Thursday, April 24

Douglas County Government Tours

  • You are invited to tour the Douglas County Youth Center or the Douglas County Corrections Facility on April 24th
  • You are invited to tour the Douglas County Health Center on April 30th
    -Group tours for all locations will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a limit of 15 individuals per tour and reservations are required by calling Kaieva Williams at (402) 444-7025.

    24/7Sexual Assault Hotline
    Call (402) 354-8899

    MDA Steak Fry

  • Click here to learn more about the Omaha Professional Firefighters Association. The firefighters are hosting a Steak Fry Fundraiser to to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event is held at the Omaha Fire Union Hall, 60th & Grover. The dinner is $10 per plate and all the proceeds will go to the MDA.
  • Thursday, May 8th: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Coffee With A Cop

  • Click here to learn more about the Omaha Police Department's community outreach. Or you can check out the website at To learn more you can also email here:

    Home Visits 101: Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers

  • Click here

    Website for Family Activities
    An Omaha mom developed a website to help families navigate family events that are going on in the metro. For information, CLICK HERE

    Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Click here to learn how to volunteer.

    NE Daycare License Search
    The Department of Health and Human Services allows the public to search for daycare license information. We found the search works best using the city you're interesting in finding the business, and then cycling through the list after clicking Child Care Center or Family Child Care Home. To go to the website, click here.

    BBB Senior Hotline
    The Better Business Bureau has set up a Senior Line, a dedicated toll-free number for seniors, their care givers, family members, or concerned adults to receive reliable information on businesses, scams and frauds. The number is 1-877-637-3334.

    Nebraska Family Support Network
    For families of children with mental health issues or behavioral problems

    • 3568 Dodge St.
    • (402) 345-0791
    • Click here to learn more about assistance and/or support group meetings.

    Becoming A Foster Or Adoptive Parent
    Click here for more info.

    Stranger Danger Advice For Parents
    Click here for suggestions from the FBI.

    Protect Your Identity
    Click here for tips from the BBB on how long we should hold onto various records before shredding them.

    Addiction Hotline
    If you think you might have a sign of addiction, call the Alegent Health Mental Health Services hotline at (402) 717-HOPE..

  • Wednesday, April 23

    Heartland 2050
    Use this interactive tool to help shape your region's future by deciding what areas you want to grow by the year 2050.CLICK HERE.

    Leaf Blower Recall
    MTD is recalling leaf blowers which were sold under the product name “Remington” between May 2011 and December 2013. CLICK HERE for more details.

    End-Of-Life Decisions

  • The Conversation Project

    Nebraska SciFest
    Nebraska SciFest features activities for students and teachers showing how science can be pretty cool. For ticket and event information, CLICK HERE.

    Out With Sprout: Omaha Family Event Calendar
    To explore what Omaha has to offer as a family, for a list of daily, weekly and monthly events happening in and around the area, CLICK HERE.

    Free Oral, Head, & Neck Cancer Screenings
    The April 24th screenings are at Methodist Estrabrook Cancer Center, call 402-354-5850. For more information, CLICK HERE for the flyer.

  • Click here to learn more.

    Suicide Awareness & Anti-Bullying

  • Click here to find resources for children battling with bullies & suicidal thoughts.

    For more information about the TeamMates mentoring organization, CLICK HERE.

    The Nebraska Children's Home Society
    Find out more about the organization, including how you can get involved by clicking here.

    Senior Crime Prevention Strategies

  • Click here to find a list of common sense strategies for preventing yourself or your loved ones from becoming a crime victim.

    Has A Permit Been Pulled?
    CLICK HERE to check the status of a project at your home.

    Suicide Prevention Resources:

  • Boys Town Hot Line
  • National Suicide Hopeline
  • American Association of Suicidology
    On the Web:
  • Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
    On the Web: suicideprevention
  • Nebraska LOSS Team
    On the Web: nelossteam
  • Alegent Creighton Health
    Any age to call for suicide help

    Foster Care
    Click here

    Nebraska's Sex Offender Registry
    Click here

    Call Before You Dig!
    You never know what’s down below your feet, so call the Diggers Hotline before you dig a hole. The number is easy: 811. You can also go online to fill out a form. Click here for Nebraska. Click here for Iowa.

    Foster Grandparent Program
    Click here to learn more about Southwest 8 Senior Services in Council Bluffs and the Foster Grandparent Program.

    Social Security Direct Deposit
    Click here to learn more about Direct Depositing Your Social Security Checks.

    Poison Control Center
    The Poison Control Center can be reached by calling either 402-955-5555 or 800-222-1222. To visit its website, click here.

    Report Deffenbaugh Trash Complaints

    Douglas County Health Department
    Click here for information on disease control and immunization.

    Omaha’s Pot Hole Hotline
    Call 402-444-4919 or click here.

    Unemployment Benefits In Nebraska

    To file by phone, call (402) 458-2500 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Deaf or hard of hearing, call (402) 471-0016.

