Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 15, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010


SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

SPRINGFIELD CITY HALL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

8:00am - 12:30pm

TO SCHEDULE YOUR LIFESAVING APPOINTMENT

SIGN UP ONLINE @ www.redcrossblood.org

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or contact Ralph @253-8301

 

TROJAN SPORTS

For all info on all Platteview High School games check here:  http://www.goplatteview.com/news.asp

GO TROJANS!!!

TECHNOLOGY RECYCLING FUNDRAISER

 The Platteview High School National Honor Society and Student Council will be holding a technology recycling fundraiser at Platteview High School on Saturday, September 18, 2010, from 10 AM until 2:00 p.m. Old computers, TV's, etc. will be accepted for one $10 fee. Each family may bring in as many items as they want for the $10 charge.

 

 

 Come Join Us!

 Springfield Vol. Fire Department

Open House

Fire Prevention Family Fun Night & BBQ

Saturday, Oct.2, 2010

4pm – 8pm

505 South 1st Street

For the Kids:
  • Tour the Fire Station
  • Free fire prevention materials
  • Meet “Smoky the Bear” and “Sarpy” the Firefighter
  • Simulated Smoke Trailer
  • Fire Sprinkler simulator
  • Jr. Firefighter Obstacle Course
  • Arson K9 demonstration
  • Fire extinguisher demonstration
  • Rescue Squads and Fire Trucks on Display
  • Springfield Elementary Coloring Contest Winners Display
For the Adults:
  • Tour the Fire Station
  • Free fire prevention materials
  • Free smoke detectors (installation available)
  • Free Blood Pressure checks
  • CPR Demonstration and instruction
  • Learn more about becoming a member
Admission is Free - Donations are appreciated!
Visit our website www.springfieldnefire.com

 

SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS NEWS

Help Springfield ArtWorks celebrate their first anniversary this November. They will be hosting two teachers from Wisconsin who are both authors. A sampling of their work will be on the Springfield ArtWorks website soon. Spaces in the classes will fill up fast as these teachers are very knowledgeable in the felting and jewelry arena. Just by happenstance, Margie, the owner of ArtWorks ran into them at a Chicago area stitchery event and after seeing and purchasing some of their pieces, she immediately inquired about their availability in November for the week of ArtWorks anniversary. Margie commented, "Airline tickets are purchased, 4 area ladies are on the list and excitement is apparent around the gallery." Class samples will be in the gallery the later part of September. In addition to the classes on the 4th and 5th of November, Artworks will also be having an open house on Saturday, November 6 for the general public to attend. Mark your calendars NOW she says. It should be a fun event. More details will be out in future Springfield e-newsletters.

 Springfield ArtWorks will be closed from Sept 4-20 and will re-open on Sept 21 at 1pm. They can be reached by phone at 402-301-9162.

The state tourism conference will be held in Lincoln from October 12-14. Trembley said, "Last year’s event was very beneficial for me.  I hope other organizations from Springfield can attend this event since it is held so close to home."  The principal speakers at these events are national speakers who really know the tourism market.  Attending these events really gets the word out about our great community, Trembley said. There are scholarships available to attend the conference.  Deadline for applying is Sept 13.  Please contact Dean at 402-376-2969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. 

 Stop by Springfield ArtWorks for your copy of Nebraskaland Magazine and the free Country Register, packed full of places to go in the area.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY NEWS

ADULT BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

6 WEEK COURSE

THURSDAY, 6:00 – 7:00PM

SEPTEMBER 16 –OCTOBER 21

SEATING LIMITED-- REGISTRATION REQUIRED

PHONE 253-2797

FALL PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

EVERY MONDAY, 9:30 – 10:15AM

SEPTEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 22

AGES 2 ½ - 5 YEARS ARE INVITED FOR BOOKS AND FUN ACTIVITES!

 

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SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES

SEPTEMBER 17

BOB WHO BAND

GATE OPENS AT 6PM

MUSIC BEGINS AT 7PM

$5 COVER CHARGE

   

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

SEPTEMBER 19

2-5PM

CHRIS SAUB

FREE ADMISSION

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 25

12:00 – 9:30PM

POP, COUNTRY, & FOLK MUSIC

INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING WINES

GRAPE STOMPING CONTEST --$10 PER TWO PERSON TEAM

ADMISSION:

$15.00 PER PERSON, 21&UP

$10, AGES 12-20

 

For more info on all events, visit:

www.soaringwingswinery.com 

 

FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR

SPRINGFIELD, NE

NOW SERVING FOOD!!!

