Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - June 1, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

June 1, 2011


SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011

TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

JUNE 10 & 11, 2011

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

Each runner will be issued a raffle

ticket to be put into a drawing for

$50. One male and female runner will each receive $50.

5K RUN WALK ENTRY

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Friday, June 10

Find an entry form here:

SAND VOLLEYBALL FORM

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed from 11am -3pm during Springfield Day's.  Helpers with assist with the games and crafts planned during the children and family activities at the Community Building. Please call Connie at 402-707-4998 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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

 

Dew Drop Sports Bar

Friday, June 11-6PM

Wii Bowling Tournament

Adults only

$10 entry fee

STACKS BAR

SATURDAY JUNE 12 - 8PM - CLOSE

STROKE OF LUCK

MUSIC OUTSIDE (weather permitting)

BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR!


Run for the Toilet Paper Event!!

Sunday June 5th 1-4

That’s right folks – We need your TP to help stock local food pantries. Toilet Paper cannot be purchased with State Aid however, as we all know, it is an necessity. The UMC Youth Group will be running through Springfield knocking on doors and asking for your Toilet Paper - Sunday June 5th. So next time you stop at the store pick up an extra package or two, if you can. If we don’t make it to your house on that day, please drop it off at the Church.  Our goal is to collect 1000 rolls.

 

Thanks for your support! If we can all make just a little difference, the world will be a better place.

Let’s all put our Faith into Action!!! James 2: 14-26

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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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


 

 

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

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SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059 

402-301-9162

Open on Thursday nights til 8pm most Thursdays during the “Pedal to the Platte” bike ride.  

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

 


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Art Manzer’s

Birthday BBQ

Saturday June 4, 2011

Dew Drop Inn

153 Main St, Springfield

Free Hot Dogs, Sides &

Birthday Cake!!!

(Until Gone)

Beginning at 5:00 PM

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

Annual Wine and Blues Festival

The 2011 Blues Festival is June 4th from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come out to see this year's great bands!

5:30 - 6:30 -- Elwin James Band (2012 Nebraska IBC Finalist)

7:00 - 8:00 -- Shannon & The Rhythm Kings (Popular KC Blues Band)

8:30 - 9:30 -- The Candymakers (Central Iowa 2011 IBC Nominee)

9:30 - 10:00 Jam Session

Cost:  $15 per person, age 21 and up -- includes souvenir wine glass and a glass of wine

                                          (Bacchus Club Members will receive a $5 discount!)

            $10 per person, age 12 to 20

             Free under age 12

Food vendor will be available and there will be cheese, crackers, sausage and bread available for purchase in the Tasting Room.                              

We will be closing to the public at 5:00 on June 4th for the Blues Festival.  After 5:30 p.m. entry bands will be requried.


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

 

June 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!

 

  3rd - Out Loud (formerly the Bob Who Band)                                                                                                          10th - Swampboy Blues Band                                                                                                                                      17th - Toons Band                                                                                                                                                    24th - Tracey Skretta Band

June 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!

8th - John Stokely

12th - Chris Saub

19th - Jeff Tomes

26th - Jessica Errett


Mark your calendars now!

August 20th - Swine on the Vine

September 25th - Harvest Festival

 


  HAPPENING NEARBY

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WALTER SCOTT LODGE RESTAURANT

PLATTE RIVER STATE PARK

OPEN

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

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


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.

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CASS COUNTY 4-H FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Join the fun as 4-Hers and others explore Russian culture through activities, crafts and food with the C help of the UNL Russian Club, Louisville resident Irina Ogorodnova and others during the annual Cass County 4-H Family Fun Night "Passport to Adventure" Tuesday evening, June 7, at the Cass County fairgrounds north of Weeping Water.  The public is invited to attend.  Contact Cass County Extension at 402-267-2205 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

 

LOFTE THEATRE

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Pictured:  August Pope and Sophia Nkwocha starred in last summer's production of "King Arthur's Quest."


Missoula Children's Theatre Auditions 

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that they will be hosting a summer residency of the Missoula Children's Theatre from Missoula, Montana.  Auditions for the summer production of, "Pinocchio" will be held at the theatre on Monday, June 13th at 10am.  This is an open audition for all children entering the first through the seventh grade.  

