Upcoming Events

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    Please join us for a virtual "Chopped" Cooking Competition!

    Cooking ingredients can be picked up from the Hy-Vee kitchen on 50th and O beginning 5pm on November 30th through December 2nd. Please do not open your bags until class - it's a mystery! Don't worry, we wont be using the oven or stove. The Zoom link with cooking utensils to have ready will be sent on Wednesday, December 2nd 

    • December 07, 2020
    • (CST)
    • December 11, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Nominations Only Accepted in Nebraska from November 11-30
    • 25

    Nominate YOUR "Inclusivity Hero" by November 30 for him/her to receive a gift card to Rock n Joe's and a recognition certificate
    (see example below).

    Gift card and recognition certificate will be personalized and mailed to your nominee's place of employment (i.e. school, office, etc.), so please provide that mailing address - not your personal mailing address.  Your nominee will receive the items and a note letting them know that you were the person who submitted the nomination. 

    For questions, please contact Liz Echternkamp at eldrenliz@gmail.com

    Example Certificate

    • December 11, 2020
    • (CST)
    • From the Comfort of Your Home

    Join the Gingerbread House Challenge!

    Please register by November 30 to receive your family's gingerbread house kit courtesy of DSAF.

    Kits will be delivered the first week of December. You will have from December 7-11 to construct and decorate your house.

    Pictures of your house (with you in the pics so we know you actually made it - and not Pinterest!) must be emailed to Liz Echternkamp or posted in DSAF Facebook Group by December 11. 

    "Santa's Elves" will choose a winner in the following categories

    • Most Original
    • Best Theme
    • Made All By Myself

    Questions, contact Liz Echternkamp at eldrenliz@gmail.com.

    • December 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM (CST)
    • Dental Designs Parking Lot, 3580 Union Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516

    #COVIDCantStopGood soooo...

    You're invited to the first ever, DSAF Drive-Thru Holiday Party with Santa!

    Stay in the warmth and social distanced-safety of your car while Santa brings you LaMar's donuts, Rock n Joe coffee and/or hot chocolate, holiday cookie decorating kits, and gift bags for each child in this this one-of-a-kind drive-thru party! Surprise gift cards and holiday baskets will be randomly distributed by Santa and his elves, so you don't want to miss out!

    WHO: Open to individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and their families to help us celebrate a great year and the holidays with our DSAF family. We hope you will join us for this re-envisioned member-favorite! 

    WHEN: Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE: In the Dental Designs Parking Lot at 3580 Union Drive. (Located next to Region V behind the Williamsburg Hy-Vee - See Map Here)

    PLEASE REGISTSER: It's FREE to attend, but to ensure Santa has enough food, beverages, and gifts to deliver from his workshop to your car, we need to know who all is coming - especially how many children. Please reserve your spot no later than December 6, 2020. 

    Please email Mary with any questions at mary@dsafnebraska.org

    Thank you to the following supporters of this exciting event:

    • December 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • via Zoom

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Due to COVID-19 Restrictions the Ed Series will be held virtually via zoom.  See the link below.

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    December Educational Series Topic

    Enable Savings Plan – Why and How to Set It Up and What's New: Diane Stewart from First National Bank will present information on the Enable Savings Plan offered by First National Bank of Omaha, including how to set up a plan, common and uncommon uses of Enable, and some the main rules and regulations that guide the plan in Nebraska.

    Join Zoom Meeting https://gips-org.zoom.us/j/6551215593 Meeting ID: 655 121 5593 One tap mobile +12532158782,,6551215593# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,6551215593# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 655 121 5593 Find your local number: https://gips-org.zoom.us/u/acoXCpuFiA Join by Skype for Business https://gips-org.zoom.us/skype/6551215593

    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.

    • December 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Zoom

    • January 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Club Room at Hy-Vee 1601 N 84th St., Lincoln, NE 68505

    Let's make your life a little easier and get that meal planning out of the way for a few nights! Join other moms raising a child with Down syndrome to prepare some delicious ready-to-bake (or freeze) meals while we chat about life, surviving COVID quarantines, and all the recent joys and trials that go along with it!

    When: January 14 from 7:00-8:30pm
    (Snow date, January 21 from 7-8:30pm)

    Where: Club Room at Hy-Vee at 84th and Holdrege
    1601 N 84th St., Lincoln, NE 68505

    Who: Moms raising a child of any age with Down syndrome
    (Feel free to bring a friend or family member if that makes it more comfortable for you to come!)

    Each meal serves 4-6 people and costs approximately $12-15/meal. DSAF will pay for one meal for each attendee. You have the option to pay for and make up to 3 more (for a total of 4 meals). Meal choices will be available soon. 

    Please RSVP by January 4 so Hy-Vee has all the necessary items ready for our group.  Once you RSVP, you will receive an Eventbrite link prior to the event where you can select and pay for the meals you'd like to prepare. 

    Questions - contact Mary Sweeney @ 402-202-0193  - mary@dsafnebraska.org 

    See you soon!

    COVID-19 NOTE: As our world is a bit crazy these days with COVID, we ask that you keep an eye out on the website or DSAF Facebook page for updates to this event. Should you choose to attend, please ensure that you are healthy and have NO signs or symptoms of COVID. If you do show symptoms please stay home. 

    • January 19, 2021
    • 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)

    Please join us for a virtual yoga session taught by Vanessa from Lotus House of Yoga! 

    Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event

Thank You to Our $1,000 Gold Star and Higher Sponsors!

Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 57362
LIncoln, NE 68505
Phone: 402.421.1338

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