Springfield Wednesday Newsletter-April 21, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
April 21, 2010
 
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Springfield Volunteer Fire Auxiliary
Plant Sale
Saturday, April 24, 2010
8 am - 2 pm
 505 S. 1st Street (fire station)
Proceeds benefit the SVFD Cadet Program
 
 
 

Join Glenn and Margie Trembley

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Owners of Springfield ArtWorks Gallery & Studio

 

 For: 

 
 GARDEN GATE
 

An artist showcase & sale

 

Sign up for giveaway of airboat rides for 6 by Brysons Airboat Tours

 

When:

April 23       10am-6pm

April 24       10am- 6pm

April 25       Noon-4pm

     

 

 Where: Springfield ArtWorks 

183 Main Street, Springfield, NE

 
What: A Garden event showcasing local artists work…many one of a kind pieces. See artists at work and hear a presentation on effectively using Garden Art in your garden. Presented by a Douglas/Sarpy County Master Gardener on April 25.
 
Nature Inspired Glass Garden Stakes, Dicroic Glass Pendants, Artist Designed Birdhouses, Lampworked Glass Insects, Hummingbirds, Frogs and Turtles, Handpainted Silk Scarves and Ties, Felted Flowers and Home Accessories.
 
Special Guest Appearance!!
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Celebrity canine, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, star of PBS KIDS Sprout fire safety tips, along with Firefighter Dayna Hilton, author of the critically acclaimed award-winning children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, will be there on Saturday April 24 from 10am-noon. Their book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, credited with helping save the lives of two families, will be available for purchase and will autographed by Firefighter Dayna and "pawtographed" by Sparkles. Children can meet Sparkles and have their pictures made. Free Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog trading cards and stickers while supplies last. For more information on Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, visit her website at http://www.sparklesthefiresafetydog.com.
 
For additional information call
 
402-301-9162
 
www.springfieldartworks.com
 
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***SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS CLOSED APRIL 22,

 REOPENS FRIDAY AT 10AM FOR  GARDEN GATE***

 
SPRING LAWN MOWER CLEAN-UP DAY
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Platteview High School Skills Chapter is sponsoring a spring lawn mower clean-up.
The Industrial Tech students at Platteview will steam clean, change oil, and sharpen your lawn mower blade for $20.00. 
When---Saturday April 24th
Time 8:00am – 4:00pm
Where— Platteview Industrial Tech shop (between the High School and Junior High)
Any questions contact Dan Craney @ 339-3606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2010
 
CRASH, BOOM, BANG!!!
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JUNE 11-12-13
 
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
April 22, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
 Click here: SPRINGFIELD DAYS AGENDA
 
SIGN UP NOW FOR THE PARADE!!!  
Bugeater Flea Market and Craft Fair
Vendors are wanted for this year’s Bugeater Flea Market during Springfield Days June 11, 12, 13.  If you would like to be a vendor, please visit www.bugeaterfleamarket.com, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call Steve and Jill at 935-7917.  Inside spaces are only $35, outside are $25.  
First Annual Poker Run What Ya Brung
Show & Shine
 
sponsored by
 
Farm Bureau, CCR Auto Body and
Rosser Lawn Care
 
 
 
 
VFW Breakfast
Springfield Legion Hall
Sunday, April 25
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
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All you care to eat! Pancakes French toast, eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Milk, orange juice and coffee included.  $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children.  Come in and enjoy!
 
 
 
Sarpy County Kids Fire Camp
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Sarpy County Fire Departments offer an annual fire camp to community children at the Bellevue Fire Departments Training Site.  Originally organized for children of volunteer firefighters, Fire Camp is held over a three day period. Each day is designed for age appropriate classes in the morning and afternoons are reserved for various water games. Actual fire and rescue demonstrations are shown throughout the day. This past year was a 3 day program with a different age group attending each day. Age groups are children aged 5-6, second 7-9, and third 10-11. This camp is taught by volunteer firemen and rescue personnel. While the subject material is generally the same basic first aid, CPR, helmet safety and calling 911. An example of a class is “Friendly Firefighter”, younger children are exposed to firefighters in full turnout gear with air packs to help them not be scared in the event of a fire, while older children are taught how to react to a smoke detector when home alone. The program always welcomes special needs children and days of attendance will be worked with parents and instructors. The community is always welcome to lend a hand, in fact encouraged so that our volunteer firefighter population is not overtaxed and unable to respond to calls. BVFD is truly blessed with local business support to assist with making this camp possible. Local business supplements BVFDs budget each year with surprising generosity.
 
This year Springfield Vol. Fire Dept. is getting involved and would like to invite Springfield children to attend this year’s camp.  Transportation will be provided to and from the camp on your child(ren)s assigned day.  Drop off and pick up will be at the Springfield Fire Dept.  (times will be determined at a later date). 
 
