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Lincoln Kids! Quarterly Family Newspaper

Please Take One

Year 18 No. 2

“Going for the Green” by Anna Coffey, age 8, St. Teresa’s School

May, June and July

Family Guide for Summer 2011


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Family Aquatic Center

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Horse Trail & Pony Rides

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Paddle Boats

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• Pawnee Plunge Water Park • Shopping • Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial • Outdoor Recreation • Columbus Days: August 20-21 • Hotel accommodations for every budget

Arts & Craft Building ✄ Indoor Activity Center

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From The Publisher

Bernie and Mark

Not Less–Just Different

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y son Bennett and I are big movie watchers and we like to share our favorite films with each other. A while back Bennett made a recommendation for a movie that was made for HBO and at the time didn’t receive much publicity. He told me it is a semi-biographical film titled, Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes as Grandin. The movie was released in 2010 and is about a real life person, Temple Gradin, who is currently a professor at Colorado State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences. Early on in her childhood she was diagnosed with

Lincoln Kids! autism and her mother was told that Temple would probably have to be institutionalized for the rest of her life. The movie is about how, thanks to her dedicated mother, some inspiring teachers, and strong personal courage, Temple worked to overcome the obstacles given her to become not only a Professor, but an inventor, a best selling author and a highly regarded consultant to the livestock industry. In the May issue of Time Magazine is an Ad for Colorado State University featuring Ms. Grandin so apparently the word is getting out about her. At the High School special needs school she attended I loved the term they used to describe their students, “Not less–Just different”. I’m not sure your kids will enjoy the movie but I found it to be quite inspirational. It is rated TVPG. In the past month Lincoln Kids has come into contact with a couple of neat people with programs created for kids who have some unique challenges in life. Heather Ackman publisher of O’Hana Kids’ News and Tamara Weber of Art Planet. Heather Ackman of O’Hana Kids’ has compiled an extensive resource publication featuring events, activities and information related to children

Advertising, Artwork, Article, & Calendar Deadlines for the Fall 2011 issue is July 10th. Covers August–October 31st. To view our issues online visit our website at: lincolnkidsinc.com

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Would you like to be published in Lincoln Kids? Mail or email us a copy your Artwork and Poems for consideration! lincolnkids@diodecom.net phone: (402) 798-0224 Email:

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Publisher and Editor in Chief – Mark Martin Art Direction – Mark M. Martin Illustrations – Children & Ron Wheeler’s Fat Free Clip Art Calendar and more – Beth Pauley

Lincoln Kids! Newspaper, 25660 South 12th St. Martell, Nebraska 68404 Advertising – Mark Martin Printer – Maverick Media

Lincoln Kids! Inc is published quarterly in February, May, August and November. Mailing Address: 25660 South 12th Street, Martell, NE, 68404. Phone number: (402) 798-0224. E-mail: lincolnkids@diodecom.net Copyright ©2011 by Lincoln Kids! Inc. All rights reserved. We are not responsible for errors and omissions. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission prohibited. Lincoln Kids! encourages your submission of feature articles, photographs and ideas. We reserve the right to edit submitted material. All submissions will be considered for publication. Materials will not be returned unless prior arrangements are made. Advertising and information is accepted at the discretion of the publisher. Web site is located at: www.lincolnkidsinc.com Current and past issues may be viewed there.

with special needs. See page 8. Tamara Weber uses her educational and artistic background to create an environment for children with special needs to express themselves through art. See her ad and article on page 9. Speaking of art I should also mention about the Mourning Hope Grief Center’s Summer Art Workshop for children. This program is for children who have experienced a serious illness or the loss of someone significant in their lives. See their article on page 38. This is our big summer camp/activites issue so be sure to check out all the cool stuff going on for your kids. With the high price of gas there is no reason to travel very far to find great family activities. You’ll have to look through the paper for all the “neat stuff” going on but here’s a few activities worth checking out. On June 11th is BryanLGH’s 15th Annual Health and Safety Fair. This event

is very popular with the kids so for details see the back page. Like music? Well then check out the Kids Against Hunger Summer Concert Series; June 26, July 24, August 21 and September 11, see page 17. Have an Arts Afternoon at the Lux on Sunday August 7th go to page 8. Also, be sure to check out more events in our calendar at the back of the paper. I’m planning on putting in a big garden this year. If you don’t have space for a garden but would like to have fun growing some of your own food go to page 7. Finally, make sure to check out our Lincoln City Library librarian summer book recommendations on page 18. Then enjoy looking at their ad on page 19 to get information about their annual summer reading program. We have a fantastic library system here in Lincoln and I am always thrilled to see how many people take advantage of this great resource. Have a great summer.

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Summer 2011 Cover Artist My name is Anna Coffey. I am 8 years old and in second grade at St. Teresa's Catholic School. My favorite subjects are art, reading, and science. I am a member of Eastridge and GNST swim teams. In my spare time I love to read, draw and write. I drew the picture of the girl golfing because I am going to learn how to golf this summer.

Anna Coffey

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Scouting Program Keeps Up With The Times

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ave you ever thought that one day in the future we could have Boy Scouts that are robots? That probably won’t happen but today we have Boy Scouts learning about robots. If you think robotics is only used in the highest-level technology companies, think again. You probably have multiple robotic units in your own home. The field of personal robotics is growing as we look to technology to do some of the jobs that we don’t

want to do. There are robots that vacuum, mow the lawn, and clean the pool. But don’t stop at personal robotics—almost every aspect of agriculture, military combat, and waste containment involves robotic technology. To earn the badge, Scouts will spend approximately 10 hours designing a robot and keeping log books, among other requirements. This merit badge is part of the BSA’s new curriculum emphasis on STEM: science,

Have a “Ball” at the Lincoln Children’s Museum

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his summer, the Lincoln Children’s Museum will be featuring an interactive exhibit children are sure to enjoy. This new exhibit, called Ball Works, is being built by museum staff and will be open June through August in the museum’s Discovery Gallery. Ball Works is an exhibit for all ages. Children and adults will be able to engineer and experiment with acceleration, gravity, motion, and velocity. “What makes this exhibit different is children will be able to control and manipulate how the ball moves,” said museum Director of Marketing and Operations, Ryan Gross.

Ball Works will have multiple interactive exhibits where children and adults can place a ball and watch it travel through a creation they have made. Some areas will test timing and speed. At one exhibit, children will place a ball on a ramp and it will travel through a loop and then into one of many buckets. “Depending on where the ball is placed will determine which bucket the ball will land in,” Gross said. This new exhibit is included in the price of admission or a museum membership. More information can be found at www.lincolnchildrensmuseum.org or by calling 402-477-4000.

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technology, engineering, and math. More than 10,000 Robotics merit badges are expected to be earned in its first year. The Robotics merit badge is just one example of how Scouting

remains true to its roots to help young people be prepared. In the early 1900s, they were teaching scouts how to shoe a horse; now we are helping prepare them for the world today and tomorrow.

Yoga Center Stretches to Serve Kids The Lincoln Yoga Center is is offering childrens Yoga at their 2127 Winthrop location over near 31st & South Street. According to owner Sheila Palmquist, RYT, “We want the best for our children and future leaders. But do we know what is best? Our country’s physical health is in crisis. And we seem to have a mental and spiritual disconnect with nature and others. Maybe we need the lesson? Children love to move, imagine, and explore without limits and expectations. Let them play, step back and watch what they teach you. In our children’s yoga class we move like the animals, become still like a giant oak tree. Celebrate each individual without judgment. We learn to work

together in a non-competitive environment, promoting inner and outer peace.” The physical benefits include strength, flexibility, coordination, and positive body image. Mentally, it enhances focus, concentration, self-esteem, and sense of calmness. Children are spiritual beings, they are encouraged to honor their inner light and believe in themselves. Yoga is a great gift to give your children. They will learn how to navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease and live a life of balance. For more information call Sheila Palmquist at (402) 570-1114 or visit their website at: www.LincolnYogaCenter.com *Ask about their Girl Scout Yoga Merit Badges!

Saturday Kids Chess Club Anne Dake and her daughter share their love of the game of chess by hosting a Chess Club just for kids. Kids ages 3-17 are invited to come by Cultiva Coffee Company, at 727 South 11th Street. Saturdays from noon to 2pm. Phone number at Cultiva is 402-435-1133.

Now Enrolling for 2011–2012. Westminster Preschool is a N.A.E.Y.C. accredited developmental learning program where children enjoy a safe nurturing environment. Art activities, stories and songs, large motor activities and learning centers allow children to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. Contact Suzanne Schneider

402-475-6702 ext. 103 suzanne@westminsterlincoln.org Visit our website at:

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AM Classes: 9–11:30 “New” All Day Classes for Pre-K: 9am-3pm PM Classes: 12:30-3pm Extended Care is Available from 7:30-9am and 11:30am-5:30pm

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Dine Out for Foster Children on May 5 By Rachel Williams, Communications Associate, KVC Behavioral HealthCare Nebraska

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VC Behavioral HealthCare Nebraska is hosting its annual Dine Out for Foster Children Event on Thursday, May 5. May is National Foster Care Month, so by dining out at a participating restaurant, you will be helping to raise awareness and resources. Up to 25% of your proceeds on May 5, will go toward supporting KVC foster children in our community. KVC believes that children grow best in families, but when children cannot safely reside in their own home, foster parents are there to open their hearts and homes. Below is a list of participating restaurants in your area: Auburn: Pizza Hut; Beatrice:

Back Alley, Classics, Dairy Queen West Court, and Valentino’s; Lincoln: 9 South Chargrill, Billy’s, Carlos O’Kelley’s Mexican Café, Highnooners, The Oven (East & Haymarket), Red Mango and Sam & Louie’s; Nebraska City: Valentino’s and Pizza Hut; Seward: Subway Visit www.kvc.org/dineout for more information. KVC Behavioral HealthCare Nebraska is a not-for-profit organization that was established in Nebraska in 2009. KVC is a lead contractor in the Families Matter initiative and helps children and families in crisis, child victims of abuse and/or neglect, and children involved in the juvenile justice system. KVC serves children and families in 19 southeast and eastern Nebraska counties.

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arent-Child book groups are a great way to encourage your kids to read, as well as share some special time together. Reading the same book as your child gives you a common bond and is a great conversation starter. Lincoln City Libraries offers monthly parent-child book groups led by trained facilitators year round. R.A.P. Around the Year @ Gere. For first through third graders and their reading partners, meet at Gere Branch, 2400 S. 56th Street, from 6:30–7:15 monthly on the second Monday except June and July. Call 441-8560. The Bookworms meet at the Anderson Branch, 3635 Touzalin Ave. Third through fifth graders and their reading partners gather the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. To sign up, call

Anderson Branch, (402) 441-8540. Lincoln City Libraries also has a Parents and Caregivers’ Page at: l i n c o l n l i b r a r i e s . o rg / K i d s / Parents_and_Caregivers_Page.htm which includes recommendations (not endorsements) covering a variety of reading-related sites. Dig a little deeper on their website lincolnlibraries.org/Kids/ Great_Web_Sites_for_Kids.htm and you will uncover dozens of links that will inform you on a variety of subjects including preschool fun, science and math, literature, creatures of all kinds, homework help, activities, interesting people and places, and more.

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There’re Seeds Inside the Fruit Becky Seth, Naturalist, Pioneers Park Nature Center

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his is a song we sometimes sing with children when they are here for guided hikes. Try it to the tune of ‘The Farmer in the Dell’. It is about my favorite subject: plants! Now, I know plants are not everyone’s passion, but I want to invite you to think a bit about how amazing they are and how much we depend on them. There’s a seed. Maybe you have even planted some in your garden this Spring. A seed can be tiny, but inside is a new plant and a little food to get it going. It drops to the soil, and if it has good enough soil, and some space, and gets rain and sunshine, it puts down roots. The roots take up the water and nutrients the plant needs to grow and also hold it in place. Then the plant sends up a tiny stem and one or two leaves. If it continues to get enough rain and sunshine, and nothing eats or squishes it, that stem grows. The stem is like a pipe that carries water and food around the plant and holds up the leaves. Those leaves do the work of the plant: they make food. With the help of chlorophyll, the pigment that makes leaves green, they are able to do a magic trick. They can use the sun’s energy, with water and carbon dioxide, to make food and oxygen. Almost all living

seeds move to a good place to grow. Those juicy fruits may tempt animals to eat them and spread their seeds in their scat, or hide that fruit for winter and then forget where it is hidden. The fruits can have tails or fluffy threads that A seed drops to the ground, a seed drops to the ground help the seeds blow in the wind. (Hi-ho a-grow-e-o, a seed drops to the ground.) (repeat for each verse) Then some seeds, the lucky ones, get to a place where the cycle can The rain begins to fall, the rain begins to fall… begin again. The sun begins to shine, the sun begins to shine I invite you to come out and see The seed begins to grow, the see begins to grow some of the plants that live here at The plant grows big and strong, the plant grows big and strong the Nature Center and to learn A flower blooms so bright, a flower blooms so bright more about them. We have some The fruit begins to form, the fruit begins to form new exhibits, including a bulletin There’re seeds inside the fruit, there’re seeds inside the fruit board on plants, and a game to A seed drops to the ground, a seed drops to the ground match caterpillars with the butterfly they grow into. There are exciting summer nature camp options things need both food and oxygen. sweet nectar that plants produce for you. And if you STILL prefer This process is called photosynas a bribe (or a thank-you packanimals we have a great drop-in thesis and it just may be the most age), can help the pollen move program called Animal Antics important thing that happens in from the stamen to the pistil. each Wednesday from June 1 to our world (though there are LOTS Some flowers aren’t very bright. July 27 when you can meet a difof other important things!). In fact, you might be tempted to ferent group of animals that live OK, so the leaves make enough think they have no flowers. here each week. To find out more food for the plant to grow big and Grasses and some trees are like about the fun things happening strong. Many plants then produce that. They depend on the wind to here call 402-441-7895 or visit a flower. Now, some flowers move their pollen around. parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter bloom bright to attract the insects Now the flowers have been polI hope you enjoy the outdoors a or other animals they depend on to linated and a fruit grows. Maybe lot this summer and maybe even help them. Flowering plants need when you think ‘fruit’ you think watch some plants to track how to be pollinated. Flowers have about apples and oranges, maybe they grow. male parts called stamens that about tomatoes and peppers, permake pollen. Flowers also have a haps even about walnuts and female part called the pistil. The acorns, but wheat kernels are also top of the pistil is often sticky. The fruits. So are maple tree helicoppistil “catches” pollen so that fruit ters. Fruits have seeds inside. with seeds inside can form. Insects They protect those seeds and may and other animals, attracted by be responsible for helping the

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Community CROPS: Come Grow With Us! by Erin Frank, Community CROPS Production Manager

Meet one of our new baby chicks! Did you know that you can raise two chickens in your own backyard? That’s right—here in Lincoln, you and your family can take care of these birds, and

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f you’ve never enjoyed the seasonal fruits and vegetables of your own gardening labor, now is the time to gear up for this year’s growing season. Or maybe it’s the case that you’ve gardened for years, but want to increase your knowledge or volunteer and share your expertise and enthusiasm. Either way, Community CROPS has an outlet for you and your family and friends. Community CROPS, Lincoln’s non-profit community gardening organization, welcomes you all to participate in our many fun and educational activities this spring and summer. These activities can help educate and excite your family about gardening and shopping for local produce. The benefits are endless, from increased flavor and nutrition to a more sustainable, local food system. And it’s fun for the whole family! Join us in for some of our upcoming events and classes, many of which are great for families: May 14, Annual Plant Sale; May 20, CROPS Wine Fundraiser; June 26, Annual Garden Gala; September 9, Annual Farm Walk. In addition, we will have monthly cooking classes with seasonal vegetables and monthly farm events and workdays for our CSA

members—see our website or Facebook page for dates and details! CROPS has a community training farm and also hosts 15 community gardens around town; If you have a plot with us, garden on your own, or just enjoy the fresh bounty of the season from farmers’ markets, we hope you take advantage of Lincoln’s local harvest. There are many ways to participate with CROPS; you can purchase a share in our Community Supported Agriculture program (in a CSA, members purchase a share in the farm and receive a weekly box of fresh, seasonal, naturally-grown produce), visit the beginning farmers in our training program at the Old Cheney Road Farmers’ Market, attend workshops and volunteer. We also do farm tours, work-share options, and outreach events. Give us a call at (402) 474-9802 or go to the website at communitycrops.org. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a first-time gogetter, we wish you sun and rain and tasty tomatoes; get out there and grow!

they’ll help take care of you by each laying around 300 eggs a year! This is a fun and educational project. Call our office if you want to purchase chicks from us; you can pick them up May 9th. Call (402) 474-9802.

