This Week In Deer Park

THIS WEEK IN DEER PARK

Catch up on what's happening in the neighborhood and with our association this week. 

National Night Out is August 7th!
Our annual neighborhood party in the park returns Tuesday, August 7th. This year's event will again be held in Deer Hollow Park (1801 Deer Park BLVD) from 6pm-8pm.
We'll be grilling up hamburgers & hot dogs, hosting an awesome free art activity, raffling off awesome prizes and much more. We invite you to come hang out with us, have some fun, and meet some new neighbors.
Please feel free to invite friends and family. Contact Mike at 402.840.9018 or mike@deerparkomaha.com with any questions. 

No DPNA Meeting In July or August
We'll be taking July and August off from monthly membership meetings at we plan and host National Night Out on August 7th. Our next membership meeting will be Wednesday, September 12th at 7PM. 

Other Wise Pt 2: How The Arts Grow Imagination at Project Project This Sunday

Sunday, July 7th
7PM-830PM
1818 Vinton Street

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/260347651378066/

"Project Project is very pleased to welcome back Lonnie Potter to continue his 4-part lecture on the purpose of the arts. As always, this event is free and open to the public.

In his first talk, Potter showed that the arts help us to survive and thrive by growing our ability to imagine.

His second talk, on July 8th, is about how the arts grow our imagination. How do they do that? How do the arts help us to increase and strengthen our imaginative powers? What do they do that causes this to happen? What does a song, a story, a movie, a painting, or a poem do that makes our uniquely human imagination grow?

He’ll talk about what is required to grow imagination skills and how to recognize the characteristics of works that are more likely to grow your imagination. He’ll walk you through the questions you’ll need to find better works of the arts—works that will help you grow a better, healthier imagination for a better, more powerful mind. You’ll begin to see how the arts help human beings get better at being human."

Friday the 13th Sale at Oracle
Celebrate the upcoming Friday the 13th with a special event at Oracle Art Supply. As part of Go Fish Friday, you'll play for discounts between 13 and 50 percent. There will also be freebies and Friday the 13th themed activities!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/197163540939126/
Friday, July 13th
11am-8pm
1808 Vinton

Drink n Draw Returns to Apollon
Apollon Art Space is back under new management. The first event back is a familiar one, Drink n Draw. This is a live model figure drawing event for artists 19 years of age or older. Drink n Draw will be Tuesday, August 14th from 7pm-9pm at Apollon Art Space (1801 Vinton). There is an $8 entry fee and the Apollon bar will be open. Art by Jeff Suchomel.

Looking Ahead To DPNA Board Elections
Nominations for open board seats will be taken at our October 10th membership meeting and the elections will take place at our November 14th membership meeting. 

This year we will be holding elections for the President, Treasurer, and one Director position. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the board or want to learn more about the board positions and if they are right for you, please contact Mike McGuire. 

All board members are elected to two-year terms. 

Two Exhibitions Continue at Bancroft Street Market
Starting July 1st Bancroft will be hosting two exhibitions titled
"Natural Disasters" and "Nature's Grasp" in partnership with Frogman's Print Workshops. See dates and info from Facebook below.

Natural Disasters

"What constitutes a disaster and what makes it natural? Is a natural disaster when the earth is negatively affected or when the environment is the cause of the distress? “Natural” is defined as something not made or caused by humankind, creating a divide between humans and nature. Are human beings not mammals, after all, consequently, a part of fauna? What then of all of humankind’s actions? Are these activities “natural” and, if they are, are they inherently catastrophic?

The works in this exhibition examine different types of disaster, on different scales, both man-made and not. What is the aftermath of disaster and how do we deal with it? In the wake of tragedy, do we sink or swim?"

Nature's Grasp

"In this exchange portfolio participating artists explore humanity’s incredible ability to create, destroy, and interrupt, which sometimes conflicts with nature’s greater ability to achieve the same objectives. Awesome in their destructive power, natural events like earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes remind us that we are small and vulnerable and that living on this dynamic planet will always entail risk and responsibility. How do we strengthen the bond between humanity and nature?"

SHOWINGS:

Sunday, July 1: 1 - 4 pm
Saturday, July 7: 1 - 4 pm
Sunday, July 8: 1 - 4 pm
Friday, July 13: 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, July 14: 11 am - 2 pm

Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018, 6 - 9 pm

LAST WEEK! Black White Color at Gallery 72 Continues Through July 7th

Gallery 72 is hosting a photography exhibition by Michael Johnson and Larry Colvalciuc starting this week during Friday 2 on Vinton.  The exhibition continues through July 7th during normal gallery hours. 

"Traditional silver print black and white and Ilfochrome color photographs and digital printed landscape photographs from throughout the United States. Featuing photogrophers Michael Johnson and Larry Covalciuc."
 

What's Coming Up?

