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Sunday concert will feature Amanda and Friends

Amanda and Friends, a free, hourlong concert featuring Amanda Coker, a singer from Bellevue who is developmentally delayed and visually impaired, will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Shrine, 23132 Pflug Road in Gretna. The shrine is off of Interstate 80 exit 432.

More than dozen employers will be at Friday job fair

Heartland Workforce Solutions and Goodwill Industries will co-host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Friday. The event will be at the HWS/American Jobs Center, 57th Street and Ames Avenue.

More than a dozen metro area employers will be there, including the Nebraska Furniture Mart, Walmart, Omaha Steaks and First Data.

There is potential for on-the-spot interviews, so job seekers should be dressed appropriately with their resume in hand.

Pro, college, high school musicians to team up

Grace University's 16th annual Band and Orchestra Festival will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Burkholder Center, 810 Pine St., on campus.

The free concert will feature the university's Community Concert Band, Orchestra Omaha, Omaha Homeschool Advanced Orchestra, Blue Ridge Christian High School Band, Omaha Homeschool Advanced Band, Omaha Christian Academy Band and Lincoln Christian High School Orchestra.

The event is open to the public.

2 choirs to perform Sunday in free concert at church

The Omaha Symphonic Chorus will host “Resonance: The Sounds of Two Choirs” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St.

The Omaha Symphonic Chorus and the Northwest Missouri State Tower Choir will perform in a variety of musical styles.

The concert is free and open to the public.

'Keeping Your Brain Young' topic for two presentations

The Visiting Nurse Association Speaker Series will offer a free lunch and presentation, “Keeping Your Brain Young,” for those who register for the Nov. 6 event in Omaha or the Nov. 19 event in Council Bluffs.

Dr. Dennis Dunning, a speech pathologist specializing in cognitive function, will share steps anyone can take to promote good brain health as they age.

To register, call 402-342-5566 or go online to

Both presentations will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Omaha one will be at VNA headquarters, 12565 West Center Road, Suite 100. The Council Bluffs presentation will be at The Center, 714 S. Main St.

Free cancer risk assessment doesn't include free CT scan

Methodist Hospital offers veterans a free risk assessment for lung cancer. A low-dose CT scan may be warranted after assessment. There is a $175 fee for the CT scan.

Call 402-354-5858 from Friday through Nov. 11 for the free assessment. It involves questions about smoking history and exposure to cancer-causing agents. CT scans can identify lung cancer at an early stage, before symptoms occur.

Compiled by Sue Story Truax

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