Shrine Circus, 3.9.16

Ringmaster Cristine Herriott-Plunkett watches as Fuzzy leaps through a ring during "Cristine's Dogs and Pony Show" at last year's Shrine Circus at the Lancaster Event Center. The Shrine Circus returns to the event center for 10 performances, beginning Wednesday.

FRANCIS GARDLER/Journal Star

The circus is coming to town.

The annual Sesostris Shrine Circus arrives Wednesday with animals, clowns and acrobats to begin a 10-performance run at the Lancaster Event Center, Pavilion 4, 84th Street and Havelock Avenue.

Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday-next Friday; 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. March 18; and 12:30 and 5 p.m. March 19. 

Tickets are $17/VIP reserved, $15/reserved and $15/handicapped. For reservations, go to lancastereventcenter.org.

Other notable family events happening this weekend include:

* Annual Gnome Hunt -- for entire family, daily through March 26, Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, Nebraska City. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission.

* Nebraska: 150th Anniversary Celebration -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, SAC Aerospace Museum, Ashland. Get Smart "Kool-Aid Science" workshop, 10 a.m. (space limited, registration required); 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. "Music by Nebraska Composers" performed by Ashland middle and high school bands and the Community Flute Choir; face painting and the Kool-Aid Man during event. Regular museum admission; sacmuseum.org.

* Lincoln Children's Zoo opening day -- opening for the 2017 season, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

* Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab -- "Galapagos," 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall. Free with regular admission.

* Sunday with a Scientist -- "Light and Laser Technology," 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall. Free with regular admission.

* Lincoln Irish Dancers annual Ceili Dance with Paddywack -- 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Auld Recreation Center, 1650 Memorial Drive, Antelope Park. Traditional Irish dance lessons available from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Intermission with assortment of baked goods including cookies, soda bread. Admission: $10/adults, $7/students ages 12 and older and seniors, $5/ages 5-11, $30/family and free for ages 4 and younger.

Other family activities for the week of March 10-16:

Friday

IndiExplore -- 10 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Featuring local author Sharon Rues, reading from her book "Harold." Free.

Annual Gnome Hunt -- for entire family, daily through March 26, Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, Nebraska City. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission.

Friday morning storytime -- 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, SouthPointe Pavilions.

Saturday 

Lincoln Coin Club Coin Show -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cornhusker Social Hall, 2940 Cornhusker Highway. Free coins for kids. Free admission and parking.

Nebraska: 150th Anniversary Celebration -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m., SAC Aerospace Museum, Ashland. Get Smart "Kool-Aid Science" workshop, 10 a.m. (space limited, registration required); 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. "Music by Nebraska Composers" performed by Ashland middle and high school bands and the Community Flute Choir; face painting and the Kool-Aid Man during event. Regular museum admission. sacmuseum.org.

Lincoln Children's Zoo opening day -- opening for the 2017 season, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab -- "Galapagos," 10 a.m.-noon, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall. Free with regular admission.

Family Crane Carnival -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m., music, masks, puppets and movement while learning about cranes, Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Road, Gibbon. Puppetry workshop with Ibex Puppetry, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; storyteller Mary Henning, 10:15 a.m. 308-468-5282 or rowe.audubon.org.

Library all ages storytime -- stories, 10:30 a.m.; crafts, 11 a.m., Walt Branch Library.

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

The "LEGO Batman Movie" event -- 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5150 O St.

Field of Dreams Ball Field Bash -- fundraiser for Malcolm baseball field, 7 p.m.-midnight, Tower Hall, Malcolm. Silent auction, raffles, bake sale, popcorn and pretzels and music by No Direction. Family friendly event.

Sunday

Family storytime -- 1:30-2 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library; 4-4:30 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library. Stories and crafts.

Sunday with a Scientist -- "Light and Laser Technology," 1:30-4:30 p.m., University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall. Free with regular admission.

