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Santa will be in attendance from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at SouthPointe Pavilions.

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The following is a rundown of family activities for the week of Nov. 10-16:

Friday

Lincoln City Libraries holiday closing -- Friday-Saturday in observance of Veterans Day.

IndiExplore -- 10 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Theme: Pumpkin Soup, story and kids make pumpkin soup with Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln. Free.

Santa's Arrival Pajama Jam -- 6-8 p.m., Gateway Food Court, 6100 O St. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, lead a parade to Santa's workshop. Fun, treats and entertainment. Free.

Saturday

Prairie Pines Celebrate Fall -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt, 1-4 p.m., Prairie Pines, 3100 N. 112th St. Nature Ninja Course for kids and other activities. Free.

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

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab -- "Scientific Illustration," 10 a.m.-noon, Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska State Museum, 14th and Vine streets. Regular museum admission.

"A Loud Winter's Nap" storytime -- 11-11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, SouthPointe Pavilions and 5150 O St. locations.

Monday

Library storytimes -- 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

Children's storytime -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Book: "Penguin and Pumpkin."

Musical storytime -- hosted by Lincoln City Libraries and Harris Academy of the Arts, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave. Play orchestral instruments and enjoy "Tubby the Tuba" story. Free.

Wednesday

Library storytimes -- Toddler: 10:30 a.m., Walt; 10:35 a.m. Eiseley and Gere. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Eiseley. Baby: 10 a.m., Gere.

Musical storytime -- hosted by Lincoln City Libraries and Harris Academy of the Arts, 10:30 and 11 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. Play orchestral instruments and enjoy "Tubby the Tuba" story. Free.

Thursday

Library storytimes -- Toddler: 10 a.m., Gere; 10:35 a.m., Eiseley and Gere. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Eiseley, Bethany, Gere. Baby: 10:30 a.m., Walt; 6:30 a.m., Gere.

Musical storytime -- hosted by Lincoln City Libraries and Harris Academy of the Arts, 10:30 a.m., Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd. Play orchestral instruments and enjoy "Tubby the Tuba" story. Free.

Shows and exhibits

Jurassic Quest -- 3-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Lancaster Event Center, Pavilion I, 4100 N. 84th St.

"Shrek The Musical Jr." -- Theatre Arts for Kids, 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. TAFK.org.

Planetarium astronomy shows -- "Into the Deep" 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. "The Dark Matter Mystery Exploring a Cosmic Secret" noon Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays shows begin Sunday through Nov. 26. University of Nebraska Museum of Natural History, Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets. 402-472-2641. Planetarium closed on UNL home football game days.

Hyde Observatory shows -- 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Hyde Observatory, Holmes Lake. Free. Reservations available for Monday-Thursday nights. 402-441-7094.

Register/tickets

YMCA Turkey Trot -- 1-mile fun run/walk, 5K run or 3x1-mile Turkey Leg Relay family event, Nov. 23, Cooper YMCA, 6767 S. 14th St. Register at ymcalincoln.org/turkeytrot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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