Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - May 20, 2015
The annual Memorial Day Service will be held at the Springfield Cemetery, Monday 25 May 2015 at 10:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather we will move to the Legion Hall, 166 S. 2nd Street, Springfield.
A "Remembering Our Fallen" Memorial Display will be at First UMC on May 30 and 31. The display honors those from Nebraska and Iowa who have been lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The public is invited to visit the display in our fellowship hall which will be open from 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and after church till 5:00 on Sunday.
SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING
THURSDAY, MAY 28
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Everyone is invited to bring your ideas, events, and suggestions.
SPRINGFIELD “SUPERHERO” DAYS
JUNE 12 & 13, 2015
ASK THE MASTER GARDENER
Springfield Fair Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds garden (barring rain) now till October.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
FRIDAY JUNE 26
SPRINGFIELD PLATTEVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
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!
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
Friday Night Music is back.
7:00 – 9:30pm
1st -Ken Sitler Band
8th – Beaten Path
15th – Parrothead
22nd – Jumping Kate and the naked Reserves
29 - Outloud
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
SARPY COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED FOR
SARPY/CASS BOARD OF HEALTH
The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness is currently seeking candidates for an opening to serve as the Sarpy County representative on the Sarpy/Cass board of Health. The individual selected will be appointed to the Board of Health for a three‐year period.
Functions of the Health Board include: 1) providing policy guidance on the development of
appropriate public health programs; 2) working to educate the citizens of both counties regarding public health issues; 3) providing Board oversight on the Department’s budget and the Health Director’s performance; 4) and ensuring that priority public health needs are being addressed by the staff of the Department. A letter of interest and background qualifications should be submitted no later than Friday, June 5, 2015 to:
Erin Ponec, Office Coordinator
Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness
701 Olson Drive, Ste. 101
Papillion, NE 68059
STRATEGIC AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
SEEKS COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
The Museum is changing its name… based on community feedback and they are turning to the community once again to gain consensus on the final name. The voting form to name the museum, is on the website SASMuseum.com or can be found by clicking this link: http://sasmuseum.com/2015/05/06/renaming-the-museum/
Scott Seelhoff holds Brenna Thompson as Chelsea Lulla looks on. They are rehearsing a front-porch scene from the Lofte Community Theatre’s production of, “Messiah on the Frigidaire."
“MESSIAH” OPENS LOFTE’S 39TH SEASON
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that on Saturday, May 23 it will open its 39th season with the family dramedy, “Messiah on the Frigidaire.” Written by John Culbertson, “Messiah” takes place in the small town of Elroy, South Carolina. Lou Ann Hightower and her husband Dwayne find what seems to be the image of Jesus appearing on an outdoor refrigerator. When the appearance makes front page news, their little trailer park soon becomes a mecca of communion and commerce.
Kevin Colbert directs the show with Brenna Thompson of Lincoln playing Lou Ann and Scott Seelhoff of Fremont playing her husband Dwayne. Others in the cast include Chelsea Lulla of Ashland, Michael Magrans and Dan Ryberg of Omaha, Jestin Jones of Lincoln, Denise Schroeder of Gretna and Will Jones of Manley.
Production dates for the show are May 23, 24, 28-31 and June 5-7. Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices are $19. Those interested can still purchase a season pass for all five of the Lofte’s shows this year for only $75.
The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Highways 1 and 50 in Cass County. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553.
GREENBLATT & SEAY
THE OLD AVOCA SCHOOLHOUSE
FIDDLE & HARMONICA WORKSHOP
Free fiddle and Harmonica workshops will take place on Saturday, May 23, at the National Homestead Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. At 10 AM, there will be a FREE fiddle workshop led by championship fiddler Deborah Greenblatt. At 11:00 AM, there will be a FREE harmonica workshop led by multi-instrumentalist, David Seay. These FREE workshops are part of a full day of fun and free activities during the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival, formerly known as the Monumental Fiddle Championship. Greenblatt & Seay are Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, and participants in the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.
~Your big opportunity may be right where you are now
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