Put on some shorts and grab a leash! It’ll be a very canine-friendly weekend in Omaha.
Bring your faithful companion along to the many outdoor festivities happening all over town, from a pet walk fundraiser to a Fido-friendly baseball game.
You can start by celebrating Arbor Day with the whole family.
Celebrate Arbor Day with a family story time and by helping the city of La Vista plant a tree at Southwind Park next to the La Vista Public Library at 10 a.m. Tree seedlings and bubbles will be given to those who participate (while supplies last).
Head to the Bookworm Bookstore, near 87th and Pacific Streets, for momaha’s Evening Children’s Story Time. The story time begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for about 30 minutes. David Williams, custom publishing account executive at the Omaha World-Herald, is this month’s guest reader. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a small stuffed animal. A spring-themed activity will also be included.
Watch Ballet Nebraska’s “Alice in Wonderland” at the Iowa Western Community College Art Center. Show starts at 7:30 and again on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $19 to $45.
Go to Nebraska City for its annual Arbor Day Festival. Click here to see the event schedule.
The Autism Society is hosting their annual Omaha Autism Puzzle Walk and 5K run at Elmwood Park. Join this great family event with free continental breakfast, bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and more. You can register for the Fun Walk day of. Registration check in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Join the Omaha Police Department on the upper level of Westroads Mall and North East Parking Lot for a safety expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event will feature interactive, educational and family-friendly activities as well as a chance to meet your local first responders. More than 75 expo tables will be on display with safety experts to provide families with information. There will also be many free giveaways including bike helmets, T-shirts and child ID kits.
Head to El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St., to celebrate“Día del Niño” (Day of the Child) from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be filled with music, dance, hands-on activities, games and fun for families.The Day of the Child also will include literacy, good nutrition and health and fitness. There will be presentations of music and traditional folklorico dance. All children participating in activities will receive a free book.
Throw on your cowboy gear and head to Jason Aldean’s concert at the CenturyLink Center. Tickets are still available at the CenturyLink Center box office.
Watch Pirates of the Caribbean like you’ve never seen it before. The film will be screened in it’s entirety at the Holland Performing Arts Center while the Omaha Symphony provides live orchestral accompaniment. Tickets range from $20 to $65 and can be purchased at www.ticketomaha.com. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Participate in 2B Fertile’s annual 5K for Fertility at Lake Zorinsky Park. The group partnered with Omaha Integrative Care to honor and validate the fertility struggle and celebrate the miracles of life. It is all part of the RESOLVE National Infertility Awareness Week, which kicked off on Sunday. 2BFertile is a local nonprofit born out of a need to raise awareness about the pain of infertility and provide education, emotional and financial support to individuals and couples.
Rally up this kids and dogs to support the Omaha Dog Park’s Annual Fundraiser “Spring Bark in the Park” at Hefflinger Dog Park, 111th and Maple Streets from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. There will be games, vendors, demos and raffles. Cost is $10 per dog at the gate.
Catch an Omaha Storm Chaser baseball game at Werner Park. Saturday is geared to dog lovers with its “Bark in the Park” promotional game. You can bring the entire family (dog included) to the game. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. and can be purchased at the box office.
Take your family to Stinson Park at Aksarben Village from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Healthy Kids Day. There will be bounce houses, Zumba, relay races, obstacle courses and more to enjoy. The first 200 kids receive a free bike helmet and the first 1000 kids receive a free YMCA drawstring bag of goodies. This event is free.
Rally to Rescue Spring Terrier Games from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Chalco Hills Recreation Area. Everyone is invited to bring their own dogs on a leash. There will be a variety of fun activities including free sample handouts, vendor exhibits, raffles, food, games and more. There will also be free nail trimming and eye checks for dogs. The cost is $5 per person and kids age 10 and under are free.
Join the Aim at Melanoma leisure walk or run at 10 a.m. at Lake Zorinsky, near the 156th Street entrance. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There’s no fee to participate but each walker is encouraged to raise at least $50.
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