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Living and Learning: July 30, 2020 Newsletter

Jul 30, 2020 11:33AM ● By Tara Spencer
The Union for Contemporary Art, covered in redline map

Virtual Tour of Redline Exhibit, Thursday, July 30:

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, the exhibit Undesign the Redline at The Union for Contemporary Art examines how Omaha’s near North and South neighborhoods were systematically segregated from the rest of the city. You are invited on a virtual tour of the exhibit, facilitated by trained tour guides. These tours are free and open to all, but space is limited, so be sure to register here

A Rescued Food Experience, Thursday, July 30:

Times are tough for a lot of us right now, so stretching the budget, and our food supply, is key. If you’d like to learn how to do this, be sure to get your ticket for Food for Thought—A Rescued Food Experience. Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue invites you to an engaging conversation with Blossom & Wood, a nonprofit focused on using the resources you have in the best way possible. Get your tickets here

Live Music with Stan & The Chain Gang, Friday, July 31:

The Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series continues in August with a live performance from local group Stan & The Chain Gang, known for playing Americana, soul, blues, and gospel. (Be sure to check out their guitarist, Grover Lipkins, featured in Omaha Magazine here.) Find future concert dates here

Experience History, Aug. 1 to Aug. 2:

Sometimes, just being outside is therapeutic. If you need a little outdoor therapy time, you can attend August Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson and learn while you heal. Masks are recommended but not required in the fort itself, with proper social distancing. They are required in the visitor center. Entrance is free with a state park permit, otherwise there is a $6 entrance fee. Click here to see what's new.

Dancing Dinosaur, Sunday, Aug. 2:

You know which dinosaur...it’s Barney LIVE! at Stinson Park, brought to you by A Kids Dream: Omaha, which is a local, independent, black-owned costume character business. They are giving kids the chance to meet their childhood friend for free. The event includes a 20-minute sing-along followed by a meet and greet with pictures. To learn more and show some love, tap here