Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 16, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

MARCH 16, 2011


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Thank You – Thank You – Thank You!!!

 The Methodist Youth Group’s Game Feed March 5th was a huge success! We raised over $5000 of our $7000 goal, and we could not have done it without the wonderful people of Springfield helping us out. It was a great crowd and Oh Boy were they hungry! Thank you to all of the local businesses and families that donated to our Silent Auction as well! Special Thanks to the Lee and Laurie Fowler Family for cooking up such great food! We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. We appreciate all of the support! If you were not able to make it and would still like to donate, please send any donation to the Church and mark it for the youth group. UMC Youth Group 480 Main Springfield NE 68059

 

 

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 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




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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.

 

 

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YOU’RE INVITED TO THE ...

1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT SPECTACULAR SPRING BOUTIQUE

FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH FROM 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M. & SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH FROM 8 A.M. TO 1P.M.

 
Talented local artists & vendors will fill the gym with their wares!
Find great beauty & skin care items, kitchen products, scrapbooking & stamping items, albums, baskets, candles, pottery, handbags, amazing jewelry & more. Enjoy yummy treats & get in on some incredible raffles!
 
One stop shopping & a great girls time out!
 
Location- Westmont Elementary School@
13210 Glenn Street  Omaha, NE  68138
 
Participating Vendors include…lia sophia Jewelry, Scentsy, Sabrina Jones Design,
Tastefully Simple, Beauti Control
Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, Partylite, Watkins, Personal Touch Rosaries,
Premier Jewelry
Husker Home Foods, Body By Vi, Mary Kay, Season’s of the Soul, Drew’s Derbies,
Raising $$ to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
31 Purses, Quilts and Wall Hangings, Avon/Shaklee  and more

 

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Community Blood Drive


Sunday April 10th

from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.

at Springfield City Offices

To schedule an apointment online go to givebloodgivelife.org or call 402-253-8301

Lets keep up the Springfield tradition and meet are set goal again.


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SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059 

402-301-9162

 

Stop by Springfield Artworks for some green...Just in case you don't have any green, they do....St Patricks Day Stickers...make you Irish for a day.

Available Wednesday/Thursday and they are free!!!

 Also, stop by to see the owner in his kilts...just on Thursday...Kilts are authentic!  and so is the owner!

SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS IN THE NEWS!

READ HERE:

http://www.sarpyarts.org/

SPRING CLASSES



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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.

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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!!





 

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 MEETING

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY

MARCH 17, 2011

7PM

 


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CELEBRATE 

ST PATRICK'S DAY

FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR

FREE CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE (UNTIL GONE)

BEGINNING AT 5:00PM

GREEN BEER - $1.50

NOON TO CLOSE (OR UNTIL GONE)

 

 

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

NANA'S CLOSET WILL BE CLOSED  

MARCH 22ND - MARCH 26

TO PREPARE FOR SPRING

RE-OPENING MARCH29

 

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

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Prom Jewelry At Nana's Closet

FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT:

 It's still Prom Time at Nana's Closet. We have a great selection of dresses but we also have accessories to go with all dresses.

 

Spring & Summer Items are coming in. Now taking spring and summer 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 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



Suitehearts Opens at Mahoney State Park

 

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Shari Hoelker, Marikita Payne, Dave Hibler, Kevin Colbert and Adam Kovar all star in "Suitehearts" opening at Mahoney State Park on March 25th.

 

KBC Productions and Mahoney State Park announces that the romantic comedy, "Suitehearts" will begin its winter theater season run on March 25.  The story revolves around two newlywed couples who are mistakenly double-booked in the same honeymoon suite.  The Taylor's are very young, naive and visiting the big city for the first time.  The Bellamy's are older and have a more jaded outlook on life and romance.  With the help of a meddlesome bellboy, the couples find themselves in some impossible, but hilarious situations.  Adult audience members will all see a little of themselves in each of these characters as they learn the difference between a wedding and a marriage.

 

Starring in the production are Director Kevin Colbert from Weeping Water, Shari Hoelker from Omaha, Marikita Payne, Emma Hoffman and Adam Kovar all of Lincoln and Dave Hibler of Manley.  Performance dates are March 25-27, April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22 and 23.  Tickets $8 for adults and $6 for children.  Curtain times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays.  Please call Mahoney State Park for reservations:  (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.  A state park sticker or day pass is required to enter the park.

 

 

 

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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FARM SAFETY

SAFELY TRANSPORTING FARM EQUIPMENT

Each spring the rural countryside blossoms with a wealth of moving farm machinery as farmers

begin transporting machines from one field to the next. The birds may be singing a warning

song to both the farmers and those that share the roads with them.

Each year incidents involving tractors and other farm machinery occur on public roads, causing

death and injury to those involved, as well as involving untold costs in damage to

equipment. Nearly half of these incidents involve a collision with another vehicle. The

remainder involve running off the road, overturning, striking a fixed object, or falling from

equipment.

The roads can be a dangerous place for anyone. Adolescents who are just learning to operate a

tractor may be at an even greater risk. This is also true of the adolescent operating the

approaching car or truck. Their experience level and subsequent skill in handling emergencies is

less than that of those who have been driving for many years.

Here are some points you may want to consider when transporting farm machinery:

  • When assigning driving tasks to adolescents make sure they have a valid drivers license

and have proper training in operating farm machinery.

  • Obey all traffic laws, including speed limits, traffic signals, and signs.

  • Have clean and bright slow-moving emblems on all tractors and implements.

  • Be sure brakes are in good working condition.

  • Don’t move farm equipment on public roads anytime between sunset and sunrise.

  • Farm equipment must be properly lighted, including turn signals, headlights,

  • Flashing amber and taillights.

  • Equip all tractors with ROPS and instruct all operators to wear seat belts. Never tow

more than one trailer over the road and always use a least one-safety chain in addition to

the hitch bar.

  • Always slow down on turns and curves. A tractor’s turning radius is much smaller than

that of most automobiles.

Remember, you may be preoccupied on planting the next cornfield when transporting

machinery. Stay alert and make it there in one piece. Also, remind young operators to watch out

and stay safe.

Keep spring a safe and pleasant time of the year. Keep those birds singing for joy-not alarm and

caution.

Article provided by Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, Earlham, Iowa www.fs4jk.org

 

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.

 

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

      Oscar Wilde


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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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