* Assuming the weather cooperates, this month’s Naked Words Open Mike will meet at the Josyln Scupture Garden at 24th and Dodge Street, Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. For more information, shoot an email to prairie.sky@gmail.com. * The Willa Cather Foundation will present “A Prairie Writers’ Workshop” beginning this Thursday, June 2, running through Sunday, June 5 in Red Cloud, Neb. This year’s theme is “Place-Based Identity,” a creative-nonfiction workshop that’s focused on connections between self and place, led by Angela L. Glover. Participants will get a full 14 hours of instruction and writing classes as well as three-hour workshops. General registration for the workshop is $50; food and lodging’s up to you. For full details, see WillaCather.org. * Dr. Marianne Marchese will be at the Bookworm at 87th and Pacific this Sunday, June 5, to sign copies of her book, 8 Weeks to Women’s Wellness . In it, Dr. Marchese details the environmental links to women’s health conditions and provides a roadmap on how to remove built up stores of toxins from the body as well as recommendations for healthy alternatives to cosmetics, cleaning, and personal care products. The event starts at 1 p.m. * The Omaha Public Library’s Summer Reading event has all sorts of great ideas for children of all ages this summer. The activities, which vary by branch, give participants the opportunity to experience other cultures through games, meals, music and other activities. Check your local branch or the events section of OPL’s web site (OmahaPublicLibrary.org) for more details.

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