Paper snowflakes

Super Saver in Fallbrook will present a "Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes" event from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 12 for kids and adults.

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The following is a rundown of family activities for the week of Jan. 12-18:

Friday

IndiExplore -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Theme: Astronomy (space-themed guest, craft and book). Free.

Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes -- for kids and adults, 3-5 p.m., Super Saver Foods, 840 Fallbrook Blvd. Free.

Saturday

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

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab -- 10 a.m.-noon, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Topic: "What Goes Up Must Come Down: Gravity." Regular museum admission.

Annual Indoor Air Show -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, Ashland. Radio-controlled pilots will fly from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ultralight aircraft presentation at 1:30 p.m. Experience flight, learn about radio-controlled aircraft, quadcopters and safe flying practices with over 75 pilots demonstrating their skills. Regular museum admission.

Storytimes for Families -- 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St.

Pete the Cat Visits Library -- 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th St. Free.

Paddington storytime -- 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5150 O St. and SouthPointe Pavilions locations.

Free Family Fun Day -- 1-4 p.m., Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North. "Japanese Culture," do origami and calligraphy, view exhibits and Wataru Niimori, pianist, performs at 3 p.m. Free.

Sunday

Storytimes 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.

Pete the Cat Visits Library -- 4-5 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. Free.

Breakout Box Event -- "Oh the Places You'll Go," 6 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library. Free family event.

Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings -- Lincoln City Libraries, Nebraska History Museum

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Rally/March -- 8 a.m.-noon: pre-rally doors open at 8 a.m.; program, 8:45 a.m. in UNL Student Union Ballroom, 1400 R St.; Unifying March, 9:45 a.m. through downtown Lincoln, climaxing with Call to Action Program at 10:30 a.m., Nebraska State Capitol, Warner Chambers, 1445 K St.

Tuesday

Library storytimes -- 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 storytime -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St.

Wednesday

Library storytimes -- 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 storytimes -- 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.

Shows and exhibits

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.

Coming up

Nature Center Preschool open house -- 10-10:45 a.m. Jan. 16, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. A preschool program for ages 3-4 and a pre-kindergarten program for ages 4-5 is offered. The open house is for adults only. In case of inclement weather, the open house will be rescheduled to Jan. 23.

Sunday with a Scientist -- 12:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 21, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Topic: LIVE! Snakes of Nebraska's Great Plains. Regular museum admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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