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ou don’t have to have a big garden to enjoy the tasty benefits of fresh garden veggies. As a matter of fact you don’t even need a back yard! These days many people are rediscovering the simple method of growing vegetables in flower pots. All you need is a large pot, some potting soil and a spot in the sun.

Chris Campbell, of Campbells Nursery, offered a suggestion on a tomato variety you might want to consider. She recommends Husky Cherry Red tomatoes because they are selfsupporting and don’t require a cage. Other veggies easily grown are Radishes, Fingerling Potatoes, and for food and beautiful follage try Bulls Blood Beets.

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Family-Friendly Community Arts Afternoon at the LUX

Flying Saucers Spotted E.T. Mahoney State Park

Sunday, August 7 from 1-4pm, by Natalie Nelson, LUX Center for the Arts, Education Director

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his summer, as a great way to finish out the season and jump back into the school season, enjoy some family fun at the LUX Center for the Arts’ biggest community event of the year: Community Arts Afternoon. On Sunday, August 7th from 1-4pm, the LUX Center will host our annual family-friendly day of hands-on art activities, live music and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the weather while creating hands-on art projects with your loved ones. Activities will be spread throughout our two-story building and parking lot. Community Arts Afternoon is an afternoon for you to explore your passion for the arts! Have a chance to sculpt in clay to create figurines and sculptures with ceramics instructors. Move into our print studio to discover printmaking! Everyone will have the opportunity to use one of our printing presses to hand print their own postcard. Work with LUX Artist-in-Residents and learn about the beautiful effects that

watercolor paints create while painting a bookmark. Enjoy the weather outdoors while tie-dying a t-shirt. Learn various rubber band and tying techniques to establish various effects. (Please bring your own white tee shirt to tie-dye, or you can purchase one for $5 at event). Enjoy local live music, dancing and pottery wheel demonstrations going on in our parking lot. And for some extra fun and flair, be sure to get a henna tattoo or your face painted by local artists! All of these activities are free and open to the public. So at the end of the summer, after you have done all of your vacationing, come join other families from the Lincoln area from 1-4pm at the LUX Center for the Arts August 7. This free, familyfriendly event is located at the LUX Center for the Arts located on the corner of 48th and Baldwin in North Lincoln. For more information about attending or helping out with this event please contact Education Director, Natalie Nelson, at (402) 466-8692.

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etween Lincoln and Omaha lies one of my favorite places for outdoor recreation, E.T. Mahoney State Park. As if there wasn’t already a ton of fun things for a family to do now they have added a new 9 hole Disk Golf course. So what is disc golf? Disc Golf (or frisbee golf, or frolf) is an outdoor, competitive game where players attempt to throw frisbee discs into a basket or onto a target object or zone. The object is to complete each course, or “hole,” by moving from start to finish in the least number of throws possible. To state the obvious, it’s golf played with a frisbee instead of a ball and clubs! Disc Golf is inexpensive, and physically accom-

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Stargazing Too! The Omaha Astronomical Society & the Prairie Astronomy Club of Lincoln has set up powerful telescopes for glimpsing the night sky spectaculars. Star gazing begins at the golf driving range from dusk till 11PM, weather permitting. Dates are May 13, June 10, July 22, August 19 and September 16. Park Entry Permit is required for both activites.

Publication is for Kids with Special Needs Heather Ackman is the creator/editor of O’Hana Kids’ News. Her publication is dedicated to providing a central location for parents to locate events, activities and information in South-East Nebraska for our amazing kids with special needs of any kind. For information on O’Hana Kids call 402440-2602. or visit: ohanakidsnews@yahoo.com

Look for them on FACEBOOK as well. Open Monday-Thur. 10-6 Friday-Sat. 10-5 & Sunday 12-4

modating to players from a wide range of age, ability, and athleticism. Necessary equipment consists solely of frisbee discs (or even a single disc, as multiple discs are not an absolute necessity), which are very inexpensive – around $12 each. Bring your own or you can purchase what you need at Mahoney. Give it a try, you’ll like it.


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Christian Preschool Open House Tue. May 10, 6-7:30PM & Sat. May 21, 10-11:30AM Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

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Offering a caring, nurturing environment where children are cherished and affirmed

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“Our small preschool offers a cozy, nurturing environment for children to learn in the time-honored Montessori tradition. With only eight students in our program, your child’s days will be full of fun, friends, and the foundation for a great education.” Kellie Frerichs-Dalrymple Open Monday – Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm Before and after school care available. Full and part time programs available for children ages 2½ to 5.

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Art Planet Offers Creative Fun for Children with Special Needs

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hildren with special needs often have trouble expressing themselves, but one form of communication can help transcend all barriers – art. A new kids’ art studio opening in Lincoln aims to nurture the creative spirits of specialneeds children, and along the way help them gain confidence, develop social skills, and of course create their very own works of art. The studio, Art Planet, is the creation of artist and educator Tamara Weber, who got the idea while talking with a parent of a child who has Asperger’s syndrome. “There just aren’t a lot of creative programs in Lincoln that are geared towards children who have special needs, such as those on the autism spectrum,” says Weber, who has a Master of Education in Special Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Art Planet is a place where these students can

explore the creative universe in a way that’s developmentally appropriate and also a lot of fun.” So, why the name Art Planet? According to Weber, kids with special needs (specifically, those on the autism spectrum) have long been described as being “in a world of their own.” “If they really are in their own world,” she explains, “why not their own planet? Why not embrace that? At Art Planet, being in your own world isn’t a dismissive phrase. Here, they can get out of the house, interact with others, and enjoy social and creative outlets where their expressive side is welcomed and encouraged.” Art Planet is currently accepting enrollment for “Three Week Adventures in Art” classes and summer camps running June through August. Students up to age 21 will get the chance to try their hand at cartooning, painting and even explore papermaking and clay. Class sizes are

limited to three or five participants, depending on age and ability, allowing each child to receive plenty of individual attention.

Art Planet takes pride in offering classes to provide opportunities for a wide range of students. The “Partners and Picasso” program is designed for students and their caregivers who will come to class with them each time to provide support during the art-making process. Students without special needs who want to enroll in the Peer Mentoring Option will receive quality art instruction while fostering the development of age appropriate social skills in the creative setting. Weber is also available for one-on-one instruction tailored to a student’s area of interest and personal and educational goals. “I am confident Tamara Weber is going to provide a wonderful experience for children and adolescents

with unique learning and social needs the opportunity to express themselves through art. Art experiences as a means to develop an increasing awareness and knowledge of skills for developing social relationships with peers and adults represents a novel approach that benefits exploration by families. I look forward to future opportunities to attend art showings to view these individuals’ creativity while consulting with Tamara to address the social and emotional growth of this population.” says Lorrie E. Bryant, Ph.D. and a Licensed Psychologist. Weber has 13 years of experience in education and a lifetime of experience making art including; drawing, pottery, textiles, photography and tiedying. She is constantly looking for innovative new ways to create art. For more information visit their website at: www.artplanetlincoln.com or call 402-610-2295.

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aybe I should have named this article “Fun With Peanut Butter”. I recently learned about a cozy cafe in New York’s Greenwich Village named Peanut Butter & Company. They advertise that their cookbook includes over 80 recipes using peanut butter as one of the ingredients. They include desserts, nutritious snacks like Baked Apple, and even offer a recipe for a sandwich called a Peanut Butter BLT. I have not seen the cookbook but it sounded like fun to me so I decided to try adding peanut butter to a few of our favorite recipes. Try them! We like them!

Double Chocolate/ Peanut Butter Pie 1 Chocolate Graham Cracker Pie Crust 2 1/2 c. milk 2/3 c. peanut butter, can use chunky if preferred 2 small packages Instant

Chocolate Pudding mix, we use sugar free pudding Cool Whip for topping, optional Combine milk and peanut butter in mixing bowl. Add pudding mix to ingredients in mixing bowl and mix together with electric mixer, at low speed for two minutes (until thick). Spoon into pie shell and chill for two hours. Serve topped with a dollop of Cool Whip.

Peanut Butter and Chips Dessert Loaf Preheat oven to 375˚. Grease bottom of loaf pan or 9 x 5 baking dish. 2/3 c. peanut butter 1/4 c. cooking oil 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 c. water 1-14 oz. box Pillsbury Banana Quick Bread mix 1 c. chocolate chips Mix peanut butter, cooking oil, two eggs, vanilla extract and one cup water in large mixing bowl until well blended. Then stir Quick Bread Mix into the bowl of ingredients. Add chocolate chips and stir all ingredients together until combined. Spoon batter into loaf baking pan or baking dish. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, in preheated oven, until done.

PARENTS, We need your children ages 4 – 14. The Link N Literacy Lab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking for children ages 4 –14 years old who are experiencing speech, language, or reading difficulties.

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Note: Peanut butter may be added to almost any quick bread mix you wish. Just blend the peanut butter into all of the liquid ingredients and then follow the instructions on the box for rest of the preparation procedure.

Creamy Peanut Butter Snacks 20 vanilla wafer cookies 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1 banana cut into 10 slices 1 1/2 c. vanilla ice cream Spread the bottom of 10 vanilla wafers with peanut butter. Add a banana slice on top of the peanut butter. Layer each with one tablespoonful of ice cream and cover the ice cream with a second vanilla wafer. Press together to make a sandwich. Freeze for one hour before serving.

Cool Peanut Butter/ Banana Milkshake 1 whole banana, sliced 2 T peanut butter 4 scoops ice cream (about 1 cup) 1 c. milk cinnamon (optional) Place first four ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Makes one large or two small servings. Sprinkle top of each milkshake with cinnamon. Editors Note: I just love peanut butter. My favorite sandwich is peanut butter and honey! My favorite brand of peanut butter is Smuckers Natural Creamy. I like it because there are no added sugars or hydrogenated oils. It’s worth the stirring! Mark

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The Baby/Toddler Section drawing by Karissa Vieth

Topics dealing with pregnancy, infants, and toddlers

MilkWorks Receives National Attention by Ann Seacrest, RN, IBCLC, Executive Director, MilkWorks

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n January, 2011, the US Surgeon General issued a new Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. The report states that many mothers choose to breastfeed their babies, but experience a lack of support from their families, friends, health care providers, employers and policy makers. As part of the national Call to Action, MilkWorks, a community breastfeeding center in Lincoln, was chosen as one of eight projects to demonstrate what breastfeeding support looks like in our country. A local photographer, Erica Thompson from Images for a Lifetime, documented the activities at MilkWorks. These photos were then included in the web cast and appear in the 100 page document that was released by the US Surgeon General. MilkWorks, a non-profit organization founded in 2001, is governed by a board of directors. The mission of MilkWorks is to create a healthier community by helping

MilkWorks Celebrates Ten Years!

Dr. Kathy Leeper, a pediatrician who specializes in breastfeeding medicine, is the medical director at MilkWorks. mothers breastfeed their babies. A variety of educational, support and clinical services are provided by a breastfeeding medicine specialist, board certified lactation consultants, breastfeeding educators and a registered dietician. Clinical services are not denied based upon ability to pay and many of the support services are provided at no cost. All of the proceeds from babyworks, a retail shop selling quality and functional baby products, support the clinical and educational programs at MilkWorks. For additional information, visit

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On June 4th and July 16th volunteers are hosting two fundraising events to assure that MilkWorks remains a resource in the Lincoln community for new families. A Milk & Cookies Cocktail Party and Dessert Tasting will be held Saturday, June 4th, at the home of Tim and Patti Gardner in the beautiful Southfork neighborhood.

The event will feature a signature milk-based cocktail and signature cookie along with a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $40 each. Families are also invited to a Festival at Prairie Hill Learning Center on Saturday morning, July 16th. This outdoor event will include children’s activities, light refreshments and music by Curt Bright of the String Beans. Cost is $15 per family. Registration is available online at www.milkworks.org or by stopping at MilkWorks, at 5930 South 58th in the Trade Center.

Wendy’s Kids‌Meet Stephaney

Stephaney is a sweet and charming 16 year old girl. She loves shopping, jewelry and playing with make-up. She enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends. She is an energetic gal who likes to stay active playing sports, including her favorites, swimming, volleyball and basketball. She also enjoys baking in her free time; however, her favorite foods are macaroni, cereal and oatmeal. Stephaney states that one of her favorite things about school is learning. She admits that she

does struggle a bit with Math and English. Her favorite subjects are Science and History. When Stephaney grows up, she would like to become a pediatric nurse. Stephaney describes herself as pretty and kind. When asked what she would like in a family, she said that she wants a family that “doesn’t hit kids� or is “mean�. As most teenagers, she would also like a family that allows her to have some personal space and freedom. Stephaney would do best in a home that could provide consistency, structure, supervision and appropriate modeling regarding building healthy relationships. It will be important that Stephaney continue to have contact with her siblings and that these relationships continue to grow and remain a part of her life. Please contact Lisa Kelly, Adoptive Family Recruiter, at (402) 661-3135 for further information.


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Baby’s Directory of Services Ager Indoor Play Center

Classes for ages 6 mos-5 yrs: music, arts & crafts, watercolor painting, and play group. Sessions begin every month. Play Center is open Mon-Sat for indoor play. Admission is $2.75/person, 12 mos and under free.

1300 S. 27th St 441-6788 (recorded info); 402-441-6792; web: parks.lincoln.ne.gov

babyworks, the boutique at MilkWorks. Find practical items like hip baby slings and designer diaper bags, Miracle Blankets and cute nursing clothes. Indulge your stylish baby with Robeez or PediPeds footwear or cuddly Little Giraffe blankets. Check out our new space for baby showers! Baby registry available. Open daily.

In the Trade Center at 58th and Old Cheney 402-423-6402 www.milkworks.org

circle ME

circle ME is a natural family resource specializing in cloth diapers, baby carriers, wood toys, diaper bags and much more. Our vision is that peace will be extended to all those who visit; that the children will be nursed and carried upon the hip; that the entire family would be comforted.

402-435-6767 • 3120 ‘O’ St. www.circleme.me

COMPLETE Children’s Heath

Lincoln’s most innovative pediatric practice is accepting new babies at each of our locations. Complete Children’s Health provides health care to babies, children and adolescents. Call to schedule a prenatal appointment with a pediatrician today!

Kindermusik

FREE Preview Classes! Listen & Move; Play & Grow! Kindermusik–the most trusted music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, & young children. Our university-trained music educators provide quality, positive instruction.

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Kindermusik of Lincoln

Kindermusik of Lincoln, Infant Music and Sign Language is Lincoln’s longest running Kindermusik program. Directed by Shawna Gordon, it features music, movement and ASL combined for the total development of your infant.

(402) 465-5600 3901 Pine Lake Road, Suite 210 3262 Salt Creek Circle • 8201 Northwoods Drive

2935 Pine Lake Rd (across from South Pointe Mall)

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402-770-1486 South & Southeast locations

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Family Fun at the Market every Tuesday from June 7th – Oct. 11th. St. Paul UCC (corner of 13th & F Street) will be having a Farmers Market every Tuesday evening from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Area vendors will be selling farm fresh produce and handmade crafts. FREE live music and cooking demonstrations! NEW this year are FREE hands-on activities for youth … make a craft, play a game, talk to a vendor, learn something new! Something for the whole family! “BIG BANG” Market Kick-Off is on July 5th with give-aways, & prizes. Join us on Tuesday evenings for family fun at the St. Paul UCC Farmers Market, 13th & F Street.

