4.27.12 Issue

by Ozzie Nogg

Just like spring flowers, Mainstreeters activities are abloom this month. So mark your calendars for these upcoming programs.

10 Point Pitch: A Brain Training Game. Tuesdays, May 1 and 8. Free sessions run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Husker Lounge on Main Street at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. If you like to play cards, you should definitely learn to play 10 Point Pitch This popular trick-taking game is simpler than bridge and positively addicting. Instructor Shawn Menagh, card enthusiast and volunteer at the RBJH, will teach you the rules and basic strategies so you and your partner can out-score the other team. To reserve your seat at the table, call Maggie Conti — 402.334.6521.

Copy and Paste without Glue Computer Class: Wednesday, May 9, 1 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. in the Pennie Z. Davis Learning Center on Main Street at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Instructor Phyllis Gentry, RBJH Executive Assistant, will teach you ways to copy text, pictures and just about anything from one place to another. Only six students per class, so sign up now as space will fill up quickly. First come, first served. Cost: $5 for the session. Send checks to: Mainstreeters c/o Maggie Conti, 323 South 132 Street, Omaha, NE 68154. For questions, call Rocky Stern at 402.393.4952.

It’s A Mystery: Monday, May 21. 12:30 p.m. luncheon in the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Auditorium. Everyone’s asking about the mystery guest. Is he/she an actor? A world traveler? A comedian? All the above? Whatever the answer, you’re in for a treat. Deadline for reservations is Monday, May 14. Your lunch entree choices are Turkey or Veggie Wrap, served with vegetable beef soup, potato salad, lemon bar and coffee or tea, all for $11.50 per plate. Please make checks payable to Jewish Social Services and send reservation with full payment to Mainstreeters c/o Maggie Conti, 323 So. 132 Street, Omaha, NE. 68154. For information call Linda Tederman at 402.468.4939

A Free Afternoon at the Movies: The Descendants. Friday May 25, 1 p.m. in the JCC Theater. Complimentary popcorn — warm and delicious — will be served. No reservations necessary. Invite a friend. Directed by Omaha’s own Alexander Payne, and starring George Clooney, this award-winning film tells the story of a land baron who tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. If you’d like to enjoy a Star Deli lunch at the Blumkin Home before the show, call Maggie Conti at 402.334.6521 to reserve a table. Lunch is on your own. The Star Deli opens for business at 11:30 a.m.

Live Theater at the Barn: Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys. Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Lofte Community Theater in Manley, NE. Here’s the story. Al and Willie were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. Circumstances bring the two back together for a grudging reunion, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. $17 per person includes show admission and school bus transportation sponsored by Jewish Social Services. Be at the JCC by 6:15 p.m. to depart at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Return by approximately 10:30 p.m. EARLY DEADLINE. Reservations must be in by Thursday, May 3.  Please make checks payable to Jewish Social Services and send reservation with full payment to Mainstreeters c/o Maggie Conti, 323 So. 132 Street, Omaha, NE. 68154. For information call Maggie at 402.334.6521.

Mainstreeters welcomes all Jewish residents of the Omaha area age 60 plus. The group offers a mixed-bag of social events and learning opportunities that give participants the chance to meet new people, exercise their brains, take part in new activities and continue enjoying life to the fullest. Maggie Conti, Director of Activities and Outreach Programs at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, said. “Mainstreeters continues to offer diverse programs every month, and we invite community members to join the May excitement.”