Warren Buffett recently shared some ice cream with baseball star turned broadcaster Alex Rodriguez.
A-Rod on Wednesday posted a picture on social media that appeared to show the two wrapping up a meal with some ice cream at Omaha’s Happy Hollow Club, a known Buffett haunt.
“Great to be back in Omaha to see my friend and mentor Warren Buffett. 61 years in the same house. 57 years in the same office building. Bought his first shares of Berkshire Hathaway in 1962. The embodiment of American values. And he’s giving most of his money away to philanthropy.
1. You need one good idea every five years.
2. Don’t listen to all the noise. Stay focused.
3. Be patient. But when you get your deal, you have to have the courage to take a big swing. No singles. Home runs."
Speaking of home runs, Rodriguez has hit plenty of homers in his lifetime. He finished his professional baseball career in 2016 with 696 home runs, good enough for fourth on the MLB's all-time list behind Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.
Buffett and Rodriguez have been friends for over a decade, with the then-Yankee star first visiting Buffett at his Omaha office in 2006.
So though Rodriguez does now work on MLB broadcasts, he won't be calling Thursday's game in Omaha. ESPN's Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez and Kyle Peterson — broadcasters who have regularly worked the CWS — will reportedly call Thursday's MLB game.
You can see the Instagram post below. No word on who the person photobombing the pair is.
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The College World Series opens Friday with team practices, autograph sessions and opening ceremonies featuring team introductions, performances and a fireworks finale. The CWS Fan Fest also starts Friday. The festival includes giveaways, live music, interactive games, special appearances and more. The festival will take place at Lot C and Mike Fahey Street. More.
Need some down time this summer? Go see a movie under the stars. There are lots of places offering free movies outdoors this season. Check out our list here.
Come to Lauritzen Gardens for a special Read and Grow storytime with the Omaha Public Library at 10 a.m. The programs is geared towards preschool-aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program, but registration is requested. More.
Curious George will be at Omaha Public Libraries this week. Come check out a special storytime with him and stay for songs. There will also be plenty of photo opportunities. To see a full schedule, click here.
The City of Omaha hosts hydrant parties from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 2 at various locations around the city. To see a list, click here. Council Bluffs hosts hydrant parties from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday through Aug. 13 at various locations around the city. To see a list, click here.
Come to the Florence Mill Farmers Market Sunday to shop local produce, do some crafts, bubbles and have some country school fun. The morning music will be performed by Dale Thornton and he invites kids up to sing karaoke. Afternoon music will be County Bluegrass Circle-Jam. This week’s Country School guest are some ducklings and goslings. The fun goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More.
Papillion Days will take place June 12-16. This year's theme is "Community Strong." The annual tradition dates back 72 years and includes four fun days of carnival rides, live music, family entertainment, a parade, food and shopping in Papillion’s City Park. More.
Find your flow with hundreds of other yogis. Yoga Rocks the Park, an annual outdoor yoga series, takes over Turner Park on select Sundays through June 24. Sessions feature yoga for adults and children, live music and community artists. The event is free, but donations are welcome. Registration opens at 3:30 p.m. Yoga starts at 4 p.m. More.
"Archie" and his fossil friends are staying up late to have fun with kids and their families this Thursday in the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall, 307 Morrill Hall in Lincoln. All ages will be able to explore science and natural history topics through hands-on activities. Learn about fireflies; look and listen for owls; identify constellations; wear pajamas for bedtime stories with Archie; take a short walk to the UNL Student Observatory to look at the night sky through telescopes; and learn about nighttime animals in your neighborhood. The event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Regular museum admission applies. More.
Come to the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Saturday and Sunday for the Father’s Day Car Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will include all classes of automobiles, starting with early 1900s and moving through the decades. The event is free with museum admission, which is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. More.
Come see Magician Jeff Quinn at one of several Omaha Public Library locations as he puts on a family-friendly magic show that includes new tricks, audience participation and age-appropriate humor for both kids and adults. To see a list of places he’ll perform, click here. He’ll also be at the Kids Funfare at Regency Court, 120 Regency Parkway, Thursday at 10 a.m. More.
“Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family” is the newest exhibit at the Durham Museum, 801 St. 10th St. The exhibit opens Saturday and will run through Sept. 1. The exhibit will showcase the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree and show how the group became the world’s top predators. The exhibit will feature more than 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens. More.
Grab the towels, sunscreen and inflatable toys because many pools, aquatic centers and splash pads are open for the season. Check out a list of area pools and splash pads here.
Omaha is home to more than 200 parks, and many include playgrounds, trails and other attractions. Check out a list of popular parks here, and explore a new park with your kids.
The Omaha metro area has several indoor play areas for families to enjoy. They include Pump It Up, Backyard Playworld and BounceU in Omaha, and Jumpin Jax in Papillion. Oak View Mall and Westroads Mall also have fun indoor play areas. Check out Approach Climbing Gym at 4923 S. 72nd St. It offers day passes, instructional classes, youth programs and more. Several local gymnastic places also have open gym time, including Metro Stars Gymnastics, Premier Gymnastics, Airborne Academy, Go! Kids Gym and Kid's Body Shop. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, 28500 W. Park Highway in Ashland, Nebraska, features an on-site indoor activity center.
Take an afternoon to go roller skating with your kids. You can laugh at each other while you fall down again and again. Check out Skate City, 1220 S. Fort Crook Road in Bellevue.
Do Space, Omaha's community tech space, is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plus it's free. Check out five things to do at Do Space here.
Many organizations that host weekday and weekend storytimes. Santa will read a story at several locations this weekend. He’ll be at Shadow Lake Towne Center, 7775 Olson Dr. in Papillion Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. More. He’ll also be at GapKids in Village Pointe Shopping Center, 17202 Davenport St., Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. More. Other storytimes include Barnes and Noble (Oak View and Crossroads), Pottery Barn Kids, Leader Reader at the Omaha Children's Museum, the Omaha Public Library branches, the Gretna Public Library, the Bellevue Public Library, the La Vista Public Library, the Sump Memorial Library in Papillion, the Baright Public Library in Ralston and the Plattsmouth Public Library.
Are your kids animal lovers? If so, there are several ways they can help the animals at the Nebraska Humane Society, including reading to them during adoption hours. Check out more fun ways here.
The Omaha, Bellevue and Council Bluffs Public Libraries are currently offering free day passes to Fontenelle Forest. Each pass admits two adults and children from their household. More information can be found at each library.
Community centers offer something for every member of your family — from infants to senior citizens. For a full list of community centers, click here.
Several area organizations host craft time for children every weekend. Kids can create a free craft Saturday at Lakeshore Learning Store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Finally, kids 3 and older can make a craft Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon with the Michaels Kids Club. Sign up online or drop in. The cost ranges from $2 to $5 per project, supplies included.
The Ralston Arena offers public ice skating for $5, with free ice skate rental. The Motto McLean Ice Arena inside Hitchcock Park near 45th and Q Streets offers Family Skate time Sunday from 4 to 6:15 p.m.
We put together a list of must-see spots across the state. How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?