Personalized Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents in the Lincoln Area for more than 40 years.

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Summer Supervison by Paul Ries, LCSW

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ith summer approaching our house, like just about any other, is in the planning and organization mode. We are looking at what camp to enroll the children in and what our family vacation may be. But the real challenges are the day-to-day changes that occur during the summer. The summer break for children, although needed and necessary, has the potential to throw our delicately balanced life into chaos. Some of the challenges are clear-cut with the type of summer supervision children need. When transportation to different activities is needed one great option to consider is an in-home provider or sitter but make sure to take all the measures necessary to ensure you make the safest and most competent choice possible. Request that they consent to, or provide you with, a background check. In my experience, I’ve found that talking to other parents about their sitters can tell you a lot about their character and skill-levels. I’ve even found wonderful providers at the local universities. Check references and ask questions about their decision-making skills, organization and reliability. Look for qualities that make that person qualified to take care of your children. In-home care can be a great option for some fami-

lies. (We have had wonderful experiences.) You may find that the value of having children at home and active with their siblings and in the neighborhood builds their connections to others in the community. They can also pitch in around the house during the day by completing simple chores and developing their responsibilities around the home. I try to build in time during the day to make unannounced returns to the home to check in on how things are going. I also ask the children about their day. I become concerned if the children have changes in personality or show great resistance to having this person care for them. You also want to talk to children about stranger danger, boundaries and the importance of telling an adult if they are concerned about any of these things. You should review these same safety issues with any provider you choose, be it an inh o m e , agency or home-based provider. Another option for summer supervison, for short periods of time — up to three or four hours — is to consider using your middle school or high school aged

child. Although this can be a fine solution for some families, age alone should be the last factor to consider when making this decision. Make sure your child demonstrates strong organizational and responsibility skills by handing in all homework on time, doing chores without being asked or communicating with you about scheduling plans from their activities. They should also be trustworthy. Children who adhere to expectations, take responsibility for their actions and communicate about these challenges are demonstrating these attributes. If you decide that your child is ready for this responsibility make sure you discuss daily expectations

with all your children. Make sure they have activities planned to help structure their time. Have your child complete a baby-sitting class and know when to call 911 for help. Have all emergency contact information in one

location and be aware of adult neighbors who will be home if needed. Follow up each day of supervison by asking how things went and attempt to problem solve if there were struggles. Above all be sure to have a fun and safe summer!

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The Dog Days Of Summer by Alisa Eichorn, Director of Education & Volunteers Capital Humane Society

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t’s that time of year when the weather is hot and so are the animals. Swimming pools and lakes are busy places for people to go during the summertime. But, don’t forget about your pets! When it’s hot, it’s important that you give your pets some extra love. Here are some tips to make sure that you are doing all you can to keep your pets safe from those sizzling temperatures during the dog days of summer. Our pets get awfully thirsty when it’s hot outside. It’s important to make sure you have enough water for them, especially if they’re going to be outside for an extended period of time. Cats and dogs have very few sweat glands, and most of those are in the footpads. Your cat or dog’s way of cooling is by panting, with his tongue hanging out by at least a mile, to show he’s hot and ready for a gulp of H20. Keep in mind not to give your animal too much water. Instead, give him small amounts of cool water to drink. Moving cool air across his tongue is their only means of lowering his body

temperature. Find your pet a cool place to stay during those warm days. If they are outside for long periods of time, consider giving them access to a baby pool with a safe amount of water that won’t be too much for them. Clean the pool out on a regular basis, so mosquitoes don’t visit the area. Your pets should be on heartworm medication from at least March to November, or the entire year. Also make sure there is plenty of shade for your pets to find. Don’t leave your pets in your vehicle when it’s really hot. They can over-

heat in a matter of minutes and it can sometimes result in death. During the summer, it is best to play outdoors with your pets and walk your dogs during the cooler part of the day. That way you can avoid overheating or over exhaustion of you and your pets. If you notice them looking for shade and taking a break while playing or walking, that’s a sign that they need to stop. When it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for our pets. Heat related illnesses and death are more common with people during hot humid days and our

pets are at an even greater risk. If your animal becomes overheated, you should seek veterinary care immediately. Be on the lookout for heavy panting, red mucous membranes, a rapid pulse, a high temperature and if the legs, nose and ears feel hot. One final tip to keep in mind is do not shave their fur if it’s not normally clipped. What looks like a hot heavy coat to humans is actually good insulation for a pet. A healthy, wellgroomed coat actually keeps heat out, protects delicate skin from sunburn and regulates body temperature.

Kids Against Hunger Summer Concert Series June 26, July 24, August 21 and September 11

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he second annual Kids Against Hunger free-will concert series returns to Lincoln! Kicking off the series on Sunday, June 26th is Jim Curry—mark your calendars now for this special John Denver Tribute and down-home barbeque. On July 24th, the Blackwood Brothers will take you back to a sim-

• New Location in Bethany Plaza – 1109 N Cotner Avenue

pler time performing their spirit-centered gospel music. World-class tenor George Dyer performs a mix of Broadway classics, gospel, love songs, along with a little light opera—a real crowd pleaser you won’t want to miss on August 21st. As a special treat and grand finale, The Lettermen are tentatively scheduled to perform on September 11th, celebrating Patriot’s Day! Approximately 5000 people attended last year’s concert series with all proceeds directly benefiting Lincoln Kids Against Hunger. This is a humanitarian effort whose goal is to reduce hunger locally and starvation globally. In a warehouse in north Lincoln, volunteers ages five and up package and prepare food for distri-

bution. Last year, the Summer Concert Series raised enough money to feed 620 children for an entire year! This year, the goal is to feed 1200 children! Learn more about the problem, the organization and different ways to get involved: www.kahlincoln.org or call (402) 770-4532. Concerts will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 84th & Pioneers Blvd. These are freewill concerts and general seating is available on a first come/first served basis with doors opening at 6:15 PM. If you are interested in a Preferred Seating option or Corporate Sponsorship (receiving reserved seating) please call Larry Fuerst at (402) 488-0002 or DeeDee Neil at (402) 770-4532 . Pictures of the artists can be found by going to their websites: w w w. j i m c u r r y m u s i c . c o m , www.blackwoodbrothers.com, and www.georgedyer.com

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Come Discover Our World with Your Librarian’s Summer Favorites! by Vicki Wood, Youth Services Supervisor, and the Lincoln City Libraries Youth Services Staff

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s we bask in these brief spring days of exceptional warmth, our thoughts naturally turn to summer. For families, this is a time to slow down, spend more time together and, hopefully, read, read, read! The ever-helpful librarians at Lincoln City Libraries would like to offer ideas for some excellent books for children from toddler to teen. Our theme this summer is One World, Many Stories and the following suggestions all offer children glimpses into the diversity of our world and its many cultures. Picture books offer a visual, as well as textual experience for young readers. The soft watercolor illustrations in Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong, illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan feature a look at the Vietnamese countryside and village life in this gentle story of Mai, a young Vietnamese girl, who feeds the caged sparrows in a temple, starting a series of good deeds that eventually come back to her. Totally different in tone is Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. Two cousins, one in the United States and one in Mexico, share their experiences through the year, finding much in common and hoping for a face-to-face meeting on each other’s turf.

Everywhere the Cow says “Moo!” by Ellen Slusky Weinstein, is a delightful book that provides different words for animal sounds (with correct pronunciations at the back of the book). The fun-to-say animal sounds are in English, Spanish, French and Japanese. Poetry is a universal language and veteran author Lee Bennet Hopkins has collected a set of beautiful poems by favorite authors featuring large watercolors of children from different cultures, but experiencing universal emotions in Amazing Faces. Despite its strict structural rules, the haiku format works remarkably well for a variety of subjects, Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin features a homeless cat that takes the reader through his life in an animal shelter to his loving adoption. Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat is a picture book

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for an older audience. A young boy describes the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and how he survived being trapped in his home for eight days. What a Wonderful World, by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, contains vibrant illustrations by Ashley Bryan which accompany the words of the song made famous by Louis Armstrong. Enjoy looking for Louis in the illustrations and play a CD of the song for full effect! Those just launching into chapter books, will enjoy, The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman featuring a resourceful Mexican girl tries to recover her dream from the Dream Stealer. Children’s literature is full of inspirational books portraying the strength of children in war time. Unfortunately these harrowing tales have taken place in many places and throughout human history. Here’s a sampling of titles we’ve recently received for upper elementary or middle school students. In Annexed, author Sharon Dogar tells the story of Anne Frank’s family ordeal through the eyes of Peter, also hiding in a home in Amsterdam with the Frank family. Salva’s story of survival in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya

in A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is based on a true story of a young boy, separated from his family, like so many other children in the Sudanese civil war. Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai takes place in San Francisco in 2001. Fadi and his family have escaped Taliban controlled Afghanistan, but have accidently left Fadi’s younger sister behind in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Upper elementary-age fans of fantasy and adventure will enjoy Wolven by Di Toft, a novel set in England. Twelve-year-old Nat befriends what he thinks is a rough mutt and discovers he is a shape shifter who must help him foil a dastardly plot involving werewolves.

Ancient Egypt is a source fascination for many young readers and there are many marvelous wonders in Pharaoh’s Boat by David L. Weitzman. Meticulously created, hieroglyphic-like illustrations along with a detailed text reveal the riddle of reconstructing a regal boat commissioned by Cheops, the Pharaoh, to journey into the afterlife.


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Camp Information Preschool Camp Member - $75 Non-member - $90 Drop off at 8:30 a.m. Pick up at 11:30 a.m.

Elementary Camp Member - $160 Non-member - $185

All museum camps are taught by highly educated and innovative instructors.

Drop off at 8 a.m. Pick up at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or call 402-477-4000.

Member - $160 Non-member - $185

Junior Camp Drop off at 8 a.m. Pick up at 5 p.m. Overnight

Member - $75 Non-member - $90

Includes: Valentino’s Pizza Slice, Breadstick & Pop (While Supplies Last)

Starts at 7 p.m. Friday Ends at 4 p.m. Saturday

Sugar Free Allstars

High-Energy Kids’ Rock| Oklahoma City, OK

June 23

The String Beans

Local Favorites Reunite | Lincoln, NE

June 30

Mr. Stinky Feet

Parents’ Choice Award Winner | Kansas City, MO

July 7

Summer 2011

Mike Mennard

Coming in May to the museum’s Discovery Gallery is an exciting new exhibit called Ball Works. Children of all ages will have a ball, engineering and experimenting with acceleration, gravity, motion, and velocity.

Wholesome Wackiness | Lincoln, NE

July 14

The Littleague

Positive Children’s Hip Hop | Denver, CO

July 21

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Fusion of Bluegrass and Rock| Minneapolis, MN

Ball Works will allow visitors to build and manipulate pathways for balls to move about. Ramps, tubing, and more will be available for children and adults to construct and experiment. This new exhibit will be a ball of fun for the whole family!

Additional Support From

Marilyn R. Gorham

First National Bank

LincolnChildrensMuseum.org (402) 477-4000

1420 P Street

Lincoln, NE 68508


Lincoln Kids Summer 2011 Issue Second Section • Pages 21-40

Welcome to our fat cat middle section!

Summer Camps Summer Articles & Events Directories for Children’s Birthdays, Lessons, Childcare & Restaurants

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Lincoln Kids! SWIMTASTIC SWIM SCHOOL IS COMING TO LINCOLN!

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Comfortable Environment: Warm, 90° water helps children to relax, have fun and learn to swim naturally. Pool Time: Small class sizes give each child more swim time and teacher attention. Individual Attention: Our small class sizes allow the teacher to tailor the lesson to the individual needs of each child.

NOW REGISTERING FOR 2011 ASK ABOUT OUR CHARTER PROGRAM (402) 489-SWIM

Professional Teachers: Trained teachers who love children and know how to teach your child to swim the proper strokes, independently. Lincoln | (402) 489-SWIM (7946) | www.swimtastic.com

2 thousand Eleven Summer programs created to enlighten, entertain, expand, and broaden your child’s horizons.

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New Collaborative Kids Camp Across Lincoln by Natalie Nelson, LUX Center for the Arts, Education Director

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very exciting new weeklong kids camp that allows your child to explore science, technology, art, history, nature and zoology is coming! Camp Across Lincoln is a community wide collaboration of five Lincoln top hot spots for families and kids; Lincoln Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum; Lincoln Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zoo; LUX Center for the Arts; Morrill Hall; and Pioneers Park Nature Center. Each day, during the week of July 24-29, your child will learn and play at a different location. This is such a unique, creative and well-rounded educational camp for children ages 6-9 years of age. There is nothing like it in Lincoln where so many inspiring organizations are coming together to provide high-quality creation,

exploration, and learning. During this camp, your child will spend time at the Lincoln Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum exploring science projects and technology. Then they will go on a wild zoofari at Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zoo where they will experience animal encounters. Have them embrace their inner artists at the LUX Center for the Arts where they will be a potter and painter who creates their own bowl and paints a canvas while learning about famous Nebraska artists. From there they will travel to space at Morrill Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Planetarium and go fossil digging as an archaeologist. Finally your child will head into the outdoors to learn about the wetlands of Nebraska at Pioneers Park Nature Center. Each child will hand screen-print their own Camp Across Lincoln tee-shirt at the LUX Center during the week.

This camp will run Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Friday, July 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;29th from 9am - 4pm and is open to children ages 6-9 years of age. Camp tuition is $210 for the entire week. Register soon as space is limited and filling up! Parents and guardians are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children at that daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; specific location. At the conclusion of each day your child will receive a packet including information about the organization they attended, the activities and projects they worked on, as well as information about where their next day of camp will be held. For more information about registration please contact Natalie Nelson at (402) 466-8692 or at natalie@luxcenter.org, or visit the Camp Across Lincoln website located under the camps section on: lincolnchildrensmuseum.org.

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Creative Arts Camp

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Art projects, music, movement, fun snacks & more! Classes are led by experts in each area. Before & After Extended Care Available

Contact Suzanne Schneider

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Lincoln Kids!

...plus private school, preschool and after school Directory Name Aspen Child Development Center

CEDARS

Area of Town

Program

Southeast

6:30am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. 91st and Pine Lake Rd. area. Nature at our doorstep! 6 wks – 12 yrs with transportation to local schools. Discounts with specific local businesses.

North Central, Airpark & Downtown

Focusing on school readiness, we offer secure, nurturing environments to children ages 6wks–12yrs. Includes before & after school programs at Clinton and Hartley Schools. Programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) &/or the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Title XX accepted. Call now to enroll your child today!

Children’s Choice Learning Cntr. Centennial Mall

Downtown

Now enrolling ages 6 wks–5 years. Open 6:30am to 6:00pm. Literacy based curriculum that offers exciting hands-on experiences for all ages! Title XX accepted!

Christ Kids Child Care

Central

Christ Kids provides quality programming by an experienced and trained staff, taught with a Christian perspective. For Infants – 5th grade. Children grow academically, physically, socially and spiritually. Our safe, nurturing environment with small class sizes makes this a great place for kids. • • • Now Registering for Summer School–Age Program. • • •

South

New facility. High-quality care & Early Childhood Education Program for ages 6wks-12 yrs. Open 7am-6pm, Mon.–Fri. Theme based curriculum–developmentally appropriate for each age group. Enhancement of your child’s intellectual, physical, social & emotional well-being. Sign-language, music, & hands-on projects in a fun, safe, secure environment. Large Playground with a 5-sided structure. Healthy snacks/meals provided. Educated teachers. Title XX accepted.

