WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
March 4, 2009
The next Springfield Days meeting will be held on March 19, 7:00pm at the Springfield Memorial Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Jr. High students are invited to register for a Poetry & Printmaking Workshop at Springfield Memorial Library. The workshop will be held from 3:45 – 4:45pm on March, 24. 31, April 7, April 14. An Art Show is planned for April 21 where students will show off their completed projects to family and friends. This workshop will be led by library assistant and local artist, Nancy Davis and is funded by a grant from the Eastern Library System. Please call the library at 253-2797 for questions or more information.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD –The Calendar
NEWS FROM NEARBY COMMUNITIES
Springfield is Invited to Join us on Saturday, May 16, 2009!!!
Louisville's B.U.I.L.D. GROUP (Businesses United In Louisville's Development) would like to invite you to join us in our Annual Spring Parade-one of the largest in the area
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 1:00 PM - Line up at Noon on Cherry St
This can be a great opportunity to bring exposure to your town. We encourage participation by businesses as well as churches, schools, civic and private groups
We love to see imaginative floats but welcome vehicles and walkers.
Entry forms can be found at "louisvillenebraska.com" under Events
Deadline for entries is Friday, May 8th
For questions call Dee 402-234-7705 or Nancy 402-670-9016
Along with the parade we will have entertainment on Main Street, food vendors and an art fair from 10:00-5:00 - an "Air Your Art In Louisville" event
Our businesses will be open for shopping and restaurants invite you to stop in for a bite to eat
Louisville Art Gallery will host its annual Thrown & Blown....artists, glass blowers, pottery and jewelry makers will have demonstrations and goods for sale Saturday and Sunday.
Bring your family and make a day of it in Downtown Louisville.
The City of Louisville Produced New Tourism Video
Farce In the Park
KBC productions announces that its latest comedy opens on Saturday, March 7th at Mahoney State Park. "Run For Your Wife," written by Ray Cooney, is a favorite of many area theater-goers. The raucus comedy was performed at the Lofte Community Theatre in 1992 and met with huge success.
The story revolves around a hapless taxi driver who, due to his irregular work schedule, is getting away with having two wives living in different areas of town. Complications, cover-ups and flamboyant neighbors add to the tension as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.
The cast includes Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Millard Carnes of Plattsmouth, Shari Hoelker, Stacy White and Nathan Jordan of Omaha, and Jim Knierim and Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville.
Performance dates are March 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, April 3-5, 11, and 17-19. Curtain Times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and may be purchased by calling the Park office at (402)944-2523 ext. 7122.
Lofte Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers
Mardi Gra Decorations
With a true New Orleans Mardi Gras flare, the Lofte kicked off its 2009 season on Saturday, February 28th. While the premise of the gathering was to go over financials and announce new season shows, the evening invariably turned into a fun-filled family reunion complete with good food and lots of laughs.
Board Chairman, Larry Bauers, announced winners of the "Dale Crosby Outstanding Volunteer Awards." Candidates are selected by the Board of Directors for their quality and quanity of volunteer hours spent at the Lofte during the preceeding year. Linda Dabbs from Louisville was recognized for her outstanding talent for painting sets. Linda was extremely touched by the recognition and swore that, "I'll be here as long as you need me!"
John Plucknett, also from Louisville, won the award for outstanding car parker and usher. A blushing Mr. Plucknett accepted the award stating, "When my wife suggested that I start coming out here to help, I just didn't know because I've always thought that Theater People were different. Now that I've been here for a while I realize that . . . Theater people ARE different." His comment drew roars of laugher and applause from the crowd.
The award for Best Overall Volunteer during 2008 went to Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth. While a relative newcomer to the Lofte (she debuted on stage in 2007) she has proven herself to be a great resource. Melinda has not only acted in three Lofte productions, but has worked as stage manager, built set, helped with the Lofte Acting School and everything in between. One of her duties this summer that displayed her level of dedication was the chore of ironing seven children's pinafores each night during the season's smash hit, "The Sound of Music."
Kevin Colbert was also recognized for his twenty-five years as Artistic Director. Kevin first started on the Lofte stage during its first production in 1977 and in 1985 was hired on as a full-time independent contractor responsible for producing all four of the Lofte's season shows. Chairman Larry Bauers presented Kevin with an 18-volt cordless drill set. Board member Anne Pope presented Kevin with an engraved clock.
The evening ended with Kevin Colbert presenting a funny slide show of pictures from the 2008 season and his memories of the volunteers that made each show special. Kevin requested that everyone, especially men, consider auditioning at the Lofte for one or more of the plays 2009. The Lofte is always looking for new talent and more importantly, new friends.
~There is more to life than increasing its speed. -Gandhi