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Bellevue Christian Center – VeggieTales Coupon

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

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.



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!

Film Streams – The Adventures of Prince Achmed

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Forever Young
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
October 16-28 (Saturdays, Sundays, Thursdays)

The oldest surviving animated feature, THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED still stands as one of the great classics of animation — an enthralling experience for children and film enthusiasts of all ages. A beautiful restoration of a cinematic treasure, with a new orchestral recording of Wolfgang Zeller’s magnificent score.


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!

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.

Spooky Stories at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center To Feature Seven Local Storytellers

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s the Spooky Season again. The world as we know it is scary enough. But there is something strangely reassuring in stories of contacts with the supernatural. Some are told in joshing fun; others are “deadly” serious. Come join this bevy of local tellers and “shiver your timbers” for a good 90 minutes of Spooky Stories.

Nebraska StoryArts (NSA) will celebrate the Halloween season at 7 p.m., Friday, October 22, at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd., North, Bellevue. The evening of frights and delights is recommended for ages 12 and above.

Featured tellers are: Matt Irvin, Linda Garcia, Liz Kumru, Capt. David Mann, Lucille Saunders, Deborah Woracek and London Holmgren, a youth teller. Gail Teten, a member of the NSA board, is the emcee for the evening. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and members of NSA. Reservations are not necessary, but call 402-551-4532 for further information.

The storytellers
Matt Irvin has been telling stories to children and adults for many years and this is his 10th year telling at Spooky Stories. He is a junior high reading teacher for the Omaha Public Schools and has a flair for scary stories and comical antics.

Linda Garcia, along with her husband Jose, created Las Artes Cultural Center where she is the Artistic Director and Art Instructor. She is with the Artist-In-Residence Program of the Nebraska Arts Council and is on the Speaker’s Bureau with the Nebraska Humanities Council.

Liz Kumru is a writer and editor in public relations at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and has been involved in storytelling since 1998. She organizes the Moonshell Storytelling Festival in September and the Liar’s Contest near April Fool’s Day.

Capt. David Mann, a 22-year veteran Omaha firefighter, put on a new hat seven years ago and became Cowboy Dave. The Bellevue native teaches the traditional morals and values of old to elementary school children, doing it the cowboy way – through cowboy poetry.

Lucille Saunders is a retired teacher/librarian who has been telling stories for 57 years. She is a member of the Omaha Organization for the Purpose of Storytelling (OOPS). Although retired, Lucille mentors students in reading at the Westside Middle School and still substitutes in the Omaha Public School system.

Deborah Woracek is a naturalist with all kinds of stories about the Fontenelle Forest.

London Holmgren, a junior at Papillion-La Vista High School, is not new to the storytelling scene. He attended the summer youth storytelling camp five times and has told on the stage at the Moonshell Festival at Mahoney State Park. He loves scary stories.

The mission of Nebraska StoryArts is to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate storytelling of all cultures and to nurture, sustain and develop the storytelling community of tellers and listeners. For more information about Nebraska StoryArts, please contact Donnis Arens at 402-551-4532, or go to the website:

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