Have you seen the thermostat readings lately?
It’s obvious. Summer isn’t over yet!
We know it can be smoldering hot outside, but you can’t hide inside all day.
Check out some of this weekend’s fun offerings, from fireworks to car shows and family farm days.
Get inspired. Visit Joslyn Art Museum’s Art Encounters. The third Thursday of every month go on a docent-guided tour which allows you to learn about art with others. Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Head to Riverfest at Haworth Park in Bellevue. The festival features a balloon glow (photographed above), live music, fireworks, car shows, a kid zone. Hours: Friday 5 p.m to 1 a.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Admission:$1, a proceeds benefit charity. More information here.
Go on a digging adventure with Scheels and Miss Nancy. At 10:30 a.m., Miss Nancy will read a story about digging adventures. Scheels is located at 17202 Davenport St.
Celebrate Gretna Days this Friday through Sunday, click here for the complete schedule.
Take the family to Wenninghoff’s Family Farm Days to horse around — literally. This Saturday and Sunday you can meet Misty the Horse and learn more about the beautiful creatures. There will be a variety of fun-filled activities for the kids. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wenninghoff’s Farm is located on 6707 Wenninghoff Rd.
Enjoy the Omaha Conservatory of Music Summer Institute, advanced string orchestra while they premier a new score by Maria Newman to the classic silent film, Cinderella (1914). The event will be housed at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St. Admission: $10.
Moms need a night out too! Get a group of your girlfriends together and head to Girls Night Out at Soaring Wings Vineyard. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be a raffle drawings, discounts, drink specials and more. Cost: $5.
Dance the night away at Contra Dance Omaha. The Dance party is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost: $6 per person, students half price, children 12 and younger are free with an adult. Contra Dance Omaha is located at Seymour Elementary School, 4900 S. 79th Street in Ralston. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 334-0678.
Pick a park and have a picnic with the family! Remember to bring sunblock and plenty of water. This is a perfect way to bond with your family and the best part is that its free!
Have you checked out A T. Rex Named Sue? Now through Sept. 8 at The Durham Museum you can get a glimpse of one of the largest flesh eaters that roamed the earth 67 million years ago. Open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: adults, $9; seniors, $7; children ages 3-12, $6; Children 2 and younger and Durham Museum members are free.
Watch an outdoor movie at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, near 33rd and Farnam Streets. This week: “UP”. Movies start at dusk. Information: Monday Nights Movies in the Park.
Shauna Brayman, 22, is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student interning for momaha this summer.
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