WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
APRIL 6, 2011
LENTEN FISH FRYS
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH
102 S. 9TH STREET
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH
FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO TOUR
'MARDI GRAS EXTRAVAGANZA.'
SPRINGFIELD CEMETERY CLEAN UP DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
HELP KEEP OUR CEMETERY CLEAN BY REMOVING:
ALL OLD FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS BEFORE THE MOWING SEASON. THIS MAKES MOWING AND TRIMMING MUCH EASIER AND A NICER LOOKING GROUNDS.
SPRINGFIELD CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
BOY SCOUTING FOR FOOD
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
PLEASE HAVE YOUR NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS OUT BY YOUR DOOR BY 9:00AM.
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE
SPRINGFIELD UNITED METHODIST FOOD PANTRY.
IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE UNABLE TO PLACE YOUR ITEMS OUT ON SATURDAY AND WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU MAY DROP OFF YOUR FOOD DIRECTLY AT THE FOOD PANTRY. PLEASE GIVE CREDIT TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 711. FOR ANY QUESTIONS CALL JOE AT: 402-699-8234.
Community Blood Drive
Sunday April 10th
from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.
at Springfield City Offices
To schedule an appointment online, go to givebloodgivelife.org
or call 402-253-8301.
Lets keep up the Springfield tradition and meet our set goal again.
183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059
Cast Dragon Fly Pin
KID & TEEN CLASSES
March 29 3:30-4:15 or 4:30pm Watercolor Card (class size 5 max)
Kids will love this. Blob your own watercolor on a card and design your own special creation that will have it's own small frame. . Students need their own watercolor pan and brush. Aprons provided Ages 5+
April 30 10:30-11:30 Dad & Me (class size 4 max)
Make something for Mom for Mother's Day. This class will be fun for both Dad and the Children
It's a surprise for Mom...so Dad will have to come in or call for info.
May 28 It's a Beetle Happening 10:30am -11:15 or 11:30 (class size 5 max)
Spring is here and you too can have your own beetle bug just for your room. Kids will love decorating this really cool guy. Ages 10+
June 15 It's your Choice 10:30- 11:15 or 11:30 (class size 5 max)
Decorate your own banner for your room or a felted picture frame. Only pink banners available. Ages 10+
June 21 Glass Dragonfly for Teens 10:30-noon (class size 5 max)
Dragon Flies are fun to make. In this class we will be using colored crushed glass placed in a mold and kiln fired. Some cold working after firing will be necessary to finish off your work of art. This can be done when you pick up your dragon fly. This class will take one firing in the kiln. $35 class fee includes all materials and kiln firing. If students wish to add dicroic glass there will be an additional fee.
All kids classes are $15 but the teen class is $35.
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
WILD WILLY'S FIREWORK'S
DEMO SHOOT & FIREWORKS SHOW
MAY 7, DUSK
SOUTH END OF THE SARPY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
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
THURSDAY, 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:
Springfield, NE 68059
Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.
222 in Main Street
Tel: (402) 210-4885
FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE
SPRING & SUMMER ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE
DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY
PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS
Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
Friday 10AM -5PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
Friday Night Music Series Starts April 1st
*No cover charge in April*
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!
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.
BESS STREETER ALDRICH FOUNDATION'S SPRING BANQUET
Date: Sat. April 9, 2011 -- 6:00 p.m.
Location: Elmwood Elementary School, 400 West F Street
Reservations: $10.00, RSVP to 994-3855 by Apr. 4
Tom Bassett presents
“Antique Values: Their Ups & Downs”
Suitehearts 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 3rd, at 2:00pm and Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm, in the auditorium of the Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A. John Payton directs.
GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE
MEET THE INSTRUMENTS
SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMP
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.
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