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January/February 2020 Giving Calendar

Jan 03, 2020 08:25AM ● By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.


Carnival of Love Gala honorary chairs

Feb. 29 Destination Love: The Carnival of Love Gala Location: Embassy Suites-La Vista There is an extra day in February this year, and several area organizations, including Heartland Family Services, are using that day to spread extra love in the metro. This annual event will be chaired by Susan Pedersen, with honorary chairs being Polly and Jack Struyk. Individual tickets are $150 each, and the proceeds go to HFS’ programs that help vulnerable individuals, children, and families in the community. (Pictured in featured image: gala chairs and president, Barb Farbo, Amee Zetzman, and Kelly Schlott.)

Jan. 9 (5:30-8:30 p.m.) Birds and Beer Bash for YPs Benefitting: Angels Among US Location: Buildertrend —myangelsamongus.org

Jan. 15 (6-9 p.m.) Outland Trophy Award Dinner Benefiting: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Location: Hilton Omaha —nfid.org

Jan. 16 (6 p.m.) Celebration of Life Banquet Benefiting: Nebraskans Embracing Life Location: DC Centre Banquet Facility —nebraskansunitedforlife.org

Jan. 18 (6-11 p.m.) Midlands Community Foundation Reflection Ball Benefiting: Midlands Community Foundation Location: Embassy Suites La Vista —midlandscommunity.org

Jan. 18 (6-10 p.m.) Wakanda Gala Benefitting: Black Student Leadership Council and Sickle Cell Anemia Location: Omaha Design Center —eventbrite

Jan. 23 Grapes of Gratitude Benefitting: SCORE Mentors of Omaha Location: Riverfront Place —omaha.score.org

Jan. 24 (2 p.m.) and Jan. 25 (2 p.m.) UNMC Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s Benefiting: Parkinson’s Nebraska Location: UNMC Ice Rink —parkinsonsnebraska.org

Jan. 24 (5-8 p.m.) Victory Boxing Club Banquet Location: Bellevue Christian Center Benefitting: Victory boxing Club —victoryboxingclub.org

Jan. 25 (5-9 p.m.) Nebraska Scottish Society’s Robert Burns Dinner Benefiting: Scottish Society of Nebraska Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center —scottishriteomaha.org

Jan. 25 (7-10 p.m.) Conge Benefitting: Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Location: Mariott Capitol District —duchesneacademy.org

Feb. 1 (4 p.m.) 20th Annual African-American History Challenge Benefitting; 100 Black Men of Omaha Location: North High —100blackmenomaha.org

Feb. 1 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) Ultra Chic Boutique and The Dress Flip Benefiting: The Alzheimer’s Association Location: A View on State —maxiwalker.com/ucb

Feb. 5 (6-9 p.m.) TOYO! 2020 Benefitting: Omaha Jaycees Location: Scott Conference Center —omahajaycees.org

Feb. 6 (5:30-9 p.m.) Smile Celebration Dinner Benefitting: Nebraska Mission of Mercy Location: Shadow Ridge Country Club —nebraskamissionofmercy.com

Feb. 6 (5-9 p.m.) Glow 2020 Benefiting: Essential Pregnancy Services Location: Embassy Suites La Vista —friendsofeps.org

Feb. 7 (5:30-10:30 p.m.) MarianFEST 2020: Mahalo Marian Benefiting: Omaha Marian High School Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown —marianhighschool.net

Feb. 8 (6:30-10 p.m.) Rockin’ Rosie Benefitting: The Rose Theatre Location: Omaha Mariott Capitol —rosetheater.org

Feb. 8 (6:30-10 p.m.) Wings of Hope Winter Fundraiser Benefiting: Wings of Hope Location: Mid-America Center —wingsofhope.org

Feb. 8 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Omaha Polar Plunge Benefiting: Special Olympics Nebraska Location: Zorinsky Lake Park —sone.org

Feb. 9 (5-10 p.m.) Mom Prom Benefitting: Creighton Prep Location: CHI Health Center —creightonprep.creighton.edu

Feb. 13 (5-8 p.m.) Sports Night 2020 Benefitting: Nebraska Greats Foundation Location: Embassy Suites-La Vista —nebraskagreatsfoundation.org

Feb. 13 Girls Nite Out Benefitting: Girls Inc. Location: Hilton Omaha —girlsincomaha.org

three women at Girls Nite Out

Feb. 14 (6-11 p.m.) Swing Under the Wings Benefiting: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Location: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum —sacmuseum.org

couple dancing, Swing Under the Wings

Feb. 15 (6-9:30 p.m.) Curly Tails & Cocktails Benefitting: Pug Partners of Nebraska Location: Arbor Hall —@pugpartners on Facebook

Feb. 15 (7 a.m.) Trek Up the Tower Benefiting: WELLCOM Location: First National Bank Tower —trekupthetower.org

Feb. 15 (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Heart Bombing Benefiting: Restoration Exchange Omaha Location: TBA —restorationexchange.org

Group outside at Heart Bombing event

Feb. 22 (6 p.m.) 23rd Annual JDRF Promise Gala Benefiting: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Location: CHI Health Center Omaha —jdrf.org/omaha

Feb. 23 (1-5 p.m.) Art & Soup Benefiting: Visiting Nurse Association Location:Embassy Suites La Vista —vnatoday.org

Feb. 27 Bags and Swag Benefitting: Sarpy County Housing Location: Beardmore Event Center —sarpyhousing.org

Feb. 29 (4:30 p.m.) FIESTA 2019 Benefiting: Mercy High School Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown —mercyhigh.org

Feb. 29 (6-9 p.m.) Carnival of Love Gala Benefiting: Heartland Family Service Location: Embassy Suites La Vista —heartlandfamilyservice.org

Feb. 29 (7-11:30 p.m.) Omaha Mom Prom Benefitting: Nebraska Red Dawgs Location: Soirée Room —creightonprep.creighton.edu


This calendar was printed in the January/February 2020 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Please note, the featured event, The Carnival of Love Gala, benefits Heartland Family Services. The print version incorrectly states that it benefits Lutheran Family Services.