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Leashes at Lauritzen
Families can bring their dogs with them to walk the grounds of Lauritzen Gardens and explore its 100 acres and miles of trails, on two Mondays in August, the 3rd and the 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the website to secure your ticket and learn more.
https://www.lauritzengardens.org/Visit/Events_and_Exhibits/Leashes_at_Lauritzen/index.asp
 

 
Traveler Recommendations  
With travel opening back up, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website provides COVID-19-related recommendation for travelers returning from international travel.
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Traveler-Recommendations.aspx
 
 
Our World in Data
Our World in Data is managed by a team of researchers at the University of Oxford that has been compiling data and communicating information on a wide range of global issues since 2011. Follow the link below for worldwide statistics on COVID-19 testing.
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing
 



Helping Our Nonprofits: 
CASA for Douglas County 
CASA volunteers provide an individualized voice and advocate for interventions and services to improve well-being, safety and permanency for children. Visit the organization’s website to find out how you can become a CASA volunteer or support the organization in other ways.
http://www.casaomaha.org/
 

 
National Safety Council Guidance for Workplaces
Read up on how to make returning to the workplace safer, employee well-being, organizational vulnerability assessment and other pandemic topics on the National Safety Council’s website.
https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/safety-topics/coronavirus
 

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JULY 31 - AUGUST 2
Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend
Jennie Edmundson Foundation     

Mid-America Center  •  1 Arena Way  •  Council Bluffs

The Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend events include a golf tournament, dinner and gala, and Texas Hold 'em poker tournament. Each year we honor individuals who have had a cancer diagnosis and ask them to come and share their amazing stories. We are also joined each year by local and national sports and television celebrities who add a little excitement and humor to the event! To purchase tickets to any of the Spirit of Courage events, please call (712) 396-6040.

• Golf Tournament: Saturday, Aug. 1, Dodge Riverside Golf Club, Council Bluffs
8 a.m. Registration  |  9 a.m. Shotgun Start, Awards Banquet to Follow
Make your support and organization visible by sponsoring a cart or a hole.

• Dinner and Gala: Saturday, Aug. 1, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs
6 p.m. Cocktails, Silent Auction Opens  |  7 p.m. Dinner, Silent and Live Auctions, Awards Ceremony

• Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament: Sunday, Aug. 2, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs
12 p.m. Registration  |  1 p.m. Tournament    

$80    (712) 396-6040    jehfoundation.org
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AUGUST 15
Brush Up
Project Houseworks     

Omaha Metro/Council Bluff Metro Area

Brush Up is a volunteer program that assists low-income elderly homeowners in the Omaha metropolitan area by painting the exterior of their homes so that they may maintain their property, increase energy efficiency and beautify the community.        

(402) 965-(9201)    www.projecthouseworks.org
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SEPTEMBER 7 
Omaha Running Club Go Girl
5K Run/Walk

Omaha Running Club

Peak Performance    78th and Cass St        Omaha

The 23rd Annual Go Girl 5K Run/Walk and kids fun run will be held at 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7. This 5K is to encourage and motive women and girls to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle through running.  For details and registration, visit www.gogirlrun.weebly.com      

(402) 980-1701    www.omaharun.org    


SEPTEMBER 10
6th Annual Restored Wings Gala
Rejuvenating Women

Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

We are hopeful our event will continue as planned; however, we are actively watching national & local guidelines on COVID-19 and will continue to do so as we build a contingency plan for the gala if needed. Dinner and silent auction to raise funds for Rejuvenating Women’s Restored Wings Residential Program    

Pricing Varies    (800) (402) 0601       https://www.rejuvenatingwomen.com/restored-wings/
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OCTOBER 11
2020 DRIVE THRU
Food Truck World Tour

Immigrant Legal Center     

The Living Room at the Mastercraft    1111 N. 13th Street        Omaha

In response to COVID-19 and concerns for the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and supporters, we are excited to announce the 2020 Drive Thru Food Truck World Tour!  The Drive Thru event will allow attendees to stay in their cars, while supporting our mission and sampling delicious food from Omaha’s favorite food trucks!    

$50        https://www.immigrantlc.org
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NOW VIRTUAL: JULY 18 - AUGUST 8
Superhero Festival
& 5K Superhero Run

CASA for Douglas County     

ONLY ONLINE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that our planet is currently experiencing, CASA for Douglas
County has made the decision to host our annual Superhero Run as a virtual race! Running a
virtual race allows you as the runner to pick your path and get your distances in your own time.
Virtual races can be done around your neighborhood, a local park or public space, or even the
treadmill! The Superhero run will consist of three logged events: Virtual 5K, Virtual 1K Kids Fun
Run, and a Virtual Walk.
FIND OUT HOW TO REGISTER HERE: 
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NOW VIRTUAL: AUGUST 8
Blue Jean Ball 2020
Make-A-Wish Nebraska | Lindsay Corporation     

Virtual- Facebook and YouTube

Your mission is now virtual. And more important than ever. For the safety of our patrons and wish families, our annual Blue Jean Ball event will now be streaming online. Though the details of your mission have changed, the end goal is still the same: We need to raise critical funds to make Nebraska children's wishes come true.  Silent auction bidding will open on August 3. Browse and bid all week long at your own leisure.  The live video event will take place on August 8 at 7 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Hear from wish kids, their families and Make-A-Wish Nebraska representatives.  More details coming soon.

