5 things to do during Spring Break

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LINCOLN, Neb. – With Lincoln Public Schools on Spring Break from March 12-16, you might be looking for some things to keep your kids occupied or events you can do with them.

Here's a list of 5 Spring Break ideas:

1. Camps
Camp Sonshine Spring Break Camps
Give your kids a place to belong and connect this Spring Break. During LPS Spring Break, Camp Sonshine is providing day camp programs each day for current K - 6th graders and a two-night overnight experience for current 5th-9th graders. For more information or to register, go to www.CampSonshineMemories.org or call 402-423-8746.

2. Go to a museum
Several Lincoln museums have special exhibits running during Spring Break. Below are a few.
Cowboys from the Collection
Explore how this icon of American culture has been depicted over the last century through artworks selected from the permanent collection. Of note will be key bronzes from renowned cowboy artists Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington as well as more recent photographic portraits by Chuck Guilder and George Tuck. It runs Tues.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sheldon Museum of Art presents Sheldon Treasures
The Sheldon Museum of Art debuts an ongoing, rotating gallery installation of some of its most important and best-known objects, including works by Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Stella, and Mark Rothko.

What We Carried: Lincoln
Lincoln is currently home to the largest population of Yazidi peoples in the United States. The Nebraska History Museum will open an exhibit highlighting the Yazidi immigration to Nebraska with a focus on the items they brought with them. What We Carried: Lincoln is a collaborative photographic storytelling project comprising the Yazidi community and photographer Jim Lommasson. The project began in early months of 2017 when Lommasson participated in an exhibit on war at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln. Lommasson, who worked with Nebraska Mosaic, a class in the UNL College of Journalism and the Yazidi community, asked the Yazidis to share an item they brought with them on their journey from Northern Iraq to the United States. He then created a photograph and requested that each owner write their personal reflections directly on the photograph. The project aims to present the experiences of refugees and create a platform for further discussion. What We Carried: Lincoln funded in part by the Nebraska Arts Council.

3. Take in a game
Several Lincoln teams are in action this week, including the Husker baseball and softball teams.
Nebraska Baseball vs Northern Colorado
$11 Reserved 100 & 200 Level and Home Run Terrace Reserved, $14 Club Level Reserved, $7 Adult General Admission, $5 Youth (ages 7 to High School) and Seniors (60+) General Admission.
Game times are 1:35 p.m. Tues. & Wed.

UNL Softball vs. South Dakota State
$7 Reserved, $5 Adult General Admission, $3 Youth and Senior General Admission
Game time are 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. Wed.

4. Enjoy a show
Both the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and the Lied Center have several shows playing all week. Find a show you and your kids can enjoy!

5. Get outside and enjoy the weather
Weather all week is expected to be pretty nice, with a warm up during the middle and end of the week. Get out, head to a park, enjoy nature and have a good time!
Lincoln Parks & Rec also has some fun activities and camps, which you can check out here: http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks and check out the latest weather forecasts at 1011NOW.