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Friday

Concerts

Fleetwood Mac, 8 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln. Tickets start at $69.50 and are available by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Theater

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites,” 7 p.m., The Rose Theater, Omaha. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 402-345-4849 or online at www.rosetheater.org. Discount ticket vouchers are available at Omaha area Hy-Vee stores.

“An Act of God,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln. This performance contains adult content and themes. Tickets are $34 for adults and $17 for youth 18 and under, and are available by phone at 402-472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org.

Opening of “She Kills Monsters,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre. Audience members are invited to delve into the alternative universe of Dungeons & Dragons, filled with a five-eyed dragon, homicidal fairies and loads of ’90s pop culture nostalgia. The production, which will continue through Nov. 3, contains adult language, sexual themes and stage violence. Tickets are $30 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

“Shrek The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse’s Hawks Mainstage Theatre. Tickets start at $42 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

“The Miracle Worker,” 7:30 p.m., Kimmel Theatre, Midland University, Fremont. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at www.midlandu.edu/tickets or by calling 402-941-6399.

Events

Free garden admission, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. Lauritzen Gardens is celebrating 17 years of full-scale operations as Omaha’s public garden.

Prairie Piecemakers Quilt and Needlework Guild 2018 Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 E. Military Ave., Fremont. The theme is “Don’t Worry, Be Scrappy.” Admission is $5. Sandwiches and homemade pie will be served at the Scrappy Café. The guilt also will have a silent auction and a mini raffle.

Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public.

Keene Memorial Library open house, 2-4:30 p.m., Keene Memorial Library’s east annex building, Fremont. This event will offer one-on-one assistance, in both English and Spanish, for those interested in learning how to use e-resources, e-books, create resumes, use tablets, get a library card and more. Library staff will be available to walk attendees through their technology or library-related queries. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Photography show, 5-8 p.m., Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area Group Lodge. Participate by submitting your own photo taken at Fremont Lakes during 2018. Label with your name and drop off at the park office by Thursday. All of the photographs will be displayed during the show. A park entry permit is required. For more information, call 402-727-2922 or email bobbi.holm@nebraska.gov.

Kitchen open, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont Eagles Club. The regular menu will be served.

Johnny Manhattan Orchestra, 7-10 p.m., DelRay Ballroom, 817 R St., Lincoln’s Haymarket. There is a $12 per person cover charge at the door. A short dance lesson will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is included in the cover charge.

Saturday

Concerts

Thomas Rhett, 7:30 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln. Tickets start at $32.75 and are available by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Theater

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites,” 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., The Rose Theater, Omaha. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 402-345-4849 or online at www.rosetheater.org. Discount ticket vouchers are available at Omaha area Hy-Vee stores.

“Guys on Ice,” 7 p.m., Lofte Community Theatre, Manley. The production, which will continue through Oct. 28, spends a day in the life of Marvin and Lloyd – fishing buddies and homegrown philosophers. Tickets can be purchased by calling 402-234-2553 or by visiting www.lofte.org.

“An Act of God,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln. This performance contains adult content and themes. Tickets are $34 for adults and $17 for youth 18 and under, and are available by phone at 402-472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org.

“She Kills Monsters,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre. The production contains adult language, sexual themes and stage violence. Tickets are $30 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

“Shrek The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse’s Hawks Mainstage Theatre. Tickets start at $42 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

“The Miracle Worker,” 7:30 p.m., Kimmel Theatre, Midland University, Fremont. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at www.midlandu.edu/tickets or by calling 402-941-6399.

Events

Fall Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Over 150 exhibitors will be presenting and selling thousands of unique, handmade products. Admission is $5. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free.

Free garden admission, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. Lauritzen Gardens is celebrating 17 years of full-scale operations as Omaha’s public garden.

Opening of “Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship and Smarts” exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Omaha Children’s Museum. Each area in the exhibit is an interactive experience focusing on a different sport or profession related to sports. Children can develop team-building skills, and learn about nutrition and an athletic lifestyle, all through play. The exhibit will be on display through April 14.

Prairie Piecemakers Quilt and Needlework Guild 2018 Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 E. Military Ave., Fremont. The theme is “Don’t Worry, Be Scrappy.” Admission is $5. Sandwiches and homemade pie will be served at the Scrappy Café. The guilt also will have a silent auction and a mini raffle.

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab, 10 a.m. to noon, Morrill Hall, Lincoln. The theme is “Rocks Rock! Nebraska Geology.” Investigate activities are designed for children ages 5-10 and are free with regular museum admission.

Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public.

Tailgate party, 10 a.m., Fremont Eagles Club lounge. Bring a snack to share as you cheer on the Huskers against Northwestern. Everyone is welcome.

American Legion Post 20 chili feed, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fremont Eagles Club. Members will have a variety of chilis. The price of $8 includes a bowl of chili with toppings, piece of cornbread and coffee (includes refills or trying a different type of chili). Cinnamon rolls will cost $1 and an extra piece of cornbread will be 50 cents. Proceeds will help the Fremont Legion Family support our veterans and other programs such as Girls and Boys State.

Open house and open studios, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha. Visitors are invited to listen to residents share their artistic and curatorial practices while visiting their studios. Admission is free.

