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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

September is when we officially say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. Along with that comes some of our favorite activities. If you are worried about being bored this fall, DON’T because there is plenty of fun to go around. Here are some fun activities to kick off your fall of fun!


1. Cider and Sunflower Festival: September 17th – 19th

Valas Pumpkin Patch has a field of sunflowers ready to harvest, and lots of apple cider for kids and adults alike! Tickets are $19.95, but if you already invested in a season pass, those are accepted as well. The festival lasts from 10AM to 8PM. At the festival you can look forward to many photo op-portunities, live butterfly releases, and a menu full of sweet treats!


2. Chalk Art Festival: September 18th – 19th

Midtown Crossing – Turner Park is hosting Omaha’s Third annual Chalk Art Festival where artists will come and turn the sidewalks into works of art at our feet. Come watch the artists work, and stop in for a bite to eat or some shopping at the many restaurants and shops that Midtown has to offer!


3. Watercolor Painting: September 18th

Lauritzen Gardens is hosting a “fundamentals of watercolor” paint class. This class will guide you through setting up the paint and finishing a piece of art! All supplies (and instructor) included for this event. You will need to register for this class using the link or phone number below.


Phone: Juelles at (402) 346-4002, ext. 253


4. Omaha Farmers Market: Saturdays and Sundays

There is still time for you to visit your favorite vendors. The list of vendors grows each week, and so does the variety. Come take a look at all the fresh flowers, fruits, and veggies you could ever want! Remeber, Saturdays are in the old market, and Sundays are at Baxter Arena. You better hurry though because the farmers market’s official last day is October 10th.




Planting – Apartment Style!

House plants not only add a bit of natural color to your home, but studies also show that house plants reduce stress levels while increasing productivity. Many people would love to have plants in their homes but worry that apartment-living isn’t conducive for thriving plants. However, there are plenty of plants for those in apartments, and those who don’t have a green thumb.

  1. Succulents: Succulents have been one of the most popular plants in recent years, possibly due to their interesting shapes, and ease of care. Succulents are regarded as indestructible and would be a perfect addition to any apartment! Simply put them near a window and water once a month or every other month!


  1. Philodendron: This is a real “set it and forget it” kind of plant. Philodendrons thrive in almost any light and like to have time to dry out between waterings. These plants are good to have in your apartment year-round, because they do not like being outside in the cold!


  1. Bamboo: Bamboo is a good addition to any coffee table, or kitchen counter! They do well in low light/shade. It doesn’t hurt that bamboo is considered very lucky!


  1. Snake plants: Snake plants are very forgiving plants. They maintain their shape and color, even if you have accidentally skipped a few waterings. Additionally, these plants are able to purify the air in your apartment by drawing out toxins, all while living in low light!


  1. Plea Peperomioides: Often called “UFO plant” or “Pancake plant”, these plants are small enough for any apartment, and thrive in bright but indirect light, like a coffee or kitchen table. These plants limbs will even bend to alert you that it is thirsty!