Heritage / Festival
Sunday, May 7 — 20th annual Two Nations Powwow, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Auburn Sportsman’s Club, 50 Elm St., Auburn With Trumpcare gaining traction on Capitol Hill, something tells me the “medicine man” tent will be in high demand this time around. Clearly, though, there’s more to Native American culture than hokey caricatures and stereotypes — and much of that fascinating tradition, history and community will be on display during the second day of this longstanding event.
While parking costs $5 per carload, the event is otherwise free and open to the public. It features traditional dancing and music, customary regalia, craft vendors, cultural and educational activities, and more. Don’t miss the “grand entry” parade at noon.
Monday, May 8 — Community Conversation on Homelessness, 5:30-8 p.m., Lincoln Chamber, third floor, City Hall, 455 Main St. As the weather slowly but surely turns warm and the promise of summer brightens our outlook, the plight of the homeless tends to slide off our radar screen. The city’s Department of Health and Human Services hopes to keep the persistent problem in the spotlight with this gathering of civic leaders, clergy and volunteers.