Chili cook-off contest, 3 p.m., Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area Park Office. Entries are due for judging at 3 p.m. There can be up to three people on a team. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. A park entry permit is required. For more information, call 402-727-2922 or email bobbi.holm@nebraska.gov.

Halloween Campsite Decorating Contest and Trick-or-Treating, 5-7 p.m., Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area. First prize is two nights of camping and second prize is one night of camping. Participants are asked to bring candy for the kids. A park entry permit is required. For more information, call 402-727-2922 or email bobbi.holm@nebraska.gov.

Oktoberfest, 5 p.m., Two Rivers Bank Arena Building, Washington County Fairgrounds, Arlington. Hosted by the Blair Rotary Club, doors to the event will open at 5 p.m. Polka music provided by Angie Kriz and the Polkatoons will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be an encore performance by Superband at 8:30 p.m. Oktoberfest and domestic beer will be served. Food trucks will be available for guests to purchase food. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $25 and include entry to the event plus one drink ticket.

Fremont Airboat Club pulled pork feed, 5:30 p.m., Fremont Airboat Club. Pulled pork will be served along with baked beans, potato salad and desserts. A $10 donation will be accepted. Those attending may bring their own beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting Brian Ranslem at 402-720-5885.

Spooktacular at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. This evening includes admission to the zoo after-hours, trick-or-treating and interactive activities. Event admission is $9.95 per person. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased online or at guest services. The event is rain or shine. Visitors are asked to bring their own trick-or-treat bag to fill with candy and other goodies.

Sunday

Concerts

Fremont-Midland Entertainment Series featuring Presidio Brass, 7 p.m., Fremont High School’s Nell McPherson Auditorium. FMES memberships are $50 for adults, $25 for students and $110 for families. Non-member adult tickets are $20 per show. Midland University faculty and students are free. Student tickets are $10 while children under age 10 are admitted free. For more information, call 402-941-6061.

Theater

“An Act of God,” 2 p.m., Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln. This performance contains adult content and themes. Tickets are $34 for adults and $17 for youth 18 and under, and are available by phone at 402-472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org.

“Guys on Ice,” 2 p.m., Lofte Community Theatre, Manley. Tickets can be purchased by calling 402-234-2553 or by visiting www.lofte.org.

“She Kills Monsters,” 2 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre. The production contains adult language, sexual themes and stage violence. Tickets are $30 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

“Shrek The Musical,” 2 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse’s Hawks Mainstage Theatre. Tickets start at $42 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

“The Miracle Worker,” 2 p.m., Kimmel Theatre, Midland University, Fremont. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at www.midlandu.edu/tickets or by calling 402-941-6399.

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites,” 2 p.m., The Rose Theater, Omaha. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 402-345-4849 or online at www.rosetheater.org. Discount ticket vouchers are available at Omaha area Hy-Vee stores.

Events

Fremont Rural Fire Department pancake feed, 8 a.m. to noon, Fremont Rural Fire Station, 110 Boulevard St., Fremont. Meet the Fremont Rural Firefighters. Freewill donations will be collected.

Fremont Eagles Aerie 200 breakfast, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be cooked to order. All proceeds will go to Aerie-supported charities. Everyone is welcome.

Fall Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Over 150 exhibitors will be presenting and selling thousands of unique, handmade products. Admission is $5. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free.

Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public.

Duck/pork dinner, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. John’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, Prague. The dinner includes duck and pork, dressing, kraut, dumplings, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, rolls, kolaches, dessert and drunk. There also will be a beer garden, country store, live and silent auctions.

Spooktacular at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. This evening includes admission to the zoo after-hours, trick-or-treating and interactive activities. Event admission is $9.95 per person. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased online or at guest services. The event is rain or shine. Visitors are asked to bring their own trick-or-treat bag to fill with candy and other goodies.

Monday

Events

Public tours, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Joslyn Castle, Omaha. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and military, and free for children under 5.

Tuesday

Events

Last day of the 2018 season, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Wednesday

Concerts

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln. Tickets are available by phone at 402-472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org.

Events

10th Annual Canned Food Drive and Soup Supper, 5-7:30 p.m., Bluffs Trinity Lutheran Church, 1693 County Road 17 (corner of County Road 17 and County Road Q), northwest of Fremont. The free soup dinner is provided in exchange for non-perishable food items. All food collected will be donated to Low Income Ministry. A freewill offering also will be taken to benefit the church’s missionaries in Russia. Everyone can eat for free even if they have nothing to donate. A quilt raffle and craft and quilt sale also will be held throughout the evening.

Oct. 18

Theater

“She Kills Monsters,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre. The production contains adult language, sexual themes and stage violence. Tickets are $30 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Events

Halloween Hysteria, 5-7 p.m., downtown Fremont. Kids are invited to trick or treat at participating downtown businesses. Judging for the children’s costume contest will begin at 5:45 p.m. at the May Brothers Building. The categories are: Infant to 1 year, 2-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-10 years and family. First National Bank Fremont will host the Haunted Bank for Kids from 5-7 p.m. while the Fremont Area Art Association and Keene Memorial Library will sponsor face painting and a Halloween story time at Gallery 92 West. VW Photo will be offering free spooky photos. Non-perishable food items will be collected for Care Corps.

Hamburger night, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont Eagles Club. Everyone is welcome.

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Tammy Greunke is a native of Cedar Bluffs and reports on entertainment news, general news and sports.

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