February 15, 2017

Odd Squad Live! Coloring Contest

I love the Omaha Performing Arts’ Family Series. Doesn’t matter if I’ve never heard of the performer or show, if it’s in that series, I know my kids will love it.

The final show in the 16-17 Family Series is “Odd Squad LIVE!”, which some of you are probably familiar with if your family is a PBS kind of family.

In advance of the March 2 “Odd Squad LIVE!” show at the Orpheum Theater, Omaha Performing Arts is offering a fun way for kids to win tickets: A coloring contest.

How to enter the coloring contest

1. Download this coloring page.

2. How your kiddo color it.

3. Enter the contest by snapping a picture and tagging Omaha Performing Arts on social media (@OPerformingArts on Twitter, @OmahaPerformingArtsOrg on Facebook, and @operformingarts on Instagram) – don’t forget to use #OddSquadColoringContest. Your other option to enter is to scan your child’s masterpiece and email it to socialmedia@omahaperformingarts.org.

4. Winners will be chosen on Feb. 24. Two winners will a 4-pack of tickets to the show!

 

What is Odd Squad LIVE!?

Here’s the synopsis: Attention Odd Squad fans! Things are about to get very odd in Omaha, and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve the case. Odd Squad LIVE! is springing into action on stage in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure where kids get to participate in solving a seriously strange case. When agents Orion and Oleanna get turned into grown-ups by villains, it’s up to the kids in the audience to use their math skills and help the agents decode, decipher and unravel clues.

“Odd Squad LIVE!” is filled with the coolest new gadgets, funniest and quirkiest villains  like “Father Time” and “Lady Terrible,” and catchy hit songs from the Odd Squad-favorite band, Soundcheck. The side-splitting humor and oddly irresistible fun that earned the “Odd Squad” writing team a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series” will burst onto the stage in this wonderfully weird, hilarious and interactive live show that is not to be missed!

If you go

“Odd Squad LIVE!” is in Omaha March 2, 2017. Photo courtesy Omaha Performing Arts

“Odd Squad LIVE!”

When: March 2, 7 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: $15-$50

Get tickets here

 

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. Since you’ve stuck around all the way to the end of the post, I’ll let you in on the surprise: I’ll be giving away tickets to the show soon. Stay tuned! 🙂 

February 7, 2017

19 Great Places To Get Breakfast In Omaha

The Oh My! Omaha Facebook community knows good food. I recently asked where I could find the best breakfast in Omaha and they did not disappoint with recommendations.

Here are some of the breakfast recommendations:

11-Worth Café

11-Worth had a few votes for best breakfast. Jamie N. and Nicole B. both suggested it. The food is ample and the service is friendly, and as a bonus for kids, they get a balloon. 11-Worth Cafe, 2419 Leavenworth St.

AJ’s Café

Here’s a new diner (new to me, that is) that was suggested by Cee W.: AJ’s Café. Find AJ’s at 5146 N. 90th St.

Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch

Mishl P. recommended one of my go-to local restaurants for breakfast: Bailey’s. If you like benedicts, you’ll love the variety offered there. Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch, 1259 S. 120th St.

The Diner

Gaby H. recommended this Old Market greasy spoon. Gaby actually recommended a couple, but The Diner is her first choice. The Diner, 409 S. 12th St.

FarmHouse Café & Bakery

Melissa F. recommended this popular restaurant, suggesting their cinnamon rolls and County Smoked Ham ‘n Eggs. This is a great place for a group. FarmHouse Café & Bakery, 3461 84th St.

Harold’s Koffee House

Harold’s, a Florence staple, was recommended by Diane P. Ask for one of their homemade donuts to go with your meal. Harold’s Koffee House, 8327 N. 30th St.

Joe’s Café

Just off the main strip of Maple Street in Benson, you’ll find a little restaurant called Joe’s Café. Valerie L. recommends trying it out. Joe’s Café, 6564 Maple St.

Keystone Café

Don M. recommended Keystone Café, one I’m not too familiar with. Keystone Café, 7805 Military Ave.

