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Sept. 22-23

• Lincoln Arts Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., SouthPointe Pavilions, 27th and Pine Lake Road. Details: or 402-434-2787.

Sept. 23

• Streets Alive will close nearly two miles of streets to traffic, from Belmont Elementary School to Max E. Roper Park, to make room for over 100 exhibitors that will provide free health, education and support resources. From 1-4:30 p.m., the event will include music, dance, art, sports demonstrations, join-in fitness classes and fresh local produce along the route. Those attending are encouraged to walk, bike or skate. This year’s event also includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony for construction of a new Belmont Outdoor Living and Learning Center. More details:

Oct. 6

• 17h annual Pumpkin Run, a 1-mile youth cross-country fun run, Seacrest Park south of Lincoln East High School. Details/registration:

Oct. 9

• Lincoln Public Schools Learning Lunch program, “Informed Citizenship in Action: Student Vote,” presented by Jaci Kellison, curriculum specialist for social studies, and students with a passion for Student Vote, noon, LPS District Office board room, 5905 O St. Bring your lunch; LPS provides dessert. More details: 402-436-1609.

Oct. 11-14

• Lincoln City Libraries’ annual book sale, Lancaster Event Center, 84th and Havelock Avenue, free to the public. Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A pre-sale fundraiser supporting the libraries is Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets:

Oct. 14

The annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will raise funds to fight hunger worldwide and locally with 25 percent of the proceeds raised by the Lincoln Walk divided among area food pantries. The 3-mile walk will start at First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St., with registration at 1 p.m. To register or donate, see

Oct. 26-30

• Boo at the Zoo, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. each day at Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St., is Lincoln’s largest trick-or-treat event. Stop at 40 trick-or-treat booths to get candy, coupons and more. All money raised directly supports the zoo and care for the animals. Raising Cane's will be selling chicken finger meals with proceeds going to the zoo. Details/tickets:

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