Flag retirement set on national holiday
Two American Legion posts have planned flag burning ceremonies Thursday, which is Flag Day. The public is welcome at both ceremonies to retire worn flags.
Council Bluffs Rainbow Post 2 will hold its 6 p.m. ceremony outside the Lake Manawa Fire Station, 3405 S. 11th St. in the Bluffs.
Louisville (Neb.) Post 353 will hold its 6:30 p.m. ceremony at the Legion Club, Third and Walnut Streets in Louisville. Anyone with an American flag in poor condition may bring it to the ceremony or, beforehand, to the club.
Symposium targets cancer survivors
The Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center will host “Claiming Your Future — A Cancer Survivor’s Symposium” from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 29.
The free event for survivors, caregivers and their families will explore the issues they face and strategies for optimal outcomes.
The symposium will be held in the cancer center’s auditorium, 8303 Dodge St. The event is free, but advance registration is requested by calling 402-354-5890.
Seriously ill? Try art as self-expression
Local artists and Methodist Hospital volunteers have developed a series of free workshops that allow patients and family members touched by serious illness to express themselves through the arts.
All materials will be provided, no artistic skill is required, and the program is free.
“Egyptian Paste: Getting Abstract” will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 23 at Joslyn Art Museum, 24th and Dodge Streets. Registration is requested by calling 402-354-4591.
Advance tickets for pride event cost $5
Heartland Pride will present “Justice Now, Equality Forever” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 30 at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets. Expect a parade, entertainment, beer garden, food vendors and more. The nonprofit group Heartland Pride serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
When purchased by Friday, tickets cost $5, half what they will be the day of the event. For tickets, visit heartlandpride.org.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax