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Family calendar Oct. 27-Nov. 3. "Boo at the Zoo"; Halloween Trick-or-Treats; Trunk-or-Treats, Carnivals, Haunted Houses and more.

Family calendar Oct. 27-Nov. 3. "Boo at the Zoo"; Halloween Trick-or-Treats; Trunk-or-Treats, Carnivals, Haunted Houses and more.

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43rd Army Band concert : Honor and celebrate America's Veterans — 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Free concert, public invited, Doane College, Heckman Auditorium, 1014 Boswell Avenue, Crete. 

Center for People in Need Thanksgiving food distributions — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 23. Participants must wear a mask and be a Center client to attend. The Center is closed Nov. 19 and Nov. 24, offices, ELL and TRADE classes are open. More information on how to become a Center client: or call 402-476-4357, 3901 N. 27th 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.

Dinner and Dance Veteran's Salute — 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $10 per person, all ages. Hy-Vee is catering the meal including chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable, roll and apple crisp. Transportation is available within Lincoln city limits for $5. Dinner and transportation reservations are due by noon, Oct. 25. Reservations: 402-441-7158.

Gifts of Love Toy Drive at Mosier-Timperly Chiropractic Clinic — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. Donations needed including unwrapped gifts for all ages, toys, health care items, clothing, 4645 Normal Blvd., Suite 200.

Holiday Harvest Outdoor Market at College View — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7th, Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. Shop local produce vendors, crafts and more, 4801 Prescott Ave. 

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

"Light the Night" at Christian Heritage — 6-9 p.m. Dec. 9-11. Families can drive through and view a live nativity scene, carolers, Santa & Mrs. Claus and thousands of lights covering trees, homes, and the campus barn, 14880 Old Cheney Road, Walton.

Lincoln Veteran's Day parade — 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Honoring veteran heroes who served in the military. Parade starts at 21st and K streets, ends at 14th and K streets.    

Halloween events 

"Boo at the Zoo" at the Lincoln Children's Zoo — 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $6.95, non-member tickets, age 2 and up. Non-members must purchase a ticket and a treat bag for $3.50, to collect candy, call 402-475-6741; 4:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 26-30. StarTran is providing a free shuttle bus service to the Lincoln Children's Zoo. Shuttles will run from the following locations: Lincoln High School, east side of Capitol Parkway, Randolph By-pass and 23rd streets; Antelope Park, near the Auld Pavilion playground, 1650 Memorial Drive. More information:

Boo at the Box — 7:05 p.m. Saturday. Wear your costume, watch the STARS play hockey, trick-or-treat with the players after the game, 1880 Transformation Drive. 

City Impact and NLU Trunk-or-Treat — 7:30-10 p.m. Friday. Wear your costumes, collect candy, games and prizes, 1035 N. 33rd St. 

Club LNK Trick-or-Treat — 5-8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Collect candy, haunted house, carnival games, $10 per kid or adult, 1555 Yolande Ave. 

Eagles Hollow Haunts at Eagle Raceway — 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $55, 617 238th St., Eagle. More information: or 402-606-1031.

Halloween Block Party at First-Plymouth Congregational Church — 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday. Carnival, collect candy and cookout, public welcome, free event, 2000 D St.

Halloween Carnival at Cooper YMCA — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday. Wear your costume, carnival games, outdoor event, 6767 S. 14th St. 

Halloween event at Camp Sonshine — 6-8 p.m. Friday. Hayrack rides, bonfires, games, activities, inflatables, all ages welcome, 13440 S. 25th St., Roca. Register for free tickets:

Halloween events at Marcus Theatres — Through Sunday. Play “Boo Bingo," win a spooky soda, popcorn or spooky soda combo. Get a Boo Bingo card in theatres or download the card at: Friday-Sunday, $5, view “Ghostbusters" or wear a costume to “Addams Family 2," get a BOGO ticket.

Haunted Woods and Jacob's Well Food Pantry fundraiser — 7-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Ages 13 and up, bring a non-perishable food item for entry, benefiting Jacob's Well Food Pantry, 9420 Holdrege St. 

Haunted Tunnel at Jet Splash — 7-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, $15 donation per car including goodie bags, unique family fun, wear your costume, 8420 Eiger Drive.

Haymarket Spirits Tour  6:30-8 p.m. Thursday-Fridays, through Friday. 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:

Hy-Vee Halloween — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. goodie bags, pumpkin painting, coloring stations, pumpkin races, and KidsFit Halloween workouts, kids should wear a comfortable costume for working out; 7151 Stacy Lane or 6001 Village Drive. 

