Brock’s Boutique — 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 10. Free clothing and meal, donations accepted, all proceeds go to flood victims. Havelock Christian Church, 6520 Colfax Ave., 402-430-7569.  

Bible study — 5:30-7 p.m. (Thursdays). Led by Pastor Judy Fitzgerald. Bring your Bible. Study ends with a prayer and 20-minute silent sit, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. Contemplatelincoln.org or 402-802-9508. 

150th Anniversary Celebration and Service at First Baptist Church — 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 24 banquet, Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th St., 10 a.m.-noon; Aug. 25 service and guest speakers, 1340 K St.

Adult Choir or Handbell Choir  Beginning in August, open to high school age and up, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. Contact Brian Pfoltner, 402-477-6037 or [email protected].

Arc of Lincoln annual membership picnic — 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18, annual Arc of Lincoln picnic at Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A St. All current members, and new members who sign up on Aug. 18, will get a free meal at the picnic, $5 (single membership); $20 (family membership). Register: Advocacypartnership.org or 402-421-8866.

Christian Men’s cancer support group — 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Men can get hope, support, and share concerns with members, Sheridan Lutheran, 6955 Old Cheney Road.

Coffeehouse Church — 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Interactive music, conversation and lesson led by the Rev. Evan Coleman, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. Unitylincoln.org or 402-476-6887.

Friends Book Club — 6 p.m. (Tuesdays), beginning Aug. 27. “Finding Yourself in Transition” by Robert Brumet, join anytime, book is available for purchase, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. UnityLincoln.org or 402-476-6887. 

Lincoln Lutheran Choir kickoff and retreat — 2-5 p.m. Aug 25. All singers welcome. Register: [email protected], Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 S. 84th St.

Men’s breakfast and Bible study — 6-7 a.m. Aug. 20. Enjoy a light breakfast and Bible study, Room Hebrews 2:11, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. 

Men’s quarterly breakfast — 7:30-9 a.m. Aug. 24. Food, fellowship and speaker Rhonda Mattingly, Bridges to Hope, presents on encouraging women and men who transition after incarceration, donations accepted, Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road.

Morning Blend — 8 a.m. Aug. 18. Worship with coffee, pastries and scriptures, First Plymouth, 2000 D St. 

My Big Fat Greek Festival — 4-9 p.m. Aug. 23; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 24, $2 (adults), or bring a non-perishable food item; free (kids 12 and under); free (military, firefighters and police officers, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 950 N. 63rd St. More details: 402-560-5150.

Moving in the Spirit Tai-Chi and Zumba — 10-11 a.m. (Fridays), Moving in the Spirit Tai-Chi; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Fridays), Zumba. Wear comfortable clothing, bring something to drink, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. [email protected] or 402-477-6037. 

Prayer and bag lunch — 11:45 a.m. (Wednesdays). Thirty minutes silent prayer, bring your lunch, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. Unitylincoln.org or 402-476-6887.   

Silent prayer group — 12:15-12:45 p.m.  Mondays-Fridays. Silent prayer period to pause, renew and restore, beginning with a brief reading, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. Contemplatelincoln.org or 402-802-9508.

 Tuesday evening round table — 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays). Volunteers read a small passage, silent reflection and period between readings, everyone welcome, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. Contemplatelincoln.org or 402-802-9508.

Thankful Thursday men’s group — 6:30-8:30 a.m. Aug. 22. Join St. Mark’s United Methodist Church men’s group for fellowship each week, Egg & I, 6891 A St. More details: Call Keith, 402-770-6496.  

Workshops, classes, forums, retreats 

Book series (Wednesdays) — 5:30 p.m. supper, 6-6:45 p.m. viewing video “In Pursuit of Paul: the Apostle,” 6:45 p.m. discussion following, healing service and Holy Eucharist after discussion, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 8800 Holdrege St. 402-489-2772. 

Caregiver and grief support groups — 10-11:30 a.m. (Mondays), “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” Front Porch Coffee Shop, 5925 Adams St.; 1:30-3 p.m. (Wednesdays), “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” Harbor Coffeehouse, 1265 S. Cotner Blvd.; 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Fridays: July 5 and July 19) “Men’s Drop-in Grief Group,” Hy-Vee deli, 7051 Stacy Lane. 402-486-8577.

Metaphysics class — 9 a.m. (Sundays). The Rev. Evan Coleman leads this philosophy and religion class, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. UnityLincoln.org or 402-476-6887.

Theatre pipe organ concert, dinner and bus trip — 3 p.m. Aug. 18. The Northeast United Church of Christ will travel to the Rose theater, 20th and Farnam streets, to listen to Brett Valliant, theater organist, and the Sing Sing Swing Band, a tribute band to Glenn Miller. Dinner will be at Spaghetti Works in the Old Market. Bus will leave from Northeast United Church of Christ at 6200 Adams St. at 1 p.m. Aug. 18th. Cost of trip $60. More information and registration: Janet, 402-429-9286; or the church, 402-466-0696.  

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