Archive for October 5, 2017

Neighbors Help Sunken Gardens Project Secure Hitchcock Grant

When the Omaha Sunken Gardens Project asked, the neighborhood answered.
In response to a recent mailing, more than 100 members of the Dundee-Memorial Park Neighborhood Association and its board pledged $26,905.00 that helped the project team secure the $75,000 matching grant from the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation.
The team is currently raising funds to restore the historic sunken gardens along Happy Hollow Boulevard and create a safe community green space that welcomes active, informal use.
“We can’t say enough about the neighborhood’s support of this project,” said team lead Matt Dwyer. “It’s really pushing us toward the finish line.”
More than $880,000 has been raised to date, and the effort to secure new pledges continues. The total project cost is $1,600,000, which includes establishing an endowment for future maintenance of the gardens.
Dwyer said the project team is also working on new ways to connect with neighbors throughout the duration of the fundraising campaign and during the construction phase.
You can follow the project’s progress at and on Facebook at

Sierra Club October Program: “Climate Change and National Security”

Sierra Club October Program: “Climate Change and National Security” with Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki
Thursday Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St.
(Enter north door education wing)
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Joslyn Castle 2017 Holiday Historic Home Tour & Gift Boutique

Joslyn Castle is pleased to announce
the 2017 Holiday Historic Home Tour & Gift Boutique

Now in its fifth year, the tour highlights historic Omaha properties. The Historic Home Tour & Boutique is a joint project between the Joslyn Castle and the Joslyn Castle Guild. The tour will be open Saturday, November 11 and Sunday November 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. » Read more..

Omaha Public Library will offer frightfully fun Halloween programs

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and making treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be seeking a simple solution for seasonal fun without adding to the already hectic time and expenses! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Registration may be required for some events and parental permission is required for all lock-in activities. Visit or call the hosting location for more information. » Read more..