Leo’s Diner

Leo’s Diner is a Benson neighborhood staple.Barb W. and Diane T. both recommended Leo’s. I love the breakfast there, maybe not so much the coffee… Leo’s Diner, 6055 Maple St.

Lisa’s Radial Café

Here’s a place you should probably expect a wait. It’s really good. Jennifer G. recommended Lisa’s, and she shared the stuffed french toast and an omelet (“fastastic!”). Violet M. suggested a dish I haven’t tried yet, but she may have convinced me to order it next time: “The butterscotch pancakes are AMAZING!!!” The decorations at Lisa’s are fun to look at, as well. Lisa’s Radial Café, 817 N. 40th St.

Louie M.’s Burger Lust

It might not sound like a place for breakfast, but it is. Rebekah P. recommended Louie’s for breakfast. Louie M.’s Burger Lust, 1718 Vinton St.

Over Easy

Over Easy is a favorite around these parts. Gaby H., Ashley P. and Erin F. recommended the cute little West O. restaurant, for breakfast. Order a homemade poptart to accompany your breakfast. You’re welcome. Over Easy, 16859 Q St.

Pitch Pizzeria West Omaha

Looking for brunch? Mishl P. said Pitch (the West O. location) has a great brunch. “Fabulous bloody Mary’s and creme brûlée French toast and sausage ragout.” Pitch Pizzeria West Omaha, 17808 Burke St.

The Special Restaurant

Melissa N. and Jen S. both recommended a restaurant in Bellevue, Neb., that’s a new one to me. She said try the chicken fried steak or french toast at The Special Restaurant. The Special Restaurant, 303 Fort Crook Rd. N., Bellevue, Neb.

Summer Kitchen Café

Tim T. suggested Summer Kitchen, particularly the potato casseroles. Summer Kitchen Café has three locations: 1203 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, Neb.; 12010 Giles Road, LaVista, Neb.; and 1130 Sterling Ridge Drive.

Taxi’s Grille & Bar

Reader Alisha L. recommended the brunch at Taxi’s. I haven’t dined there for any meal, so I think I’ll make their brunch my first meal there. Taxi’s Grille & Bar, 1822 N. 120th St.

Upstream Brewing Co.

Jen S. recommended Upstream Brewery for its brunch buffet, which I have to chime in and say it is the best brunch buffet around. There are two locations for this brew pub, and while I like the Old Market location for sitting outdoors enjoying the brunch, the buffet at the West O. location is so great. Upstream Brewing Co., 514 S. 11th St. and 17070 Wright Plaza

Vidlak’s Brookside Café

Several people recommended Vidlak’s. Emily and Julie S. both recommended Vidlak’s for breakfast, with Julie recommending the cinnamon rolls. Randy A. recommended bringing some patience with you: “If you decide on going to Vidlak’s go early or you’ll have a wait time to a table……trust me it’s worth the wait!” Vidlak’s Brookside Café, 15668 W. Center Road

Wheatfields

Elise H. recommended the One Pacific Place location (there are a couple other locations). I’ve never been disappointed at Wheatfields – their coffee is great and their menu is extensive. Nicole B. recommended Wheatfields, as well, but didn’t single out which location. Don’t miss out on trying a baked good! Wheatfields, 1224 S. 103rd St.

 

Notable Chains

There are several chain restaurants in Omaha that have great service and food. Here are some that were recommended by readers: The Egg and I, Le Peep, and one of my favorites, First Watch.

Family-Friendly Breakfast Spots

Have little ones? Check out this list of kid-friendly restaurants with a great breakfast!

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January 30, 2017

30+ Fun Things To Do In Omaha This February

Cold weather means more indoor activities for families in Omaha this February – which is a win in my book. Read on to find out what’s on stage, where the free fun is, and who’s offering FREE learning and skill-building activities for children.

fun events in Omaha February 2017

S.T.E.A.M. Stations

When: Feb. 1, 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St.

