December 26, 2016

January Events For Omaha Families

It is so cold outside. I can understand not wanting to leave the house.

But when cabin fever sets in, you’re going to want some place to go. Here are some fun January events in Omaha for your family to go to:

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Public Ice Skating

When: Jan. 2 and 3, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St.

Cost: $5

 

Winter Break Fun Days

When: Jan. 3-6, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch

Cost: FREE

 

Sesame Street Live

When: Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m. and  6:30 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: $19.25 to $69.25

 

B-Tween Popcorn Ball Snowman 

When: Jan. 7, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE (fourth through seventh graders)

 

PRCA Championship Rodeo

When: Jan. 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $10 to $30

 

Teen Poetry Workshop

When: Jan. 14, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch

Cost: FREE (pre-register suggested)

 

Snowy Bingo

When: Jan. 14, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE (kindergarten through sixth grade)

 

“Thumbelina”

When: Jan. 14 through Feb. 5; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 and 11 a.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 17 and 24, 10 a.m.

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $12 (members get $2 off each ticket)

 

“Zen Tales: The Art of Jon J. Muth”

When: Jan. 14 through April 16, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ( late ‘til 8 p.m. on

Thursday)

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks”

When: Jan. 14 through May 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is  $10, adults; $5, children (6-12); FREE for under 6 & Members

 

Get Smart: Dinosaurs

When: Jan. 14, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Neb.

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $6, children (ages 4-12); $12, adults; $11, seniors or military; FREE for members or children younger than 4

 

Raptor Bird-Day Party

When: Jan. 14, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (2-17), and FREE for members and children younger than 2

 

Star Wars Family Night

When: Jan. 14, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members

 

Sunday Family Movie: “Norm of the North”

When: Jan. 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

I Tried It! Toddler Tasting Class

When: Jan. 18, 10 a.m.

Where: Hy-Vee, 17810 Welch Plaza

Cost: $5 per child, and $3 for a sibling. Pre-register at mhall@hy-vee.com or 402-896-4168.

 

“Around the World in 80 Days”

When: Jan. 20 through Feb. 12; performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: $36

Read the review to see if it’s your family will like it!

 

“Block Party”

When: Jan. 21 through April 9, during museum hours (closed Mondays)

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members

 

Superhero Saturday

When: Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Hy-Vee, 8809 W. Center Road

Cost: FREE

 

Legos Freestyle

When: Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

“Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”

When: Jan. 22, 2 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $12

 

“The Sound of Music”

When: Jan. 24-29; performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 7 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: Tickets start at $35

 

Snow Day Snowball Fight

When: Jan. 25, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE (ages 5 and younger with an adult)

 

Midlands International Auto Show

When: Jan. 26-29; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

Where: CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: $7-$9, and children 6 and younger are FREE

 

UNMC Skate-a-Thon

When: Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. to Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.

Where: University of Nebraska Medical Center’s ice rink, 42nd and Emile streets

Cost: $10 to benefit Nebraska Parkinson’s

 

“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”

When: Jan. 27 through Feb. 12; performances are Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 (members get four FREE tickets)

 

Found Object Puppetry with Stephanie Jacobson

When: Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Omaha Creative Institute, 1516 Cuming St.

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for students/teachers/working artist (ages 8+; anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult, free child admission with adult registration)

 

Primrose School at Falling Waters Grand Opening

When: Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 6625 S. 193rd Ave.

Cost: FREE (includes face painting, magician, music & science presentations)

 

Drop-In Model Magic Creatures

When: Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

32nd Anual Cathedral Flower Festival

When: Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Jan. 29, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Ongoing Events

“Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play”

When: Jan. 21 through April 15, during museum hours

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members

 

Toddler Tuesdays

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. (gym or at the pool starting at 10:30)

Cost: FREE for members; non-members participate by paying a $4 activity fee for your toddler (age 9 months to 4 years) and the attending parent is FREE.

 

Inflatable Fridays

When: Fridays, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults

 

Kidz Kayak Racing

When: Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

 

Arts for All

When: Saturdays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha South Public Library, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE (ages 8-12, registration required)

Sunday Funday

When: Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

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