

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68137

402-815-1700

bellevue.nebraskamed.com

402-453-9900

402-717-0820

402-354-1900

161st and W. Maple Road

Northwest Omaha

NEBRASKA MEDICINE CLINICS

University of Nebraska

7909 N. 30th St. Omaha, NE 68112

16101 Evans St.

10710 Fort St.

clinics.nebraskamed.com

S. 42nd and Emile St.

402-717-0380

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68134

402-717-9700

402-354-7500

Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198

BELLEVUE

402-559-4000 unmc.edu

IMMANUEL MAPLE HILLS 6829 N. 72nd St.

Papillion

Lifecare Family Medicine

101 E. Centennial Road

2510 Bellevue Medical

Omaha, NE 68122

10109 Maple St.

Papillion, NE 68046

Center Drive

402-572-2121

Omaha, NE 68134

402-354-7750

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-572-3500

402-779-7207

6901 N. 72nd St.

bellevue.nebraskamed.com

Omaha, NE 68122 402-572-2130

omahamagazine.com 

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GUIDE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION BELLEVUE VA Medical Clinic

Concentra Urgent Care -

BENSON

PAPILLION

Omaha West Urgent Care of Papillion

Omaha, NE 68104

222 N. Jefferson St.

Omaha, NE 68127

8419 S. 73rd Plaza,

402-444-4846

Papillion, NE 68046

402-331-8555

Suite No. 101

chihealth.com

Papillion, NE 68046

BESS JOHNSON

402-991-9060

2100 Reading Plaza

myucop.com

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Bellevue, NE 68005

Concentra Urgent Care -

402-591-4500

South Omaha

nebraska.va.gov

2900 F St.

402-597-2040

402-731-8701

CHARLES B. WASHINGTON

concentra.com

2868 Ames Ave.

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Midwest Minor Medical -

4101 Woolworth Ave.

84th & Q St. Clinic

Omaha, NE 68105

5310 S. 84th Sts.

800-451-5796

Omaha, NE 68127

nebraska.va.gov

402-827-6510 midwestminormedical.com

INDEPENDENT

Bellevue Urgent Care

RALSTON

Libraries

Omaha, NE 68111

BARIGHT PUBLIC LIBRARY

402-444-4849

5555 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127

BELLEVUE

BELLEVUE PUBLIC LIBRARY

FLORENCE

402-331-7636

2920 Bondesson St.

ralstonlibrary.org

Omaha, NE 68112 402-444-5299

1003 Lincoln Road 8610 W. Dodge Road

Bellevue, NE 68005

MILLARD

Omaha, NE 68114

402-293-3157

13214 Westwood Lane

402-827-3716

bellevuelibrary.org

Omaha, NE 68144

midwestminormedical.com

1307 Harlan Drive

402-444-4848 LA VISTA

MILTON R. ABRAHAMS

Bellevue, NE 68005

14104 S St.

402-291-8701

Omaha, NE 68134

LA VISTA

5111 N. 90th St.

bellevueuc.com

402-964-2472

9110 Giles Road

Omaha, NE 68134

midwestminormedical.com

La Vista, NE 68128

402-444-6284

402-537-3900

OMAHA 18210 Wright St. American Family Urgent Care

Omaha, NE 68130

4004 N. 132nd St., Suite No. 101

402-614-7553

Omaha, NE 68164

midwestminormedical.com

cityoflavista.org/library

SADDLEBROOK 14850 Laurel Ave. Omaha, NE 68116

OMAHA

402-884-7473

DO SPACE

402-385-5407 afcurgentcareea-

Midwest Surgical Hospital

7205 Dodge St.

SOUTH OMAHA

glerunomaha.com

7915 Farnam Drive

Omaha, NE 68114

2808 Q St.

Omaha, NE 68114

402-819-4022

Omaha, NE 68107

Charles Drew Health Center

402-399-1900

dospace.org

402-444-4850

2915 Grant St.

mwsurgicalhospital.com Nebraska Orthopaedic

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARIES

W. CLARKE SWANSON

402-457-1200 charlesdrew.com

Hospital

Website: omahapublic-

Omaha, NE 68114

2808 S. 143rd Plaza

library.org Click on “Select

402-444-4852

Clarkson Tower

Omaha, NE 68144

Library Branch” under

4350 Dewey Ave.

402-609-1600

“Locations/hours”

Omaha, NE 68105

neorthohospital.com

Omaha, NE 68111

9101 W. Dodge Road

W. DALE CLARK 215 S. 15th St.

A. V. SORENSON

Omaha, NE 68102

Select Specialty Hospital

4808 Cass St.

402-444-4800

1870 S. 75th St.

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68124

402-444-5274

402-552-2000 nebraskamed.com

sumplibrary.org

402-289-4367

Omaha, NE 68107

BELLEVUE

SUMP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

9602 M St.

2206 Longo Drive

OMAHA

6015 Binney St.

WILLA CATHER

402-361-5830

1905 S. 44th St.

omaha.selectspecial-

Omaha, NE 68105

tyhospitals.com

402-444-4851

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Music CHERRIE ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE 14633 Grover St. Omaha, NE 68144 402-333-4426 cherrieandersonstudio.com

