The following is a rundown of family activities for the week of Oct. 20-26:


Kids Dream Not So Scary Halloween Series -- "Shrek," 10 a.m.-noon Friday-Sunday, Lincoln Grand Theatre, 1101 P St. $3/person. Free tickets available at


Annual pancake feed -- sponsored by the Lincoln Center Kiwanis, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21, Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive, Antelope Park.

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

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch -- 1-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Nov. 5, Camp Fontanelle, 9677 Country Road 3, Fontanelle (off Highway 91). $5/ages 3-11, $7/ages 12 and older and ages 2 and younger are free. Additional charge for zipline and laser tag. Concessions available for purchase.

"A Family for Treble" -- Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, 2 p.m., Nebraska Wesleyan University, O'Donnell Auditorium, Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Avenue. Family activities at 1 p.m. include musical petting zoo, crafts and fun. 402-476-2211.


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.


Children's storytime -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Book: "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!"


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.


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.

Shows and exhibits

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.


"A Christmas Carol" theater camp -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 28-Dec. 9, Haymarket Theatre, 803 Q St. $275/person. Register at

Coming up

Lincoln City Libraries Book Sale -- presale: 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25, $40/person includes sandwich meal, chips and drink; free: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 am.-3 pm. Oct. 29, Lancaster Event Center, 84th Street and Havelock Avenue.

"Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr." -- Theatre Arts for Kids production, 4, 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St.



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


Calendars clerk

Jane Swanson handles calendars and is a news clerk.

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