Stop and smell the roses at convention, show
The Omaha Rose Society will host a four-state convention and rose show Friday through Sunday at the Omaha Mariott, 10220 Regency Circle.
“Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Roses” will be the theme for the 2013 Central District Rose Show.
The public is welcome to enjoy rose displays free from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. All other activities will be available only to registered convention guests.
Playhouse improv group targets mature audience
The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) program 21 & Over will host OCP Improv Night! at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
OCP's newest comedy troupe, the Omaha Playhouse Players, will perform in a fun-filled night of quick wits and belly laughs, showcasing the talents of Stephanie Hillier, Matthew Pyle and Max Sparber.
The event will be in the Howard Drew Theatre at the Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., and is free to the public with the opportunity for donation.
The 21 and Over series is intended for mature audiences and discretion is advised.
Free dance, ceremony for Polka Hall of Fame
The Polka Hall of Fame will induct three persons at a free dance Sunday at Sokol Auditorium, 13th and Martha Streets.
Barry Boyce, Lonnie Piitz and the late Joe Cerveny will be inducted during the 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ceremony. The dance will run from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Brick dedication Sunday for children who have died
The Greater Omaha Chapter of Compassionate Friends will gather at 2 p.m. Sunday for the annual brick dedication at Boys Town. Anyone who has been touched by the death of a child, regardless of age or circumstance, is invited.
Bricks added during the past year in memory of a child will be dedicated. The memorial is located near the Garden of the Bible at Boys Town.
Art, agriculture, music blend at two Iowa Western events
The Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs will host Susan Werner and Locally Grown on Sunday. These two events meld agriculture, art and music.
Werner's latest project, “Hayseed,” is a tribute album to her own childhood on an eastern Iowa family farm. Werner will take to the main stage for a 7 p.m. performance.
Locally Grown will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It highlights the efforts of local producers and nonprofits, and the talents of local artists and musicians. Visit with vendors and enjoy local art and live music. Locally Grown will also offer a complimentary food tasting.
Locally Grown is free and open to the public. Susan Werner tickets can be purchased through the Arts Center box office at 712-388-7140 or at artscenter.iwcc.edu. Tickets are $25 for individuals and $21 for senior citizens and students.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax