Streets Alive! 2018

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Join us for our outdoor movement festival on Sunday, Sept 23 from 1-4:30 PM.

Streets Alive! full of wellness, fitness, music, dance, kid’s activities, and food. Child, wheelchair, and family friendly. Nearly 2 miles of traffic-free streets in the Belmont neighborhood full of exhibitors,entertainers, fitness and sports demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Fun for all ages. More and a route map at healthylincoln.org/streetsalive

Lincoln Bi Night

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Join us on Monday, September 17th at 6:30 PM for Lincoln Bi Night.
Please note the new location: We’ll be in the Orange room on the 2nd floor of The Foundry Community, 211 N 14th Street.

Join us for another night of bi/pan-oriented socializing, discussion, planning, and board games!

Because of the unwanted sexual objectification and advances bi people (especially femme presenting/identifying folks) are often on the receiving end of, these events are designed to be platonic. Unwelcome sexual advances will result in you being asked to leave the group. If someone does something to make you uncomfortable please reach out to Kaitlin or Wesley. Thanks, and I hope to see you all soon!

Free Saturday – September

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

September’s Free Saturday event will be held at Peter Pan Park (33rd & X) from 2-3:30 pm on Sept. 15th. 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!

We’re have a voter registration table and a booth representing Feed The People Lincoln at this month’s event. We hope to see you there!

Movie Night, showing “Harvey”

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Join us on Saturday, September 8th at 8 PM for a free screening of “Harvey.”

This 1951 movie was based on the play of the same name and features James Stewart and Josephine Hull, both of whom played their roles on the stage. Ms. Hull won an Oscar for Best Actress and Stewart was nominated for Best Actor, but didn’t win.

Harvey features many character actors that had long careers in the 50s, 60s and 70s. You may recognize them from other venues. Jesse White may best be remembered as the lonely Maytag Repairman.

Stewart said his part in this movie was always one of his favorites. Elwood P. Dowd is one of my heroes, ever polite, ever helpful. He was Mr. Rogers, before Mr. Rogers. He also never judged the people he met. To him everyone was a friend or at least a fellow human deserving of respect and consideration. He along with people like him today are often seen as ‘crazy’. We could all stand to be a bit more like Elwood. I try but always fall far short. I keep trying.

If you’ve ever heard a reference to a large rabbit that almost nobody can see, it probably came from this source. This movie examines alcoholism, mental illness and health, also when it’s time to have your eccentric uncle committed to an asylum and is that what you really want. The hero doesn’t get the girl, but he does flirt rather extensively. However, he’s as harmless as your host when he does so. As usual, popcorn will be provided. Feel free to bring food and drink to enjoy and/or share.

Nebraska Book Festival

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Find Common Root’s booth at the Nebraska Book Festival, Saturday August 25th from 9 AM – 5 PM at UNL’s City Campus Union (1400 R Street).

The Book Festival is FREE and open to the public.
It will feature author appearances, book signings, exhibitors, booksellers, poetry readings, and hands-on family activities. Authors include Janice Harrington, Stew Magnuson, Brandon Vogel, Melissa Fraterrigo, Jeff Kurrus and Michael Forsberg, as well as poets from the 2018 One Book One Nebraska selection “Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry”.

An opening reception on Friday evening and a closing reception on Sunday afternoon will be held at the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies to highlight new Nebraska books.

Find out more at http://bookfestival.nebraska.gov/2018/index.aspx

The festival is held to celebrate Nebraska’s literary heritage and contemporary authors and to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. By gathering together contemporary writing talent of our state and surrounding areas, the festival provides an opportunity for participants to cultivate an understanding of our history, culture and community.

The Festival is sponsored by University of Nebraska PressNebraska Library CommissionNebraska Center for the BookLincoln City LibrariesNebraska Writers GuildUnion Bank & TrustHumanities Nebraska, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications and Concierge Marketing and Book Publishing Services.

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!