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Events

All ages storytime “Tales and Rhymes” — 11-11:30 a.m. April 24. The whole family is invited to join in storytime and activities, Walt Branch Library, meeting room 2, 6701 S. 14th St. Lincolnlibraries.com or 402-441-4460.

Family storytime — 1-1:30 p.m. April 28. The whole family is invited to join in storytime, songs and crafts, meet in the children’s area, Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St. Lincolnlibraries.com or 402-441-4250.

“Cherish Nebraska” exhibition at Morrill Hall — 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; also open until 8 p.m. Thursdays.; and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. View the cultural and natural history of Nebraska with interactive and educational activities, fourth floor, Nebraska History Museum, 645 N. 14th St. Museum.unl.edu or 402-472-2642.

Craft social night — 6 p.m. April 25. Families bring your own project to make, and socialize with new friends while making your craft, bring your own food and drink, free, Makit Takit, 4720 Prescott Ave. 402-483-4232.

Family Late Night event — 5-8 p.m. April 25. New games and activities throughout the museum available for working parents and families, free for members, $9.95 adults, $10.95 kids 18 months to 15 years, free kids under 18 months, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

Family yoga — 10 a.m. April 27. Playful class allowing parents and kids to experience movement, exercise and stretching together, bring a water bottle, yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing, space limited, please register ahead, Yin Yang Yoga, 4640 Champlain Dr. Ste 125. Lincolnyinyangyoga.com or 402-560- 6516.

Healthy Kids Day: Fallbrook YMCA — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27. All ages welcome, 30 community partners available for families to visit with, information on how kids can have a healthy lifestyle in the summer, lots of hands on activities and games to participate in, free, Ymcalincoln.org or 402-323-6444. 

Lego Sunday — 2-4 p.m. April 28. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-4460.

"Live Kind Lincoln" Week: Community Health Endowment  April 27-May 4. Reminders for people to be kind will be distributed in various ways including information sheets, bookmarks and stickers. These items can be picked up at any Lincoln City Library, lincolnlibraries.org; YMCA of Lincoln, ymcalincoln.org; Aging Partners Senior Centers, 402 441 6156, or the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln, 250 North 21st Street. More information: Chelincoln.org or 402-436- 5516.

Lincoln Earth Day celebration — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27. Ampitheater Activities: 10 a.m. CK Dance Academy Peter Pan Production: 10:30 a.m. Nia’s Dance Jam music and dancing; 11 a.m. Zambian Community Traditional Dancers: 11:30 a.m. Yazidi Cultural Center music and dancing; 12:45 p.m. Mayor Chris Beutler, Earth Day Welcome; 1 p.m. Josh Hoyer Band. Jane Snyder Trail Speaker series including the following speakers: 10 a.m. Liz VanWormer, PhD, UNL School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; 10:45 a.m. Louise Lynch-O’Brien, PhD, UNL Department of Entomology; 12:15 p.m. Ted Genoways, journalist and author; 1 p.m. Lia Havlena, Nebraska Wildlife Federation; 1:45 p.m. Anne “Eco Annie” Thompson, Omaha Permaculture; 2:30 p.m. Steven Kirchner, Sustain UNL and National Field Organizer. There will be a a variety of food vendors or you can bring your own food. Travel to Earth Day event four ways including riding your bike, riding the Star Tran buses, utilize rideshare or carpool to free limited parking spaces, Union Plaza, 21st and Q streets. Lincolnearthday.org.

Soup Supper at Legion Hall — 5-7 p.m. April 26. Veteran-prepared home made soups including chicken noodle, chili, ham and bean, vegetable beef and oyster stew, breads, salads, and pies, free will donation accepted, 970 Monroe St., Bennet. 402-440-0018.

Tuesday Night Try It Activity: making tissue paper flowers — 3-4:30 p.m. April 30. Participants will create tissue paper flowers, just in time for May Day, program is for teens grade 6 and up, and adults, registration is required, sign up in person or call 402-441-8540, Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave. Lincolnlibraries.org

Tuesday Night Try It Activity: making hand made booklet and paper flowers — 6-7:45 p.m. April 30. Participants will create a hand-made booklet with guest presenter Sally Cox. and also learn to make tissue paper flowers, just in time for May Day on May 1, this program is for teens grade 6 and up, and adults, registration is required, sign up in person or call 402-441-8540. Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave. Lincolnlibraries.org

Nearby

Nebraska Renaissance Fair and Midwest Pirate Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27-28. Top acts from around the Midwest performing live on stages, history encampment groups, artisan merchant village, food court, beer garden, Medieval folk life demonstrations, hands-on games of skill, treasure hunts, children’s realm and the Equestrian Stunt Show by Joust Evolution. Some of the performers include: Doc Johnson Sideshow, His Hooleyness, Malarkey 1, Mad Scotsman Golf, Queen Lizz, Shaylee the Fairy Flutist, Jesters4Hire, and Peter the Daredevil Juggler. A variety of vendors will include Artifice Fires pottery and goblets,, Dragon’s Horde, Gray Lady herbs, Melissa’s fruit cart, Weapon’s from the Wood, and many more, Riverwest Park, West Maple Road and 223rd streets, near Elkhorn. Nebfaire.com or riverwestpark.com or 402-953-4731,

Robot Zoo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through-May 10. Interactive exhibition featuring robotic animals and hands-on activities. Larger-than-life-size machinery, simulating a variety of moving animal body parts. Everybody can participate in sensory activities, including "Swat the Fly," "Sticky Feet" and "Tongue Gun," $12 adults, $11 military and seniors, $6 kids 4-12, free kids 3 and under, Strategic Air Command, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland (Exit 426). Sacmuseum.org/event/robot-zoo or 402-944-3100.  

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