Cost: FREE (best for elementary and middle school grades)

Lincoln’s Birthday Bash 

When: Feb. 3, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Union Pacific Museum, 200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

First Friday Family Date Night – Candyland Night

When: Feb. 3, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Music in Catholic Schools Benefit Dance and Silent Auction

When: Feb. 3, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5419 N. 114th St.

Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for seniors & students

 

The Enchanted Tales Film Series

When: Feb. 3-26; “Frozen” (Feb. 3-5), “Dumbo” (Feb. 10-12), “Aladdin” (Feb. 17-20, “Alice in Wonderland” (Feb. 24-26); shows are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with times varying by location.

Where: Village Pointe Cinema, 304 North 174th St., and Twin Creek Cinema, 3909 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $5

 

Cosmic Sledding at Midnight Madness

When: Feb. 3, 8 p.m. to midnight

Where: Mt. Crescent Ski Area, 17026 Snowhill Lane, Honey Creek, Iowa

Cost: $35 in advance, $39 day of

 

Kids Workshop – Build a Valentine Photo Box

When: Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Home Depot locations

Cost: FREE

 

Free Family Flicks

When: Feb. 4-26, 10:30 a.m.; “The Secret Life of Pets” (Feb 4 and 5), “Ice Age: Collision Course” (Feb. 11 and 12), “Storks” (Feb. 18 and 19), and “Trolls” (Feb. 25 and 26)

Where: Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Punt Pass Kick

When: Feb. 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE (grades K-5, must register at 402-884-7473)

 

Family Fit Super Bowl Party

When: Feb. 4, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Montclair Community Center, 2304 S. 135th Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Ninth Annual Omaha Chinese New Year Celebration

When: Feb. 4, 4 p.m.

Where: Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St.

Cost: $20

 

Tamale Fest

When: Feb. 4, 4 to 5 p.m.

Where: CASA Church, 16868 Giles Road

Cost: FREE (RSVP recommended)

 

Out & About Storytime: Chalco Hills

When: Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Chalco Hills Natural Resources Center, 8901 S. 154th St.

Cost: FREE

 

National Geographic Live “Where the Wild Things Live” with photographer Vincent J. Musi

When: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $10-$25

 

Crafty Tots: Valentine’s for Kids

When: Feb. 9, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE (elementary age)

 

Teen Movie Night

When: Feb. 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St.

Cost: FREE

 

KickstART Saturday

When: Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

Get Smart: Animation

When: Feb. 11, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Neb.

Cost: Included with museum admission

 

Bookmaking

When: Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Omaha Creative Institute, 1516 Cuming St.

Cost: $35, person or $25, student/teacher/working artist (ages 12+)

 

Teen Poetry Workshop Featuring Louder Than a Bomb Artists

When: Feb. 11, 1:30 to  3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Get Crafty: Teen Valentine’s Day Project

When: Feb. 11, 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE (registration required)

 

Movie Day & Craft

When: Feb. 11, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library South Omaha Branch, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE

 

Valentine’s Day Activities

When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Florence Valentine’s Day Craft and Cookie Decorating

When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Florence Community Center, 2920 Bondesson St.

Cost: FREE (register at front desk by Feb. 11)

 

Shrine Circus

When: Feb. 16-19

Where: Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way

Cost:  General admission, $20, and reserved seats are $27-$36

 

Omaha Symphony’s “The Carnival of the Animals”

When: Feb. 19, 2 p.m. (arrive early for pre-show activities in the lobby)

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $12

 

President’s Day Activities

When: Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Saddlebrook School’s Day Out

When: Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: $12 (must pre-register and bring a sack lunch)

 

“Huck Finn”

When: Feb. 24 through March 12; performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. (sold out Feb. 26 and March 5)

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 (members get four FREE tickets)

 

Filmmaking from Page to Screen

When: Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Omaha Creative Institute, 1516 Cuming St.

Cost: $35, person or $25, student/teacher/working artist (ages 12+)

 

Karaoke With Kids

When: Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Dort’s Bar & Grill, 129 N. Washington St., Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

More Great Stuff That’s Still Going On

“Thumbelina”

When: Through Feb. 5; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 and 11 a.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 17 and 24, 10 a.m.