Colorful Minds Child Development Center

Craneview Kids Daycare Center Dimensions First-Plymouth Early Education Programs

Dual Language Preschool Fingerprints

Northeast Central South

Location(s) & phone 402-483-5511 • 9300 Heritage Lakes Drive aspencdc.com

Open 6am-6pm. Ages 6wks to 12 yrs. Accepting Title XX. Age appropriate curriculums. Parent Involvement. Director: Andrea Lenhoff. Owner: Gina Email: craneviewkids@hotmail.com Web: www.craneviewkids.com

402-434-KIDS (5437) cedars-kids.org

100 Centennial Mall N. (in the Federal Building) 402-437-5757 Centrally located at 43rd and Sumner St 402-483-7774 ext. 110 www.christschools.org 7244 S. 29th St. • 402-421-MIND (6463)

www.colorfulminds.net

4330 Cornhusker Hwy

(402) 464-0174

Quality early education program using Dimensions Educational Foundation Research program for children 6 weeks–preschool. Summer programs for K–5th grade. Visit dimensionsfoundation.org for information or online forms. Openings available!

located in First-Plymouth Church, 20th & D Sts.

Our thematic content supports language development in both English & Spanish and allows preschoolers of all language backgrounds to have fun while playing & learning kindergarten readiness skills. Openings currently available! M/W/F, 9–11:30 a.m.

Irving Rec Center, 2010 Van Dorn, 402-441-7954, or parks.lincoln.ne.gov

402-476-8304

Child Development

Northeast

Featuring an educational curriculum for all ages in a loving Christian environment! Child Care Program (6:30 am-6:00 pm) • 6 weeks through age 12. Qualified Teachers. Come be Part of our Growing World!

7800 Holdrege 402-467-4503

Highlands Academy

Northwest

Child Development & Family Resource Center. Ages 6 wks–12 years. Full time Care. Preschool Curriculum. Special Parents Night!

5901 NW 1st Street 402-476-2223

Central

A caring and loving environment for your child to grow.

2001 South 11th Street 402-474-6275

Immanuel Lutheran Preschool

Kellyʼs Kids Learning and Development Center

Kids Imagination Station Krayon Campus

Northwest Near South Central

Newer child care center featuring developmentally appropriate curriculum, healthy homemade meals, caring teachers, & a larger outdoor play area. Ages 6wks-5 years accepted, open 7am-6pm M-F. Title XX assistance accepted. Ages 6 weeks – 11. Licensed childcare, pre-school program, school-age Homework help. Theme based curriculum. Open 6:30AM–6:00PM. Child development centers that care for your child’s Individual needs. Ages 6 Weeks–12 Years. Curriculum Based. Nutritious Hot Meals. Title XX accepted. Transportation to LPS area schools. Open Monday–Friday 6:30am-6pm.

Little Learners Preschool and Academy

Southeast

Living Faith Daycare

Northeast

Nurturing Christian Environment. We accept children 6 wks to 12 years. Follow USDA Food Program requirements. Before/after school care and summer program for school-aged children. Open 6:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri.

Central

Montessori prepared classrooms. Morning Toddler program for 18 mos–3 years. Morning, afternoon or all day Preschool programs for ages 3–6. Spanish classes included in Preschool program. Music Therapy classes included for 18 mos–3 years.

Montessori School For Young Children Northeast Family Center Pioneers Park Nature Center Preschool Page 24 • lincolnkidsinc.com

Northeast West

Academic-based, Christian preschool with Extended Care hours 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sanine Beck, Director

PT & FT licensed childcare, ages 6 weeks–5 years. 2, 3 & 5-day AM & PM licensed preschool program. Academy of Rock classes throughout Lincoln. Preschool, elementary and middle school summer camps.

Animals + Plants + Hikes = learning through discovery + creating a lifelong connection to nature. Preschool and PreK classes.

4901 NW 1st Street 402477-4901 www.kellyskidsldc.com 1320 &1338 South Street 402-475-0300 6001 Normal Blvd.

402-486-4847 6400 S 70th St

• 402-840-1196

(70th & Hwy 2) • MyLittleLearners.com

5910 Holdrege St. 464-5410 4727 A Street • 402-489-4366 www.msyc.net 6220 Logan Ave. • 402-471-3700 www.NFCLincoln.org West end of Pioneers Park 402-441.7895 parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter/preschool


Lincoln Kids! ...and this page has even more great places to know about.

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Name

Area of Town

Prairie Hill Learning Center Montessori

Far South

Program

Location(s) & phone

Ages 18 mo. thru 8th grade. Open 7am-6pm. Care of farm animals, close to nature, family atmosphere. Elementary Program.

7 miles South of Lincoln on Hwy 77

402-438-6668 www.prairiehill.com

East

Nestled on 80 gorgeous acres east of Lincoln, we offer your child a special and unique experience. New facility. Spacious accommodations, developmental learning centers, and the natural setting of a country school all provide for a wholesome atmosphere.

143rd “O” St. • 402-488-0012

N. Central

Our small preschool program allows for eight children in the classroom at a time. We accept children ages 2½ to 5 at the start of the school year and have part-time and full-time options available.

(402) 484-6016

St. Mark’s Preschool/KIDZONE inc.

Southeast

Infants-5th grade. Family friendly, faith-based early care & education program providing language/literacy and social/emotional development, creative arts, math, science & dance. All in a safe, nurturing environment. Title XX accepted. Transportation provided to area schools. Call for a tour or more information.

Sandeeʼs Place Childcare

Central

A clear case of quality childcare for children 6 wks–13 years old. Great program for the whole child. Caring staff that helps support the working parent! Open 6am–5:30pm, Mon-Fri. Preschool & School age program.

The Childʼs View

South

Open 7:15 to 5:45 pm. Ages 18 months to 6 years. Part time or full time. Professionally Certified/Degreed staff.

Prairieview Preschool Professors Row Montessori

Montessori

Trinity Infant & Child Care Centers

Near Downtown & Far South (new!)

1433 North 38th Street 8550 Pioneers Blvd. • 402-489-6051 www.stmarks.org

3101 “C” St. 402-476-KIDS (5437) Web: Sandeesplacechildcare.com

3341 Pioneers Blvd. 402-484-8277

Trinity provides a developmentally appropriate child care program for children ages 6wks-12yrs. Family friendly center offers daily music, art, literacy, outdoor play, field trips, dance, & home cooked meals. New 2nd location! Trinity Child Care at Village Gardens at 56th & Pine Lake Rd. Call today!

1345 S. 16th • 402-475-9731 7130 Kentwell Lane • 402-421-0184

Westminster Presbyterian Church 2110 Sheridan Blvd. 402-475-6702 ext 103 wpslincoln.org

Westminster Preschool

South

Quality, licensed Christian preschool educational program for children 3 – 5 years old. 5 different AM and PM classes. Extended care open 7:30am-9am & 11:30am to 5:30pm. Both school year and summer classes available. NAEYC accredited,

Williamsburg Village

South

Literacy focused, family friendly program for children 6wks-12yrs. Theme based curriculum offering many special family events, dance, & nutritious meals made/prepared on-site by experienced cook. M-F 6:30am – 6pm.

Child Development Center

Kitra Deger-Director

3301 Orwell St.

402-423-KIDS (5437)

Prices & Specials subject to change without notice.

Family Friendly Restaurants Name

Type of Food American Grill

Applebeeʼs Amigos/ Kings Classic

Mexican & American

Great Harvest Bread Company

Greenfieldʼs Pancake House & Restaurant

Breads, Sweets & Lunch Family

Grisantiʼs

Italian

Valentinoʼs

Italian

Kid Specials

Location(s)

Kids’ meals are only 99¢ on Wednesdays! Available for dine in only at participating Applebee’s locations. Good toward kids’ meal items for children 12 and under. Fast & Friendly place for the family. 6 Kids’ Meals to choose from – Cheesy Burritos to Cheeseburgers to Chicken Bites. Meals include drink, fries, and an ice cream treat! Half price Kid’s Meal EVERY DAY from 5–7pm with $4 adult purchase.

Kid Meal Deals & Where Kid s Can Eat for Free

40th & Old Cheney • Westfield Gateway Mall 3951 N. 27th Street • 11th & ‘O’ Downtown 5701 NW 1st, 29th & Cornhusker, 48th & Leighton, 4700 W. Huntington, 63rd & Havelock, Coddington & West A, 5650 N. 33rd., 14th & Q, 27th & Capitol, 55th & O, Westfield Mall, 70th & A, 16th & South, 14th & Hwy 2, 14th & Pine Lake Rd., 56th & Old Cheney

Made-from-scratch whole grain breads & sweets. Kid-friendly whole grain sandwiches, fresh bread for lunch-packing, and great school snack ideas. Special area just for kids. Kids receive free cookie after turning in a coloring sheet! Espresso drinks for parents! Call about our tours!

The Best Breakfasts in Town. Smiley Face Pancake, Eggs, Bacon French Toast, Chicken Fingers, Grilled Cheese & Burgers, too.

Bambino Nights: Monday nights kids ages 10 & under eat free from kid’s menu! One child per adult entree purchased. Between 4 p.m. and closing. Tuesday’s Kids Eat FREE Buffet all day! Clowns and FREE Cotton Candy! Included in the price of the buffet on Thursday’s: Kids make their own individual pizza! 5:30–7:30pm. Kids’ Super Saturday: 11 am–2 pm! Clowns & Face Painting from 12 - 2 pm! Special Kids' Buffet each day. Some restrictions apply.

4815 Old Cheney Road • 402-421-0195 www.GreatHarvestLincoln.com 7900 South 84th (87th & Hwy 2 across from Walmart)

402-420-3232 • www.greenfieldsToGo.com

6820 “O” Street

402-464-8444

2701 S 70th St. • 402-437-9177 Summer 2011 Page 25


Lincoln Kids!

Capital Birthday Ideas Party Directory Prices & Specials subject to change without notice.

Place

Fun Features

Ager Indoor Play Center

The Active Party Place! Open hours and after hours rentals available. Special play areas for those 2 and under and 3 and over.

The Bead People

Add fun & creativity to your boy’s or girl’s birthday party by making The Bead People! We provide the beads, materials, and guidance for your party goers to make their very own 2 inch person. Each child takes home a unique “bead person” that they made themselves! No two are ever the same!

Capital City Gymnastics Champions Fun Center

Lincoln Childrenʼs Museum

1300 S. 27th St 441-6788 (recorded info); 402-441-6792; web: parks.lincoln.ne.gov 402-421-6949 Nicci Walla

“We come to your location!”

or Visit www.thebeadpeople.org for more information.

A Birthday Party with 3 Party Package Options – Featuring a zip line, 18' inflatable slide, and 15'x15' bouncer. Plus, foam pit, trampoline and spring floor. Inflatables also available for outside rental.

5030 N. 57th • 402-464-9692

Best Birthday Parties Ever! Gold package includes a Party Hero, free t-shirt to decorate,

402-434-7066 www.championsfuncenter.com

mystery gift, two activities; choose from bowling, adventure maze, go-karts, mini golf, free fall or water wars, tokens, face painting or balloon animals, pizza & pop, dippin dots & cupcakes.

www.capitalcitygymnastics.net

Make Laser Quest Your Party Headquarters! Laser Quest, an interactive adventure game of laser tag and hide & seek, provides intense fun for birthday parties, team celebrations, family reunions and group events. Check us out www.laserquest.com

Laser Quest Larson Lifestye Center

Location(s) & phone

68th & “P” Street (East Park Plaza)

402-465-5522

Have your next pool party at Larson Lifestyleʼs Warm Water pool! Variety of birthday party options to fit any budget. Join us for swimming and bring your gifts and cake for our party room. Call us today for more information. Celebrate at the Museum! Birthday packages start at $60 & include admission, 1 hour rental in a themedecorated party room (Pirates, Safari, Tea Party, or Sports) that includes balloons, party favors, drinks & paper ware. Museum Members receive a 10% discount. Parties can be booked online at LincolnChildrensMuseum.org

51st & Bancroft • 402-486-2525 www.larsonlifestylecenter.com 1420 P ST, Lincoln, NE LincolnChildrensMuseum.org

402-477-4000

Visit www.lincolnzoo.org/visit or call 402-475-6741 ext 120 for more information.

Lincoln Childrenʼs Zoo

The wildest birthday place in town just got better! We have added a new indoor air conditioned space that can seat up to 90. Four birthday party packages to choose from starting at $130 (10% disc. for Zoo members). Party rooms are also available to rent for family or business gatherings.

Lincoln Grand Cinema

Book a party in our party room, right off our arcade! Discounts on concessions, free admission for the birthday child, and a tour of our projection booth if requested.

Lost In Fun

Where the Outdoor comes in! All season indoor fun for all ages. Huge wooden playsets, foam pit, video games, giant inflatable jumpers, birthday rooms, snack area. Call or see our website for details.

LUX Center for the Arts

Celebrate at the LUX Center! Embrace your inner artist and choose from a variety of projects including: clay mugs or plates, screen printing t-shirts and tote bags, group painting and printmaking. Each guest makes their own piece of art!

Madsenʼs Bowling

Have a Bowling Party. Kids love our bumper bowling. Includes cake, pop, balloons and a “personalized” bowling pin gift for the birthday child! Ask about Jr. Pool & Bowling Leagues!

Mahoney State Park

Indoor Playground & Rock Climbing Simulator, $60 for package of ten. 90 minute sessions, $3 each additional person, 30 people max. Seasonal park activities! Call for details.

daily park entry permit or annual state park sticker required for entrance to the park.

PartyArty at Paint Yourself Silly! Come unleash your inner artist. 100’s of pieces to choose from. Pottery painting fun for all ages.

Downtown in the Haymarket: 701 P Street • 402-474-1010 Near 70th & Pioneers: 4107 Pioneer Woods • 402-486-1010

Paint Yourself Silly Pioneers Park Nature Center

Owls, snakes, bugs and the great outdoors are eager to make your child's birthday a special one.

Prairie Life Fitness

Have an exciting party at Prairie Life! Lots to choose from: Pool Party, an Inner Tube Water Basketball Party, a Mini-gym Party, a Dance or Cheer Party with choreographer Heather Goers. Include a cake, ice cream, snacks or balloons. Add a Party Host to help with the activities. Non-members welcome!

SeiShinKan Karate

Have a karate party! Have fun kicking pads, jumping rope, kicking bags, and have lots of fun. No experience necessary! You bring the cake, we clean up the mess. No per child charge.

University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall YMCA-Cooper, Fallbrook & Northeast Branch Page 26 • www.lincolnkidsinc.com

One-of-a-Kind Party Room! Every child deserves a birthday that will go down in History...Natural History! Have your next pool party at the Y! The YMCA offers a variety of birthday party options to fit any child. Join us to swim, climb the climbing wall or have one of our themed birthday parties. Parties start at $65. Call for more information. Or visit: www.ymcalincoln.org

Call 402-323-6721 for details 8431 Cody Drive (15th & Yankee Hill) (402) 261-0440 • www.lostinfun.com

2601 N. 48th Street • 466-8692 www.luxcenter.org

47th & Dudley • 402-467-3249 2 blks south of 48th& Holdrege

402-944-2523, Ext. 7122 2 Great Locations

West end of Pioneers Park 402.441.7895 parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter/birthdays.htm

Prairie Life Fitness • 1305 S. 70th

402-483-2322 ask for Diane 4019 So. 48th • 402-420-5455 Morrill Hall on the UNL Campus 402-472-2637

• www.museum.unl.edu/birthdays

Cooper - 6767 S. 14th St Northeast - 2601 N. 70th FallBrook - 700 Penrose Dr.

402-323-6412 402-434-9262 402-323-6444


Lincoln Kids!

Children’s Lessons Directory Prices & Specials subject to change without notice.

Name

Instruction Music, Rock Bands

Academy of Rock Alice Bowen

Piano

Anomolie Christian Childrenʼs Theater

Musicals Acting, Writing Special Needs

Art Planet Atkinson Music Studio

Violin & Viola

Program

Location(s) & phone

Northeast Family Center’s youth music program for preschool elementary, middle & high school students teaches kids how to play music as rock bands. No experience necessary. Night/Weekend classes available. Financial assistance available.

