Raising a Glass to Officer Orozco

The Corky Canvas hosted a special fund raiser event for Officer Kerrie Orozco on June 5th, with all proceeds from the event benefiting the family of the fallen Mother and Omaha Law Enforcer. The event titled “Stars and Stripes” was a 2 hour wine and painting class honoring the life of the 29 year old, as well as her contribution to our community. Tickets sold out within 24 hours, so The Corky Canvas extended the offer to include their Lincoln location. Omaha showed up in full force to support the family of this local hero.

The Corky Canvas

3157 Farnam St

Mind Your Peas and Qs

In a world where Walmart can get away with labeling avocados and bananas “locally grown”, urban farmers are taking the initiative to wean themselves off of the factory farm. Urban Agriculture is currently responsible for supplying 1/5 of the world food supply. Driven not by hunger, but hunger for change, young city farmers are reducing their dependence on the unsustainable practices of the past. Whether it manifests as rooftop hydroponics or wide-effort community gardens, homegrown has the potential to keep money local, food affordable, manage the use of pesticides and gmos, and take a bit of the load off of Mother Nature.

Hungry at The Holland

Opened only 2 ½ hours before shows, Zinc Holland Center Dining will surely find itself on Omaha’s Best Of lists in a hurry. The beautiful view of the courtyard complements the exquisite menu featuring flavors of Strawberry Basil Salmon and Balsamic Caramel Filet. If you manage to secure a reservation, you will find something suiting whatever occasion brings you to the performing arts center.  An extensive wine menu and truly decadent desserts will lend to the festivities, as the chic interior sets the mood for fun.

Zinc Holland Center Dining

13 & Douglas

Get Some Junk In Your Trunk

Looking for your favorite food truck this weekend? Then you had better head over to Junk Stock. The event is in its fourth year and will take place during the 12, 13, and 14 of this month. Both kid and pet friendly, your ticket grants you access to all of the vintage, repurposed, and recycled ‘junk’ that artists and vendors from 10 states could rummage up for you. Music, dancing, face painting, and a petting zoo await ticket holders in a field of like-minded folk. Localmotive, Voodoo Taco, 402 BBQ, and Farmer’s Market favorite Laura’s Famous Eggrolls are available with all of your festival favorites ready to keep you satisfied, while Scooters Coffee sets up camp to keep you caffeinated.

Junk Stock

315 S. 192 St


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