Baxter is proud to participate in events that support our communities. April 2017 has quite a bit going on throughout the Omaha metro; from the Claussen-Leahy Run to Kicks for a Cure and Earth Day. These are all great events to take part in or drop by and see. Take a look at what’s going on in April 2017.

April 2017

The North Central Regional Competition for the Air Force National JROTC Drill Championship Series draws more than 100 teams and 600 cadets to Bellevue West High School. More than 20 schools from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and Nebraska compete.

April 2017

France, Flowers & Friends Luncheon

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sponsored by Audi of Omaha

The Lauritzen Gardens Guild is presenting France, Flowers & Friends. This Luncheon and Lecture event features French inspiration. It will feature Sharon Santoni, “a master at whisking one away to the gentle French countryside.” She has written multiple books as well as continually updating a blog on gardening, entertaining and searching for brocante treasures throughout France.

Lauritzen Garden's

The 10th Annual Speaking of Children Conference and Luncheon is a 3-day conference April 5-7. The conference attracts more than 1,200 attendees to hear presentations and participate in breakout sessions. Speaking of Children was built to educate the community in the fight against child abuse and is Project Harmony’s signature event.

April 2017

Wine, Women & Shoes

Friday, April 7

Valet Parking Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Omaha

A fashion and wine event to benefit the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Carolyn Scott Rainbow House. The event will consist of shopping, wine tasting, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. It’s a great chance to taste wonderful wines while shopping a fabulous Marketplace of shoes, jewelry and accessories – all to support children and families.

April 2017

Cues Gathering Dinner

Saturday, April 8

Sponsored by Baxter Auto

CUES helps offer financial support to three of North Omaha’s inner-city schools. The schools CUES supports provide quality education for children with hopes of transforming lives and building hope for a sustainable and successful future. The Gathering Dinner will benefit Sacred Heart School.

Kicks for a Cure Banquet

Friday, April 21

Kicks for a Cure Game Day

Saturday, April 22

Sponsored by Baxter’s Omaha Dealerships

Kicks for a Cure is a weekend dedicated to beating cancer. Funds are raised through sponsorships, donations and banquet ticket sales. The Benefit Banquet kicks off the weekend Friday night with about 500 people attending to help raise awareness and gives attendees an opportunity to interact with participating players. Saturday features the high school and collegiate games. The matches all have free admission with donations accepted throughout the day. All proceeds benefit Liz’s Legacy.

April 2017

 Game Times & Locations

UNO’s Caniglia Field

  • 12:00 – Central vs Columbus Scotus boys
  • 2:30 – Marian vs Elkhorn South girls
  • 5:00 – CU vs UNO women

Creighton’s Morrison Stadium

  • 2:30 – Creighton Prep vs Westside Boys
  • 5:00 – Skutt vs Millard West Girls
  • 7:30 – CU vs UNO men

The Pink Ribbon Affair for Susan G. Komen

Saturday, April 22

Sponsored by Baxter Auto

The 2017 Pink Ribbon Affair is the third-annual event that raises funds to help the local fight against breast cancer. This April 2017 event will feature a VIP/Patron party, cocktails, appetizers, a raffle, live music, a wine-paring dinner, live auction and recognition of Pink Tie Guys. This year, keep an eye out for Baxter’s own Mickey Anderson.

April 2017

Join the run or walk through Aksarben Village up to UNO’s Campus or on the Keystone Trail. The Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run helps support the UNO Athletic Department. There is a Claussen 5K run and a Stampede 10K run as well as a Leahy 5K Walk. There will also be an 800-meter kids race for ages 5-12.


Launch! 2017

Saturday, April 22

Sponsored by Baxter’s Omaha Dealerships

Launch! 2017 is part of College Possible Omaha’s End-of-Year Celebration. College Possible Omaha has helped more than 650 high school students at 10 partner high schools in 6 different districts for the 2016-2017 school year. The celebration will be in honor of those students, to launch them into their college careers.

April 2017

Earth Day Omaha

Saturday, April 22

Sponsored by Baxter Subaru

From 11am until 6pm Earth Day Omaha will take place on the 22nd of April 2017. Hit Elmwood Park during the day for all sorts of events. Enjoy a Children’s tent, a demonstration tent and events all day on the main stage.

April 2017
*photo courtesy of Earth Day Omaha

Omaha Symphony Gala

Saturday, April 22

Sponsored in part by Mercedes-Benz of Omaha

The Omaha Symphony Gala raises funds to support the symphony’s activities throughout the year. That includes the education programs that reach nearly 30,000 children each year. The Omaha Symphony announced Smokey Robinson will be headlining this April 2017 Gala concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

April 2017

Dining with Dogs

Saturday, April 22
Sponsored by Baxter Subaru


Enjoy dinner with your dog by your side. Hang out during cocktail hour and socialize with friends and colleagues. All while your pup gets to enjoy mut-tinis and yappy-tizers. 2017 Dining with Dogs is hosted by Forever Friends on April 22 at the Omaha Design Center.

Omaha Children’s Museum: Imagination

October 2016 – April 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Subaru

The Imagination exhibit celebrates 40 years of play at the Children’s Museum. Bringing back fan favorites from over the years, with a few modern updates. Relive the dentist chair from the 1970s, the news desk from the 1980s and also revisit more recent exhibits like Dinos: the Big Dig, Once Upon a Farm and Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer. The exhibits will be at the Children’s Museum until April 16.

January 2017

Avenue Scholars Foundation

January-December 2017

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Omaha

Baxter Auto is proud to partner with the Avenue Scholars Foundation. This is an Omaha-area program that helps prepare students for high skill/high demand careers. Employees at Mercedes-Benz of Omaha have had the privilege of working alongside these talented and hard-working students. Baxter is honored to have been named the Avenue Scholars Foundation’s 2016 Community Partner of the Year.

Omaha Public School’s Transition Program

August 2016-May 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Auto

The Transition Program offers a variety of services for secondary students with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 21 who have completed their high school program with a certificate of completion or who have not received their high school diploma. The program involves collaborative efforts from the student, the student’s family and school staff to build a plan that will address the students’ individual needs for life after high school.

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