Summer Luvin’

SPORTS/ACTIVE

Now through September – Omaha Storm Chasers
Werner Park
12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion
Omaha’s only professional baseball team, the Omaha Storm Chasers play at Werner Park and have home stands throughout the summer. Each home game has a theme so whether you enjoy food, two for one specials, fireworks or adult beverages, any day of the week makes a Saltdogs game worth the trip.

Through July 14 – Yoga Rocks the Park
A weekly festival of yoga and live music.
Turner Park at Midtown Crossing
Sundays at 4 pm
Free

Thursday, June 6
Le Tour De Ravel

Thursday Taco Ride - Wabash Trail
18 mil ride, out and back to Mineola, IA

Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. – 5K Taco Run at Keystone Trail
Peak Performance
519 N. 78th St.
A race with tacos at the finish line! What could be better? First 300 to sign up also take home a margarita glass! Information and registration available at runsignup.com/race/NE/Omaha/TacoRun5k

Friday, June 14 – June 25-26 – NCAA College World Series
TD Ameritrade Park
1200 Mike Fahey St.
The 2013 NCAA Men's College World Series will begin with Opening Celebration Day on Friday, June 14. Games will begin Saturday, June 15, and continue through Tuesday/Wednesday, June 25/26. Specific times and more information can be found on cwsomaha.com

Sunday, June 23 – The Nebraska 5
Elmwood Park
8 am-11 am
The Nebraska 5–participants receive a superhero shirt to match the theme, a kids race is also provided.

Sunday, June 23, 8:30 a.m. – Road to Omaha Run
Riverfront Drive Trail
Just west of Lewis and Clark Landing
Participate in the 2013 Road to Omaha Run Presented by Northwestern Mutual, Sunday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from the 5-kilometer run/walk will benefit Omaha parks and a local Omaha charity through the Omaha Parks Foundation. Registration is available through the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation website at cityofomaha.org/parks

Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m. – Independence Day Fun Run
Recovery Room
4016 Leavenworth St.
Celebrate Independence Day with a free four mile run on the Field Club Trail. Dress up with you favorite 4th of July celebration gear and compete in the costume contest.

Wednesday, July 3
TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby & Omaha World-Herald Fireworks Show

TD Ameritrade Park
1200 Mike Fahey St.
Ages 3-12 are $8
Adult tickets are $12

Saturday, July 13, 10 p.m. – The OwL Ride
The Old Mattress Factory
501 N. 13th St.
The OwL Ride, Omaha’s nighttime urban cycling adventure begins at 10:00 pm on July 13 at the Mattress Factory and circles a 16-mile route through Downtown, Midtown, Dundee, Aksarben, Field Club and Old Market Neighborhoods

Saturday, July 20
2013 Omaha Kids Triathalon

RaceOmaha.com
8305 Rainwood Road

Sunday, July 21
2013 Omaha Triathalon

RaceOmaha.com
8305 Cunningham Lake Road

Sunday, August 4
2013 Retro Triathalon

RaceOmaha.com
333 South 132nd Street

August 17, 2013 – The Glow Run 5k, 8:30 pm
The Race will start and finish at the Lewis & Clark Landing in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The run/walk and post run after party will light up the Lewis & Clark Landing and downtown Omaha as thousands of runners and walkers make their way through the course and party late into the night. Registration and more information is available at http://www.glowrun5k.com/omaha.html

Sunday, August 18
2013 Corporate Cycling Challenge

Heartland of America Park
8th and Farnam

August 19-25 - Cox Classic Golf Tournament
The professional golfers of the web.com will make their annual Omaha stop at Champions Run Golf Course from August 19-25. Come out to see the only PGA event stop of the year in Omaha.

ARTS

Shakespeare on the Green 2013

Twelfth Night, June 20-23, July 3,5,7
Titus Andronicus, June 27-30, July 2,6

Camp Shakespeare Indoor Performance 

July 5,6,7 6:00 pm at UNO’s Weber fine arts building

Jazz on the Green

Every Thursday in July Turner Park lawn

Nebraska Balloon and Wine Festival

Friday and Saturday
August 9, 10 Coventry Campus

Omaha Fashion Week

August 19-24

Hullabaloo Music and Camping Festival

River West Park
Annually in August

“CHOMARI” Ballet Folklorico Mexicano

Latino Dance Company performs throughout the year at El Museo Latino and a varity of Omaha Venues

FAMILY
Through June 30
The Wizard of Oz
Omaha Community Playhouse
$40

Through August 31
The Vibes at Village Pointe –Summer concert with face painting and balloon art for kids
Village Pointe
Saturdays 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Free

June 8 and 9
Nebraska Children's Home Society's Sand in the City Family Festival
Viewing the sculptures created by corporate teams is the main event, but there are other activities planned throughout the day for the general public.
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Lot G
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Free

Every Tuesday from June 4 to July 30
Pottery Barn Kids Book Club
Regency Court
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free

Every Thursday from June 6 to July 25
Kids Funfare–different child-oriented activities each time
Regency Court
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free

June 10-16
Pottery Barn Kids
Regency Court
Celebrate Dad: make a Father's Day card
All day
Free

June 11 to August 13
Monday Night at the Movies: a sports-themed movie
Turner Park in Midtown Crossing
Every Monday at dusk
Free

June 21-23
Junkstock–vintage vendors, local music, and a kidzone throughout the weekend
315 South 192nd St.
Friday/Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission is $5 per day or $12 for all 3 days
Children under 12 are free

July 13-14
Railroad Days–admission and transportation to Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, the RailsWest Railroad Museum and the Historic General Dodge House with emphasis on railroads
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Family pass is $15

July 27
Omaha Play Streets
Farnam St between 13th St and 19th St
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Open Streets Omaha presents Play Streets!
July 27, Farnam Street, between 13th and 19th Streets
August 24, North 24th Street, between Lake and Parker Streets
What happens when the cars say, "Goodbye!" and Mom says, "It's safe to play in the street!"? What happens when you turn off the iPad and start playing four-square again? Open Streets Omaha presents Play Streets is a program designed to answer these very questions! In an age where words like "activity" and "play" are synonomous with videogames, Facebook, television and iPads, it makes sense to recall a time when "play" meant going outside. According to Open Streets Omaha Cooridinator Lisa Dworak, Play Streets can be summed up in three words: simple, free and fun. Opening the streets up for this kind of play allows children and families to reconnect while giving the community cause to examine healthy living in an exciting context. Additionally it encourages community members to re-think how spaces are currently being used. Bottom line: this event was an exciting and innovative way to bring the community together and promote a healty and active way of life. The most recent Open Streets Omaha went down in South Omaha on May 26 and covered four city blocks. Here is a sampling of the activities that were available to partake in: a fire safety presentation, a bike obstacle course, a bean bag toss, football, soccer, jump rope, family dining, a healthy snacking presentation, salsa music, zumba, frisbee golf, sidewalk chalk, gardening, hacky sack, badminton, green fitness, angry birds, nature art and a rock climbing wall. Oh yeah, and bubbles. There are two more Play Streets events coming up, the first takes place downtown on Farnam Street between 13th and 19th Streets. The second takes place in North Omaha on North 24th Street between Lake and Parker Streets. The downtown event is on July 27th and the North Omaha event is on August 24th.  So come check out either of these events and get a glimpse of what kind of community Omaha can be!

posted at 06:20 pm
on Wednesday, June 05th, 2013

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