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Barnes & Noble Storytime and Activities — 11 a.m. Saturday. Featuring the book Little Blue Truck’s Springtime, by Jill McMurry. Celebrate the beauty of springtime, you will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps of the board book, and participate in a cookie coloring activity, while supplies last, get a coupon for $4 for a grilled cheese sandwich and juice or milk. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Barnes and Noble, South Pointe Mall, 2910 Pine Lake Road.

Barnes & Noble Kids event — 2 p.m. Saturday. Explore the new “Escape The Book Titanic” by Bill Doyle. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure, Barnes and Noble, South Pointe Mall, 2910 Pine Lake Road. 

Bilingual Kids Storytime — 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Listen to a story in English and a second language, songs, games and a craft, kids ages 3 to 8, must be accompanied by a parent, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Indigobridgebooks.com or 402-477-7770.

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

Children’s Zoo opening day — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. First day of the zoo being open all year round. Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1225 S. 27th St. Lincolnzoo.org or 402-475-6741.

Clothing Closet — 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free clothing, toys and other items available, Carol M. Yokum Family Resource Center, 4621 NW 48th St.

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

Family Storytime — 6:30-7 p.m. March 26. The whole family is welcome to enjoy stories and a craft, Bennet Martin Branch Library, 136 S. 14th St. Lincolncitylibraries.org or 402-441-8500.

Guided Art Journaling — 6-7:45 p.m. March 25. Create a journal using different crafting methods, guided by instructors; making journals can be therapeutic, Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. 

Kids Dream Winter Film Series — 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through April 14. View your favorite family movies for $3 at your nearest participating Marcus Theatres location, $2.75 popcorn, and $2.75 drinks. Movie schedule includes: Saturday-Sunday "Trolls"; March 30-31 “House With a Clock In Its Walls”; April 6-7 “Sing”; April 13-14 “The Grinch”, $3 person or get free tickets to the show by visiting participating agents at American Family Insurance. Participating theaters are Lincoln Grand, 1101 P St. and Edgewood Cinema, 5220 S. 56th St. Marcustheatres.com/marcus-specials/family-friendly-films/kids-dream-winter-film-series.

Kids Yoga — 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 27. Kids' yoga workshop aimed to introduce kids 5-9 to the benefits of practicing yoga, each class will have a theme and a variety of activities, parents can run errands or get coffee while kids are in class, Yin Yang Yoga, 4640 Champlain Drive. Register: Info@lincolnyinyangyoga.com or 402-560-6516. 

LEGO Sundays — 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Families can build a masterpiece with Legos, free, Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-4460.

Live Happy Celebration: International Day of Happiness — 10 a.m -2 p.m. Saturday. Interactive performances and entertainment; 10 a.m. CK Dance; 11 a.m..-1 p.m. Magic with Evan Card; Noon local live music; 1 p.m. Boots & Cats A Capella singing group; prizes throughout the day, community speakers, and kids craft station, event supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heartland, Gateway Mall, 6100 O St.

Music With Mar — 4:15-5 p.m. Saturday. Join Maryann Harman's live performance for all ages. Maryann specializes in connecting the most recent brain research findings, with the importance of music and movement in our lives, see website for admission, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. Lincolnchildrensmuseum.org or 402-477-4000. 

Natural History Mystery Escape Room — 6 p.m. Thursdays; 3 p.m., Fridays; 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturdays; 1 p.m., Sundays; A minimum of four participants is required for the escape room. and you will be notified 24 hours in advance if the minimum number has not been reached. You will then have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets to reach the minimum, reschedule or receive a refund, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Register 24 hours in advance: 402-472-2637

Mueller Planetarium: “Big Red Sky Tour” — 1 p.m. Saturdays, through May 18. Embark on a galactic tour to discover what we can see with our eyes or by using binoculars and telescopes. Admission: $4 non-members adults, 19 and over; $3 kids, 4-18; $3 members; $2 member kids. You can see deep-sky objects and cosmic gems found in our own solar system, 645 N. 14th St. Planetarium@unl.edu or 402-472-2641.

Pioneer Park: Saturdays With a Naturalist — 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Guided stroll along trails will showcase the beauty of the area, $5, register: lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/naturecenter, by March 20, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington. 402-441-7895.  

Upcycle — 6:30-7:45 p.m. March 26. Use your imagination to create an upcycled craft, using recycled books and cardboard boxes, all ages welcome, but geared towards teen and adults.  Bennet Martin Library, 136 S. 14th St. 402-441-8500.

Ongoing

Kids Escape Rooms — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays in March. Three 45-minute escape rooms to choose from: Peter Cotton Tail (ages 4 and up); Night Sky (ages 6 and up); All Museum Sliming (ages 8 and up); $7 per person for members; $15 per person for non-members); $35 to reserve the whole room for members; $70 for non-members, each room accommodates six people, please register 24 hours in advance, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

All ages read aloud storytime — 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Interactive and African-themed stories, Midwestern African Museum of Art, 1935 Q St. Mamamuseum.org or 402-438-0529. 

Nearby 

Robot Zoo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-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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