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $12 (members get $2 off each ticket)

 

“Around the World in 80 Days”

When: Through Feb. 12; performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Read my review

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: $36 for adults and $22 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $28 for adults and $18 for students (Wednesdays). A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office (cash or check only). Discounted tickets are available for Wednesday performances only at $28 for adults and $18 for students.

 

“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”

When: Through Feb. 12; performances are Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 (members get four FREE tickets)

 

“Block Party”

When: Through April 9, during museum hours (closed Mondays)

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members

 

“Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play”

When: Through April 15, during museum hours

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members

 

“Zen Tales: The Art of Jon J. Muth”

When: Through April 16, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ( late ‘til 8 p.m. on

Thursday)

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks”

When: Through May 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is  $10, adults; $5, children (6-12); FREE for under 6 & Members

 

Toddler Tuesdays

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. (gym or at the pool starting at 10:30)

Cost: FREE for members; non-members participate by paying a $4 activity fee for your toddler (age 9 months to 4 years) and the attending parent is FREE.

 

Inflatable Fridays

When: Fridays, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults

 

Kidz Kayak Racing

When: Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

 

Arts for All

When: Saturdays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha South Public Library, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE (ages 8-12, registration required)

Sunday Funday

When: Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

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January 22, 2017

5 Things To Try At My Pie Pizza

One of Omaha’s newest pizza shops, My Pie Pizza, opened recently at 120th and Blondo streets. It’s the first location in the Midwest for this chain that focuses on custom pizzas.

My Pie’s open kitchen leaves no mystery to how your meal is being made.

It’s a tough gig, but sometimes as a blogger, I’m asked to try nearly everything on the menu of a restaurant. So, I joined a few other Omaha bloggers at My Pie one evening to try some of the best offerings of this Omaha restaurant. Here are my top picks.

5 Things to Try at My Pie Pizza

My Pie Pizza

1. Husker Pizza

Only in Nebraska could you have a pizza with roasted corn on it and think, “Yep, that sounds good.”

Pizza with corn on it? Sounds like Nebraska’s kind of pizza.

In addition to corn, pizza has bacon and jalapeno, which adds a kick to each bite. It was one of my favorites of the night.

2. Nebraska craft beer

My Pie Pizza has local beers on tap.

I like a chain that makes an effort to become a part of the neighborhood it moves into. At the My Pie location I was at, they had several Nebraska breweries represented on tap, including favorites of mine, like Nebraska Brewing Co., Infusion Brewery, and Blue Blood Brewing Co. out of Lincoln.

Side note: They have a winerator. That’s right: Wine on tap.

 

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie

Big chocolate chip cookies at My Pie.

I saved the dessert, a cookie, to sample later at home. They put some kind of voodoo magic on it, that kept it warm until I had my chance. Gooey, chocolatey goodness.

Save room for it, and you too can be rewarded with this treat.

 

4. Salads

The Mediterranean Lover Salad at My Pie.

Salads? At a pizza place? Blasphemy.

They’re good, though. I promise.  The salads at My Pie didn’t seem like an after-thought. The colorful salads were flavorful and satisfying.

If your counting calories, though, request less cheese.

 

5. Your pick

Fresh, colorful ingredients for customized pizzas at My Pie in Omaha.

The appeal of My Pie is that you can order your own creations using fresh ingredients and your choice of dough. The open kitchen allows you to watch it made (which is mighty speedy, like baked in 2 minutes).

Or go with some of their classics. My favorites from the night were Mr. White, a yummy cheese bread-like pizza, and the Pear-Fect Pie, a sweet and savory combo that delicious.

 

Tip: If you visit My Pie this month, kids 12 and younger can eat for free with an accompanying adult. Word is that this promotion may return in March, too.

 

If you go

My Pie Pizza

Where: 2085 N. 120th St., Suite D6

 

Want to find the best pizza in Omaha?

