Movie Night

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Join us for a screening of “Cannery Row” on Saturday, July 1 at 8 PM. Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring some snacks, we’ll provide the popcorn.

The story is about the skid row citizens of Monterey, California, set during World War II. As declining fish stocks are shutting down a previously rich fishery and the dependent canning industry, bums and hookers lead colorful and adventurous lives in a balmy seaside setting.

Doc (Nick Nolte), a self-employed marine biologist, lives in a dockside warehouse and researches octopuses. Suzy DeSoto (Debra Winger), a girl from the local bordello, is working there only out of necessity.

A collection of linked vignettes describes life on Cannery Row. It is depicted as an impoverished area inhabited by a motley band of people who have experienced failures but somehow have found their niche and a community of strangely kindred souls.
(-taken whole from Wikipedia)

Skillshare: Five Wishes Workshop

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Five Wishes is an short pamphlet you can use to express your desires about end of life decisions ahead of time. Everyone attending will receive a complimentary copy for their own use. We will go over each section and discuss issues and experiences within the group.

We’ll gather at Common Root on Sunday, June 25 at 4 PM.

From the Five Wishes website:
“Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in ​Nebraska. Just like in ​most other states, you can use Five Wishes in Nebraska to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself, using a document that is easy to understand. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences.

Once it is signed and witnessed, your Five Wishes is a legal document.”

Free Saturday – June

Free Saturdays – a celebration of the community held every month!

June’s Free Saturday event will be held at Peter Pan Park (33rd and X Streets) from 2-3:30 pm on Saturday, June 24. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

We’re excited to announce that FlyDogz will be providing FREE hot dogs at this Free Saturday event.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – our next Free Saturday will be held on July 22 at Peter Pan Park from 2-3:30 PM.

Community Support Circle

Going through a rough time? Feeling like no one could possibly understand what you’re going through? You might be surprised by the warmth and kindness of others just like you! Our next support circle is Sunday, June 18 from 6-8 PM.

The Common Root Community Support Circle was created to give folks a place to talk about what’s troubling them in safe environment where they will be listened to and supported on their journeys.

Circles will be facilitated by a few Common Root folks and others are welcome to jump in with topics for discussion, ice-breakers, and encouragement. We’ll ask that any information shared within the Circle does not leave it and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We’d love to see you there.

Nebraska Pride March

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VERGE, along with PFLAG Lincoln, LGBTQA Resource Center, Outlinc, Star City Pride & Common Root invite you to Nebraska’s Pride March on Sunday, June 11th in solidarity with the march happening in Washington DC on the same day.

Join us from 2-4 PM at the north steps of the Nebraska State Capitol Building.10

Community Coloring & Postcard Activist

Come and color with your community on Saturday, June 10 from 10 AM-12:30 PM.
Bring your own coloring supplies, or use our supplies and coloring sheets.

IT’S FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE – ALL AGES

♫ Relaxing background music. Bring your favorite CD of mellow music and share it with the group! ♪

Stick around until 1:30 PM for our Postcard Activist gathering.

Have a particular cause or concern you wish to address with your elected representatives? Send them a postcard!!

Common Root will provide postcards, pens, colored pencils and markers. We will have mailing addresses of your local, state, and federal representatives posted for you to copy from.

Don’t have a postcard stamp? Buy one from Common Root (34¢) at the event. Please bring exact change if possible.

This event immediately follows Community Coloring.

“Common Root is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing a welcoming, supportive community space with resources for the purpose of mutual inspiration, education and connection.”

Movie Night: Grey Gardens

Join us on Saturday, June 3 at 8 PM for a screening of “Grey Gardens.”

This is the Documentary about Big & Little Edie, two women living out their lives in the decaying mansion known as Grey Gardens. Relatives of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. It explores creativity and mental illness as two sides of the same coin

As always, popcorn will be provided, anything else is BYO. This documentary is gratefully provided by Erica. After movie is Battle Beyond the Stars.

Free Saturday – May

Free Saturdays – a celebration of the community held every month!

May’s Free Saturday event will be held at Peter Pan Park (33rd and X Streets) from 2-3:30 pm on Saturday, May 27. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

We’re excited to announce that FlyDogz will be providing FREE hot dogs at this Free Saturday event.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – upcoming Free Saturdays are happening at Peter Pan Park from 2-3:30 PM on the following dates:
– June 24
– July 22

Community Support Circle

Going through a rough time? Feeling like no one could possibly understand what you’re going through? You might be surprised by the warmth and kindness of others just like you! Our next support circle is Sunday, May 21 from 6-8 PM.

The Common Root Community Support Circle was created to give folks a place to talk about what’s troubling them in safe environment where they will be listened to and supported on their journeys.

Circles will be facilitated by a few Common Root folks and others are welcome to jump in with topics for discussion, ice-breakers, and encouragement. We’ll ask that any information shared within the Circle does not leave it and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We’d love to see you there.