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Sunday, Jan. 21

Green Bellevue is hosting a planning meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue, lower level, conference room A, for Sarpy County’s 9th annual Earth Day celebration. There will be a visual recap of last year’s Earth Day events and will be hearing ideas on how to make the event better. The Earth Day Planning Committee is also seeking a core number of volunteer leaders who will oversee major parts of the event. This group will meet via conference call to keep track of progress.

Monday, Jan. 22

The Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association will host two workshops at the Hotel RL in Omaha. The first workshop is “The Ultimate Landscape Design/ Build Sales Process,” hosted by Jody Shilan from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The second workshop is “Rain Gardens/ Bioretention Gardens” hosted by Kelly Feehan, Andy Szatko, Steve Rodie and Tom Franti from 1-5 p.m. Registration can be done online and cost ranges from $50-225.

Inclusive Communities will host “Omaha Table Talk & Training: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Community Engagement Center. This Omaha Table Talk is a collaborative event between Inclusive Communities and the City of Omaha Human Rights & Relations Department and will include sexual harassment training by City of Omaha and a facilitated table discussion. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal but participants must register online.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

The Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association and the Nebraska Arborists Association have teamed up to host the 2018 Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference, Jan. 23-24 at Hotel RL in Omaha. The Conference will feature keynote speakers Bob McCall, owner of Inspire High Performance LLC., and Jim Rose, principal at The J. Rose Group. There will be a combined 22 breakout sessions designated for arborists, businesses, design/landscape, growers and nurseries. There will be 9.75 NAA& ISA certification credits offered as well as a tradeshow and a silent auction to benefit the NNLA scholarship fund. Registration can be done online and cost varies.

The USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Community will host “Lunch and Learn: Flood Mitigation Planning” at DLR Group from 12-1:30 p.m. They will discuss the flood mit- igation planning that the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has been working towards. CEs and lunch will be provided to those that register online for $15.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host the Nebraska Crop Management Conference Jan. 24-25 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. The Conference features 27 sessions over two-days with up-to-date information for successful cropping system management. Pesticide recertification, Dicamba Labe required training and Certified Crop Advisor Credits will be offered at the Conference. Registration can be done online, early registration ends Jan. 15.

Thursday, Jan. 25

The Sierra Club will host a Legislative update on environmental issues in the 2018 unicameral featuring Jim Cavanaugh, Neb., Sierra Club legal counsel, and David Corbin, Neb., Sierra Club chapter chair on Jan. 25 at the 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. They will talk about what we can expect from our Nebraska legislators, bills that have been introduced and which bills the Sierra Club is actively supporting and which bills they oppose. The program is free and open to the public.

The Omaha Area Board of Realtors is hosting a two-day Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification course on Jan. 25-26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Omaha Area Board of Realtors office, 11830 Nicholas Street. This is the first and only negotiation certification recognized by the National Association of Realtors. Participants will receive 12 hours of CE. The cost is $250, with lunch included for both days. The registration form can be found on the Omaha Realtors website.

The 2018 Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Conference will take place from Jan. 25-27 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel and Conference Center. Session topics will cover everything from feline fertility, to diseases in large animals, to prescription drug monitoring. One day passes cost $210, and two day packages cost between $380-$525. Meals are purchased separately. Registration can be found online.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Do Space will host SCORE Omaha for “Intro to QuickBooks” from 10 a.m. to noon. QuickBooks is a popular accounting software for small businesses. The workshop will focus on the most basic functions of QuickBooks, including how to create invoices, pay bills and manage your checkbook with Quick- Books software. Attendees do not need to bring QuickBooks software or their laptop. Membership cards are required for entry into Do Space.

Thursday, Feb. 1

The City of Omaha Environmental Services, in partnership with several other environmental agencies, will present the Sediment & Erosion Control Seminar from 7:30 a.m.-noon at the Downtown Omaha Hilton. Workshops include: Stormwater 101- why we do what we do and the new PCWP Grading Permit; Stream Restoration projects; Stormwater runoff & our lakes and streams; Consultant view of SEC’s; and a Panel discussion. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 3.5 hours after their attendance. Registration is free and can be done online. A parking voucher will be distributed to those attending.

Saturday, Feb. 3

NeighborWorks Lincoln will host the Lincoln Food & Farm Policy Forum at the 1st Presbyterian Church (840 S. 17th Street) from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The interactive morning of learning will teach participants about how food policies affect us followed by a free, local lunch and action planning. Topics may include: food access & health outcomes, production/farming, sustainability, and labor/ legal issues. The event is free but participants are asked to register online.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo will host the “Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop” from 5-8 p.m. Growing up WILD: Exploring Nature with Y oung Children is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children’ s sense of wonder about nature. Participants will receive a Growing up WILD activity guide, supplemental educational resources and general information. The cost is $5 with light snacks included. Registration can be done online and seats are limited. Registration closes Feb. 5.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

PRISM advisors, in partnership with the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a two-day “Small Business Winter Bootcamp” from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 7-8 at the Oak Hills Country Club. The presenters are Linda and Jason Richards who started PRISM advisors 10 years ago to focus on serving local and regional organizations. Registration can be done online includes materials, breakfast and lunch for both days. The cost is $400 before Jan. 17, and $450 after. Ralston Chamber members receive a special discount.

Saturday, Feb. 10

The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo will host a “STEM for Elementary” workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The workshop will discuss what STEM means for the classroom and how teachers can increase their confidence in planning and teaching STEM through meaningful experiences with a Zoo twist. This workshop is geared towards informal and formal educators who work with elementary aged students. The cost is $15 and includes lunch. Seats are limited and registration can be done online. Registration closes Feb. 9.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors and the Professional Insurance Agents for Nebraska and Iowa presents the Personal Lines Insurance Institute from Feb. 14-15 at the Holiday Inn (3650 S. 72nd Street) in Omaha. Mandatory topics include personal residential coverage, personal automobile coverage and personal umbrella/ excess coverage. Participants will complete an in-depth study of ISO 2011 Homeowner Policy with emphasis on the HO3 Form and gain insights on the application of coverage of the 2005 ISO Personal Auto Policy. Registration is $415, can be done online and closes on Jan.15.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Registration is open for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Confereaaance that will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, Neb. from Feb. 22-23. The event is organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and hosted by the Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics in Nebraska. The conference’ s theme is “Growing our future, valuing our traditions,” and will include more than 30 workshops focusing on financial, market, production, human and legal risks. Registration can be done online and is $125 prior to Feb. 4 and $150 after.

Saturday, April 11

The Society for Certified Insurance Counselors and the Professional Insurance Agents for Nebraska and Iowa will be presenting the Commercial Casualty Institute from April 11-13 at the Marriott Courtyard Lincoln Downtown. The institute will cover topics on: Commercial General Liability Concepts and Coverage; Additional Insured Concepts and Endorsements; Business Automobile Coverage and Endorsements; and Workers Compensation and Employers Liability. Registration is $415 and can be done online.

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