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.”

Common Root’s Open House

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Add us to you First Friday gallery hopping schedule on Friday, July 6th. Take a tour of The Foundry Community (211 N. 14th, 3rd Floor), AKA Common Root’s NEW location!

We’ll be open from 7-10 PM, but arrive early to enjoy a free Common Root signature dog from FlyDogz. We’ll have jumbo beef dogs and vegan dogs as well, plus sides, snacks and drinks.

We’re so excited to start this new chapter of Common Root’s story. Come by and celebrate with us!

The Trans+ Support Group is meeting at Common Root on Tuesday, July 3rd 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!

We’ve moved!

Common Root is now located at The Foundry Community! Our new location is:

211 N. 14th #323
Lincoln, NE 68508

Please join us at upcoming events in July (full scheduled to be posted soon)! We’re excited to offer elevator accessibility and larger community spaces for events.

Common Root will offer event and meeting participants parking vouchers for 1 hour free in the downtown Park & Go garages. Bring your parking garage ticket with you and show it to the host. The city covers the first hour & Common Root will cover your second hour of parking.

Sunday Afternoon Movie – Life of Brian

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Sunday, June 17th at 1 PM, please join us at our new location – in the Foundry Community (211 N. 14th St, 3rd Floor).

We’ll be hosting a free screening of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian.”

Made in 1979, this was the Python’s penultimate movie and the one that most followed an actual storyline rather than being mostly a collection of sketches. Controversial at the time, mostly because people that never saw it assumed they were making fun of Jesus. Brian was never supposed to be Jesus, he just happened to be born in the stable next door to Himself. Rumor has it that once The Quest for the Holy Grail was extremely popular and the group was traveling around promoting it, they grew weary of the question “What’s your next movie going to be about?” Apparently, Eric Idle heard the question one too many times and yelled back “Jesus Christ: Lust for Glory” and after they’d thought about it for a bit, the rest developed. Many people feel the song at the end is worth watching the whole movie for.

This will be our first Movie at the Foundry, in the Green room on the 3rd floor. As always, popcorn will be provided. Discussion afterwards about what they WERE making fun of. Also Latin lessons. If the front door is locked when you get there, text Larry at 402-560-1058 and someone will come let you in.

Free Saturday – June

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

June’s Free Saturday event will be held at Peter Pan Park (33rd & X) from 2-3:30 pm on June 16th. 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!

Writing Marathon

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Please feel free to participate in an afternoon of writing and optional sharing. We will be going to the Nebraska History Museum on Saturday, June 9th from 1-3:30 PM to inspire our minds and imbue our writing utensils.

Don’t feel like you have to bring a laptop, but something to write with and something to write on is encouraged. Writing on the art or the walls is probably discouraged, so try to bring the right equipment. If you don’t have the means, that’s okay too. Writing implements and medium will be provided for those without.

This is not a writing workshop; there will be no criticisms. The marathon is an exercise of writing and community. We will engage in a period of silent writing, followed by optional sharing, and that is all.

Hope to see you there!