This time, Play Streets moves north on 24th -
Published Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:27 am / Updated at 10:33 am
This time, Play Streets moves north on 24th

North Omaha Play Streets will be open noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on North 24th Street between Lake and Blondo Streets.

Play Streets will turn the street into a play space and fill it with activities such as rock climbing, cooking demonstrations, hopscotch, Zumba and more. The event for families is free and open to the public.

Husker Kickoff Party to help Team Jack Foundation

Saturday's Husker Kickoff Party will benefit the Team Jack Foundation, which raises money to fight pediatric cancer. The foundation is named for Jack Hoffman, 7, who ran for a 69-yard touchdown in Nebraska's spring football game.

The party will begin at 8 p.m. at Castle Barrett, 43rd and Leavenworth Streets. The Sidetrack Band will play. Also, expect raffles.

Attendees must be 21 or older. The cost is $10 at the door.

Tara Plaza event to raise money for diabetic campers

Tara Plaza in Papillion is celebrating its 45th anniversary as La Mesa in the Plaza celebrates its 20th anniversary. Tara Plaza businesses have joined together in celebration to raise money for Camp Hot Shots and Camp Floyd Rogers — camps for children ages 6-18 with juvenile diabetes.

The camps provide a positive, safe and healthy experience for children and young adults with diabetes.

Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for a silent auction, Mobile Gaming Experience, balloon-twisting, dunk tank, magic show, face-painting, carnival games, caricature artist, live music, food, drinks and more.

Then return from 6 p.m. to midnight for live music by Grand Theft Girlfriend.

Old-Time Music Festival begins week run Monday

For the past 38 years, Iowa has held the record for the longest-running old-time music festival in the upper Midwest.

The music will play from 10 a.m. to midnight for seven days from 10 stages. More than 650 performers will take to the stage.

This year's Old-Time Music Festival will be Monday through Sept. 1 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars.

Admission is $15 per day per person, but persons 16 and younger get in free. A seven-day pass is $65.

Also expect vendors of old-time items and gifts.

Homestead open house marks exhibits, anniversary

Homestead National Monument of America will have a free open house at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Education Center for two new exhibits: “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” and “The Civil War in the West.”

The date is also the 97th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service.

Contact the writer: Sue Story Truax    |   402-444-1165

Sue writes obituaries and covers community news and schools for's Living section, primarily Community Connection.

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