EVENTS

- Cookies Under Construction: Free Family Night, 4-8 p.m. today at Kearney Area Children’s Museum at 5827 Fourth Ave. 308-698-2228; www.kearneychildrensmuseum.org.

- “Picasso & Friends,” a day camp for ages 4-10 exploring self-expression, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at Kearney Area Children’s Museum at 5827 Fourth Ave. 308-698-2228; www.kearneychildrensmuseum.org. The cost is $20 for members or $30 for non-members. The camp also will include a chance to learn about various styles of art.

- Storybook Walk with reading stations and outdoor games, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday at Yanney Heritage Park at 2020 W. 11th St. Free admission. Presented by Kearney Area Children’s Museum and Paint Your Own Pottery.

- Midsummer Picnic featuring food and fellowship, 5:30 p.m. Friday at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church at 903 25 Road, Axtell. Free admission. Donations will be accepted. The event also will feature Natalie Radcliffe, worship music coordinator at First Lutheran Church in Kearney, at 7:15 p.m. A bounce house and playground will be available.

- Chalk the Walk, an opportunity to draw on the library’s sidewalks with chalk, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission.

- Family Night: Life-Sized Yahtzee! an activity for families to play a life-sized game of Yahtzee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. Register 24 hours in advance.

- Screening of “LEGO Movies,” rated PG, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission.

- Writer’s Block, a workshop for writers of all levels, noon June 27 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. The informal writing group features occasional guest leaders. Dessert and beverages provided. For patrons 18 and older.

- Astronaut Clayton Anderson will talk about his experiences in space, 6:30 p.m. July 17 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. Call 308-233-3256 to reserve a place. Register online starting Monday. A book signing will follow the event.

- Screening of the movie “Home,” rated PG, 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission.

CONCERTS

- Kearney Community Band performs light classical, pops, show tunes and standards, 7:30 p.m. today at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. Practices are the Tuesday before the performances at the E.R.C. at Yanney Park. Call 308-832-1461 for more information.

- Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band performs as part of the Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Sunday at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. The series is presented by the Kearney Arts Council. For more information visit www.KearneyArts.org.

- Sheila Greenland Band performs as part of the Sounds of Summer music series, 7-9 p.m. June 27 at Museum of Nebraska Art at 2401 Central Ave. 308-865-8559; mona.unk.edu. Free admission. Presented by the MONA Guild. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tables and chairs are provided for self-catered picnics. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $200.

- Beki Hemingway and Randy Kerkman perform original music from their latest album, “Whins and Weather,” 7 p.m. June 27 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. The duo is based in County Wexford, Ireland.

- Kearney Community Band performs light classical, pops, show tunes and standards, 7:30 p.m. June 27 at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. Practices are the Tuesday before the performances at the E.R.C. at Yanney Park. Call 308-832-1461 for more information.

- Kearney Community Band performs light classical, pops, show tunes and standards, 7:30 p.m. July 4 at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. Practices are the Tuesday before the performances at the E.R.C. at Yanney Park. Call 308-832-1461 for more information.

- West Wind performs as part of the Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. July 7 at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. The series is presented by the Kearney Arts Council. For more information visit www.KearneyArts.org.

- Soca performs as part of Rockin’ the Bricks Concert Series, 6:30-9:30 p.m. today at Downtown Kearney: The Bricks. Free admission. Presented by Downtown Kearney on the Bricks and The World Theatre.

THEATER

- ”You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a musical presented by Crane River Theater, 7 p.m. Friday through July 3 at Cope Amphitheater at Yanney Heritage Park at 2020 W. 11th St. Admission is $5 per person. The musical, featuring the characters created by Charles M. Schutz, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

- “Robin Hood,” presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Minden Opera House at 322 E. Fifth St., Minden. 308-832-0588; www.mindenoperahouse.com. Tickets are $7 general, $5 for ages 5-13, free to ages 4 and younger.

