• The Lincoln Journal Star and Woodhouse Alfa Romeo luxury cars present the Holiday Cooking Showcase – a four-course cooking show and vendor expo that will provide everything you need to throw the perfect holiday party, 4-9 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 10th and P streets. Doors open at 4 p.m.; the cooking show is from 6-9 p.m. Cash bar available. Tickets available at the door. General admission ($5) provides entry to the vendor area and standing room-only access to the cooking show); and VIP ($25) includes samples of the dishes created onstage and wine pairings, access to the HomeServices VIP lounge, preferred seating and a VIP gift bag).
• Lincoln Public Schools Learning Lunch program, “Recruitment and Retention of Talent in LPS,” presented by Eric Weber, associate superintendent for Human Resources at LPS, noon, LPS District Office board room, 5905 O St. Bring your lunch; LPS provides dessert. More details: 402-436-1609.
• Orientation to the YMCA Marathon Training Course, 6 p.m., Downtown YMCA, 1039 P St. The actual course spans from Jan. 3-May 2, 2019. More details/registration: ymcalincoln.org/marathontraining.
Due Dec. 18
• Nominations are due Dec. 18 for the 41st annual Mayor’s Arts Awards presented by the Lincoln Arts Council. Details and nomination forms are available by calling the LAC at 402-434-2787 or by printing a form from the LAC website, artscene.org.