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November Issue Midtown Monitor

You will find the November (and back issues) of the Midtown Monitor on the right side of this page. To receive a FREE email subscription sent to you each month simply email

IRS and Medicare Scams

IRS and Medicare Scams BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning consumers to be on the alert for phone scams involving con artists pretending

Distracted Driving Kills

UNMC study: Distracted driving killing more pedestrians, bicyclists From texting and talking on cell phones to eating while driving, researchers say distracted driving is a serious public health threat. Though

Free Shuttle to Creighton Basketball Games from Midtown Crossing

WHAT: Creighton Basketball Shuttle • Free circulator shuttle between Midtown Crossing and CenturyLink Center Omaha during 2015-2016 Creighton men’s basketball home games • Sponsored by Chicago Dawg House

Beginning Friday, November 6th and continuing for all home games • Shuttle service begins 45 minutes prior to tip-off

WHERE: Two pick-up locations in Midtown Crossing: • Turner Park, just east of Brix • Chicago Dawg House, at Turner Boulevard & Farnam PARKING: Three hours free garage parking; limited on-street parking

Plans are Underway for Turner Park’s Holiday Lights Spectacular

Omaha’s newest holiday highlight is set to return to Turner Park, and plans are currently underway! This year’s Holiday Lights Spectacular, a true Midtown Crossing Logosight and sound experience, promises an even more enthusiastic blend of light and holiday music projected onto Midtown Crossing’s condominium buildings. » Read more..

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month at the Library

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native peoples. Omaha Public Library invites the community to attend a variety of programs offering entertainment and education about American Indians and the ways of tribal life. All programs are free, but space is limited and registration may be required. Visit omahalibrary.org or contact the hosting location for more information. » Read more..

LeadBelly Chooses Midtown Crossing for Omaha Location

A long-simmering plan to bring LeadBelly’s brand of flavorful, affordable dining to Midtown Crossing is finally coming to fruition. The Lincoln-born concept – billed as a “Contemporary American Pub” – is taking over the space formerly occupied by Ingredient with an expected February launch date. » Read more..

Gross, odd and unusual medical images are topic of Oct. 13 Omaha Science Café

Attendees will see images of dermatologic and venereal diseases and other weird wounds

“Gross-tober: Images from the History of Medicine,” will be presented by Erin Torell, archives associate and John Schleicher, associate professor and head of special collections at the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, at the next Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. » Read more..

Celebrate National Family History Month at Omaha Public Library

October is Family History Month in the United States and Omaha Public Library (OPL) has planned a series of events to help family researchers of all experience levels uncover their past. All events are free, but registration is required at omahalibrary.org or by contacting the hosting location. For those who can’t make it to a scheduled activity, there are still many opportunities to begin or continue researching family history using OPL’s extensive genealogy resources, such as MyHeritage, Ancestry.com, and the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive. Visit guides.omahalibrary.org/genealogy to learn more about OPL’s genealogy department.