Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 9, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

MARCH 9, 2011



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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

OUR REEDMER LUTHERN CHURCH

3rd & ELM, SPRINGFIELD

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

6:30PM



CELEBRATE SAFE FUNDRAISERS

Platteview High School Prom and After-Prom party is Saturday, April 9th.  The party is held at Platteview, and runs through the night giving our kids a fun and safe environment to celebrate.  The Platteview Celebrate Safe committee consists of parent volunteers working to raise funds and organize the after-prom party.  Please join us at the 96th St. & Hwy 370 Pizza Hut on Tuesday, March 15th, where we will receive a portion of total sales from 5:00-8:00pm.  Also, join in the fun at Wildcat Lanes on Saturday, March 26th, 9:15pm, for a night of bowling fun and door prizes; bowlers must pre-register by contacting Danette Kohlbek, 253-8350,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Donations to 'Celebrate Safe' can be sent to P.O. Box 193, Springfield, NE, 68059

 

 

 LENTEN FISH FRYS

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

102 S. 9TH STREET

SPRINGFIELD, NE.

 

March 18, 25, April 8 and 15.

5:00 – 7:30pm

$8.00 per meal

 Fish and/or Shrimp, Green Bean, Scalloped potatoes, Roll, Cole Slaw, and a Drink

Pizza, Mac and Cheese available, as well.

 

 



SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059  

402-301-9162



SPRING CLASSES


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Shamrock Candy Dish

In this easy class, you will learn some basic glass cutting and shaping techniques. We will be fusing and slumping glass onto a mold. This 3 hour class will give you a foundation for future fused glass projects. There will be 2 kiln firings over a 3 day period. You don't have to be present for the second firing.

Date – Thursday March 3

Time – 6-9pm

Maximum students – 6 Skill level – Beginner/Intermediate

Cost - $65 includes materials and kiln time.

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Shamrock Candle Holder

You will learn to cut glas for your 5x inch candle holder. After decorating your holder with “green”, it will be fused in the first firing then slumped in a special candle holder/dish mold in the second firing. You need not be present for the second firing but you can if you wish.

Skills you will learn are basic glass working safety, glass cutting, mold preparation, firing schedules and properties of glass.

Date- Saturday, March 12

Time – 9am- 12:30pm

Maximum students – 7 Skill level – Beginner/Intermediate

Cost - $65 includes materials and kiln time.

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Wet Felted Seed Pod Pin

Wanted to learn felting but afraid to try? This class is for beginners or advanced students. Use your own imagination as to what you think a seed pod looks like. We will use wool from one of the top purveyors in the country and make fabulous pins for your sweater, hat, or just to admire. We will be working with water and soap so wear your favorite old shirt or apron. You will be making 2 pods if you choose and decide which one you want to make into a pin...Fun, fun!

Date – Saturday, March 19

Time – 1 – 3:30pm

Cost - $45

Maximum class size – 6 Skill level – All

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Felted Button Bracelet

Date: Thursday, March 24 
Time: 10am-2:30 pm, 
(with lunch break, lunch available 2 doors down at Yotes Bar-B –Q & Pizzeria)

Cost: $60
Maximum Students: 4                                   
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

 Have an old button box? Bring it along.  If you have small and medium sized colorful buttons, bring them along….If not, that’s fine, as we will have a supply for you to make one button and felted ball bracelets.  Go wild with ideas for this fun class.  You can make your bracelet mono chromatic, jewel tone or pastel….whatever your heart desires.  You can use wire provided by the studio or bring your own strong thread and needle and scissors if you would rather sew your buttons and felt together. Metal base, felt balls, buttons and glue will be provided…don’t forget to bring your own needles….big hole preferred.

You may have to finish your project at home in case you don’t finish it in class.

 Cast-Dragonfly

Cast Dragon Fly Pin


Thursday – March 31, 6:30-8pm
Saturday – April 9, 1:30-3pm
Tuesday – April 12, 6:30-8pm
Saturday – April 16, 1:30-3pm

Maximum Students: 6                                         
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: $35  ( If you wish to add dichroic glass to your dragonfly, you can purchase a small bag from the teacher for an additional fee).

 

Kids classes coming soon...Watch for details in upcoming newsletters!

 

ART QUILT EXHIBIT

MARCH 1 thru APRIL 30, 2011

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Featuring 4 Illinois quilters and fiber artists, Frieda Anderson, Sharon Malec, Darcy Berg, and Annie Lullie. These award winning artists works have been exhibited throughout the U.S. Don't miss the opportunity to see or purchase their one of a kind art pieces and exhibit at Springfield ArtWorks.

 

GALLERY HOURS

 TUESDAY – FRIDAY

1-6 PM

SATURDAY

11AM – 4:30PM

402-301-9162

 



 

PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SCREENING

APRIL 1, 2011

ST . JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH

Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have members of your family suffered from these ailments? Do you have a poor diet? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider being screened for your risk of stroke through the services of Life Line Screening. Life Line Screening uses ultrasound technology to view the plaque build up in your carotid arteries, the main arteries that carry blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries are a leading cause of stroke. The screening will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at St. Joseph Church. Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139. All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 to pre-register.

8 - 10% of all screening results in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!



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 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

YOUTH GROUP

KID KIT ITEMS NEEDED

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!!

