Events this week: Drink coffee with a cop, see a UNO play and more | Calendar

Looking for something to do this week? Have coffee with police officers, explore backpacking or learn about your family’s genealogy.

Coffee with a cop

Meet officers from the Omaha Police Department’s northeast precinct on Wednesday from 8 to 10 a.m. Fair Deal Cafe, 2118 N. 24th St., will host this free event.

Theatre production

University of Nebraska at Omaha Theatre will present “Our Town” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Weber Fine Arts Building. Tickets, $16, are available at the UNO ticket office or online at

Holocaust storytelling

Omaha Public Library Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., will host a program with Holocaust survivor Lila Lutz on Thursday. Lutz, born in Poland in 1931, worked in two separate ghettos during World War II and lived in a displaced persons camp before coming to the United States and settling in Omaha. This 6:30 p.m. event is the second of four speakers in this Holocaust speaker series. Admission is free.

Backpacking 101

Pottawattamie County Conservation will host the first of a four-part class on Thursday on four-season backpacking. The 6:30 to 9 p.m. class is at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. The series will cover backpacking essentials, preparation, plants, animals and cooking. Cost is $50 and includes a county parks annual park permit. To register, go to

Genealogy program

Learn more about family history and one of the largest genealogy collections in the Midwest at the ninth annual Greater Omaha Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Lock-In on Friday at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Genealogist and author Gail Blankenau will speak at the program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Library staff and society members also will help participants use library genealogy collections. Admission is free. To register, go to

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