Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - May 25, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

May 25, 2011

SENATOR  MIKE JOHANNS VISITS

SPRINGFIELD

Senator Mike Johanns made a trip to Springfield on Friday, May 25 to tour the Main Street redevelopment and to visit downtown businesses. Johanns, guided by Mayor Mike Dill, made his way to Springfield ArtWorks, Yotes BBQ & Pizzeria, and Springfield Drug. We thank Senator Johanns for coming to our town. 

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SPRINGFIELD DAYS

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SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011

TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD

 FRIDAY &SATURDAY

JUNE 10 & 11

JOIN US FOR FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Springfield Days Schedule

Time to send in your Grand Parade entry form. Find a copy here:

PARADE FORM

5KFun Run/Walk

Saturday June 11, 8pm

Send in your entry form:

5K RUN WALK ENTRY

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Friday, June 10

Find an entry form here:

SAND VOLLEYBALL FORM

The next Springfield Days organizational meeting will be held Thursday, May 26, 7PM at Springfield Memorial Library. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed from 11am -3pm during Springfield Days.  Helpers will assist with games and crafts planned during the children and family activities at the Community Building.  This is a great opportunity for youth needing community service hours for church or school. Please call Connie at 402-707-4998 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library

Duck Drop Race

June 11 Springfield Days 

Start Time approximately 5:30pm

 Tickets now on sale- $3.00 each or 2for $5.00

 Prizes include:

Nook Color E-Reader

$50 Springfield State Bank Savings Bond

$25 Best Buy gift card

and various prizes

Buy tickets at the Library, Nana's Closet, Springfield Drug,

Springfield State Bank

 

  United Methodist Church Cake Walk

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COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

 The next community Blood Drive will be held Sunday, June 12 at Springfield City Hall, 9am – 1pm. To schedule your life-saving appointment, contact Ralph at 402-253-8301 or sign up online @ www.redcrossblood.org  (sponsor code 111)


 

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"PROGRESS"

MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION

ALL BUSINESSES ARE OPEN!

 


SPRINGFIELD'S NEWEST BUSINESS

PREMIER EVENTS SOCIAL HALL & I TIE THE KNOTS WEDDING OFFICIATION

145 MAIN STREET

SPRINGFIELD, NE

for more information:

www.itietheknots.com

www.premiereventsnebraska.com

 

 

YOTES BBQ PIZZARIA

167 MAIN STREET

402-253-2755

HOURS

MONDAY -THURSDAY

11:00AM -8:00PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

11:00AM-10:00PM

SUNDAY

NOON-6:00PM

SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059 

402-301-9162

A Scavenger hunt.....The classroom is overflowing with wool and needle and wet felting supplies. Please help us make room for some exciting classes coming up. It’s a secret now but we will soon be filling you in on the new and exciting class information.

All wool roving except for the pastels are 20% off for a limited time only . A limited supply of kits for needle felting are also available..

Art Quilt Exhibit continues until June 25. Don’t forget that the Omaha Quilters Guild Show will be June 23-25 at the Lavista Conferance Center. Springfield Artworks will have a booth at that event featuring art quilts, Teflon ironing cloths, Glass coasters with etched quilting designs and more. Stop by and say Hi. Our web address is www.springfieldartworks.com.

GALLERY HOURS

TUESDAY – FRIDAY

1-6 PM

SATURDAY

11AM – 4:30PM

402-301-9162

 


 

 

MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

SPRING & SUMMER ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE

 DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

HOURS:

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM

 

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

Friday Night Music Series

Bring a lawn-chair or blanket to sit out, watch the sunset, enjoy some great music with some great wine! Rain or Shine the music plays

 

May Music - Friday Night 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.($5 cover charge, age 12 and up)

Don't forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket to guarantee your seats!

May 27 - Soul Preserves

 

May Music - Sunday Afternoon 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (No cover charge)

Don't forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket to guarantee your seats!

May 29 - Stephen Monroe

Dedication to Education - May 25th - 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Educational professionals age 21 and over will received 10% off current vintage wine bottle purchases (excludes Syrah) to say Thank You and kick-off your summer the right way!  Simply present proof of current school employment during your visit to receive this wonderful discount!

 

Mark your calendars now!

June 4th - Blues Festival

August 20th - Swine on the Vine

September 25th - Harvest Festival

TOUR DE CURE BIKE RIDE

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION BENEFIT 

Approximately 350 riders cycled to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association on May 24th at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds  and down the MoPac Trail.

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CELEBRATE 

MEMORIAL DAY 

 MONDAY MAY 30

HONORING OUR FALLEN HEROES

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 HAPPENING NEARBY

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3RD ANNUAL

ART IN THE YARD

SUNDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MAY 29

10 AM TO 4 PM

Artists from 3 states are participating

Great way to enjoy a large variety of art under the shade of 150 year old oak trees. 

Best Art Show around!

FREE

Parmele House Bed & Breakfast

520 Avenue F

Plattsmouth, NE

directions:

www.parmelehouse.com

download map

Contact:

Carroll Hudson, Event Coordinator and Innkeeper

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402 296 0525

The 3rd Annual Art In The Yard presents great artists from 3 states exhibiting their art.  Great getaway, great art, and fun for everyone.   Pottery, painting, jewelry, yard art, wood sculpture - something for everyone.  See you there!