- “Dr. Devereaux, the Dastardly Doctor,” a melodrama by Billy St. John, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. June 29; and 3 p.m. June 30 at Harlan County Dam Playhouse at 102 Berrigan Road., Republican City. 308-799-3093; wwwharlancountyplayers.webs.com. Tickets are $10.

- “Newsies,” a musical presented by Crane River Theater, 7 p.m. July 25-27; 2 p.m. July 27-28; 7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3; and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Miriam Drake Theatre, Fine Arts Building at 2506 12th Ave., on University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Tickets are $25-$35 general, $15-$25 students K-12. Call 308-627-5796 or visit www.cranerivertheater.org for tickets and more information.

- “Big Fish,” a musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, 7:30 p.m. July 11-13; 7:30 p.m. July 18-20; 7:30 p.m. July 25-27; and 2 p.m. July 28 at Kearney Community Theatre at 83 Plaza Blvd. 234-1529; www.kearneycommunitytheatre.com. Tickets are $18, $9 for UNK and CCC students with a valid ID at the door. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace. Presented by Kearney Community Theatre.

EXHIBITS

- The Archway at 3060 E. First St., I-80 exit 272; 308-237-1000; www.archway.org. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors, $6 ages 6-12. Prints and photographs from the Museum of Nebraska Art through Aug. 31.

- Classic Car Collection at 3600 E. Highway 30, Suite B. 308-234-1964; www.classiccarcollection.org. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors (60+), $7 students.

- G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture at 2010 University Drive. 308-865-8284; www.unk.edu. Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

- Museum of Nebraska Art at 2401 Central Ave., Kearney. 865-8559; www.mona.unk.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. “A River Runs Through It,” based Paul A. Johnsgard book, “Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes,” through July 21. “MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0,” an exhibit that uses a mobile app to add details to the artwork through July 14. “Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking,” exploring historical modes of coded communication through various printmaking processes through July 7. “Junior Curator Show: Underscoring: Line,” an exhibit curatored by high school students through Aug. 11. “Sculpture Garden Series: Les Bruning,” a show of work by the Omaha-based artist, Les Bruning through Oct. 6. “Compelled To Tell: Drawing,” an exploration of sketching as a process for artists through Sept. 22. “Dwayne Wilcox: Contemporary Lakota Ledger Art,” featuring artwork by Dwayne Wilcox based on the traditional practice of drawing on 19th century ledger paper through Sept. 15.

- Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center at 2425 E. First St., Kearney. 308-338-3473; www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 general, $4 seniors, $3 ages 6-17.

- Trails & Rails Museum at 710 W. 11th St., Kearney. 308-234-3041. Open 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $7 general, $2 ages 5-12.

- 100th Meridian Museum at 206 E. Eighth St., Cozad; 308-784-1100. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

- Chevyland USA Auto and Cycle Museum at 7245 Buffalo Creek Rd., Elm Creek; 308-856-4208. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

- Custer County Historical Society Museum at 445 S. Ninth Ave., Broken Bow. 308-872-2203. Open 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

- Dawson County Museum at 805 N. Taft St., Lexington. 308-324-5340. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

- Minden Opera House Gallery at 322 E. Fifth St., Minden. 308-832-0588; www.mindenoperahouse.com. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Robinson Munoz, Paintings through June 27.

- Harold Warp Pioneer Village at 138 E. Highway 6, Minden. 800-445-4447; www.pioneervillage.org. General admission is $14.25, $7.25 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

- Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles at 606 Heartland Rd., Lexington. 308-324-6329; www.heartlandmuseum.com. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

- Nebraska Prairie Museum 1 mile north of Holdrege on U.S. Highway 183; 308-995-5015. Donation. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Group reservations available.

- Shelton Historical Interpretive Center at Highway 30, Shelton. Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

- Kearney Area Children’s Museum at 5827 Fourth Ave. 308-698-2228; www.kearneychildrensmusuem.org. Admission is $8, ages 1 and older, $7 adults, $6 seniors. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 8 p.m. Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

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