Thirsty Thursday Trivia Night
is July 29 at 6 p.m.!
Question: what are you doing on July 29?

Your answer better be that you’ll be attending the next La Vista Thirsty Thursday Trivia Night at Lucky Bucket Brewing Company! Teams of up to four can compete for some awesome prizes!

We’ll see you at 6 p.m. on July 29 at Lucky Bucket, 11941 Centennial Rd. in La Vista!
Salute to Summer Celebration Scheduled for Friday, August 6!
La Vista’s annual festival was unexpectedly abbreviated this past Memorial Day weekend, but in its place the City has been working to create an event that will end the summer in style!

This unique, end of summer event is a celebration of the community spirit found in La Vista.

It is a celebration of the place so many call, Home Sweet Home, and will feature a concert, community cookout, tons of inflatables and yard games, car show and fireworks show.

This free event will take place on Friday, August 6, on the City Hall Campus and at La Vista Keno.

Click the link below to visit our website for the full schedule of events!
Concert & Movie event on July 23!
We will be hosting an outdoor concert and movie event on Friday, July 23, featuring the music of BluesAgent and the classic movie, Karate Kid!

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in front of Santa's Workshop (8305 Park View Blvd.) and the movie will immediately follow.

Bring your lawn chairs, snacks and friends!
Puppet Show Storytime
Tag along with Ice, a polar bear, for this puppet show storytime of "Sea Bear" by Lindsay Moore.
Cooking with Miss Ashley -
S'mores Smoothie
Who doesn't love a good s'more, right? Well, how about a s'mores smoothie? OK, that sounds delicious! In this episode of Cooking with Miss Ashley, learn how to make this refreshing, summer treat!
Animal Adventure Storytime
Well, look at who has joined Ms. Jodi and Ms. Jean for our next Animal Adventure Storytime! It’s Mooshoo the Bearded Dragon!

And then Ms. Jodi reads the story “Dangerous” by Tim Warnes.
Library hosting Makerspace
The Library is hosting a makerspace studio, featuring equipment such as a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, 3D printer, embroidery machine, heat press, CNC router and a laminator. The studio also includes:
  • Lego Mindstorm kit
  • Button maker
  • Audio/music recording kit
  • Camera/video/green screen kit

The equipment in the studio is available for use at no charge. However, makers will need to pay for any consumables used in the making process. A variety of materials are available for purchase according to the Consumables Pricing Schedule posted in the Library.

The Library Innovation Studio Project is available through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Nebraska Library Commission. Its goal is to empower communities with the tools and guidance to explore, collaborate, create, learn and invent through participatory learning experiences.

The makerspace studio will be open select days and hours while it is in
La Vista. Please contact the Library at 402.537.3900 for more information.
Summer Reading 2021
The 2021 summer reading theme is Tails and Tales! This summer, we encourage you to explore the world of life around us and find out what is special about so many of the animals who live with us on our little blue planet.

Along with virtual programming, we will offer a goal-based reading program to help the community build, maintain and increase reading skills and build knowledge.

We are using an internet-based system called Reader Zone, which is an app that can be downloaded and used to log all reading.

Once downloaded, enter in our special program code v436r, and you will be registered. Reader Zone participants can start logging their books or minutes starting on June 1. Materials read prior to June 1 do not count for this program.

Prizes for completing the reading goal will be given out in early August. We hope you will join us for another exciting summer reading program and learn a tale or two about different animals!
Registration still open for
Flag Football & Youth Soccer
The La Vista Recreation Department still has openings available for flag football in the K-2nd grade and 5th/6th leagues.

Additionally, the deadline to register for La Vista's youth soccer programs is coming up on Monday, August 9. These programs include the 3-year-old soccer clinic, the 4- and 5-year-old soccer academy and the 6- and 7-year-old soccer league.

You can register online for these programs or call the La Vista Community Center at 402.331.3455 for more information.
La Vista Kids Can Run
Summer Camp & Fall Program
Let's move those feet! The La Vista Kids Can Run program will be hosting its summer camp in early August followed by its fall program in August and September, the details are below!

Summer Camp
August 2-5, La Vista Community Center
10-11:30 a.m., K-6th grades

Cost: $32 (includes all coaching, t-shirt, and medal)
Omaha Kids Can Run Club is a running and empowerment program for children of all fitness levels. We transform traditional running games and drills into powerful life lessons by teaching them how to unleash their growth mindset. Parents know when their children are with us, they are getting a great workout AND building strength of character.