"Monster Mash" and Show-n-Shine Car Show at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (Ashland) — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Public is invited to wear costumes, trick-or-treat in the museum, visit the "Not so Scary" haunted house, make a super hero mask and get cookies at the Cookie Company food truck, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland. More information:  

Nightmare on East Campus — 7-10 p.m. Thursday. Free for UNL students, with event pass. Wear a costume, collect candy, hayrack ride, laser tag, photo booth, paint-a-pumpkin, 1705 Arbor Drive. More information:

"Scare Away Hunger" fundraiser — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bring a food item for admission, including canned green beans or corn, boxed stuffing mix,  indoor games and activities, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. 

Scary House Take Home Kits at the Lincoln Children's Museum — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Take-home kits to create your own haunted house, including instructions and pretend house occupants, $20. Kits can be picked up at 1420 P St. More information: 402-477-4000.

Tommy's Tunnel of Terror Car Wash — 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $20 per vehicle, wear your costume, 150 N. 70th St. 

Treats & Tales at First Christian Church — 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday. Kids can trick-or-treat, get blessings and learn Bible stories including Jonah who was swallowed up by a whale, David and Goliath, Noah's Ark, Meshach, Shadrach & Abednego who were thrown into a fiery furnace, a pumpkin parable and more, 205 N. Seventh St., Beatrice.

Trick-or-Treat at Butterfly Bakery — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free cookie decorating first 500 kids, costume contest, $100 prize gift card spooky treat for purchase, 4209 S. 33rd. 

Trick-or-Treat at Gateway Mall — 4-6 p.m. Sunday. Age 14 and under, treat bags are provided or bring your own, 6100 O St. 

Trick-or-Treat Hillcrest at Firethorn — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Wear a costume, bring a bag to collect treats, 8601 Firethorn Lane. 

Halloween Trunk-or-Treats

Trunk-or-Treat at Alpha Wealth Advisors — 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Bring one canned food item for entry, for the Lincoln Food Bank, bring a bag to collect candy, 7401 O St. 

Trunk-or-Treat at American Lutheran Church — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Wear a costume, get treats and candy, bring your own bag, 4200 Vine St.

Trunk-or-Treat at Capitol City Christian Church — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Wear a costume, bring a bag to collect candy, inflatables, 7800 Holdrege St. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Charter Title Escrow — 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Wear a costume, bring a bag to collect treats, 6333 Apples Way. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Cross the Line Church — 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Wear a costume, bring a bag to collect candy, 5925 Adams St. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Fallbrook YMCA — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wear costumes, bring a bag to collect candy from car trunks, giveaways including candy, treats and prizes. Halloween-themed photo booth. Kona Ice and Vern & Ellie's Food Truck, items for purchase, 700 Penrose Drive. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Havelock United Methodist Church — 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Wear a costume, bring a bag, collect treats, church parking lot, 4140 N. 60th St. 

Trunk-or-Treat at First-Menonite Church — 6 p.m. Wednesday. Wear a costume, bring a bag to get candy from a variety of trunks, 7300 Holdrege. 

Trunk-or-Treat at La Vita Bella Salon — 6-8 p.m. Wear a costume, bring a bag to collect treats, 3744 Touzalin Ave. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Mercy City Church — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free food, candy and games, 6224 Logan Ave. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Nebraska Cheer Center — 5-8 p.m. Saturday. $5 entry fee, including good bags, activities, games and prizes, 1210 Infinity Court. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Saint Mark Lutheran Church and School — 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Wear a costume, get candy, fun kid-friendly games and a photo booth, 3840 S. 19th St. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Saint Peter's Parish — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Wear a costume, bring a bag to get treats. If you want to host a trunk, sign-up:; 4500 Duxhall Drive. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Southeast Community College — 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Wear a costume, get candy, games, prizes, coffee truck, 8800 O St. 

Trunk-or-Treat at Saint Paul United Methodist Church Parking Garage — 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Wear a costume, bring a bag to collect treats, 11th and M streets. 

Farmers markets

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. 

Holiday Harvest farmers market — Sundays in November. Live music including: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, Gene Davis; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14, Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21 Damian David, 4801 Prescott Ave. 

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.


Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble via Facebook — 7 p.m. Nov. 6. "There Was a Pig That Went Out to Dig, " by Percy Grainger and other selections, 


Charissa Hogeland of "Frozen" at The Mill @ Telegraph. — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $20, adults; $10, students,  Tickets:


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