Nebraska to celebrate biggest National Welcoming Week yet in 2018

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Mark your calendar for upcoming local events across Nebraska celebrating this year’s National Welcoming Week! This month, towns in Nebraska and nationwide celebrate how our communities are strongest when everyone feels welcome during the 7th annual National Welcoming Week September 14-23.

In 2017, there were more than 700 events around the country. Nebraska communities are excited to make this year the biggest one yet!

Welcoming Week 2018 events

Columbus

Crete

Grand Island

  • September 30, 2:00 PM, The Stuhr Museum – 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the The Quilted Conscience Project

Kearney

Lexington

Lincoln

  • September 21- 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Half Way to St. Pat’s Hooley
    • An Irish “Hooley” with culture, music, and dance! Open to all ages and cultures.
  • September 21, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Lincoln Calling
    • Music, night market, and art.
  • September 23, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Harvest Moon Festival
    • Food, cultural activities, games, lantern lighting, and more!
  • September 29 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM – KZUM Arts and Culture Festival
    • Live music, art, vendors, workshops, and food trucks.

Omaha

South Sioux City  (Flyer of all events)

  • September 15 – Multicultural Independence Parade
  • September 15, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Street Party
    • Food, music, and celebration for Welcoming Week’s activities in South Sioux City.
  • September 17 – Citizenship Day Celebration at Mary J. Treglia Community House
    • Tours at 7:45 AM and 4:00 PM; open house all day. Citizenship trivia.
  • September 21 – Naturalization Clinic at Mary J. Treglia Community House.  
    • By appointment
  • September 21 – “Prepare to Naturalize” at Mary J. Treglia Community House
    • 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 3:00 PM presentations on the steps to become a citizen and changes in the process.
  • September 25, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Immigration Simulation at Mary J. Treglia Community House.

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