See one-room school in Otoe County
The fourth annual Otoe County School Reunion at Harmony School No. 53 will be Saturday at 6265 County Road Q in Nebraska City. The public is welcome.
The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event will include a spelling bee, a light lunch and a chance to explore the restored one-room school.
Bring tree questions to Gretna talk
The eighth annual Gretna Tree Talk will run from 7:45 a.m. to noon Saturday at Thomas Elementary School, 11221 Northridge Drive in Gretna. The Gretna Arbor Society will host the free, educational event, sponsored by the Nebraska Arborists Association.
Presentation topics include “Let’s Give Our Tree a Break — Selecting, Planting and Establishing,” “Grasses Withstanding the Nebraska Drought” and “Drought and Survival of Our Trees.”
Also expect tree, landscape and nursery representatives to answer your tree and landscaping questions. Seed and tree pamphlets will be given to attendees.
Will birthday cake be edible Legos?
Lauritzen Gardens, at First and Bancroft Streets, on Saturday and Sunday will celebrate Ole’s Birthday Bash.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors will help mark the birthday of Ole Kirk Christiansen, the creator of Lego bricks, with free cake and the showing of a video on the history of Legos.
The gardens’ current Nature Connects exhibit features 27 oversize Lego sculptures of flora and fauna.
Herb Society to taste teas, hear speaker
Herb tea will be sampled at Sunday’s meeting of the Omaha Herb Society. Everyone is welcome.
The 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. meeting will be at the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office, 8015 West Center Road.
Guest speaker Mona Christensen will discuss preparing herbal teas.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax