Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 15, 2015
SPRING GARAGE SALE
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
480 MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD
SATURDAY APRIL 18
8AM – 2PM
ACCEPTING DONATIONS: (NO CLOTHES PLEASE)
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY -9AM – 8PM
EARLY SHOPPING DAY!!!
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 6:30 -8:00PM
SCOUTING FOR FOOD
ALL COLLECTIONS WILL BENEFIT OUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SPRINGFIELD BLOOD DRIVE
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Springfield's next Community Blood Drive on Sunday April 19th, from 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. Location will be at the Springfield Fire Barn. The Red Cross is in a great need of Blood for their Bank again so if you can help out it would be greatly appreciated. To schedule a appointment you can go online at www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code:009111) or call Ralph @ 402-253-8301. Once again, thanks for your help in the past and hopefully we will see you on the 19th.
Springfield Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Northeast corner of South 1st Street and Pflug Road Future Home of the City Maintenance Department
What to Bring: The City will be accepting household refuse, junk, trash, rubbish, household furniture, appliances, metal items, and used motor oil. Tree limbs and yard waste will also be accepted, but it must be free of garbage and bags must be removed prior to dumping.
Do NOT Bring: Tires, liquids (except for used motor oil), hazardous waste such as paint, thinners, inks, flammables, computer components or televisions.
You must show proof of residency to be allowed to take advantage of this service. Please bring a copy of your April WATER BILL with you to the dump site. Volunteers will be onsite to check proof of residency and assist you with proper disposal.
For additional information, please contact the Springfield Maintenance Department at 402-253-2992. Thank you!
SYAA TEE-BALL REGISTRATION OPEN
VFW Community Breakfast
VFW Community breakfast, Sunday April 26 at the Legion Hall in Springfield. Serving hours are 8:00 a.m. until noon. All you care to eat for $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50. Serving pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage. Coffee and orange juice included.
SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Everyone is invited to bring your ideas, events, and suggestions.
***MARK YOUR CALENDARS***
SPRINGFIELD “SUPERHERO” DAYS
JUNE 12 & 13, 2015
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Sunday Acoustic Music!
19th- John Worsham
26th- Laura Joy
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
At Touching Hearts, we know that maintaining independence is the key to ensuring the highest quality of life. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve and care for Springfield area residents.
Our Caregivers give a helping hand with daily activities like:
- Meal preparation & cleanup
- Laundry & change linens
- Shopping & errands
- Light housekeeping
- Medication reminders
- Personal Services/bathing/dressing
- Peace of mind for all family members
- Hourly, overnight or 24 hour live-in
- Temporary or long-term
“Touching Hearts at Home is dedicated to enhancing and preserving our clients’ quality of life with respect, trustworthiness and excellence in service.”
We care for those living in the communities near you.
For a free brochure including rates call: Malinda at 402-905-0119
Bonded & Insured
Malinda & Kevin Perdue/Owners
Blood Donation Opportunities
April 1 -15, 2015
Celebrate National Volunteer Month by
giving blood with the Red Cross
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
The Red Cross salutes the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and encourages others to join their ranks as volunteer blood donors. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions.
Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
April 28: 1 - 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 322 Molley St.
April 21: noon to 6 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 20500 Maple St.
April 23: 1 - 6 p.m., Nebraska Medicine, 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Dr.
April 26: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Acts 2 Church, 20362 Husker Dr.
April 17: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Papillion-LaVista South High School, 10799 Highway 370
April 18: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 7302 Olson Drive
April 26: 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 543 N. Jefferson
April 19: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fire Hall, 505 S. 1st St.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding a special event on April 24, 25 and 26. A.R. Gurney’s classic, “Love Letters” will be produced on stage with a rotating cast of actors playing the principal roles on different dates.
“Love Letters” is the story of Melissa and Andrew, and their fifty-year relationship as told through their letters to one another. Their sometimes funny and often complicated relationship grows, despite their geographic distance, through the power of the pen. This script has been produced many times on stage and screen and has become a favorite over the years.
Directed by Erik Quam of Omaha, Melinda Mead, Betty Colbert and Anne Pope will rotate the role of Melissa while Doug Rothgeb, Kevin Colbert and Jamion Biesterfeld play Andrew. Curtain time on April 24 and 25 is at 7pm. Sunday, April 26 will be a 2pm matinee.
Wine, chocolate and cheese hors d’oeuvres will be served to help set the mood for this romantic stroll down Lover’s Lane. Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Advanced reservations are suggested. Tickets may be obtained by calling the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553
GREENBLATT & SEAY
JAM SESSION WORKSHOP
THE OLD AVOCA SCHOOLHOUSE
A Jam Session Workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 16, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM in The Old Avoca (NE) Schoolhouse. This workshop, gently guided by fiddler Deborah Greenblatt, is for acoustic musicians of any age or experience who would like a little guidance and practice in the subtle art of "jamming". In this supportive, easy-going atmosphere, players will share and exchange ideas about negotiating your way through a tune, even if you have never heard it before.
~Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax return.
Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.
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