Springfield Wednesday Newsletter, January 26, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

JANUARY 26, 2011


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

 

TIME: 7:00 P.M.

 

PLACE: City Hall  170 North 3rd Street

 

 

The Mayor and City Council would like to invite interested downtown Main Street property owners, business owners and residents to attend this meeting for an update on the downtown Main Street project.

 Infrastructure replacement projects are scheduled to begin this spring. Projects include the replacement of concrete in the street/parking/sidewalk areas, sidewalk stamping and staining, water main replacement, and light pole upgrades.

 

 

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VALENTINE LUNCHEON

Wednesday, February 2

12:30PM

United Methodist Women

Springfield First United Methodist Church

Meal $6.00

RSVP 253-2270 or 253-2483

 


Springfield First United Methodist Church

Youth Group

Donations Needed

Silent Auction Items

(for Game Feed event)

Please let us know ASAP so we can get them on the poster.


 GAME FEED/SILENT AUCTION

MARCH 5, 2011

5:00 – 7:00PM

 

KID KIT ITEMS

Small (beanie baby sized) stuffed animals. If you have any clean small toys/ stuffed animals, or small books (it must fit inside a 1 gallon zip-lock baggie) – please bring them in!!

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1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT PTO BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT SHOW 

SPONSORED BY WESTMONT SCHOOL PTO 

FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH, 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

It is time to get ready for our 1st annual craft show.  We are very excited and hope it is a good time for all.   We are currently looking for individuals that have a home based business and are interested in being a vendor.  We will limit one vendor from commercial products such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, etc.  We also would like any other types of crafts or services.  Please contact me (Cori Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 896-0967) for an application.  Thank You!!

 

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Sunday Feb. 13th

10:00 A.M till 2:00 P.M.

Springfield City Hall

 Sign up online at www.Givebloodgivelife.com or call 253-8301.
Last time we had a great turn out considering the circumstances. Let’s match or do better this time.
-Your Springfield Knights of Columbus Sponsors

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Financial Peace University

What a better way to start the new year than with a personal financial plan that actually works.  Say good-bye to living paycheck to paycheck.   Say good-riddance to your debt.  Say hello to financial peace… Financial Peace University, that is.  Join me for a preview of the class on either Sunday, February 6th at 12:00 pm or Thursday, February 10th at 6:30pm at the Springfield First United Methodist Church (480 Main Street).  The actual class begins on Thursday, February 17th.  Please contact Suzi Miller by phone at 253-3979 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions that you may have.  Or visit: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

JANUARY 27TH, 7PM

ANYONE INTERESTED IN HELPING ORGANIZE THE EVENT IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

 


 

VFW PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Springfield VFW Post 9558 extends an invitation to join them for the monthly community breakfast. Held at the Legion Hall in Springfield, breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month from October through April.  That will be January 30, 2011.  The cost is $6.50 ($5 for breakfast and a donation of $1.50) for adults and kids aged 5 to 12 eat for $3.00.  The breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage (links and patties.  Also included is coffee, orange juice and milk.

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YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

Writing Creatively!

Ages 9-12

Tuesdays, February 8- March 15

(6 week workshop)

3:30 – 4:30pm

Please Register

Phone 253-2797

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

YOTES

BBQ PIZZARIA

167 MAIN STREET

402-253-2755

HOURS

MONDAY -THURSDAY

11:00AM -8:00PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

11:00AM-10:00PM

SUNDAY

NOON-6:00PM

 


SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

Reopens February 1, 2011

First Ever Glass Fusing Classes at Springfield ArtWorks

Be the first to sign up for our glass fusing classes. Our first class will be Saturday Feb 5 from 1:30-3pm. It is a beginner class and you will create a 6" heart shaped dish...no glass cutting required.
In this class you will be creating your own piece of glass art. You will receive info on basic warm glass technics that will enable you to continue with future classes on more complex glass art. Class size limited to 6. More class info by calling 402-301-9162. Classes held at 183 Main Street, Springfield.