Approximately sixty local children will be cast.  The audition will last approximately two hours.  The first rehearsal begins 15-30 minutes after auditions.  A detailed rehearsal schedule for each child will be distributed that day.  Actors who are cast need to attend all required rehearsals during the course of the week.  Children should bring their own sack lunch each day, including a lunch for June 13.

There will be two public performances of "Pinocchio" on Saturday, June 18.  The first show will begin at 3pm; the second at 6pm.  The cast will be called for a dress rehearsal 2-4 hours before the first performance.  Tickets for the shows are $5 for children and $8 for adults.  Please call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 for advance reservations.  

Missoula Children's Theatre is a non-profit organization based out of Missoula, Montana.  Each year the organization visits 1,300 communities across the globe.  This year's visit to the Lofte Community Theatre is sponsored by Home State Bank and Plattsmouth State Bank.  Questions in regards to the show or auditions may be directed to Anne Pope by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the theatre.

Pictured in Attachment:  August Pope and Sophia Nkwocha starred in last summer's production of "King Arthur's Quest."

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. 

 

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

13th Annual Monumental Fiddling Championship and Acoustic Band Contest Results

 Twenty-six fiddlers and four acoustic bands, from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, competed in the 13th Annual Monumental Fiddling Championship and Acoustic Band Contest on Saturday, May 28 at the Homestead Education Center in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Here are the results:

Junior Division:        1st Place:      Emmi Moll, Seward, Nebraska
                               2nd Place:      Gretchen Moll, Seward Neeraska
                               3rd Place:      Chloe Pinkman, Lincoln, Nebraska

Senior Division:        1st Place:      Amber rogers, Concordia, Kansas
                               2nd Place:      Jason Shaw, Lincoln, Nebraska
                               3rd Place:      Joseph Fedrizzi, Dearborn, Missouri

Acoustic Band Contest:  1st Place:      Moll Sisters, Seward, Nebraska
                                               2nd Place:      Spitfire Spinoffs, Lincoln, Nebraska
                                               3rd Place:      High Strung, Nehawka, Nebraska

Left Handed Fiddler:    Ella Moll, Seward, Nebraska
Oldest Fiddler:         Pat Snyder, age 74, Nehawka, Nebraska
Youngest Fiddler:       Riley Shaw, age 6, Lincoln, Nebraska
 Winner of a Free Fiddle:       Emmi Moll, Seward, Nebraska

The results of the Ninth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Fiddle Tune Composition were announced, and the tunes performed, during the festivities.  Entries were received from Arizona (Phoenix), Arkansas (Paragould), California (San Jose), Colorado (Fort Collins), Illinois (Oak Park), Indiana (Hebron), Massachusetts (Brighton), MIchigan (Romulus), Minnesota (Minneapolis, Saint Cloud, St. Paul), Nebraska (Bellevue, Hastings, Lincoln, Seward), North Carolina (Vilas), Tennessee (Murfreesboro), and Virginia (Arlington)

The results are as follows:
First Place:  "Too Late Schottishe", David M. Barton, San Jose, CA,
Second Place: "The Hills of Clay County", Murray Therrell, Paragould, AR
Tie for Third Place: "John Beargrease", Murray Therrell, Paragould, AR
Tie for Third Place: "The Callipygian Lassie",  Jim McKinney, Romulus, MI

The winning tunes will be printed in up-coming issues of Stringing Along, our Nebraska ASTA newletter.  For more information about subscribing to Stringing Along, contact the Editor, Mindy Hunke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For information on next year's Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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Pie Contest@ the Library
Mon Oct 01 @ 7:00PM -
Homecoming Parade
Wed Oct 03 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
UMC Kids Club
Sat Oct 13 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House
Sun Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Mon Oct 22 @ 6:30PM -
Library Pumpkin Walk
Sat Oct 27 @ 1:30PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Sat Oct 27 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
St. Joseph Ladies Guild Soup Supper
Sat Oct 27 @ 7:00PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Fri Nov 09 @ 7:30PM - 11:30PM
Fall Festival Dance Fundraiser

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