Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to email@example.com or call 402-444-1040.
Helping patients: The 2012 Nebraska Lymphomathon raised more than $75,000. At least 500 people, including the patients and survivors attended the fundraiser at Mahoney State Park. Proceeds from the event, which is hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, will go for free patient services and research grants.
More, please: The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha will host its 10th annual shrimp feed fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Shucks Seafood and Oyster Bar, 16901 Wright Plaza in the Shops of Legacy. The rain date will be May 21. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children 10 and younger. The menu includes all-you-can-eat shrimp, potato cakes, slaw, chicken fingers (for nonseafood eaters), desserts and iced tea. Proceeds support voter services and education, and candidate debates. Tickets are available at the door or from any league member.
Baking for Max: The Pottawattamie County Animal Shelter volunteers will have a bake sale at 4 p.m. Thursday at Wabash Trace Trailhead Park in Council Bluffs. All proceeds will go for the care of Max, a black Lab who came to the shelter requiring extensive dental work.
Poetry: The Nebraska Writers Collective and the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Seven Doctors Project are teaming up for a night of poetry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St. Hear fiction and poetry from the Seven Doctors and enjoy a night of appetizers and entertainment. The two groups are raising money to help with the Writers Collective programs, including Poets on Loan and the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha Youth Poetry Festival. Donations will be taken at the door — $20 per person is suggested — or at newriters.org/get-involved.
Ending stroke: Online registrations are due Friday for the third annual Power to End Stroke Walk on June 2. To register, visit heart.org/omaha and submit it online or return the downloaded form with the fee by Friday. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. You also can register Saturday at the American Stroke Association's free Power-A-Thon. It's a Zumba event to get people moving and a kick-off for the fundraising walk. The Power-A-Thon will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Omaha North gym. No registration is required and all ages and fitness levels are welcome. The Nebraska Medical Center will provide free blood pressure screenings starting at 9 a.m. Participants can register for the Power to End Stroke Walk at the Power-A-Thon. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. June 2 at Fontenelle Park Pavilion. Participants will walk from Fontenelle Park to Adams Park.