Celebrate Oktoberfest with German-Americans
Omaha’s German-American Society will celebrate Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday at 3717 S. 120th St. Hours will be 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger and free for active military personnel with ID. Admission covers both days. Expect live music, German folk dancing, singing, food, children’s games and beer. For all the details, visit germanamericansociety.org.
Failing Forward Conversations to finish for 2013 on Sept. 26
Kaneko and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce will offer the last of their 2013 Failing Forward Conversations at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Speakers will share their observations about the failures they have experienced and the redemptive lessons learned.
Speakers will be Mike Macadaan, a user experience professional, adviser and entrepreneur in Los Angeles; Lyn Ziegenbein, executive director emerita at the Peter Kiewit Foundation; and Dr. Isabelle D. Cherney, a professor of psychology at Creighton University.
The conversations will be at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. Although this free event is open to the public, preregister at failingforward.co.
Hands Across the Bridge promotes drug recovery
Partners for Meth Prevention — a metrowide coalition that provides awareness, education and information — will sponsor Saturday’s third-annual Hands Across the Bridge for Recovery on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Council Bluffs entrance to the bridge. Expect music, a coffee bar, a speaker and information about options for substance abuse and mental health issues.
PMP asks the public to join hands across the bridge to unite the metro area in a demonstration of support for the recovery process.
Weekend Quilt-A-Fair in Iowa celebrates all kinds of quilts
The Sac County (Iowa) Quilt-A-Fair — a festival celebrating quilts of all kinds — will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Visitors can enjoy 300-plus quilts from Sac County Area Quilters. Food will be available and 17 vendors will sell their wares. Admission is $7 at the Sac County Fairgrounds, 416 Park Ave. in Sac City, Iowa.
For more information about Quilt-A-Fair and a map of the county’s barn quilts, visit barnquilts.com.
Alternative pain relief explored at free class
Got a pain in the neck or anywhere else? Explore alternative ways of managing pain or augmenting your current regimen. Investigate guided imagery, Emotional Freedom Technique, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, therapeutic touch, reflexology, tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, acupressure and nutritional aids.
A free class will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 in Room 107 of First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax with World-Herald News Service