Free movies, play dates, art talks and splash parties. Oh, my!
Get a jump start on your weekend by attending one of the following events.
Check out this huge list of things to do in Omaha.
Who said the weekend has to start on Friday? Head to Joslyn Art Museum for its Late ’til 8 Gallery Talk . Jan Schneider Lund, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Creighton University, will give her view of the French Impressionists. The 6:30 p.m. lecture is free but advanced registration is appreciated. Call 402-661-3862 for more information.
It’s momaha play date time! Join us for a splash party at the SAC Federal Credit Union’s spray grounds at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion. It’ll feature children’s activities, costumed characters, and gift bags for the first 50 families. The fun runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Slither in on the fun at the Bess Johnson Elkhorn branch library. Learn all about reptiles from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is limited to the first 65 guests on a first come, first serve basis.
Bring the family to “Movies in the Park” at River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs. This week’s movie is “Here Comes the Boom.” Bring a blanket and some snacks. The show starts after dusk (around 9 p.m.)
This year’s Wayne Chicken Show will run Friday through Sunday in Wayne, Neb. Click here for more information.
Pile your family in your car and head to the 27th Annual Fremont Days this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy cannon demonstrations from the civil war, American Indians, buck skinners and re-enactors from the renaissance era.
Catch some killer blues this weekend. Robert Randolph & the Family Band headlines Friday night’s Playing with Fire concert, while the Otis Taylor band leads the way Saturday. Click here for more information.
R.I.P.P.E.D 4 Kids with Louie is a fun way to combine fitness, nutrition and character building while having fun. It’s free — just bring a canned food donation — and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fitness Kings Personal Training, 2851 Capehart Road in Bellevue.
Are you ready for Railroad Days? Get a family pass to visit the Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, the RailsWest Railroad Museum and the Historic General Dodge House. Transportation is provided. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $15 for a family pass (limit 2 adults).
Night owls, prepare to have a hoot. The Owl Ride, a nighttime cycling event, is Saturday in Omaha. Click here for more information.
Take a trip to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. If you haven’t seen Dinosaurs Alive: The Lost Valley, you really should. The life-size dinosaur exhibit runs through October and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Watch an outdoor movie at Midtown Crossing, near 33rd and Farnam Streets. “Ghostbusters” is playing this week. Information: Monday Nights Movies in the Park.
Teach your kids about fire safety. Register your children ages 11 to 17 in a fire and safety skills camp. The training course will help them identify and treat emergencies in the critical first minutes of injury or illness until emergency medical service personnel arrive. At the end of the course, students will receive certification during a graduation ceremony. The four-day camp will be held at Metropolitan Community College Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $45. Please call 402-738-4788 to register or email Tina Pebley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shauna Brayman, 22, is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student interning for momaha this summer.
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