It was a hot, wet, and wild town last weekend with Surf Into Springfield, the annual Springfield Days event. Thanks to Shanna Simonsen and Megan Williamson for organizing a successful weekend of events and to the Springfield Days committee for all your efforts. A great big thanks goes out to all the many volunteers for your contribution to making Springfield Days a fun family weekend right here in Springfield.
Now is your chance to join the Girl Scout interest group this summer for girls entering grades 1 – 3.
The Nebraska Tour de Cure bike ride took place June 1st at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds. The Tour de Cure raises funds for the American Diabetes Association. Approximately 200 riders participated in a 10, 20, or 50 mile bike ride to help prevent, find a cure, and support those with diabetes. Nobbies Party Superstore was the local sponsor for this event. Soaring Wings Winery held a post party for all registered riders.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD
June 12, 10:30am–12pm – Reading Tent and Buggy Art with Miss Nancy at Springfield Memorial Library. This week’s theme: Bees
June 12, 6:30pm - Library Garden Club will host its annual program in the meeting room. Edi Pierce presents “English Garden Treasures: Britain’s West Country and Chelsea Flower Show”. Interested gardeners are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
June 15 - Father’s Day
June 16-18, 9am -2pm Platteview High Trojan Wrestling Camp, grades 1&2
June 16-19 Platteview High Boys Basketball Camp, grades 1-8
June 16, 1pm – Springfield Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program for all elementary ages: UNL’s Pest Patrol program. Learn all about bugs!
June 23- 24, 9am-3:30 Loper Volleyball Camp, grades 9-12 at Platteview high
June 29, 2:00pm – SSAP Annual Meeting at the Soccer Complex. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will take place at the Community Building.
This week at Springfield’s premiere winery, Soaring Wings Vineyard:
Friday Night Music Series, 7pm: The Soldiers of the Soul ($5 admission)
Acoustic Sunday, 2-5pm: Tim Koehn Old Favorites (free)
For more information: www.soaringwingswine.com
Events Happening Nearby:
June 22, 3pm – Weeping Water First Christian Church
Gospel Music Concert with Wes Adams, free admission with 1 can food donation. A love offering will be accepted for the ministry of Wes Adams.
The Lofte Community Theater hosts the Missoula Children’s Theatre
Robin Hood in Tights
Rehearsal dates: June 16-20
Performance: Saturday June 21@ 3pm &7pm
For the third year running the Lofte is proud to host the touring directors from Missoula, Montana! This community outreach helps the youth experience the joy and excitement of live theater at no cost to them or their parents. The children make new friends, learn responsibility and gain a greater sense of self-confidence through this wonderful program. Auditions will be held from 10am-12pm on Monday, June 16th. If your child is cast, rehearsals will start at approximately 12:30pm on that same day. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available after auditions, but please make sure the student has a clear schedule for the entire week and can make every rehearsal and performance.
SPRINGFIELD HISTORICAL TIDBIT:
In 1887 [the Ringling Brothers Circus] came back with a one-ring circus and pitched their tent on the bottoms west of town, and put on a performance afternoon and evening to a tent packed to capacity. They also had a small line of animals –elephants, lions, monkeys, etc.
-Reference: Springfield, Nebraska At Its Source 1882-1982.
~Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.