FREE        
https://bluejeanball.ticket.qtego.net/tickets/list 
https://www.lindsay.com/usca/en/
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NOW VIRTUAL: AUGUST 22-30
Tastes & Treasures Event
Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary     

The Field Club of Omaha  •  16614 Vinton Cir.  •  Omaha

In light of the developments surrounding COVID-19 and social distancing, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and Honorary Chairs Terry and Hollye Peterson have rescheduled the annual fundraiser. An evening of fun, food and philanthropy will benefit local projects and programs of The Salvation Army.

$100    (402) 660-1680
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NOW VIRTUAL: SEPTEMBER 11
Fourth Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor
First Responders  Foundation     

ONLY ONLINE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this event is now virtual.
https://firstrespondersomaha.org/9-11-luncheon-of-honor/
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WAS AUGUST 15 
NOW OCTOBER 3
JDRF One Walk
JDRF Nebraska-Southwest Iowa Chapter     

TD Ameritrade Park  •  Omaha

JDRF One Walk’s goal is to create a world without T1D. When you participate in JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life-changing research breakthroughs. And you’ll have a great time doing it! That’s because you’ll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.        

Free (Individual/Team fundraising encouraged)     jdrf.org/nebraska
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WAS JULY 27
NOW OCTOBER 5!

2020 Help Build A House Golf Event
Gesu Housing, Inc.     

Champions Run  •  13800 Eagle Run Dr.  •  Omaha

Four-person scramble at Champions Run benefiting Gesu Housing, which builds affordable, Energy Star-certified, new three-bedroom homes in North Omaha. For $150 the golfer gets golf, cart, lunch, five drink tickets, free raffle ticket, and dinner all included. During dinner the golfers can buy the various parts of a new home, e.g., roofs, doors, siding, appliances, furnaces, AC, doorknobs, toilets, carpeting, etc., in hopes of building a new home.    

$150 per golfer • $1,000 Hole Sponsor with foursome        www.gesuhousing.com
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WAS SEPTEMBER 30
NOW APRIL 2021

2020 Completely KIDS Author Luncheon
Completely KIDS     

Hilton Omaha

Completely KIDS is excited to present Dan Harris, award-winning ABC News Anchor and #1 New York Times best-selling author, as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Author Luncheon. Harris is the author of 10% Happier, which shares his story of discovering meditation, a practice shown by modern research to boost resilience, focus, creativity, emotional intelligence, and overall mental and physical health. Harris has been at ABC News for 16 years, receiving Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting.

https://www.completelykids.org/news-events/author-luncheon/overview.html
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NO LONGER AUGUST 7
Dance for a Chance: The Roaring 20s
Youth Emergency Services     

(402) 345-5187    www.yesomaha.org
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NO LONGER AUGUST 8
Haulin' Bales Fun Run
Omaha Home for Boys
   (402) 457-7014  ohb.org
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NO LONGER AUGUST 20
ISC World Bash
Intercultural Senior Center     

EVENT INFO LINK
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NO LONGER AUGUST 20
Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer
Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc.     

www.summerbashforccc.org
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NO LONGER SEPTEMBER 11
Broadway Ball
Omaha Performing Arts     

www.O-pa.org
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NO LONGER SEPTEMBER 11
QLI’s An Evening at the Fair
Omaha Performing Arts     

www.O-pa.org
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NOW AUGUST 28
27th Annual Safe Haven
Golf Tournament

Heartland Family Service     

Eagle Hills Golf Course • 502 Eagle Hills Dr. • Papillion

Join Honorary Chair Matt Smith, Pinnacle Bank, and the Sarpy County Committee to help DRIVE out domestic violence and sexual assault at the Heartland Family Service 27th Annual Safe Haven Golf Tournament!  Proceeds will benefit the Heartland Family Service Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program, including the Safe Haven concealed emergency shelter to protect women, men and children from violence.    

$500 team play, $125 individual play    (402) 552-7426    HeartlandFamilyService.org
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NOW AUGUST 31
Lexus of Omaha
Champions for Marian
Golf Tournament

Marian High School     

Indian Creek Golf Course    3825 N 202 St.        Elkhorn

Here is your chance to participate in one of the finest golf events in the U.S. through the Lexus Champions for Charity Golf Tournaments! Marian is celebrating 25 years of golf with the Champions for Charity Tournament. The late Tal Anderson, president of Lexus of Omaha, brought this premier charity golf tournament to Omaha in an effort to raise awareness and support for the mission of Marian. The Andersons shared the Servants of Mary's mission to ensure that any girl who wants to attend Marian has the opportunity regardless of her financial situation. The proceeds of the tournament support tuition assistance. Last year, Marian provided more than $1.6 million in tuition relief through financial aid and scholarships to half of the student body. We hope you will join us to honor all that Lexus of Omaha and the Anderson family have done to help position Marian as a leader in all-girls education.     

