Get into zoo free from 10 to 4 Sunday
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will offer free gate admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, courtesy of First National Bank.
The bank’s free day sponsorship is in conjunction with its support of the Gateway to the Wild campaign.
Papillion holiday play has 3 performances
The Papillion-La Vista School District’s high school drama departments are again teaming up with the Papillion-La Vista Community Theatre for a holiday production, one they hope will become a local tradition.
“Holiday on Washington Street” is an original production of the three theater groups. The play, in its second year, will be performed at the Papillion-La Vista South High School auditorium Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. (Originally, the Saturday performance was to be in the evening, but the conflict with the Big Ten championship game led to a change in time.)
The musical is about a family exploring their grandparents attic and finding various holiday albums. What they find influences the musical.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $4 for children. For more information, call 402-829-4605.
Educator Breakfast to focus on religion
Ken Jacobson will discuss “Religion in the Public Square — The Impact on Schools and Communities” at a 7:30 a.m. Wednesday breakfast at the Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St.
Jacobson, deputy national director of the Anti-Defamation League, will address the importance of respecting religious freedom to promote understanding and respect among students and community members of different traditions.
For more information and to register for this free event, visit adledbreakfast122012.eventbrite.com.
Tree lighting Sunday in Gretna park
The Gretna Tree Lighting will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday in Peterson Park on the northeastern corner of West Angus Street and Cherokee Drive.
The Gretna Choice will sing carols. Guests can enjoy cocoa, coffee, cider and cookies. Santa Claus will visit.
Home tours are set in 2 Iowa communities
Holiday home tours will be held this weekend in two Iowa communities.
The inaugural Boyer Valley Arts Holiday Tour of Homes will be Saturday in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The tour, which runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., will stop at five homes and the Missouri Valley Public Library.
Tickets, which are $10 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the Rand Center and the Black Lantern Collective in Missouri Valley.
Tour-goers will begin at the Black Lantern, where they will be treated to dessert and coffee. At each stop on the route, a local artist — visual or performing — also will display work or perform.
The Junior Treynor (Iowa) Women will hold their ninth annual Holiday Homes Tour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at six area homes and one winery. The winery will offer wine and beer tasting, light hors d’oeuvres, vendors and crafts. Proceeds from the tour will go the club’s projects in Treynor schools and for the needs.
Tickets, $10, will be available at any of the tour stops: 18468 Jaylen Drive, 18106 Ashley Lane and 23867 Dogwood Road, all in Council Bluffs; 18 S. Eyberg in Treynor; 11348 300th St. in Silver City; and Prairie Crossing Winery, 31506 Pioneer Trail in Treynor.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax with World-Herald News Service