Nearly 50 years old and recognized as one of the Best Zoos for Kids by Parents magazine, the Lincoln Children's Zoo continues to foster an exciting educational atmosphere that encourages kids to interact firsthand with their furry, scaly, and leafy neighbors. There's already an ample, varied herd of animals that will be joined by the rare Humboldt penguins—the zoo is one of only 16 zoos nationwide to feature the warm-climate tuxedoed birds—and the mischievous squirrel monkeys. Curious kids and professional petters will want to flock to the hands-on exhibits. Feed a llama from your hand and listen closely for his penny-stock tips at the Firsthand Farm, or watch a friendly ZooCrew handler parade small creatures before youngsters at Critter Encounter. Because plants and animals are still reconciling creative differences, you can visit bodacious buds separately at the nearby botanical gardens, where a wide variety of plant species bedeck their expansive green areas.
Cassie wants to be there for you. The combination of her convenient location (minutes from campus and downtown Lincoln) and competitive pricing testify to her customer worship, but she doesn't settle for being affordable, easy-to-find, and not a hologram. Instead, Cassie renders services such as Brazilian waxes with whatever level of friendliness and professionalism it takes to make her customers happy.
Fit4Lincoln packs its schedule with small-group exercise classes that burn calories and build muscle. A martial-arts specialist from the U.S. Marines leads the 45-minute kickboxing sessions, which impart self-defense strategies while inducing sweat with punching, kicking, and timed multiplication-table drills. Yoga classes demonstrate poses that cultivate strength and flexibility, and the Butts & Guts session shrinks and solidifies abdomens and glutes with squats, lunges, and plyometrics.
Instead of handing clients lightning rods, Fit4Lincoln raises energy levels and torches fat by equipping clients with nutrition tips. During one-on-one meetings, the studio’s personal trainers devise specific workout goals and an action plan for achieving them.
Since 1972, Abendmusik: Lincoln has paired world-class music and performing arts in a series of live events. Inside the picturesque First-Plymouth Congregational Church sanctuary, the 1920 Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckling classic The Mark of Zorro will unspool as organist Tom Trenney improvises a melodic accompaniment on the lied organ, a massive, 6,000-pipe instrument sometimes used to summon children in neighboring states for dinner. Eyes feast on the unraveling drama as the effete Don Diego transforms into the dashing hero Zorro to champion laborers mistreated by wealthy landowners, all the while courting the enchanting Lolita Pulido using only a series of romantically written title cards. As the film builds to a climax, Trenney will unleash plot-enhancing chords to express characters’ emotions, emphasize tension, and distract from incongruous sci-fi battles.
As a small child, Tim Woosley made a cardboard cutout of a guitar, which he pretend-strummed to songs by The Monkees. By age 13, he upgraded to an actual guitar so that his father could teach him all eight minutes of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." The first lesson was just the first step for this passionate musician, as Tim has played the six-string ever since, from guitarist in local bands to founding instructor of Lincoln School of Music.
Versed in guitar, piano, and voice, Tim and his fellow teachers customize one-on-one lessons around each student's individual goals, from learning basic chords to complex riffs and scales. They also lead group lessons, and invite students to perform a piece of their choosing at twice-yearly, low-pressure recitals.
The cuisine artists behind Henry’s On South whip up a seasonally updated menu that features modern European and American cuisine that makes use of the freshest produce and meats. They grab handfuls of the fresh herbs that hang in the kitchen while crafting white truffle macaroni and cheese, New Orleans–style Cajun shrimp, or flat iron steaks.