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Andee's Morning Blend Event PICKS


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Below are Andee Hoig's Top Picks for events you don't want to miss putting on your calendar.


FEBRUARY 21 – 26   6:00 PM – 10:00 PM  

Omaha Fashion Week 

Omaha Fashion Week 

Omaha Design Center  |  1502 Cuming Street  | Omaha
Omaha Fashion Week is thrilled to celebrate ten years in 2017! Since our first show, we've grown into the nation's fifth largest fashion event, supporting more independent fashion designers than any other organization in the region.  Omaha Fashion Week is a glamorous red carpet event for a good cause.  We nurture the youngest of fashion designers by providing mentoring, educational opportunities and a professional platform to showcase their work.  Join us for our next season February 21-26!    

$40-80    402-880-8035  |  www.omahafashionweek.com


FEBRUARY 23–25   6:30 PM  

Joslyn Castle Murder Mystery

Joslyn Castle

3902 Davenport Street  | Omaha
Mark your calendar and get ready to answer that infamous question, "Who Dunnit?" The Joslyn Castle will hold its 13th annual Murder Mystery on Thursday, February 23; Friday, February 24 and Saturday February 25. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. This year's original production is titled "Last Kill & Testament," and the performance will be set in the 1920's prohibition era. Feel free to dress in costume to add to the fun! Tickets are $75 until January 13, 2017. After that time tickets will be $85. Your ticket includes dinner, dessert, a drink from the bar and the production. Proceeds benefit the Joslyn Castle Trust.   

402-595-2199  |  http://www.joslyncastle.com/events


MARCH 2   5:30 PM – 9:00 PM  

Celebrity Chef featuring Marc Murphy

Food Bank for the Heartland

Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center--La Vista  |  12520 Westport Pkwy  | LaVista
Celebrity Chef has become an important tradition for Food Bank for the Heartland. Since 2001, the event has celebrated food and its meaning in our lives by bringing together supporters in the community and showcasing the talents of a notable chef while raising awareness and funding for the Food Bank. Food Bank for the Heartland is thrilled to feature Marc Murphy at the 16th annual Celebrity Chef fundraiser on March 2. Chef Murphy is a featured judge on Food Network's Chopped. He owns and operates several successful restaurants in New York and Florida. Presented by ConAgra Foods and featuring KETV as the media partner, this year’s Celebrity Chef event is being held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in La Vista at 5:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $150, and patron tickets are $500. Patron ticket holders are invited to an exclusive cocktail party with Marc Murphy prior to the start of Celebrity Chef and will receive a copy of his latest cookbook. At the main event, guests will enjoy appetizers from local restaurants and a signature cocktail, a culinary demonstration by Chef Murphy during dinner, a raffle and a live auction. The dinner menu is inspired by Chef Murphy. Proceeds from Celebrity Chef benefit Food Bank for the Heartland's mission of providing emergency food for families in Nebraska and western Iowa. 

402-331-1213  |  http://FoodBankHeartland.org


MARCH 3   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  

Saving Places–A Preservation Celebration

Restoration Exchange Omaha

Art Deco Paxton Building  | Omaha
Set inside a historic building, Saving Places is a night to celebrate the work being done to preserve Omaha's historic structures and honor the people who are making it happen.    

402-679-5854  |  http://www.restorationexchange.org


MARCH 11   5:30 PM – 11:30 PM  

Irish Fest 

Catholic Charities 

Embassy Suites Conference Center – LaVista
Every year, Catholic Charities holds Irish Fest, our premier fund raising event. This year Catholic Charities of Omaha is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Irish Fest. The evening includes silent and live auctions, cocktails and gourmet dinner followed by entertainment. Seeing your friends and having fun is the best part of the event!

402-829-9261  |  http://ccomaha.org

Upcoming MAD25 Events


FEBRUARY 18     

Trek Up the Tower 


First National Tower  |  1620 Dodge Street  |  Omaha
402-934-5795  |  www.trekupthetower.org


MARCH 4     

Heat The Streets Run and Walk 

Common Fund of the Heartland 

Midtown Crossing  |  33rd & Farnam  |  Omaha
402-250-3928  |  www.heatthestreetsomaha.org











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