School’s just around the corner.
Most parents have already started counting down the weeks.
I’m sure your darling little ones are eager to get as much done this summer as they possibly can.
Check out our big list of weekend activities to enjoy before you start to hear the school bell ring, again.
Enjoy a teddy bear story. Guest reader Alice Boeckman will read teddy bear stories at momaha’s story time 7 p.m. Friday, at the Bookworm Bookstore, near 87th and Pacific Streets. Encourage your little one to wear pajamas and bring a small stuffed animal. We’ll have milk and cookies after the reading and a take-home craft for the kids.
Take the family to Cox Movies and Music at the Holland Center courtyard. The movie: “Finding Nemo”. The film starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
Take your kids to Paint ‘n Popcorn at The ArtRoom at Rockbrok Village, 10818 Elm St. The event is just that kids ages 5 to 12 paint and snack on popcorn. Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $30 per child and reservation is required. For more information, click here.
Load up the blankets, chairs and kids and head to Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion for its Sounds of Summer: High Heel. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Shadow Lake Towne Center is located on 72nd Street and State Highway 370. For more information call 402-537-0046.
Yee-haw! Cowboys and cowgirls are welcome at The Durham Museum for some old-fashioned Wild West fun! You’ll witness a gunfight, learn how to lasso and more. Regular admission rates apply. Free for Durham members.
Ready to get your country on? Casey Muessigmann, who competed on NBC’s “The Voice,” will give a free concert at 7 p.m. at the West Pottawattamie County Fair FYI: Muessigmann grew up nearby, in Spencer, Iowa. For more info, see www.westfairevents.com.
Take a trip to Norfolk, Neb. Children’s literature will be the focus of the Norfolk Public Library’s 19th annual literature festival on Saturday. Click here for more information.
Celebrate Benson Days. Highlights include a pancake feed, parade, kids zone, arts and crafts fair and street festival. Click here for more information.
See life through the eyes of a bug. A Bug’s World at the Omaha Children’s Museum allows you to interact with bugs that are larger-than-life.
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 flick at Midtown Crossing, near 35th and Farnam Streets. The movie: “Wreck it Ralph” Monday Night Movies in the Park is free and open to the public.
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Photo: Stella, a 5-yr.-old Boxer belonging to Brooke Tekolste of Omaha, chills out in shades as Jazz on the Green kicks off the season at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing on Thursday, July 11, 2013. KENT SIEVERS/THE WORLD-HERALD
Shauna Brayman, 22, is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student interning for momaha this summer.
Read her blogs by clicking here.
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