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Family calendar -Oct. 6-13. Register: "Boo at the Zoo"; Pumpkin Patches, Orchards and Hayrack rides; "El Barrio En Vivo!: Celebrating Latine Heritage" event, Friday; Haymarket Spirits Tours, visit local haunts,Thursdays-Fridays; Hayride and S'mores at Deer Springs Winery, Saturday; Lincoln Walk to End Alzheimer's at Haymarket Park, Sunday.; "Hello Dolly" at McDonald Theatre, Wesleayn, Thursday-Sunday; "A Midsummer Night's Drea" at Nebraska Repertory Theater, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday.

Family calendar -Oct. 6-13. Register: "Boo at the Zoo"; Pumpkin Patches, Orchards and Hayrack rides; "El Barrio En Vivo!: Celebrating Latine Heritage" event, Friday; Haymarket Spirits Tours, visit local haunts,Thursdays-Fridays; Hayride and S'mores at Deer Springs Winery, Saturday; Lincoln Walk to End Alzheimer's at Haymarket Park, Sunday.; "Hello Dolly" at McDonald Theatre, Wesleayn, Thursday-Sunday; "A Midsummer Night's Drea" at Nebraska Repertory Theater, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday.

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Bark at the Moon: Paws 4 Fun — Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Trick-or-treat with your dog at vendor booths, dress your dog in a costume to win prizes, photo opportunity, must register to get free bag; $2 at the door. Due to rain, if the event is moved indoors, you must have proof of dog vaccination, 222 N. 44th St. 

Food Bank Lincoln — 3-4 p.m. Mondays. Stay in your car, staff and volunteers will bring the boxed food to you; see complete list of food distribution sites on website, Capitol City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege.

Haymarket Spirits Tour — 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday-Fridays, through Oct. 29. Visit local haunts, start at James Arthur Vineyards Tasting Room, 803 Q St. Visit The Rabbit Hole Bakery, then two other breweries, Kinkaider or White Elm, end up at the Alchemy Lounge, 140 N. Eighth St. Tickets:

Halloween event at Camp Sonshine — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Hayrack rides, bonfires, games, hands-on activities, inflatables, dress up in your costume, all ages welcome, 13440 S. 25th St., Roca. Register for free tickets:

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Lincoln Expo — 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive. 

Lincoln City Libraries: "Teen Tober" reading challenge — Through Nov. 30. Kids reading 10 hours minimum automatically entered to win prizes. Register:

Lincoln City Libraries host "One Book Discussion" online — 2 p.m. Saturday. "Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family,." Register for discussion link:

Lincoln Children's Museum "Tailgate" play date for kids — 5-11 p.m. Saturday. 5 p.m. Drop off your kids for their own tailgate, $35 members; $45 nonmembers; add a meal for $5, kids must be picked up one hour after game ends, 1420 P St. Register: 402-477-4000.

Lincoln Stamp Club show — 4 p.m. Oct. 24. Activities including demonstrations on stamp collecting tools, thousands of U.S. and foreign stamps to view, free penny stamps for kids and free nickel stamps for adults, door prizes and more, masks required, College View Seventh Adventist Church, 48th and Prescott streets. 

LPS Learning Lunch series: "The Vital Work of our Student Advocates" — Noon Oct. 19. Meets third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. Zoom link:

Prairie Pines Nature Scavenger Hunt — 1-4 p.m. Oct. 16. Keep your eyes open and discover the Prairie Pines Nature Preserve on a nature scavenger hunt. Follow clues to discover nature parts and places. The scavenger hunt that takes participants throughout the Preserve to explore, discover and learn about Prairie Pines. Enjoy a picnic in the arboretum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Nature Ninja Course is open to the public. Kids must be accompanied by adults. No pets please, 3100 N. 112th St. More information:

Wednesday Night Live Family Night at First-Plymouth — 5 p.m. EZ Meals by Chef au Chef. Individually packed to-go meals, free-will donations accepted; 5:30 p.m. Kids and youth choir rehearsal and Confirmation for eighth grade; 6 p.m. First Plymouth Littles, birth-age 5; First Plymouth Kids Studio, K-fifth grade; middle school, sixth-eighth grade; and high school, ninth-12th grade. Adult programs include "Justice 101," with the Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas, Pilgrim Hall; 7:15 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal, 2000 D St.

Concerts, music series and events

Beatrice Singles and Couples Dance — 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Catch-A-Ride Band, pizza available for purchase, Veteran's Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. 

Capitol View Winery — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Schucks Brothers Band; 6 p.m. Hake Catering, food items for purchase, 2361 Wittstruck Road, Roca.

Junto Winery — 7-9 p.m. Friday. Tom & Wes Duo; 6-8 p.m. Food truck, 1356 182nd St. Seward. 

Kimball Hall recital — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Scott Anderson, trombone, 1113 R St.

Kimball Hall concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wind Ensemble concert, $5 adults; $3 students and seniors, 1113 R. St.

Kimball Hall recital — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Symphonic Band concert, $5, adults; $3, students and seniors, 1113 R St.

Westbrook Music Hall concert — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Flyover New Music performance, 301 N. 12th St.  

Kimball Hall concert — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Moran Chamber Players, 1113 R St. 

Pinnacle Bank Arena — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Chris Stapleton concert, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive. 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive.

