Photo contest winners to be announced

The City of Omaha’s Parks and Recreation Department, LiveWellNebraska and Rockbrook Camera invite the public to attend a Picture in the Park photo reception. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at N.P. Dodge Park Pavilion, 11001 John Pershing Drive.

Photos submitted in this year’s contest will be displayed. Winners will be announced, professional photographers will offer tips and refreshments will be provided.

Although free, the event requires registration, which is open until Wednesday, at

Dance classes offered for Parkinson’s patients

Reach for It: A Program of Dance for Persons With Parkinson’s Disease will run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays from Aug. 30 through Nov. 22. The program will be in Dance Studio A at the Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St.

Participants will dance while working on balance, strength, coordination and flexibility. The class will integrate multiple styles of dance and include dance seated in chairs, standing and dancing across the floor.

The session costs $50, to be paid at the first class. Family, friends and caregivers may accompany a participant for free. Call 402-554-2670 to reserve a space.

Sponsoring the classes are the Nebraska Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Education and the Moving Company, UNO’s modern dance group.

Writer Richard Dooling to read at Kaneko event

Wednesday Words featuring writer, lawyer and teacher Richard Dooling will run from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. in the Old Market.

Dooling, who lives in Omaha, will read from his works. Wednesday Words is free and open to the public.

Lincoln clinic for veterans will tell about services

Veterans are invited to a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Lincoln from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to learn more about services, network with other veterans and ask questions.

Information will be presented on a veterans’ diversion program, updates on services and eBenefits.

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