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Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure in Nebraska City presents "Owl Prowl," a guided hike along Tree House Trail at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The following is a rundown of family activities for the week of Feb. 9-15

Friday

Kids Dream Winter Film Series — "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" (PG), 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lincoln Grand Cinema, 1101 P St. and Edgewood Cinema, 5220 S. 56th St. Admission: $3. Special prices on popcorn and beverages.

IndiExplore -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Celebrate Black History Month with guests from MAMA (Midwestern African Museum of Arts). Free.

Barnes & Noble story time — 11-11:30 a.m., SouthPointe Barnes & Noble.

Saturday

Lincoln Public Schools Spelling Bee -- 8:30-10:30 a.m. (doors open at 7:45 a.m.), Culler Middle School, 5201 Vine St. Open to students in grades 5-8. Free.

Bilingual story time — 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St.

Investigate: 2nd Saturday Science Lab -- "What Goes Up Must come Down: Gravity," 10 a.m.-noon, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Free with regular museum admission.

"Click, Clack, Moo I Love You!" story time -- 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5150 O St. and SouthPointe Pavilions locations.

Children's story time and book signing -- with Carole Levin, 4-5 p.m., Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S. 13th St. Levin is author of "The Secret History of How England & Elizabeth I Defeated the Spanish Armada."

Owl Prowl -- guided hike along Tree House Trail, learn calls of the wild, see what the owl had for lunch and a make-and-take craft, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, 2600 Arbor Drive, Nebraska City. Regular admission. 402-873-8717.

Sunday

Story times for Families — 1-1:30 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St.; 4-4:30 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.

Lunar New Year Celebration -- 2:30-4:30 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. Traditional dance, instrumental performances, interactive exploration. Free.

Monday

Library story times — Baby: 10 a.m., Gere Branch; 10:35 a.m., Eiseley Branch. Toddler: 10:30 a.m., Anderson Branch. Preschool: 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch.

Tuesday

Library story times — Toddler: 10, 10:35 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch; 10:30 a.m., Bethany Branch. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., South Branch; 10:30, 11 a.m., Walt Branch; 7 p.m., Eiseley Branch. Wee Workouts (preschool): 10:30 a.m., Eiseley Branch.

Children's story time —10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Book: "Amazing Grace."

Family story time -- "Science," 6:30-7:30 p.m., Walt Branch Library.

Wednesday

Library story times — Baby: 10 a.m., Gere Branch. Toddler: 10:35  a.m., Eiseley and Gere branches. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Anderson, Eiseley, South and Walt branches.

Thursday

Library story times — Baby: 10:30 a.m., Walt Branch; 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch. Toddler: 10 and 10:35 a.m., Gere Branch; 10:35 a.m., Eiseley Branch. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Bethany and Eiseley branches.

Free Thursday Night admission -- 4:30-8 p.m. Thursdays in February, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St.

Shows and exhibits

"Wynken, Blynken & Nod" world premiere — Feb. 10-11, 17-19 and 24-26, The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Omaha. For dates, times and tickets: 402-345-4849 or rosetheater.org.

"Peter and the Starcatcher" -- Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11, McDonald Theatre, Elder Memorial Speech and Theatre Center, 51st Street and Huntington Avenue.  402-465-2384 or theatre.nebrwesleyan.edu.

Planetarium astronomy shows — "Firefall" 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. "Solar Superstorms" noon Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; "Big Red Sky Tour," 1 p.m. Saturdays. University of Nebraska Museum of Natural History, Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets. 402-472-2641.

Hyde Observatory shows — 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Hyde Observatory, Holmes Lake. Free. Reservations available for Monday-Thursday nights. 402-441-7094.

Arctic Wonderland -- daily through April 8, Omaha Children's Museum, 500 S. 20th St., Omaha. Information: ocm.org.

Coming up

Little Ladies Date Night -- 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16, Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St. Fun activities and special night for little ladies and their "date" (dads, grandpas, uncles). Members: $20/couple (one adult/one girl), $5/extra guest (adult or child). Non-members: $30/couple, $10/extra guest. Register at lincolnchildrensmuseum.org.

Annual Model Train Show -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 18, Lancaster Event Center, multi-purpose arena, 84th Street and Havelock Avenue. Train layouts, train rides for kids, vendors and kids play area.

Free Family Fun Day -- "Polish Culture," 1-4 p.m. Feb. 17, Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North. Polish story telling, make Polish crafts, listen to traditional polka music and learn about Polish Americans who settled in Nebraska.

Sunday with a Scientist -- "Nanoscience," 12:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 18, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Regular museum admission.

Unipex Stamp Show -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 25, Country Inn & Suites, 5353 N. 27th St. Includes kids table. Free admission and parking. Information: lincolnstampclub.org or 402-483-6626.

Prairie Princess Party -- 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24, College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34, Grand Island (across from Stuhr Museum). Event is for little girls and boys. $8/person. 308-385-5316 or stuhrmuseum.org.

Westminster Drama Camp 2018 -- for grades kindergarten through six, "The Little Mermaid," 9 a.m. March 12 to 5 p.m. March 17, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. Register at westminsterlincoln.org.

 

This column includes events that are of interest to families. Material must be received at least two weeks before the event. Address suggested material to Family Calendar, P.O. Box 81689, Lincoln, NE 68501 or email to eandersen@journalstar.com.

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