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WALTER SCOTT LODGE RESTAURANT

PLATTE RIVER STATE PARK

OPENING FOR THE SEASON: SATURDAY, MAY 28 – MONDAY, MAY 30

DAILY BEGINNING: SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH – SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Breakfast Buffet

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Lunch (Off Menu)

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Breakfast Buffet

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Buffet Only

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Breakfast Buffet Serving 8 AM 10:30 PM

Full Breakfast Buffet - Adults - $8.75 Children 10 & Under: $5.25

Sunday, May 29th Buffet Menu for Lunch Serving from 11AM – 2 PM

Fried Chicken

Roast Beef

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Vegetable

Dinner Roll

Salad Bar

Adults - $10.95 - Children 10 & Under: $5.95

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NEBRASKA WINERY AND GRAPE GROWERS

PASSPORT PROGRAM

Richard Hilske, Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers (NWGGA) President announced the kickoff of the association’s 2011 Passport Program. The passport consists of a map of Nebraska showing the locations of Nebraska’s wineries and tasting rooms. Upon purchase of wine or a tasting, the passport is stamped and participants are ready for their next location.

 

Year four of the program features 23 Nebraska wineries and 6 tasting rooms, where participants can pick up a passport and begin enjoying Nebraska’s wines. Nearly 28,000

passports have been distributed across the state. Our Passport Program is designed to encourage more Nebraskans to visit our award-winning wineries in 2011,” Hilske said. Passports can also be downloaded from the association’s website atwww.nebraskawines.com. “The NWGGA Passport Program not only promotes Nebraska wines, but also encourages people to visit communities and buy other products all over the state. It’s a win-win for everyone,” concluded Hilske.

 

In addition, Passport Program participants who visit at least 15 wineries and 4 tasting during the year are automatically entered into a prize drawing. The 2010 NWGGA Passport Grand Prize winner was Shane Marquis of Lincoln, who won a weekend stay in a Nebraska Bed & Breakfast Inn of his choice. First prize, a case of Nebraska wines, was awarded to Karen Bullard of Omaha. Vicki Vonloh of Lincoln won second prize, a From Nebraska Gift Shop $50 Gift Certificate.

 

For more information on the NWGGA 2011 Passport Program, please visit www.nebraskawines.com or call 888/552.3711.

Lofte Community Theatre

 

"Leaving Iowa," will open the Lofte's 2011 season.  Performances will run May 28-June 12.  Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online at www.Lofte.com or by calling the Lofte box office (402) 234-2553

Celebrate the New Spirit and Fun that is Louisville's Original

Art Chicks!

Art Chicks is adding FREE painting parties throughout the summer!  Stop in, bring your supplies and paint.  Acrylics, oils-whatever.  Bring snacks or drinks or just show up!  No stress.  No fuss. 

 

May 31  Tuesday 5:30 -8

 

 June 4 Saturday 2-4:30

June 9 Thursday 5:30 -8

June 18 Saturday 1-4

June 23 Thursday 5:30 -8

 

July 7  Thursday5:30 -8

July 12  Tuesday 5:30 -8

July 19 Tuesday  5:30 -8

July 26 Tuesday  5:30 -8

 

August 1 Monday 5:30 -8

August 9 Tuesday 5:30 -8

August 20 Saturday 1-4

August 30 Tuesday 5:30 -8

 

Art Chicks is also looking for great artists and whimsical crafters!  We take consignment art and unique gifts so give us a call and we can give you the scoop.  We love to feature our amazing local talent.  Call Jeanne at 234-2669.

 

Art Chicks is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for lunch at 11:30 and 1:00 with reservations.  Book your special occassion any day and time for weddings, showers, parties, clubs and meetings.  
 


 

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CASS COUNTY FAIR 2011

SCHEDULE

http://www.cassfair.com

 

  GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE


Mark your calendars for Homestead National Monument of America’s Monumental Fiddling Championship and Acoustic Band Contest on Saturday, May 28, 2011. This day of rousing music and fun-filled competition will take place at the Homestead Education Center in Beatrice.  There is a total of $1000 in prize money thanks to the Leigh F. Coffin, Jane M. Coffin, and Leigh M. Coffin Foundation.  New this year, first place winners will be able to choose either prize money or a new fiddle.  There will also be a drawing for a free fiddle.  There is no registration or admission fee for the Monumental Fiddling Championship and Acoustic Band Contest.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. along with a free fiddling workshop offered by Deborah Greenblatt.  This year, Deborah will be showing off her latest acquisition, the nyckelharpa, which is the traditional keyed fiddle of Sweden.

Competition starts at 2 p.m. Participants will be divided into Junior (less than five years experience) and Senior Divisions. Participants will be asked to play a hoedown, waltz and tune of choice.  All music should be from the homesteading era of 1862 to when Homestead National Monument of America was created in 1936.  First place winners in each category will receive a trophy and be able to choose either prize money or a new fiddle.  Second and third place winners will receive a trophy and a cash prize.  An evening concert of winners will follow the competition beginning at 7 p.m.

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.

 

~The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Benjamin Disraeli


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Connie Manzer

   

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