Saturday and Sunday

The 19th annual Bellevue Garden Walk will take place Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Bellevue Garden Club, takes participants on a tour of Bellevue gardens. Tickets are available for $10 each to participants age 16 or above. Tickets may be purchased at the Bellevue Leader, the Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center, the Canoyer Garden Center or at Trees, Shrubs & More. They may also be purchased at the featured homes. More information is available at


The United States Tennis Association of Missouri Valley has partnered with the City Of Bellevue to provide free tennis instruction. A “Free Tennis Day” will be held Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bellevue East High School tennis courts. The event is restricted to children ages 6 through 14. Prizes, snacks and other refreshments will be available to all participants. The rain date is July 16. The high school is located at 1401 High School Drive.


The Parkinson’s Education & Outreach Group will meet at 10 a.m., Nebraska Medicine—Bellevue in the lower level classroom. Dr. Anna Fischer of Hillcrest Health Services will talk about caregiver health and wellness. There is no charge to attend. Patients, family and caregivers are welcome. Call 402-763-3736 for information.

July 21

St James United Methodist Church, 4343 Capehart Road, will host Bellevue City Councilman Don Priester at 12:30 p.m. The former Green Bellevue president will present a workshop on how orange bags can be used to help keep hard-to-recycle trash out of the landfill. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to

July 23

Guitars for Vets, which uses music to help veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, will host a free concert at Papillion’s SumTur Amphitheater. The genre will be acoustic rock. Guitars for Vets students will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m., followed by a performance by local artists.

July 25

The Sarpy Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf tournament at Tiburon Golf Club near Gretna. Registration and sponsorship pricing for the tournament can be found on The price for individual golfers is $150 and foursomes are $600. Check in starts at 10 a.m. with a noon shotgun start.

July 27

The Sarpy County Democrats will host a family picnic noon to 3 p.m. at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St., with food, games, prizes, live music and fun. The family event is free, but registration is required at

July 29-Aug. 2

Bellevue East High School will host the BEHS Show Choir Camp at the school, 1401 High School Drive, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is open to incoming seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students. Students do not have to have previous show choir experience and can belong to any school district. Tuition for the week is $125 and includes a camp T-shirt, lunch, snacks and a camp photo and certificate. The money will go toward supporting the show choirs at East.

Aug 16-17

The Bellevue Public Schools Alumni Association is hosting Mission 150 to celebrate Bellevue’s first school — now Mission Middle School. Aug. 16 will have an adult social at the Bellevue Volunteer Firefighters Hall, 2108 Franklin St. in Olde Towne. Cost is $10 for food and cash bar. Aug. 17 will kick off with the Arrows to Aerospace Parade at 10 a.m. down Mission Avenue. Doors to Mission Middle open at noon with student-led tours, games and food. The official program begins at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Aug. 20

Guitars for Vets, a Bellevue-based organization that seeks to use music to help war veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, will host a free summer concert at Papillion’s SumTur Amphitheater. The genre will be Woodstock Remembered. Guitars for Vets students will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m., followed by an hour-long performance by local artists.

Aug. 23

Bellevue University is hosting Women of Business from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Administrative Services Building, 812 Bruin Blvd. The event will feature four women business owners in the metro area: Diva Mejias of M&M Financial, Sophia Jordan-Black of Black Bottom Biscotti, Esther Mejias of E Creative and Ismara Gonzalez of Isla Del Mar Restaurant. The event is $15 with lunch provided. To register, visit

Day to Day

The Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club, an organization of enlisted active duty and retired dependents, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at The Pointe at Rising View. For information, visit

Bellevue Public Schools and Food Bank for the Heartland will host a mobile food pantry from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Mission Middle School, 2202 Washington St. The clothing closet is also available at this time with clothing for 12- to 18-year-olds.

The Bellevue Recreation Department offers free historical tours of the Fontenelle Bank, Log Cabin, Old Presbyterian Church, the Omaha and Southern Railroad Depot and the Bellevue Cemetery. Call 402-293-3142 for information.

The Sarpy County Museum is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. There is no admission fee, though donations to the museum are appreciated. The museum is at 2402 Clay St. Call 402-292-1880 for information.

The Bellevue Artists Association meets the second Tuesday of the month at Anderson Grove Presbyterian Church, 12006 S. 36th St. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. For information visit the artist association on Facebook or on Shutterfly.

The Bellevue Needlecraft Guild meets from 1 to 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Richmont Village, near the intersection of Fort Crook and Cornhusker roads. The nonprofit group accepts donations of yarn for its continuing project of making afghans, mittens, scarves, slippers, hats and pillows for the support of Bellevue Together.

The guild can be reached at 402-293-1742. Bellevue Together can be reached at 402-639-5079.

Chandler 4-Corners Al-Anon Family Group meeting is held Thursdays at noon at the Nebraska State Probation Office, 7511 S. 36th St. Call 402-553-5033 for information.

The Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Club meets every Friday at noon at Nebraska Medicine–Bellevue, 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Drive, in the lower level business lounge. For more information, contact Lupe Mier at 402-291-6528.

Bellevue has four caregiver support groups sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter in Omaha. One group meets at Bellevue Senior Community Center, 109 W. 22nd Ave., at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Contact Kathie at 402-292-0515.

Another group meets at Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home, 12505 S. 40th St., at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Kari at 402-595-2180. A third group meets at Hillcrest Health Services’ Grand Lodge, 6021 Grand Lodge Ave., at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. Contact Dr. Fisher at 402-682-4272.

A fourth group meets at Heritage Ridge Assisted Living, 1502 Fort Crook Road, at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families meets Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Smith Suite at CHI Health Midlands in Papillion, 11111 S. 84th St. Park on west side of building. For more information contact Mary at 402-830-6503 or Joan at 712-534-2645.

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