What’s New in Springfield, NE
June 18, 2008
And the storms keep coming! The weather is making headlines across the Midwest with tornadoes and flooding in this region of the country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the devastation caused by the recent turbulent weather. The clouds were looking quite unsettling on Wednesday, June 11 to the northwest of Springfield before we were hit by the storm from the southwest that evening.
The Summer Reading Program, “Catch the Reading Bug”, is in full swing at Springfield Memorial Library. Monday is busy with story time for preschoolers in the morning and educational programs for all elementary age students in the afternoon. Visiting the library, last Monday was UNL Pest Patrol with information on pest management and a display of fascinating bugs. Children were thrilled to hold a real live millipede. Thursday morning all ages are stopping by for buggy crafts and reading in the tent.
Methodist Youth Group Update
We wanted to say “Thank You Springfield!” for all of the help with our toilet paper drive!! We made our 1000 Roll goal plus a little extra. Thanks for Sparing a Square!!!
I have another little project I would like to ask Springfield for help with.
The youth group and I are trying to help out our district UMC office. They are getting ready for the Summer Arts Festival. They are doing an art project that they need all of the un-crushed and rinsed pop cans they can get their hands on (minimum of 2000 needed). Please no beer cans please, sorry.
The annual Summer Musical Performance of Mrs. Connery's talanted young actors and actresses will be held June 27 at St. Joseph's Church. "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day" will be presented. The cost is free. Stay after the performance for refreshments.
Sign up for Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Surfin' Through the Scriptures will be held July 21-July24, 6:00-8:30pm. Child must be 4 years of age. Cost is $5.00 per child.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD
June 23- 24, 9am-3:30 Loper Volleyball Camp, grades 9-12 at Platteview Sr. High
June 23, 1pm – Summer Reading Program at Springfield Memorial Library. This week Cowboy Dave teaches us “Life Lessons”. Yippee!! Yahoo!!
June 26, 10:30 – 12:00 – Springfield Memorial Library “Summer Reading & Craft Tent” program for all ages. This week’s buggy art: Ladybugs
June 29, 2:00pm – SSAP Annual Meeting at the Soccer Complex. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will take place at the Community Building.
This week at Springfield’s premiere winery, Soaring Wings Vineyard:
Friday Night Music Series, 7pm: Teresa Storch ($5 admission)
Acoustic Sunday, 2-5pm: Sarah Benck Indie Artist (free admission)
For more information: www.soaringwingswine.com
Events Happening Nearby:
June 22, 3pm – Weeping Water First Christian Church Gospel Music Concert with Wes Adams, free admission with 1 can food donation. A love offering will be accepted for the ministry of Wes Adams.The Lofte Community Theater hosts the Missoula Children’s TheatreRobin Hood in TightsRehearsal dates: June 16-20
Performance: Saturday June 21@ 3pm &7pm
For the third year running the Lofte is proud to host the touring directors from Missoula, Montana! This community outreach helps the youth experience the joy and excitement of live theater at no cost to them or their parents. The children make new friends, learn responsibility and gain a greater sense of self-confidence through this wonderful program. Auditions will be held from 10am-12pm on Monday, June 16th. If your child is cast, rehearsals will start at approximately 12:30pm on that same day. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available after auditions, but please make sure the student has a clear schedule for the entire week and can make every rehearsal and performance.
June 21 – 9am – 4pm – Elmwood-Murdock Garden Tour
This fundraiser benefits the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation and will feature a tour of six rural and village gardens in the Elmwood-Murdoch area. Tickets are $8.00 and may be purchased on the day of the event at the Aldrich house at 204 East F St., Elmwood, NE. For an additional $2.00, take a tour of the Aldrich House. Lunch will be available.
June 28- Weeping Water, NE celebrates “Limestone Days”.
For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.-Alice Kahn