Events this week: Movies, planes, kayaking, soap making and more | Calendar

Wondering what there is to do this week? We’ve got a few ideas. Learn how to make herbal soaps, rock out to a Hall of Fame band or tour World War II bombing planes.

Soap making

Make herbal soaps using infused oils at a class from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Cait Caughey will instruct this craft-making class at The Big Garden, 5602 Read St. Material provided. The program is a City Sprouts and the Big Garden initiative. Admission is free.

Movie in a park

Take a blanket to Turner Park at Midtown Crossing for its Monday Night Movies featuring “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The park opens at 5 p.m. for seating. The movie begins at sunset, about 9 p.m. Chicago Dawg House and Cold Stone Creamery will sell concessions in the park. For more information, go to

Science Café

Learn about the health of Nebraska’s rivers, lakes and streams during a Science Café presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Alan Kolok, director of the Nebraska Watershed Network and professor of biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will discuss what is found in Nebraska’s waters. The event will take place at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. Admission is free. For more information, go to

Girl rock

See Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Blondie Wednesday at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs. Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke will perform songs from their new album, “Pollinator,” and older hits such as “Heart of Glass.” Opening band Garbage will take the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets, $50, are available at

Kayaking in the parks

Omaha Parks and Recreation, with WoggWorks Kayaking, will host a kayaking class and open kayak event Wednesday. Learn basic kayaking from a professional from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Cryer Outdoor Pool, 11783 Cryer Ave. Woggworks will provide instruction and equipment. Cost is $12.50. Kayak without instruction from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $3.75. Advanced registration is required. To register, contact or call 402-660-4819 .

Drive-in movie

“Ghostbusters,” starring Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, will play on the big screen Thursday at Falconwood Park, 905 Allied Road in Bellevue. Movies start at dusk. Gates open at 7 p.m. Popcorn, snacks and beverages are available for…

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