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VeggieTales Live!

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Have We Got a Live Show for You!

The Veggies are at it again! Bob, Larry and the whole crew are taking to the stage with the silliest Silly Song Countdown ever! They have prepared the best of the best, the most classic of the classic, and the absolute silliest of the silly. But sometimes silliness just isn’t enough! Archie prefers lesson songs, Mr. Lunt wants to sing about food, and Jimmy and Jerry are stuck in the 80’s! Everyone wants their turn, and their songs in the show, but there’s only so much time! The entire VeggieTales crew will have to learn the importance of sharing to make this show work!

A high-energy song and dance spectacular for the whole family, this show will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles and smiling so hard your teeth will ache! Fan favorites include classic silly songs such as His Cheeseburger, I Love My Lips, The Hairbrush Song, and so many more! So join your favorite singing and dancing Veggies and SING YOURSELF SILLY!

For more information including show times and tickets click here.


Win A Ski Trip To Vail Colorado!

October 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Categories: Family Fun, Specials


October 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Saturday, October 23, 2010: 10AM – 3PM

Find out about the many ways people use and move dirt with an event that takes being messy to a whole new level!

· Get up close with super-sized John Deere farming and construction equipment on display from Bennington Equipment and Murphy Tractor Equipment Company.  See a variety of machines including a combine, tractor and backhoe! Meet their equipment pros and learn how this large equipment is used to move soil to grow crops and to build construction projects.

·  Be one of the first 500 visitors and you will receive a FREE tree sapling, compliments of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. through a partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation! (limit 2 per household)

· Stop by the Fantastic Fun River Run exhibit created by the Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District and explore the challenges of maintaining a dynamic water system. As you play this giant board game, you will help maintain the ecological balance of the Harmony River, a fictitious river the game is build around.

· Stop by the Nutrients for Life Seed’s Survivor exhibit featuring two interactive computer games on soil and a sunflower seed planting station.

· Learn about the many types of organisms who call dirt their home and other fascinating soil facts at the Dig it! demonstration carts.  Docents trained by soil experts from the National Resources Conservation Center will conduct a variety of science experiments the entire family will enjoy. Click here to see a listing of all the cart activities.

· Dig deeper into the world of soil at the Soil Science Society of America booth. Did you know that there’s a state soil for Nebraska, called Holdrege? You will learn about the amazing world of soils – including what’s special about Holdrege soil. Soil scientists will be on hand to answer questions and help you create your very own soils project!

· Paint your own masterpiece with mud! Join the education team and use paint brushes and your fingers to create a picture with soil.

· Meet Sammy Soil, the National Resources Conservation Service mascot.

· Explore Dig It: Secrets of the Soil! Click here to learn more.

These and many more hands on activities are a perfect way for the whole family to get “down and dirty” with soil!


October 21, 2010 Leave a comment

The magical, timeless tale from Dr. Seuss comes to life in this Broadway musical, featuring hit songs such as “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. This story is narrated by Max the Dog, as the Grinch—with a heart two sizes too small— schemes to steal Christmas away from the “Whos down in Whoville.” Share this heartwarming holiday classic with the ones you love!

Good for the whole family, this Broadway musical is an adaptation of the popular book by Dr. Seuss and the television show that we all know and love. Lasting less than 90 minutes, it is the perfect introduction to live Broadway musicals for children and first-comers alike.

Be sure to catch Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS The Musical at the Orpheum Theater November 9 -14, 2010. Buy your tickets today.

Strategic Air & Space Museum Trick-or-Treat & Airplane Peaks!

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Trick-or-Treat & Airplane Peaks!

Saturday, October 23
10 am – 12 pm
9:30 am  ~ Doors Open
10:00 am~ Trick-or-Treat
11:00 am~ Costume Contest

$1 of every Admission goes to Operation Purple
Inviting all Ghosts, Goblins, Witches, and Vampires to join us for a trick-or-treat trail through Hangar A, providing a safe and weather-friendly trick-or-treat venue.  Come in costume to have the chance for a photo by the XF-85 Goblin and to peek into other aircraft!

After visiting the Halloween trail, join us in the ConAgra Theatre for our Costume Contest!  This is open to ALL ages, so please keep costumes fun and appropriate to a family audience.  PRIZES will be awarded in various categories!

Don’t miss a photo opportunity with the 501st Legion!

Halloween with the Wild Things

October 18, 2010 Leave a comment

October 29 & 30, 2010

Halloween with the Wild Things
Join us for our annual fall celebration
Magical critters will guide your family on a forest search for the famous Great Pumpkin. At your journey’s end, you’ll find a party with music, treats and more.

This is a fun, educational and not-too-scary celebration geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Your search begins inside the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and continues outside along the stroller-friendly Riverview Boardwalk. Please dress appropriately – you will be outside for approximately one hour regardless of weather conditions. Costumes are encouraged!

more information:
402-731-3140, ext. 226

$5 per FNA member
$10 per non-member
Children 2 and under are free

Sponsored by
Oriental Trading

Register now! Each tour is limited to
30 people. To register, please select your preferred time from the available slots below (updated daily):
Friday, October 30: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 31: 5:45-8:30 p.m.

To register, please call 402-731-3140, ext. 226 Payment is due at the time of registration.
*Credit Card (V, MC, Disc, AmEx)
*Send or deliver your check to:
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, Bellevue, NE 68005

Categories: Family Fun, Halloween

Spooktacular – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo 2010

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment

The most popular Halloween event in town, Spooktacular presented by

Hy-Vee, is fun for children of all ages! Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo for a fun-filled day Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This event offers visitors the opportunity to trick or treat at Omaha’s Zoo and fill their bags with goodies from special treat stations.  Event activities are free for Omaha’s Zoo members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Trick or Treat

Visit over 20 different treat stations located around Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo!  Plus learn about Bats and Creatures of the Night by visiting the Education stations in the Desert Dome or visit any of other Halloween themed stations in the Lied Jungle®, Giraffe Complex or Hubbard Gorilla Valley.

Check out the Pumpkin Smash on October 24

Lied Jungle at 9:30 a.m.

Scott Aquarium (Shark Tunnel) at 10:30 a.m.

Cat Complex at 11 a.m.

Durham’s Bear Canyon at 11:15 a.m.

Hubbard Gorilla Valley at 11:30 a.m.

Pachyderm Hill (Elephants) at 12 p.m. (elephants are not on display until noon)

Enrichment activities, such as pumpkins, provide the animals with challenges, environmental stimulation and physical and mental exercise.  These activities are as essential to animal health and their well-being as proper nutrition and medical care.  Omaha’s Zoo provides regular behavioral enrichment activities like painting or having to unlock a specially designed toy to find food.  Enrichment activities help increase physical activity, encourage natural behaviors and help to provide a better overall quality of life.

Free Train Rides from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on October 24

Take a ride around Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo on the steam locomotives.  Free for children ages 11 and under with a paying adult.

The WILDEST Parade in Omaha

Beginning at 1 p.m. check out the wildest parade in Omaha!  There will be the Imperial Storm Troopers, Bellevue Fire Department, Omaha Beef cheerleaders and the Rump Roasters, the Incredibles, Blue Wave Martial Arts and much more.

Creepy Creature Encounters

Stop by Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion to get an up close view of creepy, crawly creatures at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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