Learn more about solar energy use in Omaha – Omaha World

October 23, 2013 by  
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Free tour offers look at solar sites in Omaha

Tour five solar sites plus an energy-efficient business free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the solar arrays at Creighton University. Directions and parking information will be available at CU. Here is the itinerary:

9 a.m., Creighton University solar arrays, 25th and Cuming Streets.

10 a.m., Signs Shapes International, 2320 Paul St.

11 a.m., Metro Community College’s greenhouse and solar lab at the Fort Omaha Campus, 5730 N. 30th St.

Noon, bring your lunch plus lawn chairs or blankets for an outdoor picnic. Desserts and drinks will be provided. An indoor eating space also will be available so you can watch an educational video while you eat.

1 p.m., Habitat for Humanity solar homes, 3704 and 3708 N. 17th St.

2 p.m. Kenneth Engle residence, 501 N. 72nd Ave.

These groups are sponsoring the tour: Nebraskans for Solar, Bold Nebraska, Clean Energy Omaha, Douglas County Farmers Union, Green Bellevue, Guardians of the Good Life, Missouri Valley Group of the Sierra Club, Nebraska 350.Org, Nebraska Solar Energy Society, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Omaha Biofuels Cooperative and Transition Omaha.

Momaha-sponsored event features free bowling

Halloween bowling? What? That’s right: Two of your favorite activities have been combined into one big event.

Momaha, The World-Herald’s parenting website, and Party Pals entertainment will host the Mon-Stir Bash at The V bowling alley, 3375 Oak View Drive, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free family friendly event features one hour of bowling for up to six people per lane (includes free shoe rental for children), free pizza and refreshments, haunted laser tag, photo booth, haunted house, boo movie theater, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests and more.

Momaha.com is giving away a handful of gift cards (in various amounts) to The V this week.

High schools provide more trick-or-treating holiday fun

Two Omaha Public Schools’ high schools will offer safe Halloween events for children Friday.

Omaha Bryan will host its 21st annual “Boo Bash” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school. The event provides children in third-grade and younger a safe and fun environment to trick-or-treat through decorated rooms and hallways, play games, enjoy face painting and receive candy, stickers and balloon animals. Admission is one canned or boxed food item per person that will be donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland. Costumes are welcome. Children should bring a bag to collect treats.

Omaha Burke will host “Trunk or Treat” for elementary school-age children from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school’s east parking lot. Attendees should bring a bag to collect treats. Costumes are encouraged. The event will include a variety of games and prizes for kids. Admission is free.

Compiled by Sue Story Truax

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