Family Fun

Have big plans with the family this weekend? Not sure what to do? Looking for FREE family-friendly events and activities? You’ve come to the right place. Here anyone can share local and state-wide events, activities, and anything you think would be interesting or enjoyable for families. Our hope is that families looking for great things to do with the kids will find this a great place to share  your experiences, as well as your knowledge in solving the question, “What should we do today?”

  1. Kim
    September 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Pump It Up is celebrating OUR first birthday with an annual coat drive for the Siena Francis House. Bring a gently used or new coat and bounce for free on Sunday, October 18th 3pm – 5pm. Additional donations of hats, gloves and non-perishable food will also be welcomed and appreciated! See the Omaha home page of for details. Sign up for the Birthday Club while you’re there to ensure that you are on the email list to receive advance notices of special events, exclusive discounts and more!

    • September 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm

      Congratulations Pump it Up (and to Kim and Rodger!). Hope to make it out to your party!

  2. September 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Are you comfortable with your children outdoors in unguided, nature play? Would you like more ideas you could use while being outside? Do you want to spend more quality family time with your kids outdoors? If so MORE Nature Parent/Child workshops are for you! These workshops are for both kids and parents. They’ll teach you fun, creative and educational ways to play outdoors.
    Come Join Us:
    October 3rd at the Omaha Children’s Museum from 10:30am – Noon, register at
    October 10th at Hitchcock Nature Center from 1:00-2:30pm. Contact Tina at 712-545-3283 to register.

  3. October 1, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Hey we are only two days away from hosting Chris and Yin Soentpiet at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Chris will give a demonstration on illustrating storybooks (he also illustrated Dear Santa, Come to the 19th floor, among, others) and then he and his wife will talk about the book Coolies. Yin Soentpiet, the author, wrote the story about her family coming over from China to work on the railroad. This would be a great opportunity for homeschoolers as well as families with kids interested in trains, writing or art! We will augment the talk with artifacts and photos from the UPRR collection on building the transcontinental railroad! I look forward to seeing you there. Patricia

    • Bobbi Jo
      October 1, 2009 at 10:07 am

      Thanks for sharing. Could you give the details of when, where etc.

      • October 2, 2009 at 8:38 am

        The Soentpiets will be at the UPRR Museum at 200 Pearl Street Council Bluffs from 11 am-1 pm for a discussion/demonstration and then a booksigning.

        The presentation will take place in the Transcontinental Gallery of the museum.

        A limited supply of books will be available in the Museum giftshop.

        Hope to see you there!

  4. Bobbi Jo
    October 1, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Gem and Mineral Show
    Sat. Oct 4th 9-6pm
    Sun 10-5pm
    Westside Community Center
    3534 S 108th St
    $4 adults 12 and under free with adult
    Great displays, demos -very hands on!!

  5. October 21, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Interested in a new FUNdraising program for your kids?

    BounceU is proud to introduce the latest option to put the FUN back into FUNdraising! We’ve listened to many frustrated parents who struggle as volunteers, work tirelessly, and give their own time (and money) to try to earn funds for their kids’ schools & organizations through auctions, collections, sales efforts and anything they could think of. We knew BounceU could help, so we decided to give you an easier alternative by turning our private and hassle-free party model into a fundraising program!

    Whether you are collecting for a big project such as playground equipment or smaller classroom projects, this will allow you to make money fast and with minimal use of resources. And not only does the school make money, the kids actually have fun doing it! Once you have had an opportunity to review the information below, give us a call and let us know how we can help your school, class, scout troop, sports team, church, etc… meet its goals this year.

    BounceU Spirit Night
    Fundraising Program
    It’s fun. It’s easy. It’s profitable.

    How it works…
    We work with your organization to plan and schedule your Spirit Night, which is 2 hours long. During that time your group will have exclusive use of our bounce stadiums.
    Spirit Night will be scheduled between Sunday and Thursday.
    We will ask your supporters to make a prepaid reservation to come to the Spirit Night and we will take care of the reservation process for you.
    Admission to Spirit Night is determined by you and your $$ goals. We keep $5 per participant. So if you decide to charge $9 per bouncer then you profit $4 each. If 100 kids attend the event, your group just made $400 and had fun doing it. Simple.
    We will provide your fundraising coordinator with a customized flyer to promote your event and make it successful.
    After completion of your event, we will provide a summary of total paid admissions and mail a check to your organization within one week of completing your event.
    …Where you can have fun, exercise, and now raise money for your school or organization!

    We look forward to working with you soon and relieving some of the stress associated with this challenging but rewarding effort!


    Shawn Williams
    Owner & CFO (Chief FUNdraising Officer)

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