Y’s open Labor Day; free for nonmembers
All 10 of the YMCA of Greater Omaha locations will be open Labor Day, which is Monday, during their regular business hours. Everyone is welcome to this free community day. You do not have to be a Y member to participate.
There will be special activities throughout the day. Check with the location nearest you for details.
Statue of Lincoln to be rededicated
The Office of the Capitol Commission is celebrating the centennial of the Lincoln Monument on the west plaza of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.
The monument’s rededication will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, exactly 100 years after a crowd of more than 10,000 Nebraskans looked on as Civil War veterans revealed Daniel Chester French’s statue of a standing Lincoln.
The centennial program will begin in the Warner Chamber on the second floor of the Capitol and move outdoors.
Town hall to consider Social Security, more
AARP invites Omaha metropolitan-area residents to have their say about the future of Medicare and Social Security during a Sept. 13 town hall conversation at the Livestock Exchange Building in Omaha.
The town hall is part of AARP’s You’ve Earned a Say effort, a national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security for senior citizens.
At the Omaha event, AARP leaders from Nebraska, Iowa and Washington, D.C., will share both the pros and cons of the Social Security and Medicare proposals. Community members can offer their views.
The town hall will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 10th floor of the Livestock Exchange Building, 4920 S. 30th St. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free. Preregistration is required by Wednesday. Call 877-926-8300 toll free or visit [url=http://aarp.cvent.com/yeastownhall]aarp.cvent.com/yeastownhall[/url].
Butterfly tagging set at nature center
How do you tag a monarch butterfly? Find out Sept. 8 at the annual monarch butterfly tagging event at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop in Honey Creek, Iowa.
All monarchs will be released after tagging. Bring a butterfly net or share a park net. Tags and refreshments will be provided.
Register before Wednesday by calling 712-328-5834. Tagging sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Registration is $4 per adult and $3 per child ages 6 to 18. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. The cost on the day of the event will be $6 per person, if space is available.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax with World-Herald News Service