WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
APRIL 20, 2011
EASTER EGG HUNT
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
3rd & Elm
April 21, 6:30pm – Maundy Thursday Service
April 22, 6:30pm – Good Friday Service
April 24, 9am – Easter Celebration
BLOOD DRIVE APPRECIATION
183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059
Later in the year "A Touch of Japan," an exhibit of all things Japanese will be hosted by Springfield Artworks. "Our interest in this fascinating country and it's people has made it possible for us to showcase some lovely Japanese pieces and photographs."
Classes continue at the gallery throughout the Spring and Summer months. If you don't see a class that you are interested in, just ask us. We can arrange to schedule just what you are looking for.
Our class for Dad and Me is especially created for Dad and the youngsters to make a special present for Mom for Mothers Day. This is a very unique project and sure to be some great bonding time for Dad and the kids.
There will be almost no interruptions at the Gallery during the construction on Main Street. Sidewalk will be always available for our customers.
Scarves, Scarves, Scarves
All colors all prices, truly one of a kind just for Mom or to give as a special gift.
Fused Glass Switch Plate
KID & TEEN CLASSES
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
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
2010 Springfield Days "Ice Cream Eating Contest"
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
AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES
THURSDAY, MAY 5TH
3:30 - 4:30
RETIRED TEACHER, JOANN OSTRANSKY
DISCUSSES "TEACHING IN A ONE-ROOM SCHOOL"
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL PRESENTATION
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
Springfield Memorial Library
Part-time Summer Help Needed
Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library
Flower Power Fundraiser
Enhance your flower garden with Flower Power plant collections. Orders are being taken online at the Flower Power website. To set an account and begin the ordering process, please
Thank you! All proceeds benefit the Library.
“BLING TO BLUE JEANS”
PROM FOR ADULTS
MAY 20, 2011
7PM – 12AM
MUSIC AT 8PM
Help “Nana” and her team, “TuTus for TaTas” raise money for Breast Cancer. They will be going to Chicago to participate in the:
“Avon Walk for Breast Cancer”
Music, Snacks, Cash Bar, Silent Auction & Lots of Fun!
“Free Will Donation” accepted at the door.
***also collecting Silent Auction items***
FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE
SPRING & SUMMER ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE
EASTER SPECIAL: PICK AN EGG FOR DISCOUNT SHOPPING
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
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.
Need a Daycation???
"Spring" Into the Valley Tour
April 29 - May 1
Take a Springtime tour of the Scenic Weeping Water Valley during our "Spring" Into the Valley promotion! Many of our 19 member businesses and attractions will be hosting special events, offering discounts, holding drawings or giving out free goodies. Stop by www.VisittheValley.org for a complete listing of locations and specials.
Pick up a passport from any participating member, obtain five or more stamps by visiting other businesss throughout the weekend, then turn your passport in at Plantman Nursery for a FREE four-pack of annuals.
See you soon in the Valley!
Mahoney State Park
Date: May 1st
Walk Distance: 3 miles
Registration Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Click on the link below to sign up!
Looking for walkers!!! Or sponsors!
There will be free admission to the park, free parking, free breakfast (Krispy Kreme & Starbucks) and lunch and for the kiddos there is a big top tent full of carnival games to play, the entertainment after the walk will be the String Beans Band (kids band). The lunch being provided I have been told is Arby's, also Blue Bunny will be there with ice cream for a cool treat and that is just a start.
Dannielle was born at 28 weeks...she weighed 1lb 13oz and 14" long. Today Dannielle weighs 13lbs and 23" long. She has come along way thanks to the March of Dimes and their research.
Jason, Teri & Dannielle McClun
"Spring In Bloom" Open House
Saturday April 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday May 1, noon - 4:00 p.m.
Experience Springtime on the farm!
* Visit the horses, cows, goats and chickens! *
* Challenge your family members to yard games including ladder golf and horseshoes! *
* Hike to the pond and enjoy the play areas! *
Admission is FREE. The Schoolhouse Café will be open and serving lunch (including smoked pulled pork sandwiches), fresh popcorn, homemade desserts and University of Nebraska Dairy Store ice cream each day.
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm
911-108th St., Avoca, NE 68307
Visit our Blog! http://www.localharvest.org/blog/14710/
Lofte Community Theatre
The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding auditions for its summer musical, "Annie" at 2pm and 7pm on Sunday, May 8, and 7pm on Monday, May 9. There are six roles available for girls ages 7-13. It is suggested that children come to the Sunday afternoon audition session. There are roles for eight men and eight women of various ages. A complete cast list can be found on the Lofte website, www.Lofte.com.
The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert. Those who audition should bring a prepared song of no more than one minute in length. An accompanist is provided. Dress comfortably and wear appropriate shoes for dancing. If necessary, callbacks will be held between May 10 and May 12. Rehearsals will begin as early as June 6. Production dates for the play are July 22-August 7.
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.
308 Main St.
PO Box 473
Louisville, NE. 68037
Phone: 402 - 234 - 2130 Pastor Cathy Stander: 402 - 677 - 9606
Come to the Caring Place!
You are welcome just as you are.
Sunday Worship: 10AM with Communion and all are welcome at the table.
Adult and children's educational classes following worship.
Sunday at 4 PM: That The World May Know DVD Series. Come, tour Israel with Ray Van der Laan.
Wednesday 10 AM: Where Is God?
Ecumenical Holy Week Services:
April: 21 @ 7PM @ United Methodist Church: Seder Meal with Communion.
April 22 @ 7 PM: 1st Christian Church: Good Friday Service with cross walk. Meet at Fire Station
or if unable to walk, meet at the church.
7 AM @ 9096 358th St., Rural Murdock.
Easter Service: 10 AM at the church.
Food Bank for those in need.
Angel Food Ministries: Food at a discounted price, open to all people. Order on-line at angelfoodministries.com
or at the church on the second Saturday of the month from
10 AM - 11:30 AM. Orders are prepaid by check, cash or food stamps. Online: debit or credit card.
Each month there are specialty orders such as steak boxes.This is non-profit.
Ecumenical Men's Group meets 2nd nd 4th Saturday of the month at 6:30 AM. Breakfast Served.
Contact Jeff at 402 - 677 - 7557.
We are a small but growing church with a big heart for Jesus and you.
Many opportunities for outreach .
Urban Plunge Weekend Mission Trip - Omaha coming up in June. Call for details.
Member of The Cass County Clergy Association, formed to better reach out to our neighbors in need.
Potato Project and Farmers Market coming soon. Call 402 - 677 - 9606 for details.
Jesus invites you to join us and to come , find rest, grace, hope, laughter, and love.
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” John 7:37
God is a God who opens the door and waves His hand, pointing us to a full table.
His invitation is not just for a meal, however. It is for life.
An invitation to come into His kingdom and take up residence in a tearless,
grave-less, painless world. Who can come? Whoever wishes.
You are loved by God.
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.
~In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.
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