Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 13, 2016

Plant Sale 2016





Mark your calendars for the next Springfield Community Blood Drive. Sunday April 17th, 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the Springfield Fire Hall. To set an appointment you can go online at www.redcrossblood.org or call Ralph at 402-253-8301. And as usual walk-in's are always welcome and needed.
Hope to see you there!

Cleanup Day 2016



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Springfield is home to one of the 2016 Great Park Pursuit locations, which can be found throughout Nebraska. Click on the link below to visit the program's website for more information, including registration, activities and prizes!!

The program sign can be found along the north end of the Springfield Trail near the trailhead located on Platteview Road. The sign is next to the north bridge that crosses over the Springfield Creek. For more info: http://negpp.org/about/


t ball 2016


Tee ball registration is now open for boys and girls ages 4 & 5.

To register, please go to platteviewjrtrojans.com

If you are interested in coaching, please register on the website also.



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Springfield American Legion Hall

Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to noon

All you care to eat pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, and sausage links and paddies.  Milk, coffee and orange juice included. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children, which includes a donation of $1.50.



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Anyone willing to help with this year’s event is welcome to attend!



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Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration & Expo

April 24

BPS Lied Activity Center

The event will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue, NE. The MixxedFit/Zumbathon starts at 10:00 a.m., the 5k Run/Walk starts shortly after 12:00 p.m., and the Earth Day Celebration takes place from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Visit http://www.greenbellevue.org for details, including a schedule of events, registration information and flyers.

The Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration and Expo will be held at the BPS Lied Activity Center in Bellevue on April 24th.  This year we have a focus on the importance of Trees for the environment.  The Earth Day Network set a goal to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020.  The opening ceremony is at 12pm but we actually get started at 10am with the first of 2 athletic fundraisers: Maxxfit/Zumbathon.  The 5k fundraiser is just after opening ceremony.  There will be outdoor displays including gas saving vehicles and recycling pallet exhibits and the Midwest Kite Fliers.  Indoors there will be youth activities taking place from 12pm-4pm featuring flower planting fun, relays, face painting, story telling, art exhibit, crafts, games, free books and rescue animals, there will be farm fresh foods to enjoy, 50+ exhibitors and an educational tract which include city representatives discussing environment related efforts and needs.  All attendees will receive a tree to plant!  At 3pm, we have the 3rd annual "Trashion Show!" There is much to teach and much to learn!   


Sarpy County’s Earth Day celebration is coming up on Sunday, April 24 at the Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center, and will once again feature two athletic events sponsored by Papillion Sanitation and Fitssentials. Come out for a day of fun starting with a MixxedFit/ZUMBAthon and 5k Run/Walk, and stick around for a free event packed full of family friendly activities for all ages, including an indoor and outdoor Expo, farm-fresh local food, educational speaker series and youth activities.This event offers a memorable, unprecedented and fun venue to raise awareness of the environmental needs in our community, and receive education on Earth friendly practices and why we must do them.

Starting at 10:00 a.m., join athletic event sponsor Fitssentials for an hour and a half of MixxedFit and Zumba. Enjoy an upbeat, indoor cardio workout incorporating Latin-style dance moves and boot camp toning – no dance background required! When you register, you will automatically be entered in a drawing for a prize package valued at $50. Check in and late registration at the front door opens at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $20 per participant and includes an event t-shirt.

The 5k Run/Walk sponsored by Papillion Sanitation starts after the 12:00 p.m. Earth Day Opening Ceremony. This fun 5k course runs through BPS Lied Center grounds, neighborhoods and a park, and is designed to be a good starter timed run for the race season. An awards ceremony with prizes will be conducted onstage at around 1:45 p.m. for the race winners. Check in and late registration at the front door opens at 11:00 a.m.Registration is $30 per participant and includes an event t-shirt.

You receive a discount when you sign up for both athletic events or when you sign up as a family, and Offutt employees and military can register free of charge. Fundraising from both athletic events greatly contributes to supporting Green Bellevue’s mission to promote a more beautiful and environmentally friendly community. Early bird registration closes April 15. For a flyer and registration form, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/greenbellevue.org/green-bellevue/earthday/mixxedfit-zumbathon-5k-run-walk
Link for Individual Registration:

 Link for Family Registration: https://familyregistration.eventbrite.com

5k Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1586676504904309/

MixxedFit/Zumba Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1289846744377140/



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.

Friday night Music

7:00 9:30pm

Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!

See You at the Winery!





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Lofte’s 40th Season Opens With ‘The Christmas Spirit'

When the Lofte opened its doors in 1977, no one could have imagined that forty years later local talent would still be treating southeast Nebraska residents with great theater productions.  2016 marks the ruby jubilee season for the community theater that is nestled in the middle of a corn field.

Frederick Stroppel’s ‘The Christmas Spirit’ is Artistic Director Kevin Colbert’s “Director’s Choice” and on April 8, it kicks off the year with a witty adult comedic drama.  Don’t let the title fool you.  This production has less to do with Christmas and more to do with one’s spirit.  Julia Dowding (played by Weeping Water resident Margie Pinkerton) is visited by the Grim Reaper (Kevin Colbert, also of Weeping Water) on Christmas Eve.  After Death is persuaded to give Julia one more day on earth, she invites him to be her guest at the Christmas festivities.  Masquerading as a human, Death mingles with bickering relatives, friends and the local priest.  He even partakes of eggnog and other party delicacies.  

The cast includes Brandy Hall and John Bell of Papillion; Shari Hoelker, Dan Ryberg and Doug Rothgeb of Omaha; Shelia Snell and Andrew Schell both of Lincoln.  Please be advised that while there are some funny scenes in the play, there are serious topics of conversation that are not suitable for young children.  Director Kevin Colbert suggests that this play be rated PG-13.  

Performance dates are April 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17.  Show times Thursday-Saturday are 7:30pm.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Reserved seats are $19 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 402-234-2553.  The Lofte is located just 1/4 mile east of Manley, NE.   


Revival 2016






The Feminist Manifesto

May 8, 2:30pm

Through the songs and writings of heroic women (and some liberated men) through the centuries, issues of civil rights and stereotypes will be explored.  Greenblatt & Seay sing and play a variety of instruments, including dulcimer, violin, guitar, harmonica, etc.

The concert will be downstairs, followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with the performers.

Performances located in Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse

Avoca is located in southern Cass County on 13C spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
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Livestock Judging Clinic 2016

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Spring Salad Luncheon




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1st Friday of the Month-Eagle (Community Center)- 1-5pm

2nd Friday of the Month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm

3rd Friday of the Month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm

Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an appointment

 2016 LHS in July

~Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star

W. Clement Stone




Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers. 

Connie Manzer



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