January 8, 2017

Kroc Center Pool Renovations {Giveaway}

Disclosure: Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is an advertiser on Oh My! Omaha and provided the passes for this giveaway. I was not compensated for writing this post and all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Kroc Center pool in Omaha

Fun in the pool for all ages during Inflatable Fridays at the Kroc Center in Omaha. Photo courtesy Salvation Army Kroc Center

I get serious cabin fever in the winter. One place to visit in winter has been a hit with every member in our family: The Omaha Salvation Army Kroc Center…particularly the pool. When the kids were younger, I appreciated the zero-depth entry and the cute fountains and little kid’s slide. Now they’re a little older and surer in the water, so the little lazy river and big kid’s slide are where it’s at.

The place is a great escape in the winter, but they’re going to make it even better! They will be installing a 2 1/2 story slide that takes sliders outside the building and back in again. It sounds like fun! Since they will be putting the pool under construction to complete it, I’m letting you know to get your fill of the pool NOW before the pool closes (the first week in February).

Kroc Center pool

Inflatable Fridays at the Kroc Center. Photo courtesy Salvation Army Kroc Center

The Kroc Center has a lot of weekly events, and if you time your pool visit well, you can enjoy things like Inflatable Fridays or Sunday Fundays. Check out this post about family fun at the Kroc Center.

If you go

Kroc Center

Where: 2825 Y St.

Cost: Day passes are $7 (adults, 19+), $5 (youth, ages 3-18), FREE (2 and younger)

Family recreation pool hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m. (no swimming 5 to 6:40 p.m. on Tuesdays); Fridays, 10: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Website

Giveaway!

One reader gets to go to the pool for FREE! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter entry form. The giveaway ends this Sunday, Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be randomly, and contacted via email within 48 hours. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
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Must be 18 or older to win. Prize is valued at $24. Must be used at the Omaha Kroc Center location.

January 2, 2017

17 Family Events To Look Forward in 2017

2017 is going to be an awesome year for Omaha families. This list of family events will get you through summer (check back for the fall and winter edition later!).

Here are some exciting things to look forward to:

2017 family events

Performing Arts

Whether it’s theatrical, musical or on ice, there are several Omaha venues with some great family shows in the first half of the year. Here are the highlights:

– Broadway touring production of “The Sound of Music,” Jan. 24-29, at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater

– “Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment,” March 16-19, at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, Iowa (Kim’s note: Previously, the ice show was “Ice Age,” but that is no longer on the arena’s calendar) 

– Omaha Symphony presents “The Music of Star Wars,” May 6, Holland Performing Arts Center

– “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” May 26 through June 25, at Omaha Community Playhouse

– “Peter Pan,” June 2-18, at The Rose

 

Museums & Cultural Attractions

This is a broad category since it’s hard to fit botanical gardens with an arena, but I’ll try. Here are the highlights of some events happening at Omaha museums and other cultural attractions:

– “Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks,” Jan. 14 through May 15, at Lauritzen Gardens

– FEI World Cup™ Jumping & FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals, March 29 through April 1, at the CenturyLink Center

– “Top Secret License to Spy,” May 20 through Sept. 17, at The Durham Museum

– “Dinosaur Safari,” May 27 through Sept. 3, at Omaha Children’s Museum

 

Road Trip!

Feel like hitting the road for an overnight in another city? Here are some destination events to consider with for the family:

– “A Year With Frog and Toad,” Jan. 14, at Des Moines Civic Center in Iowa

– “Annie,” March 30, at  the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa

– “One Man Star Wars Trilogy,” April 4-9,  at The Temple Theater in Des Moines, Iowa

– New rides Mustang Runner and Falcon’s Flight unveiled, April 14, at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo.

– “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” May 31 through June 3, at Lied Center in Lincoln, Neb.

– “Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude” June 20 through Aug. 5 at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo.

– “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” In Concert June 21-24 at Kauffman Center in Kansas City, Mo.

– Nebraska State Fair, Aug. 25 through Sept. 4, at the State Fairgrounds in Grand Island (if your kids loved “Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove” at Omaha Children’s Museum, they can see the sea creatures at the fair)

Your turn! What events are you looking forward to in Omaha & beyond?