 


 

MASTER GARDENER 2011 CALENDARS

Features photos of master garden sites & gardening tips

Reduced Price! -$8 each

On sale at:

Springfield Memorial Library

665 Main Street

253-2797

 

 

 

DONATIONS NEEDED

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Springfield Proposed Urban Park 

The Springfield Community Foundation is seeking assistance for this proposed asset for the Springfield Downtown area, located on the vacant lot at the NE corner of 2nd & Main. The city council has agreed to purchase the lot. $20,000 is needed to bring this project to the next level. An anonymous donor will donate the first $5000. Any and all monetary contributions are appreciated. Suggested categories of giving include:

  1. $1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman
  2. $500
  3. $250
  4. $100
  5. $25 Young Adult Community Builder
  6. In memory of:
  7. In honor of:

The Springfield Community Foundation is a 501 C # non-profit organization.

Make checks out to the Springfield Community Foundation and mail to:

Randy Fleming

PO Box 410

Springfield, NE 68059

Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.

222 in Main Street

Tel: (402) 210-4885

 

PLATTEVIEW HIGH TROJANS

BOYS & GIRLS BASKET BALL & BOYS WRESTLING

WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULE

http://www.goplatteview.com/

 

 

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MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

HOURS:

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

 

 

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

2-5PM

JANUARY 30 – CHRIS SAUB

FREE ADMISSION

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

FEBRUARY 12. 2011- 7PM - WINE, CHOCOLATE, ROSES. $65 PER PERSON

 

For more info on all events and specials, visit: 

www.soaringwingswinery.com

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS

The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will hold auditions for “Leaving Iowa” on January 31 and February 1 at 7pm.  The production requires three men and three women.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.

“Leaving Iowa” is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who decides it is finally time to take his father’s ashes to his childhood home.  But when Don discovers that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father.  The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual tortuous vacations of his childhood.

The production will serve as the Lofte’s entry in the upcoming Nebraska Association of Community Theaters competition March 18-20.  It will also be the 2011 season opener for the Lofte with performance dates on May 28, 29, June 3-5 and 9-12.

Those with questions in regards to the production should contact Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at (402) 234-2553.




 Picasso at the Lapin Agile

opened Saturday, January 22

Mahoney State Park.

 

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” is written by Steve Martin.  Most famous for his comedic skits and appearances in many movies and television shows, Mr. Martin wrote the script in 1993.  The comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before Einstein transformed the world of academia with his theory of relativity and before Picasso set the art world on fire with cubism.  This fictional tale sees two geniuses discussing the century’s achievements as well as many other fanciful topics.  You will be treated to giggles aplenty and moments of sheer enlightenment.  Staff suggests a PG13 rating for this show.

 The show is produced by Kevin Colbert and directed by Katherine Cover, both of Weeping Water.  The rest of the cast includes  William M. Cover II and Timron Gilfert of Weeping Water, Noelle Bohaty, Clay Stevens, Kyle Lorenz, Mellisa Marinovich, Travis Triplett and Grant Covney all of Lincoln; Kevin Holdorf of Manley; and Cynthia Sheldon of Elmwood.

 The production runs January 22, 23, 28-30, February 4-6, 10-14 and 18-20.  Curtain times are 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.  A state park sticker or purchase of a day pass is required for entrance into the park.  For reservations, please call Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.


SCHOOLHOUSE PERFORMANCE SERIES

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 13, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 13 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even 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.

 



 

Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers.

 

 

Connie Manzer
 

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Fri Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Xmas Open House
Sat Dec 09 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa
Sat Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Library Cookie Walk
Sat Dec 09 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield at Heart Community Dinner
Sun Dec 10 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM -
Family Cookie Decorating Party @the Library
Sat Dec 16 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Santa arrives at the Fire Station
Sun Dec 17 @ 4:00PM -
FUMC Blue Christmas Service

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