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Plan a day with your mom for Mother's Day

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Sunday is a day set aside to honor mothers.

Dozens of flowers will be ordered and families will gather at local restaurants so that mom or grandma doesn’t have to cook on Mother’s Day.

Many activities also are taking place in the area on Sunday. Here are a few ideas of events you can attend while spending the day with your mom:

DC Lynch Carnival

If your mom likes the thrill of amusement rides, playing games and eating snacks such as cotton candy, you’re in luck because the carnival is in town.

The DC Lynch Carnival, which will be open through Monday, is set up north of Fremont Mall. A coupon good for eight rides for $10 can be found in the Fremont Tribune.

Renaissance Festival of Nebraska

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Renaissance Festival of Nebraska being held at the Bellevue Berry Farm, 1101 S. 48th St., Papillion.

This weekend’s festival, tabbed “A Royal Celebration,” will have festival nobles celebrating the grandeur of the occasion during the regal jousts and the majestic parade while interacting with all who attend the festival.

Visitors are invited to shop from more than 60 merchants, enjoy over 200 costumed characters and experience dozens of eclectic performers.

The festival will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are $13 for adults (ages 13 and older) and $8 for children (ages 3-12). Advance tickets may be purchased online at Ticket prices at the gate increase by $1.

Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Moms and their kids can spend a day at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo during its Mother’s Day celebration.

The zoo, located at 1222 S. 27th St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. All moms will receive one free train ride or free admission.

Joslyn Art Museum

A public tour highlighting women in art will be offered from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., in Omaha.

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Everyone is invited to enjoy Joslyn’s collection of art created by women, noting their role, influence and significance in the art world.

Tours will meet in Joslyn’s atrium. Admission to the museum, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, is free.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

If you missed the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s performance last month in Fremont, you have another opportunity to see the world-famous orchestra on Sunday in Lincoln.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performing at 3 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 12th and R streets.

Tickets range from $19 to $32 for adults and $9.50 to $16 for youth 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 402-472-4747 or online at

High Tea and Talons

High Tea and Talons: A Mother’s Day Tea Party with Owls, Hawks, Falcons and More will take place from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue.

Visitors are invited to enjoy tea, small pastries and sandwiches while seeing and learning all about raptors. Fancy dress is encouraged. Admission is $15.

Omaha Community Playhouse

The Omaha Community Playhouse’s current production, “The Mountaintop” has a 2 p.m. show on Mother’s Day in the Howard Drew Theatre, 6915 Cass St.

An Olivier Award-winning play of historical fiction, “The Mountaintop” imagines the final night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After giving his speech, “The Mountaintop,” Dr. King returns to his room at the Lorraine Motel. When a mysterious woman with a secret agenda pays a visit to Dr. King, the resulting confrontation imaginatively explores destiny, legacy and mortality.

The production contains dialogue related to racial tension and adult language.

Single tickets start at $24 for adults and $18 for students. Tickets may be ordered by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at or

USA Volleyball Team

If your mom is a volleyball fan, she may enjoy a meet and greet with members of the USA volleyball team.

The team, which includes Hooper native Jordan Larson, will be hanging out from 3:30-4 p.m. Sunday at The Railyard in Lincoln before they head off to practice for the Volleyball Nations League.

Fans are encouraged to get an autograph, snap a picture and visit with the team.


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