Dundee Day offers activities from morning to midnight
Saturday’s Dundee Day promises something for everyone, from pancakes at 7 a.m. to a beer garden that closes at midnight.
The French Bulldog will host the 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. pancake feed in the Alegent Creighton Clinic parking lot. The Rundee Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Dundee Day Parade begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Dundee Street Olympics, live music and dancing with the 4 Strings of Swing and an all-day beer garden.
The gate for the evening’s live music will open at 5 p.m. There will be live music from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
‘Every Cowgirl’ author to read at Momaha’s story time series
Children’s book author Rebecca Janni of the “Every Cowgirl” series will be the guest reader at Momaha’s 7 p.m. Friday story time at The Bookworm, near 87th and Pacific Streets.
Encourage your little ones to dress in their finest cowboy gear or pajamas. After the reading, children will have cookies and milk and a take-home craft activity.
Hispanic Heritage Festival will offer music, food, dance
The South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The day will feature live music, refreshments and family activities, and is free and open to the public.
Events include a noon to 1 p.m. performance by Las Cecelias mariachi band; noon to 2 p.m. face painting and glitter tattoos for kids; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. food booths; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. piñata activities at the start of each hour; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. music by DJ Blu; 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. performance by Xiotal Ballet Folklórico dance troupe; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. music by George Walker; and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. salsa dancing with Mitchell Herrera.
Get an up-close look at Iowa’s native plants
The Iowa Native Plant Society annual meeting and field trip to Hitchcock Nature Center at Honey Creek, Iowa, will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Anyone interested may attend. Arrive at Hitchcock by 10 a.m. There will be both morning and afternoon field trips. Bring your own sack lunch. After the afternoon field trip, there will be an optional stop at a rare flood plain prairie. It is the only known Missouri River flood plain virgin prairie in Iowa.
Hitchcock Nature Center is at 27792 Ski Hill Loop in Honey Creek. Park admission is $2 per vehicle per day or $10 for an annual permit.
Scripts with love as theme welcomed by Shelterbelt
The Shelterbelt Theatre is taking script submissions through Oct. 6 for its From Shelterbelt With Love production, a series of short plays all related to love.
The plays can be comedy, drama or both. Those chosen will be staged Jan. 23 to Feb. 16, 2014.
To submit a script or for more information, email Beth Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross seeks nominees as Nebraska, Iowa heroes
Who’s your hero? Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause?
Red Cross heroes from Iowa and Nebraska will be honored Nov. 29 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln when the Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes play the Heroes Game. One person from each state will be selected.
To nominate someone, go to hy-vee.com and search for “nominate a hero” or visit a Hy-Vee Supermarket for a nomination form. It can be filled out online or mailed to the American Red Cross Omaha office, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha, NE 68124, or faxed to 402-343-7777 by midnight Oct. 31.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax