Lisa Lechowicz and her grandson, Colten, will be doing a book signing of their book “Native American ABCs” from noon to 4 p.m. at Chocolaterie Stam, 7474 Towne Center Pkwy.

May 21

The Parkinson’s Education & Outreach Group will meet at 10 a.m. at Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue, 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Drive, in the lower level classroom. Sarah Blomenkamp PT, of Hillcrest Community Rehabilitation, will speak on successful aging and how to manage while living with Parkinson’s. The event is free and open to patients, family and caregivers.

May 23-26

The Salute to Summer Festival will take place in La Vista. There will be various events throughout the city. For more information, visit cityoflavis

June 7-8

Springfield Days will take place throughout the city. For more information, visit

June 11

Think, Make, Create will meet at Cold Stone Creamery, 12746 Westport Parkway Suite 2A, from 2 to 3 p.m. There will be ice cream treats along with STEM activities.

June 12

The Papillion Area Lions Club will host Hops for Harmony, a beer tasting and food event, at Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hops for Harmony is a fundraising event for Project Harmony, an agency committed to ending child abuse and neglect. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Tickets are available at area Hy-Vee stores (customer service counter) or from any Lions Club Member.

June 12-16

Papillion Days will take place in various locations throughout the city. For more information, visit

June 14

In conjunction with Papillion Days, the Cruiser’s for the Breath of Life Car Show will host its 10th anniversary show at Grace Baptist Church, 205 E. Halleck St. Registration begins at 5 p.m., followed by the show at 6 p.m. and the awards presentation at 8:30 p.m. Registration fee is $10. There will be 13 classes, including two motorcycle classes, as well as concessions and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. For information, contact Dwayne Probyn at 402-651-8510 or at 402-935-0974. He can also be emailed at

June 20

The Dinosaur Egg Hunt will take place at Southwind Park, 8120 S. 92nd Ave., at 3 p.m.

A senior luncheon will be held at the Steppe Center, 11730 Peel Circle, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to all seniors and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. The cost is $10 per person and along with lunch there will be bingo, prizes and entertainment provided by Johnny Ray Gomez. For ticket information, call Lisa Jensen at 402-310-2158. Reservation deadline is June 10.

June 20-22

The 41st Annual Omaha Quilters Guild Quilt Show will take place at the La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway. There will be displays as well as a silent auction and vendor mall. For information, visit

June 27

Think, Make, Create will meet at Southwind Park, 8210 S. 92nd Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be stories, games and STEM activities.

Day to Day

Springfield Platteview Community Schools is hosting its annual preschool registration. Platteview Early Education Center and Westmont Early Education Center are accepting requests for preschool registration forms for the 2019–20 school year. Children must be 3 to 4 years old by July 31 and live in the Springfield Platteview Community Schools district to be eligible. For more information, call Becky at 402-592-1300.

American Legion Post 32 will serve dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Monthly meetings are: Legion — first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Auxiliary — second Thursday at 7 p.m., S.A.L. — third Thursday at 7 p.m., A.L. Riders — fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. The Post is located at 230 W. Lincoln St.

The Sarpy County Chamber Toastmasters meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Sarpy Chamber of Commerce, 7775 Olson Drive. Visitors are welcome. For information, contact Terri Gangestad at 402-680-7787.

The Papillion Junior Woman’s Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at CHI Health Midlands, 11111 S. 84th St., in the Smith Conference Room.

The Bellevue Artist Association meets the second Tuesday of the month at Anderson Grove Presbyterian Church, 12006 S. 36th St. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. For information, visit the artist association on Facebook or on Shutterfly.

Registration is open for La Vista’s Salute to Summer Festival vendor booths and parade. The festival is scheduled for May 23 to 26 and individuals and organizations can enter the parade or apply to be a vendor. To register for the parade, visit and to apply to be a vendor, visit For more information, contact Mitch Beaumont at 402-593-6410.

The Papillion Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Trinity Village, 620 W. Lincoln St. This month’s presentation will be the “Wonderful World of Succulents” by Kathy Bokelman.

The Papillion Senior Center, 1001 Limerick Road, hosts a variety of events throughout the week. A Mix and Match Exercise Class meets from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. No reservation is required. Cost is 50 cents per class. Cards, games and conversations take place each Tuesday and Thursday at noon. There will be a Hy-Vee catered lunch at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. There will be ceramics every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is the price of a ceramic piece, plus a $1 fee per session per person to use the ceramic supplies provided at the center.

The Drop In Quilting Group meets from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the La Vista Community Center, 8116 Park View Blvd. Beginners are welcome. For information, contact David Karlson at 402-331-3455.

Papillion, La Vista and Springfield city councils meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. The Papillion council meets at City Hall, 122 E. Third St. Meeting minutes and agendas are at The La Vista council meets in the Harold “Andy” Anderson Council Chamber at City Hall, 8116 Park View Blvd. Meeting minutes and agendas are at The Springfield council meets at City Hall, 170 N. Third St. Meeting minutes and agendas are at

Sarpy County Museum, 2402 Clay St., is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 402-292-1880 for information.

First United Methodist Church, 480 Main St., Springfield, holds a Senior Meal on the first Tuesday of every month starting at noon. There is no charge, although freewill offerings are appreciated. For reservations, call 402-253-2270.

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