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While The 14th Annual Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands
will look different than in previous years, the summit must go on. As with a lot of events this year, they’ve decided to go virtual. The theme is Forward Together, and features keynote speaker, Leslie Crutchfield, author of How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t. Breakout sessions will focus on diversity and equity, public policy, and nonprofit’s pandemic response. NAM will honor the 2020 Catalyst Award nominees and announce this year’s award winner on Friday morning. Register here
In case you missed it, there’s a new gallery in town. Landlock Gallery in the Blackstone District is open and ready for you to visit (as long as you’re masked up). Their current exhibit is Back to Normal: An Exploration of Spring 2020
, featuring local artists Sophie Newell, Trent Grooms, and Jeff Sedre. Their colorful work highlights the struggle artists face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The show features a floral installation symbolizing the number of those lost to the virus, and encourages attendees to reflect, and consider what role they will play in getting things “back to normal.” Learn more about the gallery here
If you are a fan of the arts, you won’t want to miss this performance of Carnival of the Animals
at Omaha Symphony. This will be the last chance for audiences to see Maestro Thomas Wilkins lead the symphony live at the Holland Performing Arts Center in 2020. Wilkins ends his 16-year tenure as music director of the Omaha Symphony in 2021, so you will have a few more opportunities to catch him before he leaves us. (You can read more about him here
.) As an added bonus for this performance, you will also hear Omaha Magazine
columnist Otis Twelve narrate the show. Seating is limited, so get your tickets here
University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Intertribal Student Council is holding their Open Mic—Native American Heritage Month Celebration
online this year. Everyone is welcome to upload videos of themselves performing music, poetry, singing, or telling jokes or stories. You can post your entry up until 6 p.m. on Saturday, and those who participate will have a chance to win a prize. Upload videos here
, and learn about other upcoming events from the council by following them here
Some families need a little extra help during the holidays. In the past, teachers have paid out of their own pockets to help students with food supplies during the winter months. You can help them fill that need by donating to the Pantry Drive for Lewis & Clark Middle School
held by Providence Church. This Sunday you can drop supplies at their Dodge Street location. For other drop-off information and a full list of items they’re in need of, click here
.Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.