Jennifer Young: Founder of J. Diane Creations
From crafts to gifts to weddings and greetings, Jennifer Young can do it for you! Jennifer Young is a local artist and event planner that specializes in the art of making handmade greeting cards and decor. She owns a local handmade crafts and event services business in the Benson area: J. Diane Creations. Before J. Diane Creations, Jennifer started out as a freelance wedding planner in 2007. She knew that she wanted to be a wedding planner for the longest time. After her first wedding, she love crafting weddings. The amount of creativity and being apart of someone's special day made her want to go into wedding and event planning. In 2010, Jennifer created her first company: JDY Event Planning. this was later expanded into J. Diane Creations. But Jennifer's company not only makes handmade crafts and plan wedding events, Jennifer also host DIY Craft Events. From DIY Halloween costumes to sneaker designing, Jennifer teaches various crafts to her guest to make them feel inspired to create.
Various Handmade Greeting Cards from J. Diane Creations
When making greeting cards and decor for her weddings and events, Jennifer's inspiration for her work comes from three difference sources. The first two inspirations are everyday beauty and the color of nature. From various plants to the floral patterns of the Lauritzen Gardens, Jennifer states that she is likes to go on walks in the outdoors. This allows her take inspiration of nature's beauty and the beauty of her surroundings. This can be seen throughout her works. Jennifer represents the bright and color patterns of nature with mixes of various floral patterns on the front of her greeting cards and decor. She also states that she is inspired by the people in her life. The various things they like and bring them joy and phrases her friends commonly say inspire her to create and implement into her designs. By combining all three inspirations together, Jennifer's colorful and creative handmade decor comes to life.
Jennifer Young's various works will be displayed at her first art exhibit Choose Your Words next Friday (November 2nd) during November's Benson First Friday. The event will be taking place at Revival Clothing from 5:00PM to 9:00PM with beats from Marcey Yates and Poetry On the Spot by Ella Young. Jennifer's work will be displayed throughout the month of November.
Choose Your Words
6007 Maple Street, Omaha Nebraska 68104
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Refreshments Will Be Provided
J. Diane Creations:
It's Getting Spooky Up in Benson!!!
It's October and Halloween is just around the corner. But this year, Benson is starting off the Halloween celebration early with several events all day on October 27th!
Benson Boo Bash
Location: Downtown Benson
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Trick Or Treating starts earlier in the day with the Benson Boo Bash! At the Benson Boo Bash, trick or treat at the local Benson Businesses, play games at the Benson Community Center, and take photos at various photo stations! This family friendly event begins at 10:00AM and runs to 1:00PM!
Benson Community Center:
Bethany Lutheran's Trunk or Treat
5151 North Radial Highway, Omaha Nebraska 68104
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church is having it's free annual Trunk or Treat Event this October. This event includes trick or treating from trucks, a spooky maze, food, a bake sale, games, laser tag, a glow in the dark dance party and of course candy! This family friendly event begins at noon and ends at 2:00pm!
Bethany Lutheran Church:
Benson Baptist's Trunk or Treat
Benson Baptist Church
6319 Maple Street Omaha, Ne 68104
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
At the same time, the Benson Baptist Church is having it's own annual Trunk or Treat! This Truck or Treat Event is an Halloween Event with several themed trunks and of course candy! This family friendly event begins at 1:00PM and ends at 3:00PM
Benson Baptist Church:
Benson Out Back
South Alley from 60th St. to 60th Ave.
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Benson Out Back is a collaboration between Benson Neighborhood Association, Benson First Friday, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, and Benson BID to make the alleyways of Benson safer, greener and more accessible and welcoming! The alleyway from 60th St to 60th Ave. will be closed off and be filled with music, food, vendors, and public arts. There will be new public arts from Brent Houzenga, Watie White, and Nolan Treadway with existing public art from Maggie Weber, and Barrett Ryker!
There will also be a public demonstration on sawmilling from the Omaha Permaculture!
For More information about this event or how to get involved, please go to:
The Crepe Beyond Pop Up #3
5918 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68104
Time: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The Crepe Beyond is doing a pop up shop at the Sydney this Sunday October 27th! Every crepe sold, $1 will be donated to the Heartland Family Services!
The Crepe Beyond Website:
The Sydney Website:
Heartland Family Services Website:
Omaha Zombie Walk 2018: The Roaring Twenties
56th North Radial Highway - 62nd Maple Street
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gee Whiz! It's that time of the year again! The Annual Omaha Zombie Walk is ghoulifying the streets of Benson for the final event of the night! This year's theme for the walk is the "Roaring Twenties!" So feel free to wear your favorite pinstripe suit and fedora or your favorite evening dress and Clouche Hat and come on down to doll yourself up at one of our many makeup stations across the Benson Neighborhood.
The Zombie Walk begins at 6:00PM and will start at 56 NW Radial and end at 62nd Maple Street. All proceeds to the Omaha Zombie Walk will be donated to the The Sienna Francis House!
Be sure to follow the official Zombie Walk Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest news for the Zombie Walk!
The Siena/Francis House Website:
These are the sponsors this year to make the Omaha Zombie Walk the bee's knees:
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