Girls Inc. of Omaha will hold its 12th Annual Lunch for the Girls on Tuesday, April 24th at the CenturyLink Center.
First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at this year’s event. Roberta Wilhelm is the Executive Director for Girls, Inc.
She says the girls will present a special video in support of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, which is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.
The city’s largest ecological celebration takes place Saturday, April 21st in Elmwood Park from 11 to 6. Dennis Bryars is the Chairperson for the event.
He says they hope to show people ways they can live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. Bryars says there will be between 75 to 100 exhibitors taking part in Earth Day Omaha.
The Nebraska Department of Roads has posted a draft of Vision 2032, the state’s new long-range transportation plan.
The public is encouraged to review the plan and make comments through May 11th. Spokesperson Mary Jo Oie says the department has been working on the plan for months.
Last year, more than 2.4 million people visited the 12 Omaha Public Library branches.
Executive Director Gary Wasdin says the libraries continued to see every measurable aspect of use going up in 2011.
Though people still use the libraries for books and reading, Wasdin says residents are often surprised to find out just how much more there is to find and do in the library.