Summer fan program: The Salvation Army is collecting new fans to help reduce the dangers of heat exposure for the elderly, ill and disabled. The fan program runs until Sept. 7 and will provide a free fan to qualified individuals. Priority will be given to people 50 and older and those with medical disabilities. New fans and monetary donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army Burrows Center, 6101 Northwest Radial, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The retail cost of a basic fan is about $25. Applications are also available at the Burrows Center. For more, go to salarmyomaha.org.
Munroe-Meyer Guild Garden Walk: The University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Munroe-Meyer Guild will host the 50th annual Garden Walk on Sunday . Attendees can tour five Omaha gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Regency at 9725 Fieldcrest Drive; Old Loveland at 7836 Howard St.; Elmwood at 5611 Leavenworth St.; UNMC’s Chihuly Sanctuary and Leslie’s Healing Garden at 505 S. 45th St.; and Country Club at 2309 Country Club Ave. Tickets, $20, are available at each featured garden. Free for children 5 and younger. Proceeds go to the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, which serves individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, their families and the community through patient care, engagement, educational programs and research. For more, go to unmc.edu/mmi/events/gardenwalk.
Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic: The 25th annual fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children is Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Some of the state’s best high school soccer athletes will compete at Creighton University’s Morrison Stadium, 1804 California St. Nebraska girls play at 1 p.m. and boys at 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Free for children 5 and younger. Hosted by Tangier Shrine. Proceeds go to Shriners Hospitals for Children, providing pediatric orthopedic, spinal cord, cleft lip and pallet and burn care to any child younger than 18 without regard to the patient’s or family’s ability to pay.
Omaha World Refugee Day: The Omaha Refugee Task Force and Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., will host an event to celebrate diversity on Saturday. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a naturalization ceremony welcoming new citizens at 10 a.m.; cultural music, dance, visual art and fashion presentations; guest speakers; gallery viewing; and a health fair (for refugees only). Guests are encouraged to bring culturally appropriate food donations, such as beans, lentils, canned fish and rice, for the pantry at International Center of the Heartland, 1941 S. 42nd St. For a complete list of suggested items, go to joslyn.org/worldrefugeeday. Admission is free.
Water drive: Bank of Bennington is hosting a water and Gatorade drive now until July 4. All donations will be distributed to metro area homeless shelters. Donations can be dropped off at both Bank of Bennington locations, 12212 N. 156th St. and 15645 Spaulding St.