WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MARCH 23, 2011
SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO CARNIVAL
The Springfield Elementary PTO Carnival is right around the corner and we need your help! Get started on spring cleaning and donate all your unwanted glassware and plasticware. We are looking for fun cups, glasses and bowls. We are also looking for new and gently used stuffed animals. All items can be dropped off in the donation bins at the school.
The raffle baskets are back this year. There will be a themed gift basket for each grade level. We are also looking for donations for a "best of Springfield" basket. If you are a local business and would like to donate to this basket, please call Lisa Ferguson at 402-253-2702.
The carnival will be held Friday, April 1 at Platteview High School from 6:00 -8:30p.m.
Ant other questions , call Erin Patera at 402-305-7469.
CELEBRATE SAFE FUNDRAISERS
LENTEN FISH FRYS
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH
102 S. 9TH STREET
March 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.
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE ...
1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT SPECTACULAR SPRING BOUTIQUE
FRIDAY, MARCH 25 - 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26 - 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,
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
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 March 27, 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.
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.
183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059
SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS IN THE NEWS!
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)
Cast Dragon Fly Pin
KID & TEEN CLASSES
ART QUILT EXHIBIT
MARCH 1 thru APRIL 30, 2011
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.
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
11AM – 4:30PM
PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SCREENING
APRIL 1, 2011
ST . JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH
8 - 10% of all screening results in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!
SPRINGFIELD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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!!
SAVE THE DATE!
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011
TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD
JUNE 11, 2011
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Springfield Memorial Library
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
LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES
APRIL 7, 2011
3:30 - 4:30PM
K-6TH GRADES WELCOME
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:
$1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman
$25 Young Adult Community Builder
In memory of:
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:
PO Box 410
Springfield, NE 68059
Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.
222 in Main Street
Tel: (402) 210-4885
FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE
NANA'S CLOSET WILL BE CLOSED
MARCH 22ND - MARCH 26
TO PREPARE FOR SPRING
DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY
PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS
Prom Jewelry At Nana's Closet
FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT:
Spring & Summer Items are coming in. Now taking spring and summer items Please call for an appointment.
Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
Friday 10AM -5PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
March 27 - Tracy Skretta
No cover charge! Music plays from 2-5PM
Learn how Howard Hughes fooled the world by taking another identity given to him by the CIA, faking his death, and living as another man until 2001. Hear how this change of identity was actually accomplished, as Mark heard the story from Eva McLelland, and how the pieces came together to create one of the greatest disappearing acts of the 20th Century. Major General (ret.) Mark Musick, the researcher for the book "Boxes, The Secret Life of Howard Hughes," will be at the Soaring Wings Winery at 2:30 on Saturday, April 23 for a presentation and book signing. Cost of the books at the signing: $11.00.
Easter Eggs for Adults!
April 20 & 21st from 12-6, come I and get your surprise from the Easter Bunny! Prizes range from freebies to discounts! Must be 21 and over to participate, purchase is required!
Mark your calendars now!
June 4th - Blues Festival
August 20th - Swine on the Vine
September 25th - Harvest Festival
Heritage Nebraska Seeking Hidden Treasures and Fading Places Nominations
Heritage Nebraska, a statewide not-for-profit citizens preservation organization, is seeking nominees for its 2011 List of Hidden Treasures and Fading Places.
“We have selected 20 Fading Places and 22 Hidden Treasures during the first two years of this project,” said Heritage Nebraska Executive Director J.L. Schmidt.
“The Hidden Treasures are those places that may not yet be on the radar, but they are places worth seeing and most of them provide things worth doing,” Schmidt said. “The Fading Places represent icons of our history that are threatened with extinction through demolition or neglect often brought on by lack of money and vision. “
Since the first list was released in May 2009, the Fading Places have ranged from Camp Lookout in Sidney to the Industrial Arts Building on the proposed University of Nebraska-Lincoln Innovation Campus. We’ve also included the state’s 400-mile wide Interstate 80 sculpture garden, rural churches and schools and grain elevators and the Oregon Trail and archaeological sites statewide, Schmidt said. Preservation work has been started on at least seven of the 20 Fading Places projects to date.
The Hidden Treasures have ranged from the Chadron Hotel/Old Main Street Inn in Chadron to the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus and places in-between. Historic Downtown Fremont, Downtown Scribner and Historic Downtown Sidney have also joined the list of places worth seeing, Schmidt said.
“Nominations are due in our office on or before May 1,” Schmidt said. The winners will be announced at the next joint state conference of Heritage Nebraska Preservation and Heritage Nebraska Main Street in June.
Heritage Nebraska is a statewide not-for-profit citizen’s organization that advocates and promotes heritage in order to build stronger communities and maintain the essential character of Nebraska. The organization is affiliated with the Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Trust Main Street Center.
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
Suitehearts Opens at Mahoney State Park
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.
PLATTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Plattsmouth Public Library, in association with The Big Read, will produce "Tom Sawyer" this summer. Roles are available for four boys and two girls age 9 - 15, one man and one woman age 18-25, four women age 30+ and one man age 30+. There may be non-speaking roles for more. Auditions will be held Sunday, April 2nd, at 2:00pm and Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm, in the auditorium of the Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A. John Payton directs.
Tuesday April 5, 2011
Staff from the Sarpy County Health Department will be reading two books in honor of National Safety Week, “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Stop Picking on Me”.
She will be bringing identkits (fingerprint id kits) for the kids as well as free coloring books.
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
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
Article provided by Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, Earlham, Iowa www.fs4jk.org
GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE
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.
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.
~To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2011