  • Tuesday, April 22

    Salute Our Military Community Baseball Game
    For family pass information for the fifth annual baseball game honoring our military community and first responders, CLICK HERE.

    Nate La Fave Memorial Field
    Click here to make a donation.

    2014 High Heel Dash
    Support the Junior League of Omaha and have a bit of fun by registering for the fourth annual High Heel Dash in Aksarben Village May 1st. CLICK HERE.

    Baby Pibu Baby Skin Care Products

  • Click here to learn more about Baby Pibu skin care products developed by a dermatologist and mother.

    United Way
    Get involved with National Volunteer Week and Month. Find out about volunteer opportunities by CLICKING HERE.

    Clean Up Omaha
    The city’s Clean Up Omaha program offers disposal sites for neighborhoods to do some spring cleaning. Saturday drop-off sites will be held April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th and May 17th. Call 402-444-4636 for details.

    Nebraska Crossing Lost & Found

  • If you believe you left something at the Nebraska Crossing outlets, call the management office at 402-332-5650.

    Keep Kids Alive 5K Run/Walk
    Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is hosting the 5k Run/Walk to Remember. The event is May 3rd at Skutt High School. For more details, and to register, CLICK HERE. Meanwhile, Keep Kids Alive decals for trash cans can be picked up at Certified Transmission. Omaha Cares decals can be picked up there or by calling 402-334-1391. Yard signs are available at Curzon Graphics, 1013 South 75th Street, 402-393-2020.

    Join the Organ Donor Registry
    For information about the Nebraska Organ Recovery, click here.

    Red Cross Blood Donation
    Click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

    Police Warrant Search

  • Click here to find a list of Omaha residents with outstanding warrants.

    Report Suspicious Activity

  • Click here to report suspicious activity to the Nebraska Information Analysis Center.

    Schemes & Rip-Offs

  • Click here to review a contractor before getting roof and storm damage repaired by a contractor. Or call the Better Business Bureau Senior Line at 877-637-3334.

  • Click here for the National Do Not Call List.

  • Click here to get on the Do Not Mail List and opt out of credit offers and insurance offers.

  • Click here to go to the Nebraska Attorney General's website. There is lots of good information about consumer protection, including a section dedicated to senior fraud.

  • Click here for the FBI site with information on computer-generated scams and email scams.

  • Click here to get your credit report, for free, one time per year from each of the three credit bureaus.

    ID Theft Hotlines
    If you fear your identity has been stolen, call these numbers right away: Equifax at 800-685-1111, Experian at 888-397-3742, TransUnion at 800-916-8800 and the Federal Trade Commission at 877-ID-THEFT

    Find A Recycling Center Near You
    Click here to find a recycling center near you.

    Protect Seniors From Fraud
    Click here to learn more. To get a Senior Fraud Protection Kit or more information call Home Instead Senior Care at 402-498-3444.

    Sarpy County Crime Stoppers

    Omaha Fire Department Arson Hotline
    Click here for the Omaha Fire Department. Arson Hotline: 402-444-FIRE.

    Child Car Seat Safety Checks

    • Nebraska State Patrol
    • 4411 South 108th Street
    • Omaha
    • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • To make an appointment call: 331-3333

  • Monday, April 21

    Omaha Autism Society Puzzle Walk and 5K Run
    For registration and event information for the seventh annual Autism Society Puzzle Walk happening April 26th, CLICK HERE.

    Free Financial Tool Booklet
    The federal government has created a free financial tool kit to help get a reader’s finances in order. You can view it online or order a booklet for free. Just CLICK HERE.

    Suicide Prevention Resources

    ServeNebraska Week
    Community members are coming together for the second annual ServeNebraska Week April 20th-26th. For volunteer and register information, CLICK HERE.

    Just Can It Food Drive
    Details on donations needed and where you are able to drop them off to help restock area food pantries...CLICK HERE.

    Smoking Trends
    The Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation created a map to breakdown the prevalence of smoking by counties. To view it, CLICK HERE.

    Nebraska Humane Society

  • Click here To learn more about how you can find your next pet through adoption from the Nebraska Humane Society. Location, hours, and adoption information.

    EducationQuest Foundation FAFSA Help
    Free assistance for college-bound students and their parents to complete their FAFSA application for financial assistance...CLICK HERE.

    Benson JROTC
    Help send members of the Benson JRTOC to Normandy! Twenty five cadets have been invited to represent Nebraska at the 70th Anniversary Parade in June. For details on how to help, CLICK HERE.

    Boys Town Parenting Tips

  • Click here for general parenting tips and guides.
  • Call the national hotline for help with specific situations. That number is 1-800-448-3000.

    Midlands Mentoring Partnership

  • Click here to learn more about the Midlands Mentoring Partnership.

    Suicide-Prevention Blog
    Click here to find one Omaha woman's blog.

    Domestic Violence Help

    • To reach the WCA's 24/7 Crisis Hotline Call: (402) 345-7273
    • Spanish Line: (402) 672-7118

    • National Safety Council - Nebraska

      • Visit for pedestrian safety strategies, and downloadable information on distracted driving.
      • Click Here for a printable coloring book for school children.

