Unmasking a Cure

Join local cause Ryan our Lion October 23 for a black-tie gala to raise funds for MPSII research. The organization is working in tandem with Help Extinguish Hunter Syndrome, a group of families affected by the illness, to fund a cure for this rare, debilitating, and deadly genetic disease. The dinner will take place at The Diamond Room with cocktails at 6, dinner at 7, and music and dancing at 8:30. Silent auction items include 2 African Safaris, a trip for 4 to Disney with hopper pass, a hot air balloon trip, dinner theater tickets, and more! Visit http://www.ryanourlion.com/#!gala/cwzj to become a sponsor, donate auction items, or purchase tickets!

Unmasking a Cure Gala at The Diamond Room

Friday October 23 from 6pm to 11pm

605 N 13th St

Feeding the 5000

With 1 in 5 children and 1 in 7 adults in Omaha facing food insecurity, ending waste is a crucial step toward ending hunger. The majority of Nebraska’s landfill consists of edible food being thrown out, and Saving Grace Food Rescue is on a mission to put an end to the brutal cycle of waste, increased food cost, and hunger. Last weekend, Saving Grace rallied to make 5,000 free lunches from ingredients they rescued from grocery stores, farms, community gardens, gas stations, and caterers. Bryan High School’s culinary students got hands-on training as they helped prep food for the event. To learn more about Saving Grace’s mission head to http://savinggracefoodrescue.org/

Saving Grace Food Rescue

Beer on the Boardwalk

Fontenelle Forest is hosting its 3rd annual 21 and over hike with hops! Live music, raffles, and microbrew will enhance the scenic view on your evening stroll through the dirt trails of the forest. Reservations are required to attend and tickets are $5. Learn more, register, and RSVP at http://fontenelleforest.org/

Fontenelle Forest and Nature Center presents Beer on the Boardwalk

1111 Bellevue Blvd N

Oodles of Noodles

The Reader was at Ramen Fest last weekend serving as a judge in the jam-packed noodle celebration. The 11 vendors cooked for days on end to produce between 700 and 900 servings each of the traditional soup. Lines formed well before the noon opening of the event, which raised money and non-perishable items for The Foodbank of the Heartland. Sunday Night Ramen took the top prize this year, but the competition was steep. Founder Javid Dabestani spent a whole year refining his plans for the event, and had more ideas for next year before the end of the day. Thank you to everyone for making it such an exciting event, and thank you to Dabestani for including The Reader!

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