WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
May 25, 2011
SENATOR MIKE JOHANNS VISITS
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.
2010 ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011
TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD
JUNE 10 & 11
JOIN US FOR FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Time to send in your Grand Parade entry form. Find a copy here:
Saturday June 11, 8pm
Send in your entry form:
Sand Volleyball Tournament
Friday, June 10
Find an entry form here:
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.
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
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
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION
ALL BUSINESSES ARE OPEN!
SPRINGFIELD'S NEWEST BUSINESS
YOTES BBQ PIZZARIA
167 MAIN STREET
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059
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.
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
11AM – 4:30PM
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
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!
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.
MONDAY MAY 30
HONORING OUR FALLEN HEROES
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!
Parmele House Bed & Breakfast
520 Avenue F
Carroll Hudson, Event Coordinator and Innkeeper
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!
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
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Adults - $10.95 - Children 10 & Under: $5.95
“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.
"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 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.
June 4 Saturday 2-4:30
June 9 Thursday 5:30 -8
June 18 Saturday 1-4
June 23 Thursday 5:30 -8
July 12 Tuesday 5:30 -8
July 19 Tuesday 5:30 -8
July 26 Tuesday 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.
GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE
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.
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