      NE Department of Labor - Veterans' Services
      • Click here to learn about training opportunities through Career Centers.

      Child Identification Kit

  • Sunday, April 20

    Contact Congressman Fortenberry
    CLICK HERE to visit Rep. Fortenberry's Email & Contact Center.

    Republican Governor's Debate

  • CLICK HERE Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. to listen to the last Republican Governor's Debate.
  • The debate will be held at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk. For debate tickets contact the Norfolk Daily News at 402-371-1020 or the Nebraska Republican Party at 402-475-2122 or email 

    Omaha Rowing Association
    CLICK HERE to learn more about Omaha Rowing.

    DMV Website
    CLICK HERE to access Nebraska's DMV website.

    Missionaries' Journey
    To help with the Perotto's trip or to send the family words of encouragement, CLICK HERE.

    Talking About the Keystone Pipeline in Steele City
    To see the Meet the Press story about a small Nebraska town discussing the Keystone pipeline, CLICK HERE.

    ReRuns R Fun: Consignment Sale
    For information on buying, selling and volunteering at the nation's largest nonprofit children's consignment sale, CLICK HERE.

    Family Sundays In The Forest
    CLICK HERE for information on Fontenelle Forest Family Sundays.

    Bridges to Opportunity
    CLICK HERE for more information.

    Teddy Bears For Kids
    In memory of cancer patient Mike Ruehle, hundreds of teddy bears have been donated and handed out to pediatric cancer patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. If you would like to donate stuffed animals, contact the UNMC Lied Transplant Center at (402) 559-5000.

    Women's Center For Advancement
    Click here for help in protecting yourself from domestic violence.

    Omaha Rapid Response
    Click here to learn more about the volunteer organization.

    Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

  • Click here to learn about what's going at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue.

    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

  • Click here to learn about what's going on at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

    Help For Victims Of Domestic Violence

    Be An Organ Donor
    Do Not Call
    Click here to register your cell phone or any phone number with the Do Not Call Registry.

    Better Business Bureau
    Poison Information
    The Nebraska Regional Poison Center: 955-5555 (in Omaha area)
  • Saturday, April 19

    Omaha Storm Chasers
    CLICK HERE for ticket and game information.

    Empowerment Network
    Are you up to the challenge to end the violence? Visit for more information.

    Omaha Community Playhouse

  • Click here to learn more about what's on stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

    Omaha Children's Museum

  • Click here to learn about what's going on at the Omaha Children's Museum.

    Strategic Air & Space Museum

  • Click here to learn more about what's going on at the Strategic Air & Space Museum.

    Louise Batz Patient Safety Foundation
    Click here to download a Family Guide on what questions to ask, and help cut the risk of potentially deadly medical errors.

    Lauritzen Gardens
    Click here to learn more about what's going on at Lauritzen Gardens.

    The Durham Museum
    Click here to learn about what's new at The Durham Museum.

    Joslyn Art Museum
    Click here to learn more.

    Nebraska Family Help Line

    • 1-888-866-8660
    • Trained counselors
    • Children's behavioral issues
    • Parent/child conflict resolution
    • Youth mental health services
  • Friday, April 18

    David Plassmann Memorial Fund
    Family and friends of Dave Plassman, who was killed in a motorcycle crash, want to honor the Air Force Veteran through two issues close to his heart: animals and karate. For details on how you can help, CLICK HERE.

    Opera Omaha presents Cinderella
    Opera Omaha’s production of Cinderella is April 25th and 27th. For details, CLICK HERE.

    College World Series Tickets
    Reserved seat tickets for the 2014 NCAA Men’s College World Series are now available by clicking here or by calling 866-208-0048.

    Pinewood Derby
    The Mid America Pinewood Derby is Saturday, May 3rd in Omaha. For details, including registration, CLICK HERE.

    Omaha Conservatory of Music
    For more information about OCM, CLICK HERE.

    Dodging For Dollars
    Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. is hosting a dodgeball event Saturday, May 3rd to benefit youth aging out of foster care. To see the brochure, CLICK HERE.

    Books for Nate
    Drop-off locations include:

    • Concord Mediation Center ( 4225 N. 90 Street)
    • Back and Neck Care Center (2055 N. 156 Street)
    • Ridgeview Animal Hospital (18142 Wright Street)
    • Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic (96th and Hwy 370)
    Or message to arrange a drop-off not listed.

    Papillion Race Series
    The 2014 Papillion Race Series involves five events which run through September. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Links To Privacy Apps


    Crash Avoidance Tests
    For the first time, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested crash avoidance systems offered by automakers. To see the results of the study, CLICK HERE.

    Habitat for Humanity
    Make a difference in a family's life by helping them build a home. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. For more information on volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, click here.

    Lost A Pet?
    The Nebraska Humane Society's Web site has pictures of pets that have been turned in, but cannot be identified.

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