DIETZ MUSIC dietzmusic.com/lessons 13015 West Center Road Omaha, NE 68144 402-333-1534 2012 Cornhusker, Ste. 100 Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-3745

MILLARD MUSIC HOUSE 5053 S. 136th St. Omaha, NE 68137 402-895-1221 millardmusichouse.net

OMAHA AREA YOUTH ORCHESTRA 1905 Harney St., Suite No. 630 Omaha, NE 68102 402-238-2044 oayo.org


GUIDE OMAHA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

BELLEVUE WEST THUNDERBIRDS

ELKHORN SOUTH STORM

MILLARD WEST WILDCATS

RONCALLI CATHOLIC CRIMSON PRIDE

Jon Mauro

Roger Ortmeier

Chris Loofe

Jim Meister

7023 Cass St.

402-293-4046

402-289-0616 ext. 16021

402-715-6025

402-571-7670

Omaha, NE 68132

jon.mauro@bpsne.net

rortmeier.epsne.org

cmloofe@mpsomaha.org

jmeister@roncallicatholic.org

omahacm.org

BENSON MIGHTY BUNNIES

GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN SCHOOL

MOUNT MICHAEL BENEDICTINE KNIGHTS

VJ AND ANGELA SKUTT CATHOLIC SKYHAWKS

OMAHA SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

Francis Szynskie

Jacob Zimmermann

Jon Borer

Jeremy Moore

402-557-3000 ext. 5

402-493-2550

402-253-0965

402-333-0818 ext. 5126

14505 California St.

francis.szynskie@ops.org

jzimmermann@gethse-

jborer@mountmichael.org

jjmoore@schools.

