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 unotheatre.com.

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 bit.ly/2x2GCqP.

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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