Big O Bocce league to play at Turner Park
Registration closes May 10 for Big O Bocce’s inaugural season. Starting May 21, Big O Bocce will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays on the east side of Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St.
Create your own team of five to eight people or sign up individually and be placed on an existing team.
Registration is $30 a person. The top scoring teams at the end of the season receive trophies and money to donate to the charity of their choice. The Big O Bocce season will be six weeks plus a week of playoffs, in which every team will participate.
To register, visit bigobocce.com/registration/form/1-big-o-bocce-individual-registration-form.
Free jump ropes available Wednesday
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Kohl’s department stores are teaming up to provide free jump ropes to children. The Healthy Kohl’s Kids Van will stop from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kohl’s store at 8909 S. 71st Ave. in Papillion.
Free digital jump ropes and healthy recipes will be available. A digital jump rope tracks the number of jumps, the distance jumped and the calories burned.
Jump ropes will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
Historian to describe Villasur Battle
The Nebraska Archaeological Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus (Neb.) Public Library. All meetings of the society are open to the public.
Local historian Tom Bryan will give a presentation on the 2011 metal detector survey of the possible site of the Villasur Battle. The battle, which occurred Aug. 14, 1720, resulted in the defeat of a Spanish military expedition and marked the end of Spanish influence on the central Great Plains. The Villasur mural is in the library.
This meeting is also a chance to bring in that arrowhead you found last summer or that mystery object found down by the creek for possible identification by members of the society.
Police citizen classes just for teenagers
The northeast police precinct will offer a Youth Citizens Education Training Program June 3-6 for teens 15 through 19. The free mini-academy provides youths with a better understanding of the Omaha Police Department’s procedures and service to the community.
The program will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each night at the northeast precinct, 30th and Taylor Streets. Topics include gangs, guns and drugs; homicide and domestic violence; internal affairs and crime scene investigation; and a Q&A with the police chief.
Preregistration is required at the northeast precinct front desk by 5 p.m. May 20. Identification is required, as is parental permission for those younger than 19.
For more information, call the Northeast Community Resource Center at 402-444-3367 or the northeast front desk at 402-444-6916.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax