Actor brings Lewis and Clark trip to life -
Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 9:31 am
Actor brings Lewis and Clark trip to life

See Corps of Discovery character Cruzatte

See a living history performance of Pierre Cruzatte — a Corps of Discovery member, musician and boatman — beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Center, 601 Riverfront Drive.

Daniel Slosberg will portray Cruzatte in this program, which is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

Northwest precinct plans open house

The Omaha Police Department’s northwest precinct, 10245 Wiesman Drive, will host an open house and ice cream social from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. Thursday.

The public can meet officers, get community information, tour the facility and eat ice cream.

Documentary to focus on refugees, story quilt

“The Quilted Conscience,” a film about Sudanese refugee girls in Grand Island, Neb., finding a new life and friendship with local residents through art will be shown Thursday at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St.

The free screening will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion. A 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. networking reception will feature related foods, exhibits about the Omaha Refugee Task Force and displays of the quilt panels and associated photos.

“The Quilted Conscience” tells of 16 Sudanese girls who land with their families in Grand Island, far from the war trauma of their homeland. Filmmaker John Sorensen documents their journey as they create a mural-size story quilt with a local quilting guild, guided by nationally known African-American quilt maker Peggie Hartwell.

The girls create memory panels that depict their lives in Sudan and dream panels that show their aspirations and wishes.

Sorensen is a Nebraska native who lives in New York. The film was produced in association with NET Television.

Pride events include vigil, parade, more

Heartland Pride will present LGBTQIA from Thursday through Saturday at Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets.

The Harvey Milk Candlelight Vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Friday activities will start with 7 p.m. opening ceremonies and live entertainment.

A 9:30 a.m. Pride Parade in Council Bluffs will kick off Saturday activities. Pride Festival gates will open at 11 a.m. at Stinson Park and live entertainment will begin at 1 p.m.

For more information, including the schedule and the parade route, visit

Compiled by Sue Story Truax

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