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Summer 2019 events: Fun for the whole family in and around Omaha

Summer 2019 events: Fun for the whole family in and around Omaha

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Monday Night Movies

What: Free outdoor family movies

When: Monday nights at sunset, through Aug. 5

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 31st Street and Turner Boulevard

Info: midtowncrossing.com

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Mahoney Park Melodramas

What: Three plays, “Scoundrel of Dagger Gulch,” “The Hardworking Hardy Girl” and “Rose of Dismal Flats,” in rotation

When: Through Aug. 18

Where: Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theatre, Mahoney State Park, off I-80 at exit 426

Info: melodrama.net

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Starlight Movies

What: Free outdoor family movies

When: June 7, June 28, July 5, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16

Where: SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. in Papillion

Info: sumtur.org

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World Oceans Day

What: Learn how your everyday actions impact inhabitants of the world’s oceans.

When: June 8

Where: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St.

Info: omahazoo.com/about/special-events

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Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

What: Exhibition showcasing the newly revised Tyrannosaur family tree, with fossils and life-size specimens

When: June 8-Sept. 1

Where: Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Info: durhammuseum.org/meet-the-family

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Gone Fishing

What: Catch-and-release ponds, fishing seminars, giveaways, crafts

When: June 8-9 and 15-16

Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2901 Bass Pro Drive, Council Bluffs and Cabela’s, 12703 Westport Parkway, La Vista

Info: basspro.com/gonefishing

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Movies in the Park

What: Free outdoor family-friendly movies

When: Fridays at sunset (about 9 p.m.), June 14 through July 26. In case of inclement weather, movies are shown the following evening.

Where: Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St. in Council Bluffs

Info: paceartsiowa.org

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World Refugee Day

What: Music, dance, fashion, gallery-viewing, art-making and speakers at a culture fair highlighting African, Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries.

When: June 15

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Info: joslyn.org

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

What: Stage musical about Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang

When: June 21-July 3

Where: Crane River Theater Company, Kearney, Nebraska

Info: cranerivertheater.org

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Storytelling concert

What: Stories and astonishing mouth noises from Andy Offutt Irwin

When: June 30

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Info: joslyn.org

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Living History Weekends

What: Historical recreations, demonstrations

When: July 6-7, Aug. 3-4, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 and Oct. 5-6

Where: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, 201 S. Seventh St. in Fort Calhoun

Info: fortatkinsononline.org

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Beauty and the Beast

What: Broadway stage musical

When: July 12-28

Where: Ralston Community Theatre, 8969 Park Drive

Info: ralstoncommunitytheatre.org

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Into the Woods

What: Broadway stage musical

When: July 12-20

Where: Papillion-La Vista Community Theatre, SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. in Papillion

Info: plvct.org

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Root Beer Float Day

What: Visitors get a free 8-ounce root beer float from the museum’s old-fashioned soda fountain.

When: Aug. 3

Where: Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Info: durhammuseum.org

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Puppy Plunge

What: Dog swimming

When: Aug. 14

Where: Centennial Pool, Kearney, Nebraska

Info: visitkearney.org

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Anniversary celebration and Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday party

What: Fire truck show, BBQ competition, kids games

When: Aug. 17

Where: Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center, Kearney, Nebraska

Info: nebraskafirefightersmuseum.org

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World O! Water

What: Annual fun event where people of all ages can learn about the importance water plays in our lives. Live demonstrations, science experiments, games, canoe rides and more.

When: Sept. 7

Where: Papio-Missouri NRD / Chalco Hills, 8901 S. 154th St.

Info: worldowater.org

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Betsie covers a little bit of everything for The World-Herald's Living section, including theater, religion and anything else that might need attention. Phone: 402-444-1267.

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