NEBRASKAland July 2018

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Attend a Melodrama Throughout the month Eugene T. Mahoney State Park For 24 years, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park has provided lighthearted family entertainment with its summer melodrama program. This year's lineup features the tales of a grown-up Little Red Riding Hood, a wedding jeopardized by a scheming bank embezzler, and a damsel in distress. A schedule is available at Present your theater ticket at Caddy's Parkside Grill, Mahoney's new restaurant, on the day of the show and receive 10 percent off the cost of your entrée. For more information, call the park at 402-944-2523. By Renae Blum PHOTO BY JOHN BURKHART Pick Wild Fruits and Berries Mid- to late July Statewide Now is the season when many wild fruits and berries are ripening, such as currants, sand cherry (pictured), chokecherry, gooseberry and ground cherry. Game and Parks' Greg Wagner offered these tips for foraging: know what you're going to pick; look out for thorns; sample as you go; keep your fruit in the shade and get it into the fridge as soon as possible; and, as always, get permission if you are foraging on private property or public land. 26 NEBRASKAland • JULY 2018 PHOTO BY JENNY NGUYEN-WHEATLEY Time Well Spent What to Do in July T hose willing to brave the heat will reap the sweet rewards summer has to offer, which could include foraging for fresh wild fruit, fishing as a new hobby, and adventures on a water trail. Learn more below, and check out various state park events on our website at ■

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