Private lessons include theory classes with ensembles and performance opportunities. Group lessons available for beginners. Ages 4–Adult. Call for more information or an interview.

6220 Logan Avenue • 402-471-1828 Visit our website: www.academyofrock.org

2501 South 20th St. • 402-435-0386

Children’s acting and musical theater classes for ages 7-13. Classes held Wednesday nights 6:30-8pm at Lincoln Berean Church. Cost is $95 which covers the entire semester.

Lincoln Berean Church, S. 70th & Hwy 2 Email: anomolie@mac.com Web: www.anomolie.com

A special needs art studio for students of all ages. Through the use of art, students develop functional social skills & personal expression in a safe & fun environment. Students with Asperger’s & high functioning autism encouraged to register. Experienced instructor with Master’s Degree. Three Week Adventures in Art: M–F am. June 6-24, June 26-July 15, & July 17-Aug 5. Small classes.

Private Suzuki and modified violin and viola lessons. All levels. Over 20 years experience. Laura Atkinson.

Tamara Weber • 402-610-2295 www.artplanetlincoln.com

South Central • 402-474-0302 Lincoln

Bailey Music Studio

Flute, Piano, Beginning Band

Private Lessons integrated with music history, theory, and composition for all ages. Master of Music with 15 years of experience. First lesson is FREE! Contact Jennifer Bailey for more information.

27th & South Street Area

Blue Raven Music Studio

Guitar, Bass Piano & More

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drum, Mandolin, Banjo, Violin, Viola, Voice & Harmonica instruction for all ages. All styles taught beginners–advanced. Fun, positive learning environment. Band/Orchestra Instrument Rentals! Reduced rate classes for kids ages 5–8.

3835 South 48th St. (across from Union College)

Campus Recreation

Swimming

Capital City Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Childrenʼs Music Academy at Harris Music Studio

Early Childhood Piano

Christina Emra Buchholz

Piano

Glenda Dietrich Moore

Art Music Lessons & Classes

Harris Music Studio LearningRx

Learning & Reading

Miss Heather’s Violin Studio Motions Dance Academy, LLC Nissaʼs String Studio

Violin, Viola, Voice Dance Violin, Viola Guitar, Piano, Bass

Individual, group, and parent/child swim lessons. Red Cross levels I-V. Ongoing sessions. Gymnastics classes for boys & girls ages 2 through 18. We promote an “I can do” attitude, building not only overall physical skills, but also “life skills”. FREE Preview Classes! Benefitting thousands of young music students nationwide, Children’s Music Academy students partner with parents in a unique, action-packed classroom setting. Experienced, university-trained music educators provide quality, positive instruction.

Art classes for ages 5 and up. Experienced teacher and professional artist. On-going sessions, small class sizes.

Cognitive skills, math & reading programs for students struggling in school with attention, comprehension, memory or reading. Personal 1-on-1 training. 3-6 month programs. At least a 2-year improvement guaranteed! Twenty-five years of musical experience teaching all levels–including gifted and highly gifted students and students with learning disabilities. Gain exposure to many styles of music while learning commitment, integrity and having fun. Ask about our “paid to practice” program.

Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Hip-Hop. Studio directed by Melissa Prettyman Meranda, B.A. in dance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Come and experience your child's passion for dance! Professional instruction in our NEW facility! Private lessons, group classes, chamber music, music technology, recitals, etc. Making music fun in a positive learning environment! Violin, fiddle, viola, acoustic & electric guitar, piano, mandolin, synthesizer, music technology, string bass, cello. Ages 3-adult. Home of the Spitfire Fiddle Band. Call Nissa today!

Tiger Rock TaeKwonDo Academy

TaeKwonDo

TaekwonDo lessons, life skills and personal development taught by Internationally Certified Instructors. For ages 4 plus. Starter Course for only $29! Call for details.

Youth Actors' Academy of Lincoln

Performing Arts Dance/ Cheer & Theater

UNL Campus 402-472-3467 Mabel Lee Hall Pool, University of Nebr

5030 N. 57th • 402-464-9692 www.capitalcitygymnastics.net 2935 Pine Lake Rd (across from South Pointe Mall)

402-423-7121 •

Youth Actors' Academy of Lincoln (YAAL), is a non-profit organization which provides beginning to advanced performing arts classes and performances. Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Repertory, Cheerleading, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement for 3-4 year olds, Wee Go Together for 2-3 year olds & their mom/dad/or special friend, plus Musical Theater!

www.HarrisMusicStudio.com

Call Christina at the Piano Studio

402-489-3140

emra@inebraska.com

Near 56th & South St.• 402-483-5308 email: creationenergy@windstream.net

PRIVATE and GROUP music instruction for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Theatre, Kindermusik, Children’s Music Academy, and Birthday Parties. Multiple, university-trained instructors provide convenient scheduling for the entire family!

Our small class sizes allow the teacher to tailor the lesson to the individual needs of each child. Warm 90° water helps children relax and have fun while learning.

Universal Dance Academy

402-486-0599 blueravenmusic.com

PAINLESS PIANO lessons for beginners. All ages welcome. Try our short starter course during school vacations! Beginning group and private lessons available from a Master Piano Teacher.

Swimming

Swimtastic Swim School–Lincoln

402-484-6809

2935 Pine Lake Rd (across from South Pointe Mall)

402-423-7121 •

HarrisMusicStudio.com

5555 South 48th • 402-477-5111 (6 training locations)

www.learningrx.com

402-484-7284 27th & Old Cheney area 8200 Cody Dr., Suite L (one block north of 14th & (402) 420-0579 www.motionsdance.net

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3900 South Street 402-440-1473

www.stringstudio.com

402-489-Swim (7946) www.swimtastic.com • 84th & Old Cheney • 27th & Pine Lake • 84th & Holdrege • 20th & Fletcher

and Firth, NE

402-483-1011

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Lincoln Kids!

2011 Camp & Summer Programs Directory Summer fun...

Art Planet Camps Bright Lights

Special needs art camps run M-Th for 3 hours in PM. Cartoon Camp: June 6-9, Paint Camp: July 25-28, Drawing Camp Aug 8-11. Students will work on social skill interactions and meet new friends while drawing life-size cartoons and painting like Van Gogh! Maximum five participants per class. www.artplanetlincoln.com or call Tamara 402-610-2295. See ad page 9.

Summer programs created to enlighten, entertain, expand, and broaden your child’s horizons. Registrater online. Summer 2011 dates: June 13-17; June 27-July 1; July 11-15. www.brightlights.org or 402-420-1115. See ad page 22.

Camp Invention

Led by local educators, the Camp Invention program is a fun-filled, weeklong adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades 1–6 in exciting investigations, experiments, and engineering challenges – promoting 21st century learning skills like creative problem solving & teamwork. Early discounts available; register today! www.campinvention.org or 800.968.4332

Camp Kitaki

Fantastic Summer Camps: 3, 7 and 14-day experiences for ages 7-17. Archery, Crafts, Swimming, Canoeing, Horseback Riding and more! Camp Kitaki also offers weekend campout events during the school year, family programs, and Outdoor Education opportunities for schools. Call 402-434-9222 or visit ymcalincoln.org/kitaki.

Camp Oasis

Affordable and unique Christ centered camps where safety and quality is #1. Overnight camps and day camps with bus transportation. Visit oasiscamps.org or call 402-791-2011. Just 25 minutes south of Lincoln in Firth. See their ad page 21.

Camp Sonshine Dimensions Early Education Prog.

Harris Music Studio Hart DanceCamp H.U.G.S.

Day camp for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Leadership training for 6th-8th grade. Go-karts, archery, fishing, crafts, bible discovery, outdoor skills, swimming and more! 13440 S 25th Street just minutes from Lincoln in Roca. Call 402-423-8746. www.CampSonshineMemories.org See ad page 31. Summer Discovery Days 2011, located in First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. Exciting Preschool and Elementary Experiences during June, July and August. Weekly themes. Morning and Afternoon Sessions. Extended hours available. Sessions still available. Online forms at dimensionsfoundation.org or (402) 476-8304 for information. Summer camps in music, theatre and Kindermusik. (402) 423-7121 or info@HarrisMusicStudio.com See ad pge 29.

Copelia, “A doll in a toy shop deams of becomng a real girl” for ages 4-12 July 18-22. Sleeping Beauty “The ballet version of the clasic fairytale.” for ages 3.5-12 July 25-29. Located at 48th & Calvert. call 402-488-9444. www.hartdance.com See ad on page 18. June 11. One day camp addressing grief at Lincoln Children’s Zoo for ages 5-18. hugscamp.com or (402) 488-1363. See article page 33.

La Petite Academy

Adventures in Fun Summer Program. One- to two-week sessions in sports, arts and crafts, nature and more to engage and captivate your child. Two locations: 6632 Taylor Park Drive, (402) 488-3125 or 2700 Jameson North, (402) 421-3125 or see more information at www.lapetite.com See ad page 21.

Lincoln Childrenʼs Museum Camps

Pre-school 3-5 yr old; elementary 6-10 yr. old camps; and Junior Camp 1-12 yr. olds. June–August. Regardless of your child’s interests, the museum offers a wide variety of camp themes. Most camps week long. Camps taught by highly educated & innovative instructors. Call 402-477-4000 or visit LincolnChildrensMusuem.org See ad page 20.

Lincoln Childrenʼs Zoo Camps

Critter Camps for 8-10 and 10-12 yr. olds. Zoofaris for 4-5, 6-7 & 8-10 yr. olds. Zoo Sprouts for 3-4 yr. olds with parent or guardian. June 6-10, July 18-22, and August 1-5 Space limited! Call or sign up today online at: www.lincolnzoo.education or call 402-475-6741 ext. 130. See ad and article page 31.

Lincoln Yoga Center

Kids Summer Programs at LYC include: Kids class: June 8–29 Weds., 4:15-5PM, $40. Yoga and Art Camp: June 20–24, 9:30-11:30AM, ages 6-10, $75. Start with yoga finish with an art project! Jr. Yoga Instructor Camp: June 20th–24th, 12-2PM, ages 13-17, $75. Learn the poses & teach a class on Friday! 2127 Winthrop (31st & South) • (402) 570-1114. • www.LincolnYogaCenter.com

Little Learners Little Tykes University Lux Art Camps

May 30 – August 5. 10 weeks of different activities, games, crafts and snacks all related to that week’s theme. 2-, 3- and 5-day programs with extended care hours 7:30AM–5:30PM. 70th & Hwy2, MyLittleLearners.com (402) 840-1196 See ad page 22. Horse Camp–with Rosie the Mini Horse, June 20-23. Wet and Wild Water Camp–July 11-14. Ready Set Go–Pre-k/kindergarten prep camp. August 8- 1. Choose from AM camp: 8:30-11am or PM camp: noon-2:30pm. Registration forms available on website: littletikesuniversity.com or call 402-483-1198. 1500 Middle Fork Rd. See ad on page 12. It’s an intense, whirlwind week of creativity! Your child will work with a different instructor every day, making pottery, prints on paper, acrylic paintings, & fanciful handmade paper from fibers! Week-Long Creativity Clinic, ages 5-9, 11⁄2 hours, June 20-24. Week-Long Creativity Camp, ages 5-13, 3 hours, August 9-12. Ad page 23.

Oxbow Jr Vet Camp

Junior Vet Camp for 2nd–4th graders. Learn about veterinary medicine in a fun, engaging, “hands on” manner by using the tools of the trade (take home your own surgical scrubs & a stethoscope!), work with live animals, learn about vet medicine, examine x-rays & more. Download registration info: www.oxbowanimalhealth.com See ad page 22.

Paint Yourself Silly Art Camp

Art Camps both locations. Well-suited for ages 6-14. Two convenient locations near you! Call 402-474-1010 for a brochure. See ad page 22.

Parks & Rec. Day Camps

Recreation Day Camps, come for a week or stay all summer! Grades K–7. Camps are from May 31–August 12. Weekly fee. Need based scholarships available. (402) 441-7847 or parks.lincoln.ne.gov See ad page 33

Pioneers Park Nature Camps

Outdoor exploration, crafts, puppets and games! Camp Discovery for ages 3-6; Wilderness Nature Camp for ages 6-12; Junior Counselor Program for ages 13-17. Weekly fee. Need based scholarships available. (402) 441-7895 or parks.lincoln.ne.gov See ad page 33

Prairie Hill Camp

Nature Works sessions at Nebraska's first wind and solar powered school. Camps June 13 thru August 5 for ages 6 – 12. Themed activities, gardening, animal care, pony riding and plenty of nature experiences. 7 miles south of Lincoln on Hwy. 77 Call 402-438-6668 or visit www.prairiehill.com. See ad page 30.

Sports ʻNʼ More

July 10–14, 6-8:30PM, 1st–5th grades. Choose from soccer, flag football, cheerleading or art for the week. Cost includes camp, t-shirt and snacks plus a family dinner each night of camp from 5-5:45PM with donation. New Covenant Community Church, 6000 S. 84th St., (402) 484-5033 or newcovchurch.org to register. See ad page 33.

Summer Theatre Arts Academy

Fun at the Lincoln Community Playhouse. Dear Edwina Junior: theatre camp, ages 7-12, May 31-June 11. Pirates of Penzance Jr.: theatre camp, ages 13-18, June 13-25. Geezers and Goslings: Bonding & acting exercises for grandparents & grandkids, age 5-10, July 9,16,23. On Camera Acting: Ages 8-12 & 13-17, July 9,16,23. Info/register at lincolnplayhouse.com/education. Scholarships available.

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Lincoln Kids! Trinity Lutheran School Camp True Dance

UNL Band Camps Westminster Day Camp

Youth Actorsʼ Academy of Lincoln

Trinity Lutheran School Summer Camp Program. Currently accepting applications for our Early Childhood and School Age summer camp program (18 mo.–6th grade). Part time and full time rates. Christ centered program with weekly themes, activities, field trips, swimming, and more! Call 402-466-1800 for more information! 1200 N. 56th Street. Princess Camp for ages 3-4 & 5-7–June 20-24. Summer Sessions June 20-24 for 8-9, 10-11, 11-13 year olds. Join our Summer Intensive June 6-17 with special guests. 5445 Red Rock Lane. Call 402-423-8838 for information. See ads on pages 30 & 32.

UNL-sponsored band camps. High School Jazz Band Camp June 26-30; Middle School Concert Band Camp, July 10-14, High School Marching Band Camp July 10-14. Visit www.unl.edu/band/ or www.unl.edu/music. See ad on page 23 for details. Preschool Adventure Day Camp for children 4-5 years old. Dates May 31 to August 5. Hours: 9am-3pm. Creative Arts Camp for ages K–5th grade. July 18-22. Vacation Bible School for ages 3–5th grade June 20-24. Call 475-6702 ext. 103 or go to www.wpslincoln.org. See display ad on page 23.

Weekdays, July 11-29. 1-, 2-, or 3-week theatre experiences. www.youthactorsacademy.org; yaalcontact@youthactorsacademy.org or (402) 450-9823. See ad pg 30.

Duck Pluck At Lincoln’s Childrens Zoo – August 5th …It’s a Great Night…A Great Price…For A Great Cause.