Lincoln Irish Dancers annual Ceili Dance -- 5:30-6 p.m. traditional Irish dance lessons; 6:30-9 p.m. Ceili dance with Paddywhack March 12, Auld Recreation Center, 1650 Memorial Drive, Antelope Park. Intermission with assortment of baked goods including cookies, soda bread. Admission: $10/adults, $7/students ages 12 and older and seniors, $5/ages 5-11, $30/family and free for ages 4 and younger.

Monday

Family storytime -- 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gere Branch Library.

Tuesday

Library storytimes -- Toddler: 10 a.m. and 10:35 a.m., Gere; 10:30 a.m., Bethany, Walt; 6:30 p.m., Gere. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Anderson, Gere; 7 p.m., Eiseley.

Morning children's story time -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St.

Eiseley Exploratorium: Come Craft with Us -- 1:30-3 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library.

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.

Eiseley Exploratorium: Robots -- 1:30-3 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library.

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.

Shows and exhibits 

Sesostris Shrine Circus -- 7 p.m. March 15; 12:30, 7 p.m. March 16-17; 10 a.m., 2, 7 p.m. March 18; 12:30, 5 p.m. March 19, Lancaster Event Center, Pavilion 4, 84th Street and Havelock Avenue. $17/VIP reserved, $15/reserved, $15/handicapped. Tickets at lancastereventcenter.org.

Planetarium astronomy shows -- "A Planet for Goldilocks," 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (ages 9+). "Seeing," noon Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays (ages 10+). "Big Red Sky Tour," 2 p.m. Saturdays (ages 7+). Shows March 4 through May. University of Nebraska Museum  of Natural History, Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets. 402-472-2641.

March Laser Shows -- "KinderBop," 6 p.m. March 10; 11 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. March 11. "Lasermania," 7 p.m. March 10; 1, 2, 7 p.m. March 11; "Laser Led Zeppelin," 8 p.m. March 10; 3, 8 p.m. March 11. "Lasers in Space," 2, 3 p.m. March 12. For ages 4+. University of Nebraska State Museum, Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall.

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

Coming up

Library movie day -- "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," movie, popcorn and movie-themed craft, 1:30-3 p.m. March 17, Eiseley Branch Library.

Family Fun Day -- "Tales from Wales," 1-4 p.m. March 18, Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North. Video debut "Pobl y Paith/ People of the Prairie: the Welsh in Nebraska, 1:30 p.m.; live music by Ozark Soul, create Welsh-themed craft and enjoy Welsh tea and tea cakes, 2-4 p.m. Free.

"Once Upon a Time" -- the Omaha Symphony Family Series, 2 p.m. March 19, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha. Come early for pre-concert activities. 402-345-0606.

Register

Marvelous Maples -- 1-2:30 or 3-4:30 p.m. March 11, Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, Nebraska City. Discover how maple syrup is made, taste sap right from the trees and other maple syrups, enjoy a campfire and fun tree craft. $15/person, includes Tree Adventure admission. Reservations required, 402-873-8717.

Nature Explorer Camp -- 8:30 am.-5 p.m. March 13-17, Pioneers Park Nature Center. For ages 6-13. $180/child. 402-441-7895 or parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.

Help R5-D4 Save the Galaxy! -- 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 13, Walt Branch Library. For grades 3-5. Preregister at 402-441-4460.

Family Grief Series -- 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 21-May 23, Mourning Hope Grief Center, 4919 Baldwin Ave. For ages kindergarten through 18 and their adult caregivers. Free, registration required. 402-488-8989, mourninghope.org or email cmason@mourninghope.org.

March Madness Camp -- 5:30 p.m. March 24 to 1 p.m. March 26, YMCA Camp Kitaki, Ashland. Find the Leprechaun's hidden gold, choose your own adventure, street dance, more activities and food. Fora ages 7-14. $120/child. Register at 402-434-9222 or ymcacampkitaki.org.

The Lincoln Boys Choir auditions -- by appointment only March 31 and April 1, Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 322 Centennial Mall. 402-499-4446 or lincolnboyschoir.org.

Run Now, Wine Later 5K Adventure -- benefit for Girls on the Run of Nebraska, April 15, James Arthur Vineyards, 2001 W. Raymond Road, Raymond. Information and registration at GOTRNebraska.org.

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