402-932-4987

Omaha, NE 68154

manlutheran.com

archomaha.org

omahaschoolofmusi-

BROWNELL-TALBOT RAIDERS

canddance.com

Jeffrey Rohrig

GROSS CATHOLIC COUGARS

402-556-3772 ext.1032

Mike Dempsey

omahabaptistacad-

402-343-2605

jeff.rohrig@brownell.edu

402-734-2000 ext. 104

emy@yahoo.com

kerkman.thomas@

402-515-9639

OMAHA SYMPHONY 1905 Harney St., Suite No. 400

OMAHA BAPTIST ACADEMY

WESTSIDE WARRIORS

402-333-0773

Tom Kerkman

dempsey@gcgmail.org

westside66.net

Omaha, NE 68102

BRYAN BEARS

402-342-3836

Robert Locken

omahasymphony.org

402-557-3111

PAPILLION-LA VISTA MONARCHS

robert.locken@ops.org

Jason Ryan

402-557-3312

402-898-0400

luke.dillon@ops.org

SCHOOL OF ROCK OMAHA

BURKE BULLDOGS

13270 Millard Ave.

Jason Williams

Omaha, NE 68137

402-557-3211

402-691-8875

jason.williams@ops.org

locations.schoolofrock.com/omaha

CONCORDIA MUSTANGS

OMAHA CENTRAL EAGLES Luke Dillon

jaryan@paplv.org

OMAHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

PAPILLION-LA VISTA SOUTH TITANS Jeremy Van Ackeren

402-399-9565

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE MIDLANDS

402-829-4600

anylin@ocamail.org

10831 Old Mill Road

Amy Nylin

jvanackeren@paplv.org

Omaha, NE 68154

SING OMAHA STUDIOS

Ben Ersland

8438 Park Dr.

402-445-4000

MARIAN CRUSADERS

OMAHA NORTH VIKINGS

Omaha, NE 68127

erslandb@concordiaomaha.org

Rochelle Rohlfs

James Savio

402-933-7234

Support

402-330-2449 bbsomaha.org

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE MIDLANDS

402-571-2618 ext. 1133

402-557-3412

rrohlfs@omahamarian.org

james.savio@ops.org

SNJ STUDIO OF MUSIC

CREIGHTON PREPARATORY JUNIOR JAYS

MERCY MONARCHS

Omaha, NE 68131

5244 S. 136th St.

Daniel Schinzel

Jeff Burkey

OMAHA NORTHWEST HUSKIES

Omaha, NE 68137

402-393-1190 ext. 348

402-553-9424

Andy Wane

bgcomaha.org

402-933-1326

dschi@prep.creighton.edu

burkeyj@mercyhigh.org

402-557-3512

DUCHESNE ACADEMY CARDINALS

MILLARD NORTH MUSTANGS

Herb Kupfer

singomahastudios.org

2610 Hamilton St.

snjstudios.com

School Athletic Directors HIGH SCHOOLS

BELLEVUE EAST CHIEFTAINS

andrew.wane@ops.org

402-342-1600

GIRLS INC. 2811 N. 45th St. Omaha, NE 68104

Chad Zimmerman

OMAHA SOUTH PACKERS

402-558-3800 ext. 1032

402-715-1365

Dennis Mitchell

girlsincomaha.org

hkupfer@duchesneacademy.org

crzimmerman@mpsomaha.org

402-557-3635 dennis.mitchell@ops.org

ELKHORN ANTLERS

THE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS

Mark King

MILLARD SOUTH PATRIOTS

RALSTON RAMS

2200 N. 20th St.

402-289-4239 ext. 3

Steve Throne

Mike Smith

Omaha, NE 68110

mking1@epsne.org

402-715-8261

402-898-3514

402-341-4673

sdthrone@mpsomaha.org

mike_smith@ralston-

hopecenterforkids.com

schools.org

Chad Holtz 402-293-4157 chad.holtz@bpsne.net

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GUIDE NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY

FESTIVALS

OTHER

14TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY AT VILLAGE POINTE

Omaha, NE 68137

HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL

ETHNIC HOLIDAY TREES EXHIBIT

402-451-0787

Nov. 23, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018

Nov. 24, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018 |

17305 Davenport St.

2425 S. 67th St.

7-8 p.m.

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68106

801 S. 10th St.

4939 S 118th St.

3549 Fontenelle Blvd. Omaha, NE 68104 402-451-0787

OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS 928 N. 47th Ave. Omaha, NE 68132 402-457-7000 omahahomeforboys.org

OWENS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Seasonal

Omaha, NE 68108

ICE SKATING

Making Spirits Bright

NRG ENERGY ICE RINK IN THE CAPITOL DISTRICT Nov. 21, 2017 to Feb. 14, 2018 Sunday-Thursday | 3-10 p.m. NEW LOCATION: N. 11th St. & Capitol Ave. Omaha, NE 68102 holidaylightsfestival.org

7413 Historical Main

Opening Ceremony

Omaha, NE 68112

Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 6 p.m.

402-451-8404 owenseducationalservices.org

1200 Douglas St.

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Omaha, NE 68102

Dec. 31 | 7 p.m.

Holiday Concert Nov. 23 | 7-8 p.m.

Nov. 24 | 6-10 p.m.

CHRISTMAS AT UNION STATION TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Nov. 24 | 4-8 p.m. 801 S. 10th St. Omaha, NE 68108

1302 Farnam St.

WELLS FARGO FAMILY FESTIVAL

Omaha, NE 68102 holidaylightsfestival.org

Dec. 3 | 12 -5 p.m.

LIGHTS OF AKSARBEN Nov. 24 | 6-8 p.m. 67th and Center Streets

Omaha, NE 68102

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

holidaylightsfestival.org

Nov. 25 to Dec. 23 | 7-8 p.m.

1919 Douglas St.

Omaha, NE 68106

FamilyGuide

(Each Sunday, weather permitting, throughout the

Christmas Eve &

Old Market & Gene Leahy Mall)

New Year’s Eve

holidaylightsfestival.org

1-5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day

VISIT THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD MUSEUM TODAY! • Free Family Nights held the first Friday evening of every month, 5-7 p.m. • Interactive and engaging exhibits; fun for all ages! • Voted the 3rd best transportation museum in the country, 2016, by USA Today

What have you been missing? 200 Pearl Street Council Bluffs, IA 51503 • 712-329-8307 • Follow us on Facebook @uprrmuseum Open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. – FREE ADMISSION • www.uprrmuseum.org

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GUIDE Each year in the U.S., more than 3 million children enter the foster care system due to abuse and/or neglect through no fault of their own. In Sarpy County alone, more than 300 children find themselves entangled in the foster care system. Many of these children become trapped in a revolving door of foster parents, caseworkers, attorneys, and judges. For these children, a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) can make a huge difference. A CASA volunteer is a trained, citizen volunteer appointed bythe Juvenile Court to ensure that the needs and best interests of the CASA’s assigned child or sibling group are met. Most importantly, the CASA volunteer develops a relationship withthe child, offering support, a listening ear, and consistency to a child entangled in a system that tends to offer a child anything but consistency.

How you can help?

• Serve as the voice of a child by becoming a CASA volunteer. • Make a monetary donation to help us serve all the children in Sarpy County who need and deserve a CASA volunteer and help us provide some comfort in their lives.

Please visit www.sarpycasa.com to donate and get more information, or call (402) 593-2259 for your volunteer opportunity.

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