Roca Tavern — 8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 15. Velvet Elvis, Bill Christensen performs, 4101 Main St., Roca. 

VA Coffeehaus at Auld Pavilion — 10 a.m. Oct. 15. Live music with Mike McCraken; presentation of two Quilts of Valor, coffee tea and snacks provided, free event, Antelope Park, 1650 Memorial Drive.

Lecture series

Hisxon-Lied visiting artist series — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Speaker is Odalis Valdivieso, painter, Richards Hall, Room 15, 560 Stadium Drive. More information


Bug Fest at UNL Entology a virtual event — 1 p.m. Oct. 10-Oct. 24. Planned online presentations and activities including: Nebraska Bugs, Steve Spomer; Invasive Species, Bob Wright; Insect Behavior, Tom Weissling; Honey Bee Biology, The Bee Lab; Drawing Insects, Doug Golick; Soil Arthropods, Doug Golick; Forensic Insects, Erin Bauer; Bumble Bees, Katie Lamke at Xerxes Society. Participate in virtual events:

Farmers markets

Haymarket Farmers' Market — 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Final day of the season to shop baked goods, arts, face painting, food vendors, handmade crafts, furniture, jewelry, produce, wind chimes and more, free admission, Eighth and P streets.

Hub Cafe farmers market — 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Vendors including: Shadow Brook Farm, Dutch Girl Creamery, Green School Farms, Pekarek's Produce, Milkweed Yoga, Gad Horse Farm and Jurena Homegrown & Foraged. Live music, food and drinks available for purchase, 250 N. 21st St. 

Sunday farmers market at College View — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Rain or shine, shop local produce and goods, live music, love and support your community, masks are encouraged, SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks are accepted, free event, 4801 Prescott. More information:

Pumpkin Patches and Orchards

Bloom Where You Are Planted (Avoca) — 10 a.m.-4 p.m Mondays-Tuesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Oct. 31. Hayrides, you-pick pumpkin patch and walk or ride in the pumpkin patch; Activities including farm-themed play areas, 40-foot tube slide, hay climb, dress a scarecrow, Pop-a-Shot basketball, family-sized tire swing, $8, adults; free, age 2 and under, 911 108th St., Avoca.

Jurgens Pumpkin Patch (Jansen) — 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sundays. The food truck closes at 4:30 on Sundays. Soda and treats can still be purchased in the barn. Enjoy walking and visiting the retail shops, items for purchase; Activities including: $3, mini-golf; $4, corn maze; $5, gold mining, admission to the pumpkin patch is free, 71875 574th Ave., Jansen.

Martin's Hillside Orchard (Ceresco) — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Activities including: butterfly garden, kid-sized corn maze, gourd cave, tire mountain, tractor trike track, climbing fort, spider web and wagon ride. Pick your own apples and pumpkins, 2024 Ashland Road, Ceresco.

Roca Berry Farm and Scary Farm (Roca) — Mondays-Sundays. Please see website for admission prices, hours of operation and complete schedule of activities, 16531 S 38th St., Roca.

Vala's Pumpkin Patch and Orchard (Gretna) — 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Oct. 31. Attractions including: Walking through the Lost Pumpkin Mine, Corn Maze, Pirate Maze, Storybook Barn, Haunted Farmhouse and the Haunted Trail; Enjoy riding in the Hay Rack Ride to the Pumpkin Field, Apple Orchard, and a Barnyard Adventure Ride; 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 8-minute firework show. See website for admission prices and complete schedule of activities, 12102 S 180th St, Gretna.


"Calendar Girls" Lincoln Community Playhouse — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-16 and Oct. 22-23; 2 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, 2500 N. 56th St. Tickets:

Charissa Hogeland of "Frozen" at TADA Theatre — Oct. 22-23; Oct. 29-31, $10-$20, The Mill at Telegraph. Tickets:

"Hello Dolly" at Wesleyan Theater — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, McDonald Theatre, 51st and Huntington Ave. Tickets:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Nebraska Repertory Theater — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Howell Theater 1209 R St. Tickets:

"Popcorn Falls" — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-16, Oct. 22-23; Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, 412 Ella St., Beatrice.

Senior Family events 

Stepping On Building Confidence and Reducing Falls class at Eastmont Towers — 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Nov. 16. Suggested donation of $4. Karen O'Hara will help family members, who are seniors, learn how to prevent falls with balance and strength exercise. Register: call 402-441-7795.

Sports events

Archery for All at Irving Recreation Center — 10 a.m. Sunday. Class is open for ages 7 and up, all equipment provided. The class provides individual and group instruction. Learn techniques, precision and sportsmanship, all levels welcome, 2010 Van Dorn St. More information: 402-441-7954.

Parks & Recreation Fall Team Sports — Register:

Table Tennis Challenge at Belmont Recreation Center — 5-10 p.m. Sundays. Walk-in, $3 per night; $30 for 13 weeks, 1234 Judson St. More information: 402-441-6789.


Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra Violin and Viola auditions — 2-5 p.m. Oct. 12-13. More information: or call contact


"Boo at the Zoo" at the Lincoln Children's Zoo (Lincoln) — 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26-30. $6.95, nonmember tickets, age 2 and up. Nonmembers must purchase a ticket and a treat bag for $3.50, to collect candy, call 402-475-6741. More information:


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