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Irish or not, these events are for you

Written by Katie Fourney    on February 21, 2020    in
 
Find your favorite green shirt and save the date. These Shamrock-themed events are pure gold.
 

Shamrock Shuffle


The 712 Initiative and TS Bank present the 7th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 14. The run will take place in historic downtown Council Bluffs starting and ending on the 100 Block of West Broadway. Festive attire is encouraged for this 5K. Get your ticket now.

A street party on the 100 Block will follow the run. Complete with live music, an outdoor beer garden, a photo booth and more!
Volunteers are needed to make this event a shamrockin’ good time.
  • Pre-event volunteers: Times are flexible, with a 2 hour commitment
    • Build balloon arches
    • Stage event supplies at The 712 Initiative office

100 Years of making music: Omaha Symphony

Written by Katie Fourney    on February 18, 2020    in
Congratulations Omaha Symphony on 100 years of transforming our lives through music!
 
The 2020/2021 series of performances marks the centennial season of the Omaha Symphony. It will be truly special as the Omaha Symphony salutes the past, celebrates the present (including music director Thomas Wilkins’ final of 15 seasons) and launches a bright future.
 
Join the celebration with 2020/2021 Omaha Symphony season tickets!
 
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    How to support the Midwest’s largest employer of the blind and visually impaired

    Written by Katie Fourney    on February 17, 2020
    Outlook Nebraska, the largest employer of the blind and visually impaired in a seven-state region, provides anyone dealing with vision loss resources to stay independent. Opportunities to join Outlook Nebraska in fulfilling their mission are not only impactful but uniquely fun!



    Here are a few ways you can help visually impaired teens take part in fun activities or guide adults in doing something for the first time.
     


    1. Step up to the plate for this day of baseball!


    Batter up! Are you a baseball player, baseball coach or baseball team?
    Come team up with blind and low vision teenagers for a game of beep baseball. With beeping balls, beeping bases and your help, it will be a ball.

    Innovation and impact spur DIBS for kids

    Written by Katie Fourney    on February 13, 2020    in
    The Lifting Up Do-Gooders column, written by SHARE Omaha executive director Marjorie Maas, runs bi-monthly in metroMAGAZINE. See the original publication of this article here on page 34. 

    Who is a Do-Gooder?  Either you are one, or you know a few. SHARE Omaha defines do-gooders as those who see a need and do good for others or the community; those who raise their hands to help when a crisis or challenge arises around them; those who regularly prioritize this good work, even in the light of personal sacrifice.

    5 Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day and support nonprofits

    Written by Katie Fourney    on February 10, 2020    in
    There are as many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as there are varieties of roses. Here are five ways to celebrate Cupid’s day AND support local Omaha metro nonprofits. And, if you’re not feeling the love, suggestion #5 is for you.
     

    1. Gift a Nebraska Humane Society sweatshirt 




    Spay. Neuter. Wrap your Valentine in a cushy sweatshirt of love. Shop here.
     

    2. Attend Heartland Hope Mission’s open house: A Brunch of Love