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nimals, unlimited train rides, prizes, and an evening of family fun awaits you at the 6th Annual Duck Pluck at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo on Friday, August 5th. A $5 ticket admits two people to the event which is scheduled from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Proceeds from the tickets support Optimist activ-

ities for Lincoln’s youth. Where else will your family entertainment dollar go so far? Bring all the kids, even the neighbors children, and enjoy unlimited train rides, interact with the animals, win wonderful prizes, and enjoy activities especially planned for the evening. The pond will be filled with rubber ducks, and each ticket provides one chance to win prizes donated by Lincoln’s business community. Last year’s prizes included bicycles, restaurant meals, rounds of golf, children’s and adult’s fishing gear, car washes, skating passes and much

more. Come see what this year’s prize pond will include. In addition to all this, there will be a silent auction. You may place a bid anytime while you are at the Zoo the evening of the event. If you win a bid you will be able to take your prize home with you at the end of the evening. Last year’s auction items included; a week’s rental in Arizona, office furniture, a Barbeque grill, Husker Quilt, garden trellis and plants, gift baskets, a weekend retreat package, and much more. This event has been organized by the Lincoln West Optimist Club

and proceeds will be used to fund the many activities in support of Lincoln’s youth. The club operates the Van Horn Lodge at Branched Oak Lake, which provides a place for many youth groups to meet, fish, play Frisbee golf, picnic, and camp out. The facility is used by almost 3,000 youths each year. Youth groups may reserve the lodge by calling (402) 421-7777. Tickets for the Duck Pluck may be purchased by calling (402) 421-7777 or may be purchased at the door the evening of the event.

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Lincoln Kids! NatureWorks 2011 sessions

Challenging, faith-based curriculum with experienced and dedicat a ed Christian teachers

June 13--17 - Survival Camp with BJ Spring - ages 6-9, 9-12 June 20 - July 1 - Fiber Artists Extraordinaire - ages 6-9, 9-12 July 11 - 22 - Bit and Bridle (horsemanship) - ages 6-9, 9-12 July 25 - August 5 - Theatre Arts and Orff Music - ages 6-9, 9-12 NEW ² Mini Camp for ages 3-6, T-W-Th. 9-12:30 June 20 - July 1 , July 11 - 22, July 25 - August 5

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Lincoln Kids! Splash into Summer Adventures at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo!

Zoo Sprouts for 3-4 year olds and their parent/guardian 9:30–11:30 am. $65 for members/ $80 for non-members (cost covers one youth and one adult) Roots and Shoots - June 27-July 1. Dig into nature and develop an appreciation for the garden and all its possibilities! Hands on experiences helping us plant our garden. Bug Hunt - July 11-15. Each day is an adventure as we seek out to discover and learn more about the creatures that live at the zoo, from the biggest to the most itty bitty! Zoo Art - July 25-29. Paint, draw, and craft your way through an exciting week at the Zoo!

Zoofaris for 4-5, 6-7, 8-10 year olds

9am–noon. $85 for members/ $100 for non-members (before care is available) Go online for dates times and age requirements! Ever thought you might get the chance to help train a penguin? Get the low-down on what bugs are about? Study a bat, or a butterfly, or wonder what zoo animals eat for breakfast? Then you need to head out on a Zoofari! This summer’s adventures include: Creepy, Crawly Critters…reptiles, amphibians and bugs!, Feast with the Beasts, Monkey Business, Penguin March, Nature Art, A Horse, of Course! , Things with Wings…Birds, Bats and Butterflies!, Capture It…Photography and Scrapbooking, Animal Care, Wild Writing Club, Penguins in Training.

Critter Camps for 8-10 and 10-12 year olds

9am–4 pm. $185 for members/ $210 for non-members Dates: June 6-10, July 18-22, August 1-5 (before/after care available) It’s a wild adventure day camp all about animals! Hands-on learning, nature discovery and wildlife appreciation. Be a zookeeper in training as you care for an animal for the entire week. Also, arts and crafts, educational activities, exclusive tours and up-close animal encounters!

Hurry, space is limited so call or sign up today online at: www.lincolnzoo.education or 402.475.6741 ext. 130

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Summer 2011 Calendar of Events: free

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Tuesdays Paint Yourself Silly Preschool Story & Paint Time. 10:30AM. Read a story and then paint a piece of pottery relating to story. 4107 Pioneer Woods, Suite 103, 486-1010.

Fall 2011 Issue Deadline: July 10

Mondays and Fridays Storytime, 10:30AM. New theme, activity each week. Barnes & Noble, SouthPointe, 2910 Pine Lake Rd.; 421-7979.

Months covered: August, September and October

Lincoln Kids! Newspaper Phone: 402-798-0224 Camps June 11 HUGS Grief Camp, 9AM-3PM, Children’s Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St. One day camp, activities for youth who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. For children and teens, ages 5 and up, and their families. It is recommended at least one adult attend per family. Carly Runestad, 488-8989 or crunestad@mourninghope.org; hugscamp.org July 25-29 First-Plymouth Church first annual Music and Fine Arts Camp! For youth finishing grades 25, spend a week exploring fine arts! Choir, Musical Instruments, Drama, Dance, Writing and Art. Camp concludes with children leading worship on July 31. Call 476-7565 ext 223 for information. 20th & D St. July 30 Mourning Hope’s Art From Our Heart, ages 512; 9AM-1PM; 4919 Baldwin Ave. To foster emotional healing and encourage individual creativity, Mourning Hope Grief Center’s “Art From Our Heart” program partners skilled, local artists with children who have experienced the serious illness or death of someone significant in their lives. Contact Carly Runestad at 488-8989 or email crunestad@mourninghope.org

Family May 7 Astronomy Day at UNL State Museum, Morrill Hall, 14th & Vine Sts. A fun day of astronomy with hands-on activities about space, science and more. 9:30AM-4:30PM, $5/adults, $3/kids, $10/family. Dana Ludvik (402) 472-3779 www.museum.unl.edu May 15 Wyuka’s Safari in the Park. Ribbon cutting and parade around the lake, 1PM. Family friendly activities: safari to the Wyuka wetlands and hands-on activities led by nature experts. Walking tour, 2PM. Refreshments. Sign up for Lincoln Safari at Pioneers Park Nature Center or any city library. June 10-11 Celebrate Lincoln. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing beverages, colorful merchandise, kid-friendly activities, and a sizzling line-up of entertainment. downtownlincoln.org June 15 15th Annual BryanLGH Kids Health & Safety Fair. 10AM-2PM, BryanLGH East Zone B Page 34 • lincolnkidsinc.com

Parking Garage, 1600 S. 48th St. See ad page 40. Family Fishing Nights By Nebraska Game & Parks Commissions. Rods and reels, bait and fishing instruction available for free. Fishing and park permits required, 6-8PM. June 21, July 27, August 15: at Holmes Lake June 25: at Pawnee Lake, Emerald July 12, August 2: at Bohling Lake July 2 Independence Day Celebration, Oak Lake Park July 15 Car Seat Check-up sponsored by BryanLGH Kids’ Club and Lincoln-Lancaster County Safe Kids Coalition. Free check-up event but by appointment. 5:30-8:30PM. Call 441-8045 to register. BryanLGH East Zone B Parking Garage, 1600 S. 48th St. July 16 Prairie Hill Learning Center Festival. Outdoor event with children’s activities, light refreshments and music by Curt Bright of the String Beans. $15/family. August 4-13 Lancaster County Super Fair, Lancaster Event Center. August 5 Family Nature Night, 7-8:30PM, Pioneers Park Prairie Bldg. $15/family, register by August 3. Spot some crepuscular animals on our trails, then sing and tell stories around the campfire while enjoying s’mores.

Farmers’ Markets Tuesdays St. Paul United Church of Christ Farmers’ Market, 13th & F Sts., June 1–September 28; (402) 435-3673; stpaulucc_farmersmarket@yahoo.com Thursdays University Place, 48th & St. Paul Sts., July 14–September 15; 4-8PM, (712) 369-5019; malindaburk@hotmail.com Saturdays Haymarket Farmers’ Market with live entertainment, May 7–October 15, 7th & P Sts., 8AM-Noon, lincolnhaymarket.org Sundays Old Cheney Road Farmers’ Market, April 25–November 7, 10AM-2PM, between Racquet Club and west parking lot of Old

May 21 NE Center for the Book Book Festival honoring Nebraska writers and featureing Ted Kooser. Writer’s workshop. FREE, 10AM6:30PM, 131 Centennial Mall North, (402) 471 3434; maryjo.ryan@nebraska.gov; bookfestival.nebraska.gov

Indigo Bridge Books 701 P St., Ste. 102; 477-7770, Creamery Bldg. in Haymarket; indigobridgebooks.com

Saturdays Spanish/English Bilingual Story and Craft Hour. 10-11AM. May 13 IndiZOO will feature Windy & Russel, the doves, from the Lincoln Children's Zoo, three stories, and a craft all for children. Enjoy 10% off purchases during the morning of indiZOO! 10-11AM.

Lincoln City Libraries lincolnlibraries.org

June 1-July 31 Summer Reading program for children. Visit website for information and locations. See ad on page 19. Preschool Storytime For children ages 3-5. Call for information. Toddler Time Parents and children ages 18-36 months: enjoy reading aloud, singing, playing, and dancing together! Call for times at Anderson, Eiseley, Gere, or Walt. Storytimes for Families 7PM storytime for ages 3-6 and their families. Make-and-take crafts, 6:30-7PM. Call for times and themes. Parent-Child Book Groups R.A.P. Around the Year @ Gere; Reading Partners at South Branch; and, The Bookworms meet at the Anderson Branch. Call for groups and times..

Classes, Workshops Dance & Music

7PM. Improvisational drum circle; join in or just enjoy! 140 N. 8th St. Monday Night Big Bands Brewsky’s Jazz Underground, 201 N. 8th St., 7:30-10PM. Music, food and fun. Adults/$6; Students/$5; $3 if you bring an instrument and sit in. Lincoln Jazz Series Wednesdays, Brewsky’s Jazz Underground, 201 N. 8th St., 7:30-10PM. Music, food and fun. Adults/$6; Students/$5; $3 if you bring an instrument and sit in. May 8 Arts for the Soul Family Concert - A Trip to the Caribbean, 3PM, featuring steel drum soloist Tom Miller with the local steel drum group Pangea, First Presbyterian Church. May 8 “A Mother’s Day Bouquet of Song” presented by Malley Keelan & Friends, Heritage Presbyterian Church May 22 The Nebraska Brass in final concert of season, “Summertime,” at 3PM. Christ United Methodist, 4530 A St., 477-7899, nb@artsincorporated.org May 22 Nebraska Brass: Summertime, Christ United Methodist Church June 10 Meadowlark Music Festival--Dave Egar and Joshua Roman Perform, Deer Springs Winery June 24 First Friday Concert Series, Saint Paul United Methodist Church August 1-6 Lincoln Midwest Ballet 22nd Annual Summer Dance Camp, UNL City Campus

NWU O’Donnell Auditorium 51st & Huntington Ave., nebrwesleyan.edu

May 3: Touch of Class Concert May 8: Symphonic Band Concert

Festivals, Sales & Shows (All events at Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N 84th St., unless noted.)

May 7 The Nebraska Herbal Society of Lincoln Annual Celebration of Herbs Plant and Bake Sale. Herbs & Much More! 9AM-1PM at Warren United Methodist Church at 1205 North 45th St. Contact Serena at 560-0688. May 15 Taste of Home Cooking School, 7PM, Pershing Center, 226 Centennial Mall South; tasteofhome.com

Film & Theatre May 5-8 “Sweeney Todd,” McDonald Theatre

First Saturdays Contra Dances, Auld Pavilion, Antelope Park (1650 Memorial Drive). Doors open 7:30PM, lesson 7:45PM, dancing 8–10PM. Live music; callers direct you through simple and easy to learn steps. Suggested donation $6/adults, $4/students, children/FREE.

June 9-26 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens

First Fridays Ten Thousand Villages Drum Circle, begins at

June 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26: “Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know”

TADA Theatre The Creamery Building, 701 P St., 438-8232; tadaproductions.info


Lincoln Kids! August 4-7: “The 25th Annual Putnam, County Spelling Bee” August 4-7: TADA Mystery Musical

Haymarket Theatre 803 Q St.; (402) 477-2600; haymarkettheatre.org

June 6-25 “The Wonderous Web of Aunt Nance and Unc’ Tommy!” acting class for ages 10-18. June 27–July 16 “The Fortunate Son” musical comdey acting class for ages 6-18. July 16–August 6 “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT” musical comdey acting class for ages 9-18.

Lincoln Community Playhouse 2500 S 56th St., 402-489-7529 bwjohnson22@yahoo.com; lincolnplayhouse.com

Summer Classes Call or email for costs and more information: 402-489-7529; summer.widhalm@gmail.com Summer Theatre Arts Academy May 31–June 11: “Dear Edwina Junior!” Ages 7-12, M-F, 9AM-4PM June 11–25: “Pirates of Penzance Jr.” Ages 13-18, M-F ,9AM-4PM On Camera Acting July 5, 12, 19, 26: 7-8:30PM; ages 18-100 July 9, 16, 23, 30: 9-10:15AM; ages 18-12 Geezers and Goslings July 9, 9, 16, 23: 10-11:30AM; for grandparents and grandchildren On Camera Acting July 9, 16, 23, 30: 10:30-11:45AM; ages 1317 Long-form Improvisation July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Aug. 1, 3 : 7-10PM May 13-15, 19-22: “The Sound of Music” July 15-17, 21-24: “Rent”

Youth Actors’ Academy of Lincoln 450-9823; performances at Pershing Center; youthactorsacademy.org

May 19-22 “Aesop’s Foibles & The Wonderful Tang” June 17-19 “Seussical...The Musical”

Marcus Theatres 441-0222, marcustheatres.com

Kids Rule Summer Film Series June 21–August 11, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10AM. Lincoln Grand, 1101 P St., and South Pointe Cinema, 2920 Pine Lake Rd.

aid digestion, ease constipation and help with muscle relaxation. For expectant parents. Bring stuffed animal to practice on. Laminated set of reference cards and a small bottle of massage oil included. $20/couple. 6:30-9PM. One-night class. May 19, July 21.

Introducing Solids & Making Your Own Baby Food Perfect for parents of babies who are 3 to 9 months old. Tips on readiness signs, safety awareness, introducing new foods and making your own baby food. $10.

CPR for Family and Friends Single class for families, friends and people in community who want to learn CPR. Includes adult/child & infant CPR and airway obstruction relief. Space limited. $20/person. June 11, 8-11AM; May 24 & July 21, 6-9PM.

Purchase a Class Pass for $30! Breastfeeding 101, Milk Memos and Introducing Solids! (a $40 value)!

Family Birthplace Tours Tours of new Family Birthplace. 30-45 minutes. No registration needed. Meet in lobby. Tuesdays, 5:30PM; Saturdays, 3PM. Essentials of Childbirth Labor process, pain management, c-sections, basic breathing and relaxation, role of birth coach, mother post-partum care, initial baby care and tour. $65/couple. Three-week sessions. Call for dates and times. Adv. Breathing & Relaxation for Childbirth For expectant parents who plan to go through childbirth without pain medication. One-night class. $20/couple. 7-9:30PM. May 26; June 23; July 28. Essentials of Childbirth ACCELERATED One day class. $65/couple. 9AM-4PM (with one-hour lunch break). May 14 or 21; June 11 or 18; July 9 or 16. Breastfeeding Basics Single-session class emphasizes basic breastfeeding techniques. $20/couple. 7-9:15PM. May 5; June 2 or 16; July 7. Super Siblings Help siblings, 3-10 years old, prepare for a new baby in the family. Parents must attend class with children Sundays, 1-2 or 3-4PM. Single-session class. May 1; June 5; July 10.

Clinic with a Heart 421-2924; teresa@clinicwithaheart.org clinicwithaheart.org

Free walk-in health clinics. Patients seen on first-come, first-served basis. No appointments accepted. Clinics operate 5:30-7PM. Tuesday Health Clinics Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th St.: 1st Tuesday…Medical, Dental, Physical Therapy, Mental Health Assessments; 2nd Tuesday…Medical, Dental, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Mental Health Assessments; 3rd Tuesday…Medical, Dental, Physical Therapy, Mental Health Assessments & Vision Screenings; 4th Tuesday…Medical, Dental, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Mental Health Assessments. No clinics on “5th” Tuesdays of month or holidays.

