Things to do in and around Lincoln: May 2016

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May Day Basket

May 2016 events in and around Lincoln:

5/1 Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon 7 a.m. www.lincolnmarathon.org

5/1 All Day 1,000 Mile Challenge (Virtual Challenge) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1000-mile-challenge-registration-21063420257

5/1 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 47th “Annual Czech Festival 6600 West O St   www.lincolnczechs.org

5/3 7 p.m. Red Green’s “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe” Tour www.liedcenter.org

5/4-8/31 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series 1415 N St http://www.artsincorporated.org/default.asp

5/4 5:30 p.m. Turn N Burn Barrel Race  Lancaster Event Center www.lancastereventcenter.org

5/5 6:30-7:00 p.m. Pop in Storytime Day Morrill Hall http://museum.unl.edu/storytime/index.htm

5/6 5-10 p.m. First Friday Art Walk downtownlincoln.org/explore/first-friday.html

5/6-5/8 Jurassic Quest Lancaster Event Center see website for times and prices www.JurassicQuest.com

5/6 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Prescott Elementary School Walkathon 1930 S 20th St  http://wp.lps.org/prescott/

5/6 3 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) UNL Graduate Commencement Pinnacle Bank Arena http://commencement.unl.edu/

5/7 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.) UNL Undergraduate Commencement Pinnacle Bank Arena http://commencement.unl.edu/

5/7-Oct. 8 a.m.-12noon Historic Haymarket Farmers’ Market

5/7-Sept. 8 a.m. -12noon Piedmont Farmers’ Market 1265 S Cotner Blvd

5/8 – 10/30 Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rain or shine Old Cheney Road Farmers Market www.oldcheneyroadfarmersmarket.com

5/7-5/8 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guardians of Freedom Airshow Lincoln Airpark NW 31st & W Mathis www.lincolnairshow.com

5/7 2-4 p.m. Wildflower Talk and Walk Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center http://springcreekprairie.audubon.org

5/8 8-10 a.m. Mother’s Day Bird Walk Pioneers Park Nature Center Prairie Building https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/naturecenter/links/ppncspringnews2011.pdf

5/8 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mother’s Day Celebration Lincoln’s Childrens Zoo www.lincolnzoo.org

5/8-5/15 1-6 p.m. weekends, 6-9 p.m. weekdays Free Spring Parade of Homes www.hbal.org

5/13-5/20 NSAA 2016 State Baseball Tournament http://nsaahome.org/baseball/ Haymarket Park

5/13-5/13, 5/19-5/22 Catch Me If You Can Lincoln Community Playhouse www.lincolnplayhouse.com

5/14 7:30 check in, LiveWell Challenge Star City Urban – Adventure Race Oak Lake, 1st & Charleston www.angrycowraces.com

5/14 Stromsberg Swedish Steel 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nebraska’s largest metal art event. Located 19 miles north of York on Hwy 81 at Stromsberg City Square Park  www.facebook.com/events/1010159192340610

5/14 Nebraska Wesleyan University 2016 Commencement www.nebrwesleyan.edu

5/14 9 a.m. – 12 noon Community Crops 2016 Plant Sales Wyuka Stables, 3600 O St. http://communitycrops.org/events/annual-plant-sale/

5/14 10 a.m.- 12 noon Investigate Second Saturday: Migratory Bird Month Morrill Hall http://museum.unl.edu/investigate/index.html

5/14 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Runza’s Jammin at the Zoo  Lincoln’s Childrens Zoo www.lincolnzoo.org

5/14 8-10 a.m. 2nd Saturday Birdwalk Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center http://springcreekprairie.audubon.org

5/14 1:30 p.m. Free Lincoln Iris Society Spring Show Meadowlane Elementary School 7200 Vine St

5/17 8-10 a.m. 3rd Tuesday Birdwalk Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center http://springcreekprairie.audubon.org

5/19 7 p.m. Paul Simon Live in Concert Pinewood Bowl Theater http://pinewoodbowltheater.com/events/single/paul-simon

5/20 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Endangered Species Day Lincoln’s Childrens Zoo www.lincolnzoo.org

5/20  7 p.m. Kathy Griffin Rococo Theatre http://rococotheatre.com/event/kathy-griffin

5/21 11 a.m. 2016 Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival Fallbrook Town Center www.capitalhumanesociety.org

5/21 5 a.m. Big Red Challenge Railyard/Haymarket http://bigredchallenge.com/

5/21-22 Bird Bonanza Weekend Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center see website for times and cost http://springcreekprairie.audubon.org

5/21 10 a.m. Zoo Fun Run Lincoln’s Childrens Zoo www.lincolnzoo.org

5/21 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Animals got Talent!  Lincoln’s Childrens Zoo www.lincolnzoo.org

5/22 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Public Schools Graduation Pinnacle Bank Arena/Bob Devaney Sports Center http://www.lps.org/about/calendar/

5/26 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series-Special performance for Give to Lincoln Day. 1415 N St http://www.artsincorporated.org/default.asp

5/27-5/29 Bison/Runza Basketball 9th Grade Jr. Tournament Lincoln Northeast High School http://www.nbda.net/

5/29/ 8 a.m. Memorial Lincoln Duathlon http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=36292

Ongoing May sporting events: Check websites

University of Nebraska Sports Schedule: www.huskers.com

Lincoln Saltdogs Schedule: http://www.saltdogs.com/schedules/games/

Nebraska Wesleyan University Sports Schedule: http://nwusports.com

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