Looking for something to do this week? Color pages at a library, learn about an Omaha man who escaped from prison or see robots in action.
Historical program: The Omaha Central High School Alumni Association will host “The Mystery of Leslie Arnold” at 7 p.m. today. The program features journalist Henry Cordes, who wrote the September 2017 series for The World-Herald about the Omaha teen who killed his parents in 1958 at age 16, was sentenced to prison and later escaped. The free program is in the Central High athletic lobby.
Adult coloring: Grab a coloring page and colored pencils for Color Me Calm, an adult coloring event at Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road in Bellevue, this evening. This event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. is designed to inspire relaxation; coloring pages, markers, colored pencils, relaxing music and herbal tea are provided. Admission is free.
Anniversary party: See the latest robots, learn about technology and celebrate the second anniversary of Do Space, at 72nd and Dodge Streets, on Thursday. Do Space is a technology library for people to learn about and create with the latest software and devices. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a robot obstacle course, technology kits and 3D printing demonstrations. Admission is free.
Veteran book discussion and panel: Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St., will host a “The Soldier’s Story: The Invisible Wounds from War” book signing and program about post-traumatic stress syndrome on Thursday . From 6 to 7 p.m., former staff sergeant and author Jocephus Duckworth will read excerpts from his book and discuss his experiences returning from war and dealing with PTSD. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. From 7 to 8 p.m., a panel of experts, military members and families will discuss the impact of PTSD in the community. For more Veterans Day events, go to omaha.com/calendar.
Fundraiser at a museum: The second annual Hops for Hope is a holiday beer, food and crafts event Friday at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. More than 15 local brewers will offer samples of winter and seasonal beers from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets, $25, are available at eventbrite.com; search “Hops for Hope.” Proceeds go to Lead Up, a nonprofit that helps underrepresented Nebraska students connect to college and career resources and provides mentoring and academic support.