Intro to sign language class free -
Published Friday, February 8, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 9:50 am
Intro to sign language class free

Learn another form of communication

Sign Language Basics, an introduction to sign language, will be offered free from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Tuesday at the Bennington Public Library. Preregistration is not needed.

Participants will leave the class knowing the ABCs, numbers and some common words and phrases.

Home, garden, patio explored at event

Spring is in the air and TV celebrities are on the stages at the 47th annual Omaha Home & Garden Expo and the Omaha Lawn, Flower & Patio Show, which opened Thursday at CenturyLink Center Omaha.

The show is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5.

Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s “Cash and Cari” will speak at 2 p.m. and 7p.m. today. “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” — Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge — of the Cooking Channel will speak at 2 p.m. and 7p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

For a complete schedule of speakers and programs, visit

Workshop series looks at kidney disease

The University of Nebraska Medical Center division of nephrology will hold free monthly educational classes on kidney disease on the second Monday of each month from Feb. 11 through Nov. 11.

The 5:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m. classes will be held on the second floor of the Durham Outpatient Center in Room 2628.

Each month will feature a different kidney disease topic taught by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and a dietitian. People may attend one or more classes.

Monday’s topic will be “Chronic Kidney Disease: What to Know & What to Do.”

Saturday fundraiser for Iowa fire victims

The staff at Clarinda (Iowa) Academy has organized a Saturday fundraiser for Frank and Dawn Pullen, who lost their home in a fire.

All events will be at the Clarinda Academy Activities Center. Free-will donations will be taken at a noon chili feed. A live auction will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Compiled by Sue Story Truax with World-Herald News Service

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