Bellevue

Etymology

A city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 50,137 at the 2010 census. Eight miles south of Omaha, Bellevue is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Originally settled in the 1830s, Bellevue was incorporated in 1855 and is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Legislature has credited the town as being the second oldest settlement in Nebraska. It was once the seat of government in Nebraska. [wikipedia]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

Meetup Walk Omaha for fun, fitness and friendship – The Trailblazers Walking Club is based in Omaha, Nebraska. We offer Fun, Fitness, and Friendship through planned non-competitive fitness activities including walking and other social activities. We host seven Saturday events during the year as well as group walks of our 12 permanent trails across Iowa and Nebraska. [meetup]

MOMaha-Social-Club – New moms can’t get enough information…we have so many questions. Is this normal?? What should I do when this happens? Does yours do this too? Am I crazy?? There are plenty of Facebook groups and blogs out there, but let’s do something different and meet up in person! Back in the day before the internet, women supported each other during labor and through child rearing. [meetup]

Nebraska Adventure Group –  is geared towards men & women who want to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle in the outdoors while forging friendships that bring their communities closer. [meetup]

Nebraska Women of Color – I created this group to encourage, uplift and strengthen women of color. This group will meet twice a month. One meeting each will be a workshop on topics such as “Getting over yourself”, Leadership development, “Honoring others in word and in Deed”, strengthening relationships, “Who am I” and “You have it in You”. [meetup]

Omaha 50+ Fun Grown-Ups – We are a group of diverse people, empty nesters or soon to be ones, singles and couples who seek to live life to the fullest, meet and mix with people of a similar mind-set, network, help each other out from time to time and have as much fun as possible during their so-called “Midlife Crisis”. [meetup]

Omaha 55 Plus Social Singles – We building self confidence like  taking dance lessons so you feel comfortable on the dance floor , and feel the self confidence to walk into a event with confidence. members  host dance classes to teach the basic steps of dancing to group classes at reasonable prices. we also schedule dance events around town to live dance bands , Members can host  events, dinners,  football parties and other events. [meetup]

Omaha Atheists– Omaha Atheists is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization dedicated to building a positive community for non-theists, fostering secular viewpoints, supporting charitable contributions to society, and protecting the separation of church and state. [meetup]

Omaha Cooking Dinner Parties Meetup – Cooking enthusiasts with a desire for sharing. Let’s get together and celebrate our love for food, friendship, and fun! We will rotate with each member taking a turn to host. The host will choose the menu and provide the dinner to include desert.  [meetup]

The Omaha Social – one of the many general events that’ll give you an opportunity to make some new friends, explore the neighborhood, and perhaps try some new experiences while you’re at it! [meetup]

Women who like Craft Beer – Do you like great beer? Do you like trying new beers and breweries, especially local(ish) ones? Then join us for Budweiser-free fun – happy hours, brewery tours, beerfests, and more… [meetup]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Dating in Bellevue – Welcome! If you’re single in Bellevue and haven’t tried us yet, why not try now? You have nothing to lose! We’re a totally free dating site in Bellevue. [date hookup]

Find Single Women in Bellevue – Looking for singles in the Cornhusker State? Find your soul mate on this Nebraska online dating site. Start viewing photos and pictures and searching through millions of profiles to find Nebraska singles meant for you today. Match.com singles are serious about finding love. Let’s get it started! Create your free, Bellevue personals ad to begin attracting your personal faves today. [match]

Single Women in Bellevue, NE – Finding quality single women in Bellevue, NE can be a struggle sometimes. With eHarmony, we make it easy to find the woman you’ve been searching for all your life with our proven online dating matching system. Our matching method leverages over 29 Dimensions of Compatibility that narrow the field of single women in Bellevue to a smaller pool of highly suitable singles with personalities and lifestyles that are right for you. Dating in Bellevue is easier than ever thanks to the millions of registered users on eHarmony. [eharmony]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Old Bellevue Walking Tour – ‘Old Bellevue?!’ you say. Yes, the old Bellevue before the skyscrapers, before the mall, when the area across the lake was just a quiet town of dirt roads and small family farms. ‘Is there anything left of the old town?’ you say. Plenty, you just have to know where to look… [4 culture]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Experience Nature + Entertainment at Sokol Park – Bellevue’s Sokol Park offers one of the most unique and interactive outdoor experiences in the area. Quite recently, the park was purchased by a local resident named Brandon Miller and his family. They have big dreams to convert the park into a retro entertainment space of sorts, expanding to include drive-in movies, “glamping” accommodations, concerts, impressive picnic areas, and more — many of which are already set in place! [npdodge]

Grab a Bite to Eat + a Drink – One of the best ways to truly experience a city is with a visit to a local restaurant or bar. You’ll be able to speak face-to-face with residents of the town and taste their favorite dishes. And perhaps more importantly, it just tastes so good. [npdodge]

Learn About This Region’s History – Learn more about the history of Sarpy County at Sarpy County Museum, a museum hosting a collection of artifacts and historical resources unveiling the history of Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion and Springfield. Since the museum’s inception in the late 1960s and early 1970s, their collections have grown significantly, now including items such as the ‘60s-era “Sarpy Caboose.” Admission to the Sarpy County Museum is free, with a suggested donation of $2. [npdodge]

Make Yourself at Home – Bellevue has so much to offer for visitors, but it isn’t until you commit to a more permanent residence that the consistent beauty and wonder of this city shines through. If you’re ready to take the plunge, you’re in good company. There are so many wonderful homes in the area, with an emphasis on new-construction properties. This is a sure sign of this city’s growth and expansion over the years! [npdodge]

Play a Round of Golf – Tregaron Golf Course is a massive golf course in Bellevue, attracting golfers from all over the region — and the state! This 7,200-yard course offers something for every golf enthusiast, featuring many scenic attractions like natural wetlands, winding creeks and four beautiful lakes. Experience this incredible course first-hand and unwind after an active day on the green at Tregaron’s amazing bar and grill. [npdodge]

See a Movie – Whether the sun is blazing or the rain is falling, it’s always nice to escape the outdoor elements every once in awhile. The Marcus Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue is a luxurious movie theater with full-service, in-theater dining, large recliner chairs and assigned seating to ensure a great view of their massive screen in any of the 16 auditoriums. [npdodge]

See an Incredible Air Show – The Offutt Air Force Base is a source of pride for Bellevue, as it borders the city on the south end and is a well-known base throughout the country. The base is the host station for the 55th Wing, the largest wing of the United States Air Force’s Air Combat Command, and is home to several significant associate units. [npdodge]

Visit the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays – Throughout the summer (plus one weekend into the fall), visit the Bellevue Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visiting a local farmers’ market is one of the best opportunities to get in sync with the heartbeat of a community. This volunteer-run market takes place at Washington Park, rain or shine, where you can shop from their variety of vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, bread, crafts, furniture, jewelry and more! [npdodge]

Festivals

Festivals

Bellevue RiverFest 2017 – The annual Bellevue RiverFest in Bellevue, Nebraska, is a community celebration with grandiose attractions that draws revelers from far and wide. The two-day extravaganza features live musical performances by regional rock and country acts, a 5k fun run/walk, helicopter rides, beer garden, hot air balloon glows, local artisans and crafters displaying their unique works, a car showcase, children’s activities and a fireworks display. [everfest]

Bernanza Music Festival 2017 – Feeling the Bern? Leave the comfort of armchair politics and dedicate your efforts at the Bernanza Music Festival. Show up for days filled with awesome music, camping, yoga, poetry and virtually anything else you can think of in honor of good ol’ Bernie Sanders. All proceeds go directly to him, too, so you can tell those Clinton and Trump supporters that you got off your ass and actually contributed to a revolution! [everfest]

Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival 2017 – Hosted by the scenic Sokol Park, the Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival brings guests together for three full days of music, food and art. Established by the Kris Lager Band, this event possesses a unique edge because of the fact that it has been put together by musicians who spent a large part of their career playing similar venues. Organizers of the festival wanted to create an opportunity for guests to fully immerse themselves in the experience while also temporarily joining a unique community of festival lovers. [everfest]

River City Music Festival 2017 – Rather than rolling on the river, try rocking out at the River City Music Festival in Bellevue, Nebraska. The sounds of the great outdoors are always better when they blend with the sound of great bands. Along with live music, the festival features copious amounts of food and drink, vendors, games and a close proximity to downtown Omaha. [everfest]

Public Transit

Public Transit

By car – There are three main roads that will lead you around Bellevue. The oldest being Mission Ave. This will take you through Bellevue’s historic Olde Towne area. Cornhusker Road will take you through one of the newer parts of town, Wolf Creek. Highway 370 will take you past the Twin Creek area. [wikitravel]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

Google Developer Group Omaha – We are a Google Developer Group meetup that focuses in Android for beginners to experts with an emphasis on beginners! Our goal with this group is to build a vibrant Android community that is diverse and supportive of everyone included. We will start every meetup with some socializing followed by a quick beginner level topic so we can help each other get started and build our skills. [meetup]

Omaha Ad Tech – This meetup is for online advertising professionals who work in ad tech, website/mobile publishers, online advertising and are looking to network and meet people within the same industry. [meetup]

Omaha Infrastructure Professionals – This is a group for IT professionals in networking, system administration, virtualization and everything in between. Join is to learn more about technology to sharpen your skills, learn something new, and meet others within the field. [meetup]

Omaha Java Users Group – Omaha’s Java and JVM User Group. For Java Professionals of all languages and frameworks that run in the JVM including Java, Groovy, Grails, Scala, Clojure, JRuby, Android, Javascript, etc. We also cover enterprise and web dev topics such as architecture, testing, security, and scalability. [meetup]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Omaha Conversational Spanish – The group will focus on improving or maintaining a conversational level of Spanish. We are a very informal group with all skill levels welcome – from beginner to native speaker. If you are brand new to speaking Spanish it helps to be taking a class or online study program in addition to attending our group as we focus mainly on conversation. [meetup]

The Omaha Italian Language Meetup Group – Enjoy speaking and practicing Italian. Make new amici when you come to an Italian Language Meetup! Meet and mingle with other Italian language and culture enthusiasts! All ages and speaking levels welcome! A few members also tutor in Italian. [meetup]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

LGBTQ-Out-and-About-in-Lincoln – Hi LGBTQ community!! Moving from places that have a huge LGBTQ presence to here where it’s really hard to find, has been a culture shock. I’m sure I’m not alone, and there are more of us trying to find each other, so let’s make it easier! Let’s get together in Omaha or anywhere surrounding for coffee, adult beverages, dancing, adventures, travel, book clubs, exercising, dancing flash mobs, dining, movies, lesbian meetup events, gay meetup events, etc. I’m starting this group so that we have a place to create events, and find “family. [meetup]

Resources

Resources

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