Reel Movies for Real Needs Specially designed program to serve families with special needs such as autism or other challenges; lower sound, lights up. 10:30AM. Feb. 12 Gnoemo & Juliet. Mar. 5 and Apr. 16 TBA.

Thursday Health Clinics (Medical only) F Street Community Center, 1225 F St. No clinics scheduled on “5th” Tuesdays of month or holidays.

Spotlight Movie Club See select titles, Wednesdays & Thursdays subject to blackout dates. Admission $5!

MilkWorks 5930 S. 58th, Suite W; 423-6402; milkworks.org call for class times

Food & Health

Breastfeeding 101 Learn breastfeeding basics, as well as common challenges that mothers face when breastfeeding. $20. Optional book $5.

BryanLGH 1600 S. 48th St. To register, call 481-8300 or www.bryanlgh.org

Infant Massage Bond with babies and stimulate blood flow,

Milk Memos For new mothers returning to work or school outside the home while breastfeeding. Learn the “ins and outs” of pumping, storing milk and returning to work. $10. Optional book $5.

Kindersigns Learn how to sign with your baby; a perfect way to communicate with your 6 to 18 month old. Help pre-verbal children express their wants and needs; reduce frustration for both kids and parents. $20/4 week session. Tuesdays in February and March, 11-11:30AM. Baby Weigh Station Weigh your baby during open hours 7 days a week. A breastfeeding educator will teach you how to use the scale and answer basic questions you have about weight gain. We are a well-child facility, no need to worry about sick children in the waiting room! Mom Talk Bring your baby; join other breastfeeding mothers for companionship and to share breastfeeding information. Led by a breastfeeding educator. FREE. Wednesdays 10AM. Mom & Toddler Talk Share parenting advice and continue friendships from Mom Talk while your toddlers play. Mondays 10:30AM-Noon. Moms with babies older than 6 months are asked to pay one-time fee of $15 to defray cost of groups.

June 4 Nebraska Repertory Theatre Annual Gala, Temple Theatre August 5 Duck Pluck fundraiser for Lincoln West Optimist Club, benefitting Lincoln area youth. 5:30-8:30PM. One $5 ticket admits 2 people to zoo for evening’s event. Animals to see, games, prizes, free train rides, silent auction and lots of fun. Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 S 27th. Carey Winkler, 435-3556.

Museums, Parks, Zoos Saturday Nights Hyde Memorial Observatory, Holmes Lake, 7-10PM. Visit spacelaser.com for information. Through August 31 Willa Cather: A Matter of Appearances Exhibition, Nebraska History Museum

Ager Play Center 1300 S. 27th St.; $2.75/person 12 months & older, 441-6792. M-F 9AM-5PM; (next door to zoo)

Play space for small children, toddlers and all ages. Reading area, 2-level play structure, 3 ball pits, slides and a maze of tunnels. We also have riding toys and wagons. Children must be 3 yrs or older and under 48" tall to play in the structure.

International Quilt Museum 1523 N. 33rd; 472-6549; quiltstudy.org; mose2@unl.edu

Yoga with Daya A wonderful way for pregnant, or new moms, to maintain energy, strength and a feeling of calm. First class free; remaining 5 classes $60/Prenatal or $55/Mommy ’n Me. Drop in rates available. Call Daya, 318-2036, to register. Call for more information.

Through May 8 “Marseille: White Corded Quilting”

MilkWorks Stroller Group Enjoy being outside and join other moms for some weekly exercise with your baby!

May 1 Quilt Identification Day, 1-4PM. Reservation needed, call 472-6549.

Email Groups Food Intolerance Email Group. For parents of children with food sensitivities. Second Shift Email Group. For breastfeeding moms who are in the work force. (email milkworks@windstream.net)

May 21 10:30AM-2PM: Quilts for Community. Observe, visit with members of Lincoln Quilters Guild as they work on Quilts of Valor. Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to “cover our wounded soldiers, sailors and Marines one quilt at a time”. Since its founding, about 23,000 donated quilts have been awarded to service members.

Fundraisers May 11 2nd Annual Prescott Walkathon, Prescott Elementary School May 13 “The Stars Are Out” Gala, Embassy Suites May 14 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Dream Gala, Cornhusker Marriott May 19 Rain Barrel Auction, Lincoln Children’s Zoo May 21 Dog Days of Summer. Parking lot of the Verizon Lincoln Call Center. Visit with adoptable dogs and non-profit pet rescues and organizations. Hot dog and hamburger combos from HyVee starting at $4 each. Free, 10AM-2PM, Verizon Lincoln Call Center, 4600 Innovation Dr., 473-6659 May 21 2011 Lincoln Arthritis Walk, Lincoln East High School

Through October 2 “Nebraska Quilters and Quiltmakers” First Fridays 1st Friday each month. 5-7PM: Free.

May 24, June 28, July 26 Tuesday Talks, Noon. May 24: “Patterns of Patterns: What We Saw at the Quilt History Days”. June 28: Capturing the Records of Identity and Community. July 26: Dedicated to Documenting Nebraska History June 3 5:30 PM: Public Talk “Nebraska Sod House Homemakers” FREE June 12, June 26, August 7 Public Lectures, 2PM. June 12: “Changing Threads: Anna Pavelka and Willa Cather”. June 26: Elegant Geometry: American & British Mosaic Patchwork. August 7: “Grace Snyder: A Life in Extraordinary Stitches”.

Lincoln Children’s Museum 1420 P St., Wheelchair accessible, 477-4000, lincolnchildrensmuseum.org see ad page 20

Free Concert Thursdays Pizza at 5PM, music at 6PM Summer 2011 Page 35


Lincoln Kids! June 16: Sugar Free Allstars June 23: The String Beans June 30: Mr. Stinky Feet July 7: Mike Mennard July 14: The Littleleague July 21: The Okee Dokee Brothers Summer 2011 Coming in May: Ball Works. Have a ball, engineering and experimenting with acceleration, gravity, motion, and velocity. Build and manipulate pathways for balls to move about. Ramps, tubing, and more will be available to construct and experiment.

Lincoln Children’s Zoo 10AM-5PM, 1222 S 27; 475-6741; lincolnchildrenszoo.org

May 1: Photo and Video contest through September. May 7 & 8: Annual Train Expo. Train rides, demonstrations, train safety activities and the annual “Conductor for a Day” contest. May 8: Mother’s Day Celebration May 14: Military Appreciation Day. Military families receive discount on admission. May 21: 28th annual Zoo Fun Run Safety Day. Fun Run open to all ages. May 28: Adopt a Lifelong Friend Day. Featuring animals from the Capitol Humane Society and Golden Retriever Rescue

June 13-17: Ages 6-8: Dinos! And Reptiles, Ages 9-12: Survival! or Bike Camp; register, prepay by June 6 June 20-24: Ages 6-8: Ka-Sploosh, Ages 912: Wet-n-Wild; register, prepay by June 13 June 27- July 1: Ages 6-8: Natural Craft Creations, Ages 9-12: The Outdoor Artist or Bike Camp; register, prepay by June 20 July 11-15: Ages 6-8: Winged Wonders, Ages 9-12: Navigators; register, prepay by July 4 July 18-22: Ages 6-8: Hiking Through Habitats, Ages 9-12: Nature Photography; register, prepay by July 11 July 25-29: Ages 6-8: Critter Camp, Ages 912: X-treme Action camp or Bike Camp; register, prepay by July 18 Saturdays Hyde Memorial Observatory, Holmes Lake Park, 8-11PM, three telescopes, video programs, knowledgeable volunteers. May 7 WOW That’s Water! For Brownie Scouts, 9:30AM–noon; Prairie Bldg., $10/scout, register by May 4 May 8 Mother’s Day Breakfast and Bird Walk, 810AM; meet at Chet Ager Bldg., $9/person, register by May 4

their science on site. May 15 Extreme Weather; June 19 Tissue Mechanics; July 17 Fishes of Nebraska Planetarium Shows “Extreme Planets,” “Attack of the Space Pirates.” Call for show dates and times or visit our website: spacelaser.com

Vacation Bible Schools June 20-24 Are you ready for a BIG Jungle Adventure? A faith journey with Jesus! 9-AM-NOON, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church 2001 South 11th St.; 474-6275.

setting. Come prepared to write and interact. $30. Pre-registration required, call 402-4767550 or email addie@firstplymouth.org to register.

Sports May 1 Lincoln Marathon, Citywide May 6-8 Lancaster Youth Softball LYSA Classic, Doris Bair Complex May 13-14 Star City Rod & Custom Weekend, Quality Inn

July 18-21 Vacation Church School at First-Plymouth “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid”. 20th & D Sts., 476-7565, kathie@firstplymouth.org

May 14-19 NSAA State Baseball Tournament, Haymarket Park

July 24-28 HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION: Set sail for VBS 2011 fun on the High Seas! Ages K-6, 6-8PM. Feel sea spray on your face as sails snap overhead – and you and your crew experience the deep, rolling waters of God’s love! Monique Saunders sblincoln@windstream.net; secondbaptistlincoln.com; Second Baptist Church, 525 N. 58th St. 464-8398.

May 21 Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis, Holmes Park

May 16-17 Boys State Golf Tournament, Holmes Park...

May 27-29 Lincoln Trap & Skeet Club, Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club May 27-30 Bison/Runza Basketball 9th Grade Jr. Tourney

May 28: Laura’s Butterfly Pavilion Opens

May 14 Primitive Fire, 12:30-4:30PM; ages 10 and older, Prairie Bldg., $10/person, register by May 11

Wild Wednesdays June 1 through July 27. 5-8PM. Unique theme and special activities.

June 2 Toad Cottages, 10-11:30AM, Prairie Bldg., $10/family, register by May 31

June 3-6 YMCA Youth Sports Kris Walters Memorial Soccer Tournament, Spirit Park...

June 8: World Oceans Day

April 30 Immanuel Evangelical Preschool Yard Sale, 9AM-3PM, free hot dogs and drink 11:30AM1:30PM, 2001 South 11th St.; 474-6275.

June 11 Toad Cottages, 10-11:30AM, Prairie Bldg., $10/family, register by June 8

Lincoln Berean Church

June 10-12 Lancaster Youth Softball LYSA Open, Doris Bair Complex

June 19: Father’s Day Celebration June 25: Butterflies, Bagels and Bach June 29: Animal Enrichment Day July 10: Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo Day July 13: Endangered Species Day July 16: Runza Reading Day July 20-22: National Zookeeper Week July 13: Endangered Species Day

Pioneers Park Nature Center Located at west end of Park. 8:30AM-5PM (MSat); noon-5PM (Sun). Free Admission. Pre-registration, pre-payment unless noted, 441-7895; parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.

Saturdays and Sundays in May Family Guided Hikes, 3:30-4:30PM, meet at Prairie Bldg., $5/family suggested donation Camp Discovery 9-11:30AM; ages 3-6, $60/child, Prairie Bldg. June 6-9: Green and Growing June 13-16: Goin’ on a Nature Hunt June 20-23: Scat, Tracks, and Hidey Holes July 11-14: Scat, Tracks and Hidey Holes July 20: Hawks and Falcons July 27: Amphibians Animal Antics 10-11AM; Prairie Bldg.; $3/child, all ages, drop-in program, groups of six or more are asked to register June 1: Songbirds; June 8: Bees June 15: Snakes & Turtles June 22: Insects & Spiders June 29: Bald Eagle or Wild Turkey? July 6: Bison, Elk and Deer July 13: Owls July 18-21: Water All Around Wilderness Nature Camp Wilderness Park; $150/child; 8:30AM–5PM Page 36 • www.lincolnkidsinc.com

July 9 Butterfly Count; 9AM–12:30PM; $5/person, Prairie Bldg. July 10 Rock and Mineral Grinding Party; 1– 4PM; Chet Ager Bldg.; drop-in program, donations July 15 Froggy Went A-Huntin’, 6-7:30PM, Chet Ager Bldg.; $8/person, $15/family, register by July 13 July 25-29 Camp Across Lincoln; 9AM-4PM, ages 6-9; five places; $210/child August 5 Family Nature Night, 7-8:30PM, Prairie Bldg.; $15/family, register by August 3.

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center 11700 SW 100th, Denton; (402) 797-2301; springcreekprairie.audubon.org

UNL-Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall 14th & U St., Lincoln; 472-2642; museum.unl.edu

A natural history museum featuring fossil elephants, wildlife dioramas, rocks and minerals, and a hands-on discovery center. Through November “Amphibians: Vibrant and Vanishing,” an exhibit featuring photography by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. Sunday with a Scientist 1:30-4:30PM, third Sunday of each month. Educating kids and families on a variety of topics related to natural history through talks, demonstrations, activities or by conducting

Churches

6400 S. 70th St.; 430-4834; lincolnberean.org

Fridays Celebrate Recovery – 6pm to 9:45pm Biblically based/12 step recovery Program for overcoming any type of addiction, dysfunctional relationship, damaged emotions, or other hang ups. Free childcare/kid activities: infants – to High School age. Meal 6PM $3 adults;$2 kids 6 to 12; Free 5 and under. Followed by large group with teaching on recovery issues, praise time and sharing from those in recovery; small issue groups for men and women: eating disorders/food addiction, sex/porn, alcohol/drug and codependency/general issues. Questions: contact Sue at shundley@lincolnberean.org or call 402.4836512

First-Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC 2000 D Street; 476-7550; firstplymouth.org

May 28-30 Capital Soccer Association: Scheel’s Shootout Tournament, Abbott Sports Complex

June 10-12 USSSA Baseball Mahoney Park...

Lincoln

Dominators,

June 15-July 1 Triple Crown Sports Slumpbuster, Densmore Park... June 17-19 Lancaster Youth Softball LYSA Slug Fest, Doris Bair Complex June 17-19 USA Diving Region 6 Junior Spring Championships, Woods Park Pool June 20-22 Flatwater Cycling Capital City Criterium, State Capitol June 21-24 Brett Bros. Wood Bat Invitational, Densmore Park

Coffee and Conversation for Parents 1st, 3rd Fridays, through May, 9:30-10:30AM. Led by Kim Hinrichs. Parenting topics for anyone caring for small children. Contact Rev. (and mom) Kim Hinrichs at 476-7565 ext. 243 or kim@firstplymouth.org.

