Sunshine. Oh, yes, it’s sunny outside.
You really should step outside — if only for a moment or two — to enjoy it.
In fact, there’s so much to do this weekend — including celebrating Mother’s Day. We’re really having a hard time containing our excitement. Yippie!
So grab your kids and go explore your city’s offerings.
Here’s what’s happening this weekend:
Celebrate Mother’s Day early. Participate in the Pottery Barn’s Mother’s Day Crafting Station from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Check out Nature Connects from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. See 27 amazing sculptures made from 500,000 Lego bricks in 14 individual displays as you tour the garden. Garden admission rates apply.
Watch “Karate Kid” at Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. The 3:30 p.m. movie is part of the theater’s “Forever Young Family & Children’s Series.” The spring series highlights several cinema classics through June 13. Tickets just $2.50 for kids 12 and younger.
Head to the Omaha Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Old Market, near 11th and Jackson Streets. This is the farmer’s market’s second week open. Stop by, meet local farmers and stock up on some fresh veggies. If the Old Market is a trek, Aksarben Village holds a market on Sunday mornings, starting at 9 a.m.
Join Lucky Bucket 7k Trail Run at the Mahoney State Park, 28500 W. Park Hwy. Packet pickup, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; race kicks off at 5 p.m. Registration: $45 until Friday, 11:49 p.m.; $50 day of race. After the race, if you’re 21-and-older you could attend Lucky Bucket’s special after party. Cheers.
Ahoy! The Nebraska Renaissance Faire is Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion. Watch live combat battles, jam out to some celtic music and practice your knife tossing.
Go fishing. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission hosts several family fishing outings throughout the spring and summer. Click here to see the schedule.
Take Mom to a Mother’s Day Doll Tea Party at the Pottery Barn at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. Cost: $10.
Head to Camp Fontenelle’s outdoor movie series. Movie: Rise of the Guardians. Starting times vary from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Check out the “What a Mom Wants” free sampling event at Whole Foods Market from noon to 3 p.m.
Watch “A Year with Frog and Toad”, a feel-good musical, at The Rose theater. Tickets: $18. Click here for showtimes.
Attend “Mothers, Muffins, Macaws, (& Mimosas)” at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Meet resident Macaws while feasting on a brunch the whole family can enjoy. From Swiss scrambled eggs and muffins to fruity flavored Mimosas. After lunch, stay and explore the zoo to see which animals are mothers too. Cost: member rate, $25 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-11); non-member rate, $30 for adults and $25 for children (ages 3-11). Children 2 and under are free. Reservations are required. Tickets are non-refundable. Event is rain or shine. All children must be accompanied by a paid adult.