No equipment is necessary, just comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for running and playing.

*Summer camp participants will receive a $10 registration discount for the 8-week fall session!

Registration is limited to the first 20 participants.

Fall Program
August 18-September 24, La Vista Community Center
Wed. and/or Fri., 3:30-4:30 p.m., K-6th grades

Cost: $89 (for 2 days per week) or $59 (for 1 day per week)

Omaha Kids Can Run Club is a running and empowerment program for children of all fitness levels. We transform traditional running games and drills into powerful life lessons by teaching them how to unleash their growth mindset. Parents know when their children are with us, they are getting a great workout AND building strength of character.

No equipment is necessary, just comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for running and playing.

*Summer camp participants will receive a $10 registration discount for the 8-week fall session!

Registration is limited to the first 20 participants.

REGISTER ONLINE AT OmahaKidsCanRun.com
For more info., contact Tiffani Frost at OmahaKidsCanRun@gmail.com or 402.881.0137
Storytime in the Park with Mr. Dave
Mr. Dave is in a new location for his next storytime!

Can you guess where he is? Today he’s reading the book Elephants Can’t Jump!, by Jeanne Willis and Adrian Reynolds.
Ugly Dolls Sewing Class
Saturday, July 24, 9 a.m.-noon,
La Vista Community Center (8116 Park View Blvd.)

Have fun with your friends while learning to hand sew an “Ugly Felt Doll”.

This class has a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 15.

Ages 7-12
$15/person

For more information, contact Miranda Tudehope, 712-204-2633, or via e-mail at peachyjo17@hotmail.com.
Lizard Sewing Project for Kids
Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m.-noon,
La Vista Community Center (8116 Park View Blvd.)

Laugh with your friends while learning how to hand sew a lizard.

This class has a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 15.

Ages 7-12
$15/person

For more information, contact Miranda Tudehope, 712-204-2633, or via e-mail at peachyjo17@hotmail.com.
DIY Summer Adventures Episode 8: Pool Noodles!
So the end of summer is approaching and you might be wondering what you do with your pool noodles. Mr. David and Ms. Jodi have some fantastic ideas for you in this episode of DIY Summer!
DIY Summer Adventures Episode 7: Kindness Rocks
Ms. Jodi and Mr. David are back in this episode of DIY Summer adventures to show you how to create Kindness Rocks!

After you’ve created yours, be sure to hide somewhere in the community for others to find!
Choose your own adventure
this summer in La Vista!
Summer 2021 will be an adventurous time in La Vista — there’s so much to do and so many places to explore!

We have been intentional in our planning to create safe experiences that allow you to choose the type of programs and events you want to attend depending on your comfort level.

In La Vista this summer, you can interact virtually or in-person with our staff, you can explore our parks and bike trails and you can enjoy a host of DIY summer tips.

You can join us for a concert or outdoor movie, join in for virtual storytimes or for a Pokémon meet-up in a park! In La Vista this summer, you truly can Choose Your Own Adventure!
Want to take your adventure to the next level? Earn achievements throughout the summer by building your own La Vista Adventure Kit! Here’s how it works...
Stop by City Hall, the Community Center or Library and pick up your:
  • La Vista Adventure Card
  • #LoveLaVista wristband

Earn achievements throughout the summer by doing any of the following adventures in La Vista:
  • Explore a La Vista park
  • Journey down one of our trails
  • Log reading minutes in Reader Zone (use code v436r)
  • Check out a book from the La Vista Public Library
  • Attend any in-person, hybrid or virtual event listed on the back side of this sheet

Document your adventures by taking a picture of you and/or your family completing the activity — then post it on social media using the hashtag #LoveLaVista. (Or stop into City Hall and show us your pictures!)
Earn achievements on your La Vista Adventure Card by attending any of these adventures in La Vista!
  • Little Explorer Series
  • DIY Summer Adventures
  • Dinosaur Day
  • Virtual Scavenger Hunts
  • Outdoor Concerts & Movies
  • July 23 | BluesAgent & Karate Kid
  • Pokémon GO! Meet-Ups
  • Virtual Pet Show & Tell
  • Teen Virtual Game Nights
Quick Links
La Vista City Hall
8116 Park View Boulevard
La Vista, NE 68128
Phone: 402-331-4343
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