$250 per golfer    (402) 934-1134    
https://marianhighschool.net/lexus-champions-for-marian-golf-tournament/
 

NOW SEPTEMBER 18
Guns & Hoses Boxing Challenge

First Responders Foundation     

Baxter Arena • 2425 S 67th St. • Omaha

Guns & Hoses is BACK! Watch local police officers and firefighters duke it out in the boxing ring for a good cause. This entertaining, family-friendly, and award-winning event returns to Baxter Arena—and there will be fun, sweat, and cheers! All proceeds from this friendly competition go back to the First Responders Foundation to make our community safer and stronger. It's why thousands flock to the arena every year, and it's why the fighters fight! Get tickets and learn more at gunsnhosesomaha.com. Sponsored by WoodmenLife.     

$22 GA    (402) 917-6452    https://gunsnhosesomaha.com/
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NOW OCTOBER 3
Swing, Swing, Swing!

American Midwest Ballet     

Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center • 1001 S. 6th St • Council Bluffs

Join American Midwest Ballet for the most swinging show in town! It was a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends kick up their heels, fall in love, and most of all… Swing, Swing, Swing! Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney and featuring a live swing band, this exuberantly unforgettable work was American Midwest Ballet’s very first production. Now, it’s back to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season!    

Ticket costs vary    (712) 890-5590    https://amballet.org/performances/swing/                
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NOW OCTOBER 9
Swing, Swing, Swing!

American Midwest Ballet     

Orpheum Theater • 409 S. 16th St. • Omaha

Join American Midwest Ballet for the most swinging show in town! It was a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends kick up their heels, fall in love, and most of all… Swing, Swing, Swing! Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney and featuring a live swing band, this exuberantly unforgettable work was American Midwest Ballet’s very first production. Now, it’s back to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season!    

Ticket costs vary    (402) 345-0606    
https://ticketomaha.com/Productions/swing-swing-swing!                                
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NOW OCTOBER 12
Citizen of the Year

Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council     

www.mac-bsa.org                              
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NOW NOVEMBER 5           
2020 Women's Power Luncheon

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha     
 
https://habitatomaha.org/womenspowerlunch/
 

NOW JANUARY 9, 2021
2020 Aksarben Ball
Aksarben Foundation     
https://aksarben.org/aksarben-ball/
 


NOW AUGUST 2           
From Expositions to Jazz Musicians

The Durham Museum     
 
https://durhammuseum.org/education/tours/river-city-history-tours/
 

NOW AUGUST 11           
Remember the Ladies
River City History Tour

The Durham Museum     
 
https://durhammuseum.org/education/tours/river-city-history-tours/
 

NOW OCTOBER 14           
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Coming to the Orpheum Theater

Omaha Performing Arts     
 
www.ticketomaha.com
 

NOW NOVEMBER 8           
Jeanne Robertson
Omaha Performing Arts     
 
www.ticketomaha.com
 

NOW OCTOBER 25           
Remember the Ladies River City History Tour
The Durham Museum     
 
https://durhammuseum.org/education/tours/river-city-history-tours/
 

EXTENDED UPON REOPENING           
Pulitzer Prize Photography
The Durham Museum     
 
durhammuseum.org
 



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AUGUST TBD
Neighborhood Night Out
Kids Can Community Center     

www.kidscan.org

AUGUST TBD
Back to Basics
Society of St. Vincent De Paul | Omaha     

www.svdpomaha.com

AUGUST TBD
Back to School Bash
OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.         

www.oneworldomaha.org

AUGUST TBD
Corn Fest
The 712 Initiative         

the712initiative.org

AUGUST TBD
Heroes For The Homeless Golf Benefit
Stephen Center         

www.stephencenter.org

AUGUST TBD
Spring Egg Hunt -  Neighborhood Night Out
Kids Can Community Center         

www.kidscan.org

AUGUST TBD
QLI’s Annual Golf Challenge
QLI         

qli.com
 
 
 
 
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WAS SEPT 17 
NOW TBD 2021
47th Woman of the Year Gala
Arthritis Foundation Nebraska     


Postponed until 2021! Annie Bird will be honored as the 47th Woman of the Year at the Arthritis Foundation’s Gala. Annie’s phenomenal work as a community volunteer and champion of giving back, exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy that this honor recognizes. She has worked tirelessly across the local community to make a difference in people’s lives. Her influence and contributions are felt throughout the entire Omaha area. The event will help to raise funds and awareness about arthritis as we find a cure.

(402) 262-0144    http://arthritis.org/nebraska                       
 
 
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