Day of Caring: United Way of the Midlands hopes to recruit Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie County residents to help at local nonprofits Oct. 18, the 12th annual “Day of Caring.” The service event is open to individuals and teams. A variety of volunteer projects are being arranged. They include helping refugees feel more welcome in Omaha, delivering ice cream to older adults, guiding youngsters through arts and crafts projects and organizing a food pantry. Projects of varying lengths and times are being arranged. Visit unitedwaymidlands.org to view available projects. Registration to volunteer will be open through Oct. 16.
Medical mission: Are you interested in traveling to South Sudan on a medical mission trip? The Healing Kadi Foundation will host an information meeting about next spring's mission trip. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and other medical personnel are needed. There are a few positions open for nonmedical people. Learn what is entailed in this mission trip at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at St. Leo Catholic Church gym, 102nd and Blondo Streets. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit healingkadi.org.
Gather ye seeds: Come to the Education Center at Homestead National Monument of America at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to help harvest seeds from the tallgrass prairie and learn about the prairie's diversity. This annual event allows the monument to collect local native prairie seed to be used in maintenance and restoration projects. A short orientation about the species to be collected will precede collection, which will last until about 11 a.m. All ages are welcome; long pants, long-sleeve shirts and sturdy shoes are suggested. Admission to the monument, near Beatrice, Neb., is free.