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Scriptown Running Club

Robb Hiatt is all about the facilitation of fitness in Omaha. When he’s not managing one of our local The Bike Rack bike shops and assisting cyclists, he and his wife, Becky, are leading a “weekly movement” they founded – the Scriptown Running Club.“One of...

Relaxing with Gusto

In this age of constant connection, we still value one of our most important connections of all – our connection to nature.
Our region is replete with dynamic state parks and outdoor recreation areas – none too far from home. Chart your course and then have at it: recreate, refill your bucket and repeat. On land or in the water. Spring to winter and seasons in-between.

We Don’t Coast – We Play

Have an experience you’ve never had before or visit an old favorite and discover it all over again. String together lots of vibrant moments and create some truly epic memories. That’s the power of play – and we put a premium on it here. The hardest part is narrowing down the options.

Field Trip Friday: Get Out: Omaha

If you have never heard of an escape game before, allow me to explain. Picture a life-size video game, such as “The Experiment: Escape Room.” Now, think about getting out, real time.

Locally-owned – Aksarben Cinema

“We love living in Omaha and competing here with other theatres. Omaha is at its best – and movie-going is at its best – when every theatre is competing to make the experience as good as it can be.” – Bill Barstow, co-owner, Aksarben Cinema

Omaha’s Film Scene – Is Rolling.

Omaha native Timothy Christian dabbles in fantasy – a necessary part of the job for a busy, genre-spanning movie producer. But he’s serious about the potential reality of making Nebraska and Omaha true players in the film industry.

Entertaining. Educating. Inspiring.

Omaha Film Festival (OFF) will mark 15 years of elevating our community, filmmakers and the arts when it opens its next run on March 3, 2020.

Ragtime – Young Actress Pieper Roeder

Opening on May 31, Director Kimberly Hickman and her cast of 37 volunteer actors have tirelessly been preparing to bring Ragtime to life at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Set in New York in the early 20th century, the plot explores the serious issues of class struggles between immigrants and suburbanites while touching on themes of family, immigration, and integration.

Beyond the Masterworks

Over the last 88 years, Joslyn Art Museum has vaulted well beyond mere “attraction,” establishing itself as a priceless piece in our region’s eclectic arts and cultural array.

We Don’t Coast – We Entertain

Whether on stage or screen, entertainment in Omaha is more than an avenue for diversion; it’s one of the ways we strengthen the community.

PromiseShip: Working in Partnership to Help Families Be Families

Our Omaha community is infinitely stronger because of the hundreds of nonprofits parlaying tight budgets and tireless effort into positive impact. For 10 years now, PromiseShip has been working to elevate our region – by helping families be families.

The Union: Art with an Impact

The Union offers five or more exhibitions per year with a primary focus on women of color in the arts. Not only does The Union display art that is culturally riveting; it also offers a multitude of mediums for visitors to expand their worldview and inspire their own creativity.

Hope Springs Eternal

UNMC discoveries hold key to longer lives after pancreatic cancer diagnosis.No doubt about it: This community cares. That’s part of the reason regional researchers tirelessly tackle some of the most elusive diseases, dread diagnoses and proactive...

A Bridge Between Education and Employment

“The ability of educators to connect and work with our business community and articulate a cohesive message about the importance of education to our economic well-being, for me, is critical. If anyone can do it, Omaha can do it.”