(FYI: We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Sheet Metal Worker's Hall on 24th and Deer Park BLVD. Dinner is provided and we host a free youth art lesson at every meeting)


Nature's Grasp & Natural Disasters: Bancroft Street Market,
7/1-7/14

Otherwise Pt 2: 7/8, 7pm-830pm, Project Project

Decay & Decapitation: Gallery 72, July 13th at 5PM

July Friday 2: 7/13 on Vinton Street, 5PM

Friday the 13th Sale: 7/13, Oracle Art Supply, 11am-8pm

Go Fish Fridays: Every Friday at Oracle Art Supply

National Night Out: 8/7, Deer Hollow Park, 6pm-8pm

August Drink n Draw: Apollon, 8/14 at 7PM
 

This Week In Deer Park

Catch up on what's happening in the neighborhood and with our association this week. 

Meeting This Wednesday!
Just a reminder our upcoming membership meeting is this Wednesday, April 11th at 7PM at the Sheet Metal Worker's Hall on 24th and Deer Park BLVD. As always, we'll have free dinner and our youth art class happening for the kids. Feel free to invite your neighbors!

DPNA Receives Community Development Week Award
We were honored to receive a Community Development Week Award this year. Participating cities across the state nominate organizations that have made significant community development accomplishments. DPNA was nominated by the City of Omaha Planning Department. Representatives will attend our monthly meeting on Wednesday to present this award to our members.  

The 2018 South Omaha Banquet
This year's banquet has changed locations and will now be held at the Livestock Exchange Building at 4920 S. 30th Street. The banquet is consistently one of the highlights of the year for community members and leaders in South Omaha. DPNA will be announcing our number of available tickets for members soon. Discounted tickets for neighborhood association members are available at sonaomaha.org. You can also plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to Mike McGuire at 402.840.9018. 

Sale Time At The Apollon!
Our neighbors at the Apollon are selling all kinds of furniture, equipment, and supplies collected across the years. Check out the Facebook Event here for more info. 


Another Habitat Home Dedication Coming Up
We're getting another new neighbor! Join us on Saturday, April 14th at 10AM at 2505 S. 20th Ave to welcome Angela to the neighborhood.

Nominate a South Omaha "Project of Merit"
Each year, the South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance recognizes "Projects of Merit" at the annual South Omaha Banquet. SONA is looking for impactful neighborhood based projects from the last year to be considered for recognition at this year's event. You can use the link below to nominate a project. 

https://goo.gl/forms/ETylGbkhnAY0QEyo1

 

6th Annual Handmade Omaha Spring Art & Crafts Bazaar
Back at Bancroft Street Market this year is the 6th Annual Spring Arts & Craft Bazaar presented by Handmade Omaha. More than 25 local makers will be selling handmade goods. The Bazaar is from 10AM-Noon on both Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd.

REMINDER: 2018 Deer Park Resident Survey
If you've already taken our survey, thank you! If not, check out the informations below.

We're conducting a resident survey to make sure we have up-to-date information on the needs and wants of Deer Park Residents and allow for input on what our association should be working on. We want to make sure the work we are doing is as relevant and impactful as possible. You can take the 5-10 minute survey online here: https://goo.gl/forms/t2WKRWljxnSba0B32

Note: You not need to put your name on the survey, but we do ask for an address. Your individual responses will not be shared.

Please feel free to share the survey with anyone in your household or any of your neighbors. If you would like a paper or Spanish copy, contact Mike at mike@deerparkomaha.com or 402.840.9018

What's Coming Up?

(FYI: We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Sheet Metal Worker's Hall on 24th and Deer Park BLVD. Dinner is provided and we host a free youth art lesson at every meeting)

Teen Chat: 4/12 from 5PM-7PM, Deer Park Community Resource Center

Apollon Sale: Apollon, 4/5-4/13. 

April DPNA Meeting: 4/11 at 7PM.   

Spring Into Little Bo:  Little Bohemia Neighborhood Commons, 4/21 at 10:30am

Handmade Omaha Art & Crafts Bazaar: Bancroft Street Market, 10th and Bancroft. 4/21 and 4/22. 10AM-12PM each day.

Block Talk: 4/27 from 6PM-8PM at Bancroft Street Market

2018 Young Artist Showcase: Deer Park Community Resource Center 5/11 at 6pm

Deer Park Spring Clean-Up: 5/12 from 9AM-2PM, Bancroft Elementary

South Omaha Banquet: Livestock Exchange Building, 6/7 at 6PM

DPNA Volunteer Opportunities:

SPRING CLEAN-UP
Volunteers needed to help clean up Deer Hollow Park and Rudy Novacek Memorial Garden on May 12th from 9am-11am.

NEWSLETTER
Have an interest in writing? We'd love to have you contribute stories to our newsletter.

WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA
We always need help sprucing up our pages and keeping them up to date.

MEETING REMINDERS
We always need help calling folks to remind them about upcoming meetings and events.

MEETING SET-UP
Each month we have about a half hour of set-up time at our meeting location. 

YOUTH ART CLASSES
Like working with kids? You can help with our monthly free you art lessons!


Contact Mike McGuire for information on volunteering with us:
mike@deerparkomaha.com or 402.840.9018.

