Mainstreeters never run out of fun ideas to fill your calendar. Check out these August events.
Community Concert with Bill Chrastil: Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 1:30 p.m. in the Silverman Auditorium at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Sponsored by Jewish Social Services, there is no admission fee. Everyone is welcome. An award-winning Branson, Missouri entertainer, multi-talented Bill Chrastil has been captivating audiences for over 30 years. A musician, songwriter, producer, and
skilled instrumentalist, his high-energy performances salute music legends Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones and more. One of Mainstreeters’ most popular programs, we book Bill whenever he’s in town from Branson. Bill creates spectacular experiences you do not want to miss. Free ice cream sundaes with all the trimmings follows the concert. If you have questions, please call Mary Heiman at 402.334.6531.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Werner Park. Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. Special group rate is $12 per ticket. Take advantage of the free transportation sponsored by Jewish Social Services. Depart from the JCC at 6:15 p.m. and return to the JCC by approximately 10 p.m. Dinner is on your own. Werner Park has seven permanent concession stands and plenty of portable concession kiosks throughout the ballpark. These stands offer a wide assortment of fan favorites like Hebrew National hot dogs, nachos, Valentino’s pizza, La Mesa Mexican restaurant, Omaha Steaks burgers, popcorn and soda. Reservations for the game appreciated by Wednesday, July 27. Make Checks payable to Jewish Social Services. Send Reservation with full payment to: Mainstreeters, c/o Maggie Conti, 323 South 132 Street, Omaha, NE 68154. For additional information, call Harry Alloy at 402.697.8709. What a fun night this will be!
Lunch with Alan Potash, CEO Jewish Federation of Omaha: Monday, Aug. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Auditorium. You’ll want to hear Alan share information about the upcoming Community Study designed to understand the demographic, social and Jewish characteristics and needs of the Jewish population in Omaha. Alan likes to call it a “Who we are and what does our future look like” study. You’ll want to hear Alan’s presentation. For lunch choose either Broccoli Swiss Quiche or Panko Crusted Cod, served with corn chowder, roasted baby red potatoes, melon garnish, plus Banana Crean Pie for dessert along with a beverage of your choice. Cost is $10 a plate. Reservations are appreciated by Monday, Aug. 8. Make check payable to Jewish Social Services and send reservation with full payment to: Mainstreeters c/o Maggie Conti, 323 South 132 Street, Omaha, NE 68154
Join Us at the Movies: The Big Short, Friday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m. in the JCC Theater. No charge for the film or for unlimited bags of fresh, delicious popcorn. No reservations necessary. Invite a pal. Featuring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, the film follows four denizens in the world of high finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. The Big Short was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Bale, and won in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay. If you’d like to have lunch at the Star Deli in the Rose Blumkin Home Auditorium before the show, call Maggie Conti at 402.334.6521. Lunch is on your own. The Star Deli starts serving at 11:30 a.m. For questions call Maggie Conti.
Mainstreeters welcome 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 August excitement.”