Kite Flying

A fun follow up to our kite flying post at Memorial Park at


Does your church or place of worship have a fun event? Contact us at for details to be featured in a post.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
602 Park Ave
Omaha, Nebraska

Go Fly a Kite! Kite Flying Day at Memorial Park- Monday 27 February

Everyone is invited to celebrate this fun custom of flying kites.

The Omaha community is invited to join St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church to meet at Memorial Park (6005 Underwood Avenue) from 4:30 – 5:30 PM. for kite

In Greece, it is a custom to fly kites on Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα). Clean Monday is called so because it is the first day of fasting for Great Lent. The beginning of Lent for Orthodox Christians is 27 February. (This can be different than the Lent start date for other faiths.) Fasting in the Orthodox community means abstaining from different things including the animal products of meat, milk and eggs.

This is followed by a Lenten meal at the church and a church service.

If you want to come for the Lenten meal, please bring a Lenten dish to share, if you are able to.

Begin the Lenten journey together at the service of Compline beginning at 6:30 PM.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
602 Park Ave
Omaha, Nebraska

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Visted Omaha Today

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts visted Omaha earlier today at the Tiburon Golf Club and Banquet Facility.


He spoke on the deficit in revenues caused by falling ag prices, the budget bills and answered questions from the audience.

Tiburon Golf Club and Banquet Facility
10302 S 168th St, Omaha, NE 68136
(402) 895-2688

Omaha Youth Group Volunteers for Open Door Mission


A group of Omaha youth from St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox church volunteered at Timberlake Outreach Center at the of the Open Door Mission by sorting donated clothing. Previous to that they participated in a special speech competition, St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Parish Festival. St. John Chrysostom was known for his great skill and elquence in oration.



Contact us at with your church group activities.

Open Door Mission
2828 North 23rd Street East
Omaha, NE 68110

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
602 Park Ave
Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha Event: TEDxUNO 2017, 18 February

This TEDx conference has the theme of “Juxtaposition,” where speakers meld two or more seemingly contradictory ideas into a cohesive whole. Event runs from noon to 6 pm, with ticket prices $25 for the public and $10 for UNO students.

University of Nebraska-Omaha
Strauss Performing Arts Center
6305 University Drive N
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-3411

Robots! Robots! Robots!-Nebraska Robotics Expo on 18 February at the SAC Museum

Love tech? Love Robots? Want to get your kids or friends interested?

Don’t miss Nebraska Robotics Expo Program 2017 in Ashland at the SAC Museum on 18 Februay.


Here is a schedule for some of the events:
7:30 am Team Check-In
8:30 am Opening Ceremony (Atrium)
9:00 am FLL events begin (Hangar B and Restoration Hangar)
9:30 am CEENBoT Showcase events begin (Hangar A)
9:30 am – 3:30 pm Free Events and Competitions
4:00 pm FLL Closing Ceremony (Hangar B)
4:00 pm CEENBoT Showcase Closing Ceremony (Hangar A)

Check out the PDF below for more information.


Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
28210 W Park Hwy
Ashland, NE 68003
(402) 944-3100

Omaha Event: Free screening of Sabrina at Film Streams, 14 February

Film Streams presents a special free screening of 1954’s “Sabrina,” starring Audrey Hepburn in the title role, with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.

Film Streams – Ruth Sokolof Theater
1340 Mike Fahey Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 933-0529 x 11