June 24-26 Cornhusker Shooting Stars MAYB Tournament, Abbott Sports Complex

May 7 For the Birds: Intro. To Bird Watching 7:30-10:30AM. $15. Open to all. Call 4767550. Writing Workshop with Bestselling Author Tosca Lee

July 1-3 Lancaster Youth Softball LYSA Crazy Eights, Doris Bair Complex

June 7-21 7-8:30PM. You asked for more! The Fundamentals of creative writing with Tosca Lee. Dive into three specific topics that make your prose sing and apply to both fiction and creative non-fiction: character, dialogue and

June 28-30 Midwest Racers Organization Classic, Midwest Racers Track

Fireball

July 7-11 Capital City Ford & Mustang Club Annual Ford & Mustang Show, Anderson Ford July 11-13 Nebraska Golf Association-Jr. Amateur Championships, Country Club of Lincoln July 15-24 Cornhusker State Games, Citywide


Lincoln Kids! Lancaster Event Center 4100 N 84th St.; lancastereventcenter.com

May 7 Nebraska Pinto Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center May 7-8 Fremont Quarter Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center May 8 Silver Spurs 4-H Open Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center May 13-15 Arabian Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center May 20-22 Nebraska Dressage Association, Lancaster Event Center May 27-29 Super Hot Rod National Car Show, Lancaster Event Center June 2-4 Nebraska Charity Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center June 5 Blue Stem Miniature Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center June 7-12 Grand Island Quarter Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center June 12-15 Great Plains Arabian Classics I & II, Lancaster Event Center June 24-26 Salt Creek Wranglers Quarter Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center June 25 Nebraska Pinto Horse Show, Lancaster Event Center July 2-3 Better Barrel Races, LLC, Lancaster Event Center July 22-24 National Morgan Reigning Horse Assoc., Lancaster Event Center

Lincoln Saltdogs 403 Line Drive Circle, Ste. A; 474-BALL (2255); 877-464-BALL; www.saltdogs.com

May 24-26: Kansas City T-Bones May 27-29: Wichita Wingnuts June 6-9: Winnipeg Goldeyes June 10-12: Shreveport-Bossier Captains June 16-19: Sioux City Explorers June 20-22: St. Paul Saints June 27-30: Gary South Shore Railcats July 11-13: Kansas City T-Bones July 14-17: Amarillo Sox July 22-24: Kansas City T-Bones July 25-27: El Paso Diablos

Nebraska Athletics 472-1132. www.huskers.com

Baseball/Softball April 29–May 1: MBB vs. Baylor April 30–May 1: SB vs. Texas Tech May 6–8: MBB vs. Texas May 10: SB vs. Iowa State May 14-15: SB vs. Oklahoma State May 19-21: MBB vs. Missouri

No Coast Derby Girls Pershing Center, 226 Centennial Mall South; 402.441.8744; nocoastderbygirls.com/web/

May 14: Tucson June 5: The Chicago Outfit

June 18: Northwest Arkansas July 15: Providence July 16: Ohio Roller Girls August 6: Cincinnati Rollergirls

Out-of-Town Events Through May 15 “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” to make for great days at The Rose Theatre. Fridays 7PM, Saturdays 2, 7PM; and Sundays, 2PM. For ages 4 and up. Tickets at 2001 Farnam St., (402) 3454849 or rosetheater.org April 30-May 1, 7-8 9th Annual Nebraska Renaissance Faire (‘Nebraska’s Best Family Fest’, a version of a European state fair from the 1500s), two full wekends, 55 different shows, exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, preview it all at nebfaire.com. Group discounts and free parking. Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch, Bellevue. 11AM-6PM. (402) 357-5177; greg@festint.com. May 8 Harmonica Workshop/Concert, 2:30PM in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34. $5/adults; $1/children and students. Decent 10 hole diatonic harmonicas in the key of C will be available for purchase for $3. For information call 402-275-3221, or e-mail atdebby@greenblattandseay.com. May 21 Camp Creek Antique Machinery Swap Meet and Flea Market, 17550 Bluff Rd. Pancake breakfast and good food all day long. 6:30AM-3PM, Free Joyce Schlick (402) 7262487; www.ccthreshers.org June 11 Bird Watch at Wildlife Safari Park, I-80 Exit 426, Ashland. Learn about birds, design bird crafts or explore on your own. 11AM-3PM (402) 738-2092 www.omahazoo.com June 18-19 ZOOm at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. See cool classic cars, antique cars and environmentally friendly cars while exploring your favorite animal exhibits. 8:30AM-3PM (402) 733-8401; www.omahazoo.com July 16-17 Moo at the Zoo, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St A funfilled country and agriculture themed event with country cooking, watermelon and pie eating contests, games, live music and more. (402) 733-8401; www.omahazoo.com

Homestead National Monument 8523 W. State Hwy. 4, Beatrice, 223-3524; nps.gov/home

April 28-29 Heartland Storytelling Festival, 10AM-3PM 2011 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program July 1-14: Lucy Fazely, a fibers (quilting) artist from Oscoda, Michigan. July 15-30: Lisa Olivarez, a landscape painter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. August 1-14: Carol V. Davis, a poet from Los Angeles, California June 4-12 Celebrating Nebraska Wildflower Week June 4-Aug 31 Living History Demonstrations

Support Groups

July 15-16 Land Records and Genealogy Symposium, contact Kelly Morgan, Assistant Director of Continuing Education, Southeast Community College-Beatrice, at 402-228-8244 or kmorgan@southeast.edu.

Last Minute Additions July 24-28 Vacation Bible School! 6:30-8:30pm. Ages: age2-grd4. A FUN week full of games, crafts, and exciting challenges from superheroes Bob and Karl! Register for FREE at horizonschurch.org! 402-420-6600 Horizons Community Church, 3200 Grainger Parkway

M.O.M.S. the word

Meetings are held at 11AM, Eiseley Branch Library on Superior St. November 7th, December 5th , January 2nd, February 6th. Contact: Laura Chisholm 783-2726 or attachmentparenting.org

Moms offering moms support, 10AM, brunch, College View Church Fellowship Hall, 4801 Prescott. Angel, 4236117 or 486-2880. OR Y Street: 10AM, brunch, Good Neighbor Center, 2617 Y St. Programs and childcare free! Angel, 423-6117 or 477-4173.

Autism Family Network

MOPS

A support organization alternating between fun and informative events. Activity notification via e-mail; contact Melinda at afnlincoln@aol.com to be added to list.

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9-11 AM, New Covenant Church, 6000 S 84th St. Great “me time” for moms and kids from birth to kindergarten. Speakers, breakfast, crafts, discussion. Childcare provided. $6/meeting. Ann Waite, 309706-9319; ann.waite@gmail.com; newcovchurch.org

Attachment Parenting International, (API) of Lincoln

Cancer Support Groups General, disease or age specific groups. For patients, family members, friends. American Cancer Society, 423-4888.

Charlie Brown’s Kids Grief Support Group 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6-8PM, Grief support group for children/teens 3-18 that have experienced the death of a parent. Parents also meet at the same time. Volunteers provide opportunities for youth to share their feelings through books, discussions, art, writing and remembrance projects. Sheridan Lutheran, 6955 Old Cheney, 483-1845, Bev Prucha, B3549@aol.com

Fibromyalgia Group

Mourning Hope Grief Support Call 488-8989, email hope@mourninghope.org or visit mourninghope.org

Mother’s Group for Moms & Babies First, third Mondays. Facilitated by registered nurses, certified lactation consultants. Pine Lake Medical Plaza, 3901 Pine Lake Rd., Rm. 216, 10-11AM, 481-3328.

Northeast Family Center

Good Neighbor

Read for Joy – Family Literacy Program: Mon. 6:157:30PM; Thur. 9:30-11AM. (for ages 0-7yrs). Mon., Thur., 9:30-11AM. Parent-child (9 months-5 years) play group. 5903 Walker Avenue, 472-3494.

Mom’s support group through 1st & 3rd Thursdays May from 10-11:30AM, 2617 Y Street. Angel, 423-6117.

Open Hearts Adoption Support Group

2nd Wednesday, 7-9PM, Madonna. Jacque Keller jkeller@inebraska.com

Heartland Home Schoolers Open to any home schooling families in the Lincoln area, regardless of religious beliefs. Providing encouragement for moms; activities for home schooled students, including skating parties, spelling bee, science fair and more. homeschool-life.com/ne/heartland/.

Help for Attention Deficit Disorders First Tuesday, 6-7:30PM. Parenting network. Creative/challenging activities for children, support/education for parents. Family meal provided. 5903 Walker Ave., 471-3700.

Hope Keepers: Chronic Illness Support 1st Thursday month, 6:30-7:30PM, First-Plymouth Church (20th & D St). A support group for persons with chronic illness and/or pain. 476-7550.

La Leche League of Lincoln Support Group for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. Babies and toddlers welcome! Fridays, 10:30AM. Weekly breastfeeding cafe! Eiseley Library, 16th & Superior. 5408568 brooke@thousandhills.org 3rd Thursdays 6:30PM, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8320 S. St.; 4503240; roberts1715@hotmail.com

July 16-17 35th Annual Camp Creek Antique Machinery and Threshing Show, 17550 Bluff Rd. Experience the way life used to be. Steam engines, antique tractors, steam crane, summer kitchen and country store. Demonstrations of corn shelling, buttermaking, plowing and more. Daily, 6AM-6PM, $6 Heidi Cheney (402) 217-9090; www.ccthreshers.org

Lincoln Area Families with Multiples

July 23 Helicopter Day at Strategic Air & Space Museum, I-80 Exit 426, Ashland. Helicopters begin landing on the front lawn soon after 10am, including a special delivery of Darth Vader in the Husker Helo. Demonstrations by Omahawks and Orbiting Eagles. 10AM (402) 944-3100 www.sasmuseum.com

MOMS Club of Lincoln NE

For families welcoming multiples into their lives, and the joys and challenges that come with them. Find support at 434-6533; coordinator.lafm@gmail.com; lincolnmultiples.org; LAFM, P.O. Box 5911, Lincoln, 68505-5911.

Men’s Alcohol/Drug Group;Sex/Porn Group and Codependency/General Issues Groups Fridays 6:50PM, Lincoln Berean Church 70th/Hwy 2. For strong accountability and real lasting change. Newcomers always welcome. 483-6512

Fellowship for families who have adopted children internationally or domestically; offering a variety of family centered events (such as Christmas Party, Ethnic Party, Picnic, Mother's Tea, Harvest Party). Supported through dues and gifts. All families welcome, especially if you want to find out more about adoption! Dates and locations vary, so contact Sherie Quirie, 465-5841 or find us at lincoln_openheartsadoption.blogspot.com

Support Group for Parents of Children with Feeding Difficulties Monthly, Lower Level Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, 575 South 70th St. Bringing parents of children with feeding difficulties together to share experiences, helpful hints, recipes, and information on feeding programs/clinics in the surrounding area. For information visit bigtent.com/groups/feedingsouls; or Facebook at Feeding Souls of the Midwest or or JenniferMcHargue@ hotmail.com; or Jennifer 328-9247.

Widow Support Group 2nd Wednesday, 4PM, at First-Plymouth Congregational Church (20th & D St). Open to all. 476-7550.

Women’s Eating Disorder/Food Addiction Group; Alcohol/Drug Group and Codependency/General Issues Group Fridays 6:50PM, Lincoln Berean Church 70th/Hwy 2. To learn, grow and be set free. There is recovery. Newcomers always welcome. 483-6512

Clubs & Organizations

Montessori After Six

Pokemon TCG League

For parents of children 5-9 years, Lincoln Montessori School, 489-8110.

Saturdays, 1-5PM, Gauntlet Games, 3233 S. 13th St. Play the Pokemon TCG for fun and earn promo cards. games.groups.yahoo.com/group/pokemonnebraska/ or look for us on Facebook! Noah Weiss, 217-2711

2nd, 4th Wednesdays, Southwood Lutheran Church, 9300 S. 40th St. (south of 40th & Yankee Hill Rd.) 9:30AM. Speakers, crafts, book club, playgroups, babysitting co-op, and activities for children. Daycare available during meetings. Michelle, 261-6712 or lincolnmoms@yahoo.com

M.O.M.S. (Meeting Other Mothers) Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington, Tuesdays, 9:30-11AM, conversation, speakers, crafts snacks, service projects & various topics; also do holiday parties & field trips. Daycare in separate room available: $3/1 child and $1 each additional. Melissa Nickolaus, 464-6921.

Capital City Horse & Pony Club 12900 N. 14th St. 1/2 mile north of N. 14th & Waverly Rd. Shows free, open to public. Coleen Warner, 325-4925/day; 477-4697/evening; kelly.warner@kenexa.com; cchpc.org

The Prairie Astronomy Club Last Tuesday of each month, open to general public, 7:30PM. Hyde Memorial Observatory, south side of Holmes Lake in southeast Lincoln. prairieastronomyclub.org

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Lincoln Kids!

Summer Art Workshop Offered by the Mourning Hope Grief Center by Carly Woythaler-Runestad, MHA, Executive Director, Mourning Hope Grief Center

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n order to foster emotional healing and encourage individual creativity, Mourning Hope Grief Center’s Art From Our Heart program partners skilled, local artists with children who have experienced the serious illness or death of someone significant in their lives. “Sometimes words are too difficult, but children can often express their feelings through

other means, such as art,” said Carly Runestad, executive director. “By working in tandem with professional local artists and trained grief facilitators, children will gain valuable insight and understanding regarding their personal grief journey.” This is the fifth summer Art From Our Heart has been offered in the community to children in

What My Mother Means to Me Finalist in the American Mothers State essay contest is 5th grader from Rousseau. As a living memorial to Blanche Edwards, the American Mothers essay contest 'What My Mother Means to Me' was established for 5th graders. Below is Lincoln’s 2011 State Finalist for The Nebraska Affiliate to the American Mothers Inc. (AMI)

“What My Mother Means to Me” by Jaelynn Nicole Williams – Rousseau Elementary, Lincoln: Teacher, Shelly Clayburn

kindergarten through 5th grade. The event will be held on S a t u r d a y, July 30th, and is open to the public. Art From Our Heart is an opportunity for Nebraska children to connect with others, continue the healing process through artmaking and awaken a sense of hope. To register call Mourning Hope at (402) 488-8989.

Founded in 1994, Mourning Hope Grief Center companions grieving children, teens, young adults and their families when someone significant in their lives has a serious illness or has died. Mourning Hope provides support groups, community education, grief resources and referrals. Mourning Hope is located at 4919 Baldwin Avenue. For more information call (402) 488-8989 or visit the Web site at: www.mourninghope.org.

The Porcupine and the Raccoon A Poem by Anna Young, 6th Grader, Irving Middle School

One day, a porcupine Played with a balloon He was very happy That afternoon The porcupine thought That he was soft and furry But whenever people saw him Those people would scurry

Moms, always filling those empty holes in your heart. Moms, always fulfilling your life with love and affection. Moms, always supporting you. I have a very special person in my life, and that very special person is called my mom!

As he played with the balloon The porcupine wondered But then the balloon popped Because he had blundered

My mom is so special to me! I don’t know what I’d do without her! My mom is one of the people who I can turn to. She’s the one who I can rely on and tell all my secrets to. She’s always all ears!

The porcupine felt sad For his poor balloon But then came walking by a little raccoon

My mom and I are very close. We watch scary movies together, go on humongous rollercoasters with each other and she’s the one who nurses me back to health at the drop of a hat. My mom and I have so many memories, I can’t even count! So mom, without any question, I’d just like to say I love you so much!

The porcupine was ashamed Because he thought The raccoon would be scared But by surprise he was caught The raccoon smiled, And said, “Let’s play! You looked a bit lonely, but you won’t be today!” There is a lesson to learn from this, That no matter how you look, Whenever you are lonely There are friends everywhere, just look!

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Lincoln Kids!

2011 1st Place Winners... Now on display at Morrill Hall through June 26th. Morrill Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hours are: Mon-Sat 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Sun 1:30 pm-4:30 pm. For information call: (402) 472-0090 museum.unl.edu./artcontest/index.html

Grades 4-5 Abby Caswell, Age 11, Omaha

Grades 2-3 Jonathan Li, Age 8, Lincoln

Grades K-1 Cora Jones, Age 7, Lincoln Summer 2011 Page 39


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Health & Safety Fair Join us for our 15th annual BryanLGH Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Health & Safety Fair and learn about health and safety topics through fun, interactive booths: â&#x20AC;˘ Participate in almost 50 interactive exhibits to learn about nutrition, exercise and many other fun health topics â&#x20AC;˘ Try out the Obstacle Course or Tropical Island Bounce House, the giant inflatables â&#x20AC;˘ Get a look inside the StarCare helicopter, a fire truck or the Fire Safety House from Lincoln Fire & Rescue â&#x20AC;˘ Learn about electrical safety from Lincoln Electric System â&#x20AC;˘ Learn about other safety issues involving animals, bikes, seatbelts and water â&#x20AC;˘ Meet Oliver, our Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club mascot

Saturday, June 11 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 p.m.

FREE BryanLGH Medical Center East Zone B Parking Garage 1600 S. 48th St.

â&#x20AC;˘ Test your strength on the Hi-Striker Clown â&#x20AC;˘ Get fitted for an affordable new bike helmet

For more information call

â&#x20AC;˘ Face painting and electronic basketball games

402-481-8886

â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy live entertainment and demonstrations, including a performance by the String Beans! â&#x20AC;˘ Get your picture taken with our life-size nursing cut-outs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; remember to bring your camera! â&#x20AC;˘ And, every child 12 or younger will receive a FREE frisbee!

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