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!

Disney’s Rockin Games Sweepstakes

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

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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.

Abba Mania at Soiree, October 22, 2010, 6 pm

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Join us for an evening of rockin’ entertainment, gourmet dinner, complimentary beverages and silent auction. ABBA Mania features 21 of the Swedish supergroup’s disco-era hits, performed by a cast of seven musicians and singers that includes a live band and backup singers.

You can dance, you can jive or just relax and enjoy ABBA’s catchy pop hits and their effervescent timeless melodies.

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:

Harvest Hustle

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again when The Omaha Food Bank needs your help!  Join us for the Harvest Hustle 5k and Fall Funfest on Sunday October 17th at Lake Zorinsky.  The family 5k Click here to view the pdf brochurewalk/run begins at 10:00 a.m. and then hang around after for a pumpkin patch, food, live music from The Babbling Tabbies, and bounce house and face painting provided by Bo Bo’s Bouncy Town!  All proceeds go directly to the Omaha Food Bank.  The Harvest Hustle 5k and Fall Funfest brought to you by Neneman Chiropractic Clinic.

Registration Information
All proceeds go to the Food Bank of the Heartland

Pre-Registration is $10.00 + 5 canned goods OR $15.00 + 5 canned goods on day of race
Collection barrels will be on site for donations

You may register online at:

OR pick up registration forms at any of the participating locations:

Neneman Chiropractic Clinic
1808 N. 120th
Street Omaha 68154

Northwest Eye Care
6914 N. 102nd
Circle Omaha 68122

Tiger Rock Tae Kwon Do Academy
12309 W. Maple Rd. Omaha OR
2410 S. 179th
Street Omaha

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