YOUR DPNA BOARD

President: Mike McGuire
Vice-President: Elizabeth Pozzi
Treasurer: Garry Gernandt
Secretary: Connie Martin
Director: Rick Long
Director: Dasha Sudar
Director: Kristy McGuire

Contact us: info@deerparkomaha.com
402.840.9018
Check out our website for more info:
www.deerparkomaha.com
(Links to our Social Media Pages Below)

This Week In Deer Park

THIS WEEK IN DEER PARK (2/26/18)

Catch up on what's happening in the neighborhood and with our association this week. 

SPRING CLEAN-UP SET FOR MAY 12th
Spring is (not to jinx it) right about the corner and with the changing of the season comes our annual Spring Clean-Up event. Our dump site will again be at Bancroft Elementary (2724 Riverview BLVD) and you'll be able to bring down all the things you need to get rid of, free of charge! We'll be on site from 9am-2pm. Word on the street is our grill master Rick Long might be serving up some burgers. Mark your calendars!

WE ADOPTED A PARK! 
We've been approved by our friends at Keep Omaha Beautiful to officially adopt Rudy Novacek Memorial Garden at 16th and Deer Park BLVD. During Spring Clean-Up on May 12th, we'll have teams of volunteers picking up trash both at Rudy Novacek and Deer Hollow Park at 18th and Deer Park BLVD. We'd love to have you join us. (If you're wondering, Deer Hollow Park is adopted by the South High School National Honor Society.)
 

PROJECT PROJECT WINS AN OMAHA ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS AWARD

We want to congratulate Project Project for OEAA for "Bear Hug". The took home the "Best Presentation in a Non-Traditional Format" award. Check out facebook.com/weareprojectproject to learn more and support this great organization in our neighborhood. 

What's Coming Up?

(FYI: We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Sheet Metal Worker's Hall on 24th and Deer Park BLVD. Dinner is provided and we host a free youth art lesson at every meeting)

Other Wise: The Practical/Social/Evolutionary Function of Arts: 3/4 at 7PM atProject Project (Art Discussion)

Friday 2 on Vinton: (Check Out "Friday 2 On Vinton" on Facebook): 3/9 on Vinton Street. 6pm-9pm. 

Big Canvas at The Apollon: 3/16 at 7PM (Great Improv Comedy Troupe)

March DPNA Meeting: 3/14 at 7PM

700 Word Prose Slam: Apollon, 4/5 at 7PM (Poetry Slam)

April DPNA Meeting: 4/11 at 7PM.   

Deer Park Spring Clean-Up: 5/12 from 9am-2pm, Bancroft Elementary
 

DPNA Volunteer Opportunities:

SPRING CLEAN-UP
Volunteers needed to help clean up Deer Hollow Park and Rudy Novacek Memorial Garden on May 12th from 9am-11am.

NEWSLETTER
Have an interest in writing? We'd love to have you contribute stories to our newsletter.

WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA
We always need help sprucing up our pages and keeping them up to date.

MEETING REMINDERS
We always need help calling folks to remind them about upcoming meetings and events.

MEETING SET-UP
Each month we have about a half hour of set-up time at our meeting location. 

YOUTH ART CLASSES
Like working with kids? You can help with our monthly free you art lessons?


Contact Mike McGuire for information on volunteering with us:
mike@deerparkomaha.com or 402.840.9018.

YOUR DPNA BOARD

President: Mike McGuire
Vice-President: Elizabeth Pozzi
Treasurer: Garry Gernandt
Secretary: Connie Martin
Director: Rick Long
Director: Dasha Sudar
Director: Kristy McGuire

Contact usinfo@deerparkomaha.com 
402.840.9018
 

First Annual Deer Park Baile

First Annual Deer Park Baile

Our first annual Deer Park Baile (Dance) event is coming up on Friday June 2nd. This family friendly event kicks off at 6PM and runs until 8PM. It features face painting, games, raffles, music, and of course, dancing. The Baile is being held at Sokol Auditorium on 13th and Martha Street. We hope to see you and your family there! This event was planned and coordinated by an amazing group of our Spanish speaking neighbors, many of whom are new to DPNA.

DPNA Holiday Party is December 14th!

It is time for our annual holiday party!

This year it will be held at the lovely and historic Sokol Auditorium.

Guests will have the option of choosing fish, beef, or chicken for their main entree, and of course there will be many sides!

Cost is $10 per person(Children 12 and under are free).

Cash bar and lots of fun!

Please RSVP with number of adults and children to DPNA President Mike McGuire by email/phone/text to michaelmcguire862@gmail.com or 402.840.9018.

Please RSVP by December 10th. Tell all your friends, family, and neighbors!

September Membership Meeting

September Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 14th DPNA Monthly Meeting, 7pm @ Sheet Metal Workers Hall 24th & Deer Park Blvd.

Neighborhood Cleanup

Neighborhood Cleanup

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It's Neighborhood SPRING CLEAN UP time. Yep, Deer Park is up first this season according to the City; DATE; April 16 Saturday, TIME: 9 am to 2 pm, LOCATION: Bancroft School parking lot. City's rule, NO yardwaste, human waste or hazardous waste; everything else we take. Tires go to 22nd & Leavenworth site. If there's a line, be patient, remember it's FREE.