Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - July 9, 2008


July 9, 2008

chrisphotocolor1.jpgFolk Musician, Chris Sayre will be appearing at Springfield Memorial Library on July 21 at 1:00pm. A native of Lincoln, Chris has dedicated thirty years to performing and promoting traditional and contemporary folk music. All are invited to attend this free performance and help us celebrate the end of a successful Summer Reading Program season. A grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council is making this program possible.


More news on the new Daycare/Preschool center, A Step Ahead, located at the new strip mall on Hwy 50 & Platteview Rd.: A Step Ahead Child Care Center provides the warmth and comfort of home with the opportunity to grow developmentally, academically, and socially. We believe in using activities that are both developmentally and age appropriate along with hands on learning and proper modeling. ALL children deserve to start a step ahead! We will welcome special needs kids. 


Activities include: Monthly theme topics, Daily calendar activities, Center activities, Music, Art, Math, Science, Computer lab, Outdoor activities, Movement, Individual/Group instruction times. Our hours for now will be 6am to 6pm. Infants, 0-18 months, will be $175.00 per week; toddlers, 18-36 months, will be $165.00 per week and ages 3-4 will be $155.00 per week. A 10% sibling discount on eldest child. A one time non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 will be charged.

We will have secured entry, large and safe play area, state approved meal plan, progress reports and differentiated activities for all age groups and abilities.

Temp phone is 402-296-5357. Temp email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 Are you ready for some baseball? Springfield to Host Legion Ball Tournament! Springfield American Legion Post 143 will host the 2008American Legion Area B-2 Juniors tournament at Buffalo Park in Springfield.  Play will begin on Wednesday July 16 and continue each day/night until a champion is determined on Wednesday July 23.  Teams are comprised of boys born on or after January 1, 1991.

Teams participating in the junior tournament are Ashland, Bennet, Gretna, Heibel Dermatology (Lincoln Lutheran), Plattsmouth, Pleasant Dale, Pleasant Dale/Milford, Pleasant Dale/Malcolm, Waverly and the host, Springfield.  Springfield’s opening game will be 8:00 P.M. on Thursday.    The games will continue through the championship game scheduled for 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday. The champions will advance to the state tournament in Nebraska City.


Game #                               Date      Time                      Team (seed)      Score     Team (seed)

1                              16-Jul    5:30p.m.              (7)PD/Milford                    (8)Bennet

2                              16-Jul    8:00p.m.              (9)Lincoln Lutheran         (10)PD/Malcolm

3                              17-Jul    11:30a.m.            (4)Gretna                            (5) Pleasant Dale

4                              17-Jul    2:00p.m.              (6)Ashland                          (3) Plattsmouth

5                              17-Jul    8:00p.m.              Winner game 1                                 (2) Springfield

6                              17-Jul    5:30p.m.              Winner game 2                                 (1) Waverly

Tournament Director:  Jim Jenson

Submitted by: Jim Jenson 


There’s gonna be a Beach Party! Surfin’ through the Scriptures will be the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church, July 21-July24 from 6:30-8:00pm. Register now for all the fun. The cost is $5.00 for children ages 4 & up.



July 14 - Summer Reading Programs at Springfield Memorial Library with Preschool Storytime at 9:30am and the elementary age program at 1pm. This week’s program: UNL professor, Dennis Ferraro presents Nebraska Snakes.


July 21-5:30-8pm- Youth Football Camp at Platteview High School for grades 3-8. 

July 21-July 24, 6:00-8:30pm- Vacation Bible School at Springfield First United Methodist Church for all children ages 4 &up. Register now for Surfin’ through the Scriptures. The cost is $5.00 per child.

July 21-25 6:00pm-8:30pm –Springfield Soccer Camp with College of St. Mary’s coaches and players.

July 27-29 6:00pm-8:30pm - Springfield Soccer Camp with Creighton University coaches and players. For more information on both camps log onto: www.ssap.org

July 21, 1pm – Folk musician Chris Sayre will be performing at Springfield Memorial Library. This program is free.  The Nebraska Humanities Council has provided a grant for this performance.  Refreshments will be served.

July 24 10:30am-12pm - Watermelon Feed & Papermaking Activity at Springfield Memorial Library. Library Assistant & Artist, Nancy Davis, will teach us how to make paper. Children and adults are invited for this special event.

July 30 - Sarpy County Fair. Click here to print parade registration form. More information at www.sarpyfair.com

This week at Springfield’s premiere winery, Soaring Wings Vineyard:

Friday Night Music Series, 7pm: Novak and Harr ($5 admission)

Acoustic Sunday, 2-5pm: Chris Saub Indie Artist (free admission)

For more information: www.soaringwingswine.com



         sound_of_music11.jpg"The Sound of Music" Revisits the Lofte Theatre in Manley, NE

Performance dates are July 18-20, 24-27, 31, and August 1-3.  Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees.  All tickets are $15 and reservations can be made by calling the Lofte box office at (402)234-2553 or visiting the Lofte website, www.Lofte.com. 

Several dates are very nearly sold out already so early reservations are strongly encouraged.




Old Fashion Gospel Sing and Dinner

 On Saturday, July 12, starting at 3:00 in the afternoon, The First Christian Church, 325 H St, Weeping Water, Nebraska, is inviting the public of all ages to join them in celebrating the heritage of gospel Music with Brad White, member of the Blackwood Brothers, who will take us through 100 years of this unique music with piano, saxophone, and singing. Dinner on the grounds in air conditioning will follow at 5PM. Potluck style with tableware & drinks be provided will be enjoyed with wonderful fellowship and fun giveaways. Spoken 4 Quartet will be performing at 7PM from Branson MO. Love Offering will be taken for Brad White & Spoken 4 Quartet. Any questions or more information you may contact Ken Johnson at 402-269-5508 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   More information can be found on the ministries' websites:  www.bradwite.org and www.spoken4qt.com


   Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do." - Jean-Paul Sartre      



 Connie Manzer  


Sun Dec 30 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
VFW Breakfast @ Legion Hall
Mon Dec 31 @11:30AM -
Noon Year's Eve Party@ Library
Thu Jan 10 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Springfield Library Reading Club
Thu Jan 17 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Springfield Library Reading Club
Sat Jan 19 @ 1:00PM - 07:00PM
Briann's Fundraiser@Springfield Drug
Thu Jan 24 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Springfield Library Reading Club
Sun Jan 27 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Thu Jan 31 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days Meeting

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