Free Saturday – August

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

August’s Free Saturday event will be held at Peter Pan Park (33rd & X) from 2-3:30 pm on Saturday, August 18th. 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 again be providing FREE hot dogs to Free Saturday this month!

Signage for this event was donated by Goldenrod Printing & Mail, LLC!

SAVE THE DATE: We’ll gather at Peter Pan Park again on Saturday, September 15th from 2-3:30 PM for our next Free Saturday.

Community Coloring

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You deserve two hours of YOU time.
Two hours of DOWN time.

Come and color with Common Root on Saturday, August 18th from 10 AM – Noon. Bring your own coloring supplies or use Common Root’s supplies and coloring sheets.

We’ll be in the 3rd floor conference room at 211 N. 14th Street

FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE – Yes, your little ones are welcome!!

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

— Elevator access – Free Wi-Fi
— Free coffee & tea
— 1st hour of parking is free
– Common Root will pay for your 2nd hour of parking
– Bring your parking garage ticket for validation!!
– Parking is $1.25/hr thereafter

“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.”

Social Change Game Night

–Free Event–All Ages–All Welcome—
Friday, August 17th from 7-10 PM

211 N 14th Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Bring your favorite board or card game and enjoy a few hours unplugged from your phone. Have your own group of 4-6 people anxious to play? Post on this event to reserve a table and chairs just for you. Reservations will be held until 7:30pm.

Alcoholic beverages may be enjoyed in moderation. BYOB. We have a large refrigerator & glassware. If you have snacks to share, that is welcome as well. Please snack responsibly.

Group discussion, while playing games, of the Social Change YOU would like to see in your community is encouraged.

–SOCIAL CHANGE DONATION JAR–
This event is free and the donation jar is free will.
100% of any money collected in this evening’s donation jar will be sent to tonight’s chosen recipient – Greater Omaha Cage Bird Society – along with a greeting card we can all sign.

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Mission:
The purpose of the Greater Omaha Cage Bird Society, a 501c3 organization, is to benefit avian education and research. The Spring Fair is the largest event bringing public attention to the health and ecological importance of cage birds. It offers a learning experience for the public, enabling people to see up close and personal the different birds available for companionship and products available to support and entertain birds at home.

The Greater Omaha Cage Bird Society organizes the placement of lost or mistreated birds through their adoption program.

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— Handicap accessible
— Free wi-fi
— Free Tea (make your own)
— 1st hour in the parking garage is free
— Common Root will pay for your 2nd hour of parking
— Bring your parking garage ticket for validation!!
— Parking is $1.25/hr thereafter

“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.”

Polyamory Support Group

Relationships are hard, and being polyamorous means different challenges and social stigma to handle. Family, metamors, being out or not… work and social dynamics, etc.

Let’s circle talk and support one another. Join us on Sunday, August 12th from 3-5 PM. We’ll be meeting in 3rd floor conference room of our new location (211 N 14th Street). The polya community here is us ❤💛💚💙💜

Trans+ Support

The Trans+ Support Group is meeting at Common Root on Tuesday, August 7th at 7 PM at our NEW LOCATION – Foundry, 211 N 14th Street, 3rd Floor

As always partners, questioning folks, and gender nonconforming folks as well as transgender individuals are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Movie Night – Showing “Moon”

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Join us Saturday, August 4th for a free screening of “Moon” at 8 pm. We’ll be on the 3rd floor of the Foundry (211 N 14th).

Moon is a science fiction film, made in 2009 by Duncan Jones. It is really a tour de force for Sam Rockwell as he is the only human character for most of the film. Playing Sam Bell, he is approaching the end of his 3 year contract harvesting Helium-3 on the Moon for fusion power generation on Earth. (This is a real thing and may happen when we get working fusion power going.) This film continues our exploration of what it means to be human, what a employee owes their employer, how low a greedy corporation can sink. Sam’s only companionship comes from GERTY, an AI program that handles most of the minutiae of running a permanent base on the far side of the moon. GERTY is voiced by Kevin Spacey, if that is important to you at this point.

It is a major plot point that the base is on the far side of the moon, the reason given in the film is that the mining will change the albedo of the portion it occupies and there is concern with changing the moon’s reflected light enough to affect nocturnal species. Apparently, this issue has already been discussed within the scientific community and is considered a real concern.
I do not recommend viewing the trailer or other materials, if you don’t know the plot, it seems better to me to let it unfold while you watch. But do what you want.

As usual, popcorn will be provided. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy and/or share.

Free Saturday – July

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

July’s Free Saturday event will be held at Peter Pan Park (33rd & X) from 2-3:30 pm on July 21. 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 again be providing FREE hot dogs to Free Saturday this month!

Polyamory Support Group

Relationships are hard, and being polyamorous means different challenges and social stigma to handle. Family, metamors, being out or not… work and social dynamics, etc.

Let’s circle talk and support one another. Join us on Sunday, July 8th from 3-5 PM. We’ll be meeting in 3rd floor conference room of our new location (211 N 14th Street). The polya community here is us ❤💛💚💙💜

Movie Night – Showing: “Boys Don’t Cry”

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Join us for a free screening of “Boys Don’t Cry” at Common Root’s new location (211 N 14th, 3rd floor) Saturday, July 7th at 8 PM.

Made in 1999 about events that culminated at the end of 1993, this movie is closely based on true events. Directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Hilary Swank, this movie brought Swank to people’s notice and earned her the first of two Best Actress Oscars.

Premiere voted this movie as one of “The 25 Most Dangerous Movies.” Rated R for violence including an intense brutal rape scene, sexuality, language and drug use.
This film has a subtle power to subvert our usual assumptions about sexuality that makes this a notable film, and a key text of the so-called ‘queer’ cinema. This is not an easy movie to watch, but an important one. If you’re familiar with Brandon’s story at all, you’ll know this movie is like that other one and the ship sinks in the last act. This will be our first Movie Night in our new Space, third floor of the Foundry in the Green Room. Door should be open until 15 minutes after start. Text me at 402-560-1058 if you can’t get in.

As always, feel free to bring food and drink to enjoy and maybe share. Popcorn will be provided.

Community Coloring

Come and color with Common Root on Saturday, July 7th from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Bring your own coloring supplies, or use our supplies and coloring sheets.
FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE – ALL AGES

— Common Root is now located at The Foundry (formerly The Nonprofit Hub) at 211 N. 14th Street —

FRONT DOOR LOCKED WHEN YOU ARRIVE?
No problem! Text Bob @ 402-560-3715 to be let in!

You deserve two hours of YOU time.
Two hours of DOWN time.

♫ Relaxing background music. Bring your favorite CD of mellow music and share it with the group! ♪
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— Handicap-accessible – Free wi-fi
— 1st hour of parking is free
— Common Root will pay for your 2nd hour
— Parking is $1.25/hr thereafter
— Bring your parking garage ticket for validation!!

“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.”