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March/April 2020 Family & More

Mar 02, 2020 05:54PM ● By Tara Spencer
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm. 

Family & More

Fish Fries Feb. 28-April 3 in various locations. Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 26, and while some people will abstain from eating meat on Fridays for religious reasons, others will eat fish simply because they enjoy it. Many churches and community centers around Omaha will provide a fish (or meatless) dinner on Fridays during this time frame. Here are a few popular choices that draw crowds: All Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church, 9012 Q St. 402.934.3688. American Legion No. 1, 7811 Davenport St., 402.392.0444. American Legion No. 374, 13913 S Plaza, 402.895.1324. Croation Cultural Society of Omaha, 8711 S. 36th St., 402.733.1018. Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 5219 S. 53rd St. 402.731.3176. Holy Name Catholic Church (2020 Best of Omaha Winner), 2901 Fontenelle Blvd. 402.451.6622. Mount Calvary Community Church, 5112 Ames Ave., 402.457.4216. Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (2020 Best of Omaha Winner), 3405 S. 118th St. 402.333.8662. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2124 S. 32nd Ave., 402.341.5604. St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church 602 Park Ave. 402.345.7103. St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, 402.895.0808. St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 129 N. 40th St., 402.558.4633. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Elkhorn (2020 Best of Omaha Winner), 20500 West Maple Road, Elkhorn. 402.289.4289. St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St., 402.896.9675. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover St., 402.556.1456. St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive. 402.496.7988. Tangier Shrine Center, 2823 S. 84th St., 402.392.0404.

fried fish and sides on plate

Omaha Film Festival March 3-8 at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Omaha Film Festival. The event will showcase over 100 films throughout the week, including innovative new flicks, locally-produced shows, and past masterworks of cinema. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn with professionals from across the country at OFF Academy, and festival parties allow for dialogue with the community.  Times vary. Admission varies from $10 single-movie tickets to $100 multi-day passes. 402.203.8173. —

First Friday Old Market March 6 and April 3 in the Old Market. This event features live music along the brick streets of the Old Market, free Ollie the Trollie rides and galleries that explore fresh perspectives. 6-9 p.m. Admission: Free. —

65th Annual World of Wheels March 13-15 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Vehicles from classic Cadillacs to hot rods will be shown at this annual event, which allows local car owners to display their machines. Times vary. Tickets: $18 general admission, $6 children 6-12, free to children 5 and under. 402.341.1500. —

St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 14 in downtown Omaha. This annual parade, put on by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will march through the downtown area starting at 15th and Howard streets and continuing through the historic Old Market. —

An Evening of Irish Fun March 14 at St. Bernard School, 3604 N. 65th St. Corned beef and cabbage, live music by the Connor Dowling band, and performances from Dowd’s Irish Dance Academy make this an ideal event for St. Patrick’s Day. Admission: $25 adult, $20 seniors, $10 children ages 6 and up, free for children 5 and under. 402.551.0269. —

Bockfest March 14 at the German American Society, 3717 S. 120th St. Bockfest is one of the area’s favorite German celebrations. It feature music, beer poking in the biergarten, and beer, brats, and pretzels to consume. 1-7 p.m. Admission: free, but cash must be used for beer and food. 402.333.6615. —

Spring Festival March 20-22 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works. Times vary. Tickets: $9 adults, $8 seniors, children 10 and under free. 402.934.9966. —

Metro Omaha Builder’s Association Home Show March 27-29 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Professionals in new home building, home improvement, landscaping, decorating, smart energy, and more. Attendees can find fresh ideas, innovative products, practical advice, and great deals from hundreds of experts all under one roof. Times vary. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 children 7-12, seniors ages 65+, and military members with ID.  402.444.1263. —

International Omaha April 9-12 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This favorite event of Omahans is coming back. The featured events are the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final, Pro-Junior Challenge, and the Grand Prix. Times vary. Tickets: $20-$45. 402.930.3079. —

woman on horse, International Omaha dressage

Nebraska Science Festival April 3-26 in various locations. More than 41,000 people celebrated Science Festival in 2019. The 2020 festival proves to be just as exciting, with a keynote speaker, hands-on demonstrations, lectures, and more. Admission: free, but tickets to the keynote speaker are limited. 402.559.4319. —

Harlem Globetrotters April 5 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Trick shots, dunks, and unbelievable basketball skills are all on display for an event that the whole family can enjoy. Tickets: $26-$111. 3 p.m. 402.341.1500. —

woman from Harlem Globetrotters, little girl

2020 Tastes and Treasures April 17 at Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Ave. This event, sponsored by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, features food and auctions to benefit the Salvation Army. Admission: $100. 6 p.m. 402.660.1680. —

Earth Day Omaha April 18 at Elmwood Park, 60th & Dodge streets. Celebrate Mother Earth through science, education, music, food, and fun at this event, which features eco-friendly demonstrations on ways to better the Earth, health and wellness programs, and engaging activities for children. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: free. —

yoga class at Earth Day Omaha

Sarpy County’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day April 26 at Bellevue University Campus, 1040 Bruin Blvd. This indoor event provides lots of family fun and education about saving the planet. Noon-4 p.m. Admission: free. 402.880.7580.

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

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