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The original caption for this 1959 photo reads: "Just elephants are moving down Lincoln's O Street when the photographer snapped this shot of the city's first circus parade in many, many years."


Art Lab — 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday. Teens can learn and explore through arts and crafts, Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St., meeting room 1. or or call 402-441-8560.

Barnes & Noble Storytime and Activities — 11 a.m. Saturday. Featuring the book “How to Catch a Leprechaun,” by Adam Wallace, learn that leprechauns are sneaky and how you can catch one, get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Barnes and Noble, 5150 O St. 402-466-7122.

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. or 402-477-7770.

Craft social night — 6 p.m. Thursday. 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. March 22. First day of the zoo being open all year round. Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1225 S. 27th St. or 402-475-6741.

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. or 402-477-4000.

Family Storytime — 4-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Stories, songs and a craft, Bennet Martin Branch Library, 136 S. 14th St. or 402-441-8500.

Hy-Vee Lil Chefs — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Kids ages 3-11 will learn to prepare two to three recipes. The theme is “St. Patrick's Day Party,” parents must accompany kids, you can bring an apron or chef hat, $12 per kid, Hy-Vee, Williamsburg Hy-Vee, 6001 Village Drive. Register: or call 402-421-2462.

Kids Dream Winter Film Series — 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, March 2-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: March 2-3 “Smallfoot”; March 9-10 “Ferdinand”; March 16-17: “Teen Titans Go to the Movies”; March 23-24 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.

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: or 402-560-6516. 

Leprachauns and Limericks Event — 2 p.m. Saturday. Get your official leprechaun name, become a master limerick writer, learn how to leprechaun-proof your home and take home fun giveaways, also enjoy and celebrate the release of the book “Bridge of Riddles,” by Ronan Boyle, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 5150 O St. 402-466-7122.

LEGO Sundays — 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Families can build a masterpiece with Legos, free, Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., or 402-441-4250.

Mud Club at the Lux Center — 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesday. This event is geared towards 2- to 5-year-olds, $8 person (minimum purchase of $16 for 1 parent and 1 kid), toddlers and kids ages 2 and up can work with clay to learn, play and get messy in this 45-minute club, the first 30 minutes students can immerse themselves in a hands-on art making with their parents, and then create on their own for the last 15 minutes, Lux Center for the Arts, 2601 North 48th St or 402-466-8692.

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

Pop-in storytime at Morrill Hall — 4-4:30 p.m. Thursday. Theme is weather, through stories, songs and movement learn more about the natural world, all ages invited, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5, 4th floor, Nebraska History Museum, 645 N. 14th St. or 402-472-2642.

Sesostris Shrine Circus — Show times: Wednesday 7 p.m.; Thursday 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday 12:30 p.m..and 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.  2 p.m, and 7 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., professional circus performers, animal acts, live band, animal rides available before and after each performance for an additional fee, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs, blinking swords and flashing ray guns, tickets: advance and day of event tickets also available at Lancaster Event Center Office M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St.

Spring Break at Mueller Planetarium: “Big Red Sky Tour” — 1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; also 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. or 402-472-2641.

Star City Buddy Walk — 8 a.m.-Noon Saturday. Walk at your own pace, doing laps around Gateway Mall, proceeds go towards positive awareness about Down syndrome, in honor of the upcoming World Down Syndrome Day, participants walking one lap around the mall will earn a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win prizes, 6100 O St. Register: or 402-413-0199.  


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. 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. or 402-438-0529. 


Aircraft Adventures — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Presentation on aircraft ditching and survival, special aircraft viewing immediately following the presentation, of the B-17 and A-26 aircraft. View artifacts that are usually not on display, and learn about historic events from an aircraft expert United Stares Air Force Captain Lee Seeman, SAC Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland. or 402-944-3100.


Spring Break Camps — Wednesday-Friday. Kids K-12 can learn new art techniques, work with artists, make their own artwork, and improve artistic abilities.  Art camps are run by skilled teaching artists, guiding kids in hands on learning, LUX Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th St. or 402-466-8692.   

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