OUR HEARTS ARE SAD
Springfield will greatly miss Mayor Mike Dill. Mayor Mike passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. We offer condolences to his family and friends. A visitation will be held at Springfield United Methodist Church on Wednesday evening, 6-8pm. Funeral services are on Thursday at 11:00am at United Methodist Church.
Main Street Springfield
Holiday Open House November 5-8
Enjoy Great Shopping along with Food and Drink
Your favorite local retail shops are kicking off the Holiday Season in style. Join as all weekend with special events and hours.
Your favorite Main Street business thank you in advance for shopping local this Holiday Season
All You Need is Junk
BJ’s Vintage Design
Margie Trembley Chapeaux
Soaring Wings Winery (just south on 6th Street)
Springfield Drug & Soda Fountain
Sweet Lime Thai Food
AWARD WINNING EXHIBIT COMES TO SPRINGFIELD
Springfield's millinery shop, MargieTrembley Chapeaux, is hosting an exhibit of award winning milliners, 4 from the US and one from Ireland. This exhibit coincides with a Platte River Christmas and the sixth anniversary of Springfield Artworks, both being celebrated at the boutique/gallery in November and December.
"All of the hats are coming from my favorite fiber artist & millinery teachers. I feel so fortunate to have these available for area residents to come see." says Margie Trembley. The exhibit opens this Sunday, Nov 1, from 11-4 and continues through Dec 23. Light refreshments will be served at the Sunday event.
Margie Trembley Chapeaux
183 Main St
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COAT GIVE AWAY
The St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus are giving away new winter coats for needy children in the Springfield area. The size of coats we have to give away are from size 6 through size 14 boys and girls. If you know of a child or children in need of a winter coat, call Ralph at 402-707-8426. We keep all donation information confidential.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS
This will be the 5th year the St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus take part in the coats for kids program, helping children in our community. The past 2 years we have had hats, gloves and scarves donated to go along with the coats. We have experienced such a demand, this year we have purchased 72 coats to donate which is 33% more than the past years. We would like to have donations of hats, mittens and scarves again. We gladly accept all colors and we are looking for kids sizes 4-10 for the mittens. If you are interested in donating please contact Ralph Meister 402 707-8426. We try to get the coats out around the first week of November.
“MARK YOUR CALENDAR”
SPRINGFIELD AT HEART COMMUNITY DINNER
December 12 2015
First United Methodist Church
Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings
Free will donations at the door split among all four churches in town
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Sunday Acoustic Music!
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
Oct. 25 – Dustin West
Friday Night Music
7:00 – 9:30pm
Oct. 30 – Halloween Bash
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
UPCOMING BLOOD DONATION OPPORTUNITIES IN SARPY COUNTY:
Oct. 30: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bellevue East High School, 1401 High School Drive
Oct. 29: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Chalco Valley Business Park, 13831 Chalco Valley Pkwy
Oct. 31: 6:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 W. Lincoln
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm's 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Sept. 26-Oct. 31 -- Fridays 1-6 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
911-108th St., rural Avoca
New for 2015! Corn Hole, a fun Egg Race game, and a big John Deere combine you can climb into!
Other activities include hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, rubber duck races, bucking bronco barrel ride, corn pit, family-sized tire swing, hay climb and tunnel, dress-a-scarecrow, horse swings, agricultural exhibits, gourd tunnel, photo ops and more! Don't miss the barn full of seasonal gifts, tasty treats, antiques and TONS of pumpkins, or all of the yummy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe (serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, homemade pie and cookies, and coffee on the weekends).
Admission is $6.00 for ages 3 & up and includes all activities. Shop the barn or dine at the cafe without an admission charge.
Special events include Service Family Day Sept. 26, A.R.T. Fair with live music Oct. 3, Doggy Day Oct. 10, Country concert by McKenzie JaLynn and the Renegades Oct. 18, and Thanks-and-Giving Day Oct. 31. See our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, or Facebook pages for full details.
STEEL HORSE SALOON
SINGER / SONGWRITER,
IS RETURNING WITH MORE COUNTRY, CLASSIC ROCK, BLUES
TUESDAY, NOV 3, 2015
7 - 9 P.M.
(It's 'Taco Tuesday! 99-cent tacos!)
AVOCA SCHOOL HOUSE EVENTS:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2:30 PM
Greenblatt & Seay and Friends will present a concert of "Train Songs" on Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. What is it about trains that so easily engages one's imagination? Find out as you tap your feet and clap your hands while listening to old and new train songs. This performance will feature the sounds of the fiddle, harmonica, whistles, banjo, guitar, and lots of vocal harmonies.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. The concert will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.
Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, will be giving fiddle workshops in November in the Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse. On Friday, November 13, starting at 7PM, the subjects will be "Six Approaches to Jamming", and "Modal Improvisation". On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 AM, the topics will be "Gypsy Jazz" and "One Tune, Five Styles". These workshops are appropriate for any string player who desires to open their ears to new ways of making music.
JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer. Her former students have toured with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, and one of her former students plays regularly on Dancing with the Stars.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, and to register, click on the following link:
~When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.
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