Registration forms are available at the Springfield Fire Department.  Classes will fill quickly - to assure a spot for your child please get your registrations in as soon as possible.
 
Any questions please contact Springfield Vol. Fire Dept. 253-2600.
 
 
 
 
 
TAKE A CHANCE
Library Quilt Raffle
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On Sale at the Library -$1.00 ea. or $5 or 6 tickets
 
Springfield Memorial Library Foundation Cookbooks
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“Literary Feast”
  $15 each
What a bargain!!!
Over 750 recipes from Springfield’s finest cooks!
Available at the Library,
Springfield State Bank, Springfield Drug, & B&B Pit Stop
 
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
NEW BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED!
 
Please consider joining this worthwhile group. Minimal time is required! Board members meet September – May for approximately 30 – 45 minutes.  Fundraising events include the Used Book Sale in November, the Cookie Walk in December and the Duck Drop Race at Springfield Days. Call the Library at 253-2797 for more information.
 
 
 
FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR
NOW SERVING LUNCH
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(NO NEED TO BROWN BAG IT)
EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY
11AM-2PM
 
 
 
CALENDAR
April 22, 7pm – Springfield Days meeting at the Library
April  24, 8am -2pm – Plant Sale at the Fire Hall
April, 23,24 & 25, Garden Gate at Springfield Artworks
April 25, 8am – 12:30pm – VFW Breakfast at American Legion Hall
 
HAPPENING NEARBY  
 
Lofte Community Theatre
P.O. Box 62
Manley,  NE  68403
(402)234-2553
www.Lofte.com
 
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  The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, a popular and enduring force in Gospel music, will be performing at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley on Sunday, April 25th at 2pm. 
 
The Blackwood Brothers have recorded over 200 albums and toured in 47 countries.  They have won eight Grammy Awards and 6 Dove Awards.  Over the years, the Blackwood Brothers have been guests on the Barbara Mandrell Show, Hee-Haw, and The Grand Old Opry.  They have sung with Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Tennessee Ernie Ford and many more.  They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville in 1998.  The group now consists of Jimmy Blackwood, Wayne Little, Randy Byrd and Brad White. 
 
The original Blackwood Brothers formed in 1934 in Choctaw County, Mississippi.  In 1954 the quartet performed on the “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” show on television.  Two weeks after winning the competition, two of the original Blackwood brothers, R.W. and Bill Lyles, were both killed in a plane crash in Alabama.  The surviving Blackwoods regrouped, adding younger brother Cecil to sing baritone and J.D. Sumner singing bass.
 
Elvis Presley loved gospel music and attended many of the Blackwood concerts at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis.  When his mother, Gladys Presley, died in 1958, Elvis and his father asked the Blackwoods to sing at her funeral. 
 
Tickets for this event are $16.  Reservations are not required, but are strongly suggested.  When the Lofte last hosted The Blackwood Brothers in 2008, the event was completely sold-out.  More information can be found on the Lofte’s website, www.Lofte.com, or by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553.  Please join us on Sunday, April 25th at 2pm for this wonderful concert event!
 
Louisville Hardware - Celebrates Earth Day
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LOUISVILLE JAZZERCISE

129 Main Street (above Havenmakers)

Enter from 3rd door on 2nd Street

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SURVIVORS R US TEAM
 
- Mark your Calendars-
Cass County Relay For Life
 Saturday, June 26, 2010
Visit our web site www.relayforlife.org/casscone
 
Call 402-393-5801 for more information.
 
 Relay for Life Fundraisers
 
 Please join Cass County Relay For Life team, Survivors R Us at Plattsmouth Keno for a fundraiser in memory of Steve Colabello and Jim Meisinger. They will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Cost is $5.00 per person. The date is Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 9 AM to 1 PM. The team held a pancake breakfast last month and the food was delicious! The proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
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ARE YOU THINKING SPRING? FLOWERS? FRESH VEGGIES?
LOUISVILLE FIREMAN’S AUXILIARY PLANT SALE
May 1st
9:00a.m. – 3p.m.
We are raising money to help with scholarships and other things we do.
Plants are locally grown in Fremont, from Janet’s Jungle.
 
 
First Christian Church 2010 Concert Series
Faith Singers from Missouri
May 1, Saturday @ 7PM
306 W. H Street
Weeping Water, NE
Free Admission w/ Love offering taken
402-269-5508
 
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GREENBLATT & SEAY AT THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE IN AVOCA, NE
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series on Sunday, May 9, at 2:30 PM, features Deborah Greenblatt & Friends in "The Feminist Manifesto".  Through the songs and writings of heroic women (and some liberated men) through the centuries, issues of civil rights and stereotypes will be explored.
 
Championship fiddler, Greenblatt, will be joined by her husband, David Seay, and a small ensemble of Schoolhouse Music Students.  The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with the performers.
 
Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
 

 

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-Unknown

 

 
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