All ages storytime “Tales and Rhymes” — 11-11:30 a.m. May 15; also May 21. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. Lincolnlibraries.com or 402-441-4460.

“Cherish Nebraska” exhibition at Morrill Hall — 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; open until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. View 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. May 16. Bring your own family project to make, and socialize with new friends, bring your own food and drink, free, Makit Takit, 4720 Prescott Ave. 402-483-4232.

"Empower girls" Art Camp — Noon-1:30 p.m. May 18. Ages 11-14, Class focused on topics for teens including self-worth, self-acceptance, self-talk, self-care and self-confidence, $25, drop-in or register, Yin Yang Yoga, 4640 Champlain Drive Suite 125. Lincolnyinyangyoga.com or 402-560-6516.

Family Late Night event — 5-8 p.m. May 16. 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, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

Family storytime — 1-1:30 p.m. May 19. Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St. Lincolnlibraries.com or 402-441-4250.

Friday Morning Storytime: Barnes and Noble — 11-11:30 a.m. May 17. 2910 Pine Lake Road. Barnesandnoble.com/store/2939 or 402-421-7979.

Free Sensory night: Lincoln Children's Museum — 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 17. For families with special needs kids. The music will be turned off, and free sensory kits with noise canceling headphones and a variety of fidget toys will be available. Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org. More information: call Lindsay 402-477-4000.

Free admission for military families: Lincoln Children's Museum — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m. May 18-Sept. 2. Museum will participate in Blue Star museum program providing free admission to all military personnel and families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St. Arts.gov/bluestarmuseums or LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000. 

Open Ice Skating at Breslow Ice Skating Center — 2:15-4:15 p.m. May 19. $6, adults; $5, kids; $3, skate rental, 433 V St. Breslowhockeycenter.com 402-472-2758. 

Sensory Sunday at Morrill Hall — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 19. Kids and adults with special needs and their families are invited to experience the new fourth floor exhibit. Certain areas of the museum will be altered to be accessible for everyone and some sounds will be turned down or off to provide a quiet and supportive environment. Pre-registration is suggested: go.unl.edu/sensorysunday, Morrill Hall, UNL State Museum, 645 N. 14th St. Museum.unl.edu/investigate or 402-472-2642.

Special needs storytime — 6:30-7 p.m. May 16. Storytime for kids, and their families, who may need additional attention in a quiet environment, Bennet Martin Library, 136 S. 14th St. Lincolnlibraries.com or 402-441-8500.  

Zoo Fun Run and Walk — 10 a.m. May 18. All runners receive a free train ride, sponsored by Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Lincoln Children's Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St. Register: lincoln.ne.gov/city/fire/zoo/index.htm.


Rock Band Kids Summer Camp — May 28-Aug. 10. Week-long camp for kids ages 6-16, Lincoln School of Music, camp includes rock band lessons, outside play, music games and workshops,  2788 S. St. More information: 402-570-1661 or lincolnschoolofmusic.com/summercamps


Helicopter Day: Strategic Air Command Museum — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18. Helicopters from military, law enforcement, and commercial pilots will fly over the horizon and land in front of the museum and spectators can visit with pilots and get a view of the aircraft. Helicopter rides will be available through Johnson Helicopter Services. Additional activities including drone workshops, free movies in the museum’s theater, free balloon sculptures, and a make-and-take project, 28210 W. Park Highway, Ashland. Sacmuseum.org or 402-944-3100.

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