 

 

SPRINGFIELD LEGION AUXILIARY SENIOR LUNCH

EVERY THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

MARCH 15, 2011

12PM –NOON

ALL SENIORS ARE WELCOME

FREE WILL DONATION

 


 

SPRINGFIELD LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY

MARCH 17, 2011

7PM

 


 

SAVE THE DATE!

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011

TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD

SATURDAY

JUNE 11, 2011

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Springfield Days organizational meeting will be held Thursday, March 31, 7PM at Springfield Memorial Library. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.



Springfield Memorial Library

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

MONDAY 9:30 AM

MARCH 7 – MAY 9

AGES 2 ½ -5 ARE INVITED FOR BOOKS AND ACTIVITIES

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CALL 253-2797 FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

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

 



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MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT:

PROM & FORMAL ATTIRE AVAILABLE

SPRING & SUMMER ITEMS ARE COMING INTO NANA'S

NOW TAKING SPRING & SUMMER WEAR  CONSIGNMENT ITEMS

PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

HOURS:

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM



SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

2-5PM

FREE ADMISSION

March 13 - Strings & Chords

March 20 - Greg Place

March 27 - Tracy Skretta

 March 19th - $27 per person

3 Course Dinner

Each course is paired with a Soaring Wings Wine.

First course is served at 7:00 p.m.

Call 402-253-2479 to make your reservation today!

For more info on all events and specials, visit:

www.soaringwingswinery.com



HAPPENING NEARBY


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Pictured on Attachment:  Lofte Board Chairman, Anne Pope (left) and Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert (right) honor Jean Colbert (center) for her 35 years of service to the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley.


On Saturday, February 26 the Lofte held its Volunteer Recognition Banquet and Annual Meeting.  Nearly 80 people packed the Lofte stage and enjoyed laughter, fellowship, and great food.

During the course of the evening, three outstanding individuals were recognized for their volunteerism at the Lofte during the 2010 season.  Alyssa Di Paolo of Elmwood was recognized for her outstanding service as a Lofte usher.  2010 was Alyssa's first year at the Lofte and in addition to acting in two of its productions (Guys 'n Dolls and Jake's Women) she was the "go to gal" when it came to taking on the usher duties.

Connor Willingham of Omaha (formerly of Plattsmouth) was awarded the Outstanding Backstage or Technical Award.  Connor ran lights/sound for three of the five Lofte productions last year (Heaven Can Wait, Guys 'n Dolls and Jake's Women).  His outstanding focus and ability to run all light/sound cues perfectly earned him the respect and admiration of many at the Lofte.

Nikki Biesterfeld of Louisville won the Overall Best Volunteer Award.  A longtime friend of the Lofte, Nikki and her husband Jamion ran the Lofte's concession stand for eight years.  During and since that time, she has taken on many other duties as well.  Her enthusiasm to tackle any job and ability to complete them all with aplomb made her an obvious choice for the Board of Directors.

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Box Office Manager and Board Member, Jean Colbert.  Board Chairman Anne Pope said, "Many volunteers have come and gone over the Lofte's thirty-five  seasons, but none have dedicated quite so much to the theatre as Mrs. Colbert."  In honor of her many duties and shifting roles over the past three decades, a plaque was given to Mrs. Colbert and the box office ticket booth was named in her honor.

Artistic Director Kevin Colbert also announced his play selections for 2012.   The Sunshine Boys, Music Man, Almost Maine, Whose Wives Are They Anyway and Christmas at Leon's will all take their turn on the Lofte's stage next year. In the meantime, all are focused on the 2011 season and hoping that we see growth in both ticket sales and number of new volunteers!




Small Business Expo & Craft Fair

Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

36712 Church Road Louisville, NE 68037

Looking for vendors...

Please contact:
Teri McClun

402.234.4161

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GETTING READY TO PLANT A HOME ORCHARD?

Learn about producing fruit from your own trees. Vaughn Hammond, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator with expertise in Specialty Crops, will teach an Extension workshop on February 24 covering cultivation practices for apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums and cherries. Discussion will include where to obtain trees, variety selection, planting and care.

The workshop will be held at the Cass County Extension office located on the Cass County Fairgrounds, 8400 144th Street, at 7:00pm. on Thursday, March 17. A $10 per person registration fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is requested for handout materials, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205 to register; voice messages can be left outside of office hours, M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.

 

GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE

Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will discuss various ways to perform that classic fiddle tune, Orange Blossom Special.  This wonderful piece encourages improvisation, giving the fiddler opportunities to make their fiddle sound just like a train. The Workshop takes place on Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2011 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17.  This 5 day camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing y ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers. Campers can sign up for all 5 days, or just 2 days, or just one day of Intermediate camp.
Monday & Tuesday is for reading fiddlers/violinists who want to read more tunes. This mini-camp is perfect for fiddlers who want to improve their music reading skills, and for classically trained violinists, violists, and cellists who are interested in various fiddling styles. Using sheet music in standard notation, these campers will get to improve their sight reading, and experience the fun of playing fiddle tunes at the same time! Fiddling styles included in the sessions will be tailored to the interest of the campers who register.
Wednesday & Thursday is for fiddlers/violinists who want to learn tunes by ear. This mini-camp is designed to jump-start your ability to pick up tunes quickly by ear, and to make them stick! Tunes used will reflect various styles, meters, tempos, and difficulty levels.
Friday is for fiddlers who “just wanna have fun”. This mini camp includes jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, improvising, and playing fiddle related instruments.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line atwww.greenblattandseay.com.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

 

~Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.

      -Dilbert



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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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