Friday Dinner

5:00PM – 9:00PM

Saturday, September 18

½ Price Appetizers during the Husker Game

Sunday Brunch

9:30AM – 2:00PM

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 RUNZA RESTAURANT

COMING SOON

900 PARK DRIVE (HWY 50 & PLATTEVIEW RD.)

SPRINGFIELD, NE

 

 

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TEE OFF FOR A VET!

The second annual Legacy Veterans Garden Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, October 2nd and you are invited!

Bring your own foursome, or partner up with fellow golfers at the course. Either way you are sure to have a great afternoon while you raise money for the Veterans Memorial planned for the campus of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.

The Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Circle, in Bellevue, NE. Check-in begins at 12:30 am with a shot gun start at 2 pm. An Awards Dinner will follow at 7:30 pm at Tregaron.

Registration is $100 per golfer or $400 for a foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, the chance to win great prizes and an invitation to a steak dinner at the Awards Celebration.

Holes can be sponsored for $50 each. Sponsors are also invited to donate merchandise as flag prizes.

or for more information, contact Aimee Middleton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-672-5050.

 

 

“SPIRITS & THE STARS”

PLATTSMOUTH, NE - “SPIRITS & THE STARS”, a Plattsmouth Main Street Association fundraiser, will be held at Slattery Vintage Estates, 8925 Adams, just west of Nehawka, Nebraska on Saturday, September 18. Join us for an evening of wine/beer tasting and stargazing.

 

Wine and beer tasting (optional $5), fall soups and specialty sandwiches also available for purchase, and live music by “Entropy” (unplugged, alternative folk music) begin at 6pm. Stargazing at 7:30pm will be provided through multiple telescopes set up on the vineyard hillside by the Omaha Astronomical Society. Members of the Society will be on hand to guide you through the night sky. Door donation is $10 per person. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

In case of rain or complete cloud cover, the event will be held on Sunday, September 19. Check www.plattsmouthmainstreet.com for weather updates. For driving directions, go to www.SVeVineyards.com.

 PAID FOR IN PART BY CASS COUNTY TOURISM

 

BED & BREAKFAST WORKSHOP

 Jeanna Stavas, owner of Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast of Nebraska City, will be hosting a workshop on October 11 on what it takes to be an innkeeper. Jeanna currently serves as the President of NABB and has been in the B&B business for 5 years. Contact Jeanna at 402-873-5850, if you are interested in attending.

 

 NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS LOOKING

FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS

The Lincoln Squadron of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps is looking for students (10-18) who have an interest in the Sea, the Navy or other military services. This is a voluntary youth organization with no commitment to future military service. Lincoln Squadron drills one weekend per month at Camp Ashland in Ashland NE.

Check out the Sea Cadets on the web at www.seacadets.org or email the commanding officer LTJG Kimberly Koch for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Upcoming drill dates are:

 Sept 17,18,19

 Please note that Lincoln Squadron is not only for youth from Lincoln, but there are youth from many different cities: Seward, Chapman, Ashland, Greenwood, Elmwood, and Elkhorn and looking to expand into your community.

 Please come check out what this program is about. We can also be found on facebook under Naval Sea Cadet Corp – Lincoln Squadron. You will find pictures from recent events and updated drill information.

 

GREENBLATT & SEAY

 FIDDLING BEE

Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 10, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.  The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 ~Even the most tempting rose has thorns.
- Tristan Eggener

 

Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers. Have a great week!  

Connie Manzer

Announce your news in the Springfield electronic newsletter. Send birthday or anniversary greetings.  Post a special event. I especially need any news and pictures of school or sporting events. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Get the word out to everyone in Springfield and beyond. Email all news and photo to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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Sun Nov 25 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Nativity Display Celebration @ St. Joseph Church
Fri Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Christmas Open House
Sat Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa @ Masonic Lodge
Sat Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Christmas Cookie Walk @ the Library
Sat Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield Community Dinner @ Methodist Church
Sun Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
NHS Craft Fair
Mon Dec 10 @ 7:00PM -
Teen After Hours Xmas Party@the Library
Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Library Christmas Cookie Decorating party
Sat Dec 15 @ 6:00PM -
Santa @ the Fire Department
Sun Dec 16 @ 7:30AM - 01:30PM
Community Blood Drive

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