Joslyn area to go batty Monday night
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Inc. will release more than 200 bats Monday at the Joslyn Art Museum. This will be the third year the public is invited to attend the spring bat release.
Wildlife Rehab will have informational tables and bat activities for children starting at 6:30 p.m. The release will begin at 8:10 p.m. and last about 30 minutes. The event is free.
The public is invited to have a picnic supper on the lawn before the release. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. Do not bring pets.
The release will take place if the weather conditions at dusk include temperatures in the mid-60s or higher, low winds and no rain. Postponement will be announced at nebraskawildliferehab.org/.
Nursing Arts Center plans open house
Nebraska Methodist College-The Josie Harper Campus will host an open house at its newly expanded Nursing Arts Center. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Center, 87th and Burt Streets.
Tours will be given of the nursing simulation facility designed to replicate a hospital environment. The event is free and open to the public.
This Pinewood Derby isn't just for Scouts
For every father who built his son's Pinewood Derby car, here's a chance to build and race your own.
Join the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council for Saturday's Pinewood Derby Car races at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 11615 I St. There will be Scout, Open Kids, Open Adults and Pro divisions.
Check-in, if you haven't preregistered, will begin at 8 a.m. Preregistered check-in will be at 9 a.m. Races will start at 10 a.m.
The cost is $5 if preregistered, $10 at the door.
For more information or to preregister, visit mac-bsa.org/cs_details.aspx?ID_1932.
Student truck drivers to test skills Saturday
Metropolitan Community College will host its sixth annual Student Truck Driving Championship from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the college's Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St.
The competition challenges more than 20 Nebraska and western Iowa community college truck driving students to demonstrate their skills. Participating schools include Metro; Northeast Community College of Norfolk, Neb.; Southeast Community College of Lincoln and Beatrice, Neb.; and Western Iowa Tech Community College of Council Bluffs.
Watching the event is free and open to the public.
Alzheimer's care training is free
Home Instead Senior Care will offer free Alzheimer's care training in two Saturday sessions.
The company's Alzheimer's or Other Dementias program incorporates a hands-on approach to help families deal with the behavioral changes often associated with dementia.
Families can attend either the 10 a.m. to noon session or the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. session, both at the Hilton Omaha ballroom, 1001 Cass St. RSVP at 402-498-3444, and ask about free parking.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax