Bicycle club plans midwinter events
The Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club will sponsor two events to ease the midwinter doldrums. the feature-length documentary film “Reveal the Path” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday at Aksarben Cinema in Aksarben Village, 67th Street and West Center Road, and a Bicycle Swap Meet will be March 3 at the Bancroft Market, 10th and Bancroft Streets.
“Reveal the Path” is an adventure documentary. A social hour with local bike stores and rides represented will precede the film. Advance tickets to the screening, $10, are at aksarbencinema.com. Tickets the day of the show will be $15 at the theater.
The Bicycle Swap Meet will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with $3 admission. About 25 vendors, including most area bike stores, and a number of private parties will be there.
For more information on these events, visit OmahaPedalers.org.
New self-help group for compulsive shoplifters
Local officials handle about 6,000 shoplifting cases a year, not counting individuals stopped for smaller amounts when police are not called. Now, a second self-help group has been formed in Douglas County for individuals who want and need assistance to stop their addiction.
The new Compulsive Shoplifters Anonymous will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays at Immanuel Medical Center’s Thompson Conference Center.
Omaha’s first CSA group started two years ago and has been helpful in turning around people’s lives. Studies find that those who have attended these meetings in other jurisdictions for more than one year virtually stop their behavior. Typical theft offenders are otherwise honest and steal because of underlying emotional problems or conflicts.
Meetings are free and open to anyone who wants to attend.
Authors to read works at Letters & Voices
Letras y voices/Letters & Voices, a reading series featuring award-winning writers from diverse cultures, will begin Saturday at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St.
The public is invited to hear this free, ongoing series with writers reading from their own works, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.
Sarah Mason and Dominique Garay will kick off the series this week.
Child safety event Saturday in Council Bluffs
Sanders ATA Martial Arts in Council Bluffs will host a free child safety event from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Mall of the Bluffs location.
Children age 4 and older will learn about bullying, stranger danger and other child safety issues through activities, a class and a video.
The event is free and open to the public.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax