Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 16, 2014
SPRINGFIELD VOLUNTEER FIRE AUXILIARY PLANT SALE
Please join us for the annual Springfield Vol. Fire Auxiliary plant sale on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Time: 7 am - 2 pm Located at 505 S. 1st Street (Springfield Fire Station on the corner of 1st and Spruce Streets). No pre-orders. Thank you to local landscape company, Jensen Gardens for supplying plants for us this year! For more on the services they proved check out their website http://www.jensengardens.com/
This year's sale proceeds will go to help with the restoration of the 1947 Rio Fire Truck that was originally purchased new by the department and has returned home after 37 years!
For more info, check here:
OUR REEDMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
305 NO. 3RD ST. (3RD & ELM)
HOLY WEEK SPECIAL SERVICES
MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 17, 6:30PM
GOOD FRIDAY – April 18, 6:30PM
EASTER SUNDAY – April 20, 9:00AM
SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Thanks to a last hour push of walk ins and scheduled donors, the Red Cross and the Springfield Knights of Columbus were able to collect 41 units of blood on a much needed rainy Sunday. We want to thank all who made the effort or attempted to donate Blood on this past Sunday. On a cold damp day it is very easy to stay in the confines of our warm homes, so once again thanks, and also thanks to the Fire Dept., Local Merchants, City Employees, and all involved in another successful Springfield Community Blood Drive. Please mark your day planner for Sunday June 29th, our next schedule Blood Drive.
From: Your Springfield Knights of Columbus and Red Cross
SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING
THURSDAY APRIL 24 @ 7:00PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
JOIN US TO HELP PLAN THIS YEAR’S EVENT
ANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE
THIS IS A GREAT FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:
SPRINGFIELD DAYS: JUNE 6 & 7, 2014
“CLASSIC CARS, CLASSIC ROCK, CLASSIC SPRINGFIELD”
April 27, 2014
VFW Post 9558 Community Breakfast the last Sunday of each month, in the Springfield Legion Hall from 8:00 a.m. until noon. For $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50 you get all you care to eat pancakes, French toast, hash browns, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, juice and coffee.
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
SPRING PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
MARCH 3 – MAY 5
Bring your little ones on Monday morning for stories & fun activities.
Drop-ins are welcome!
Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library Fundraiser
Order flowers and have them delivered right to your door!
HEARTS TO HANDS MINISTRY
We are inviting any and all who are interested in Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing, to participate in our ministry. We have three programs that we support, KAS Care which is an organization that puts together 8x8 inch squares of knitting or crocheting to create blankets for orphan children in South Africa. What is needed by them are 8x8 inch squares of knitted/crocheted squares with a tail of 24 inches attached to it.
We also support our local NICU with preemie baby items for families who will be taking their precious babies home, who are still quite small. We donate hats, booties and blankets. And this can take the form of knitting, crocheting or sewn items.
And the last item we are looking for help with are, Chemo Caps. These are provided to Methodist Hospital to those people who are going through Chemotherapy. They should be made with soft fibers and fabrics, since their skin is very sensitive. These also may be knitted, crocheted or sewn.
Hearts to Hands meets every Thursday evenings at the 1st United Methodist Church in Springfield. But it is not necessary for you to attend the meetings. If you would like to participate in this all we ask is that you bring your items to the church or library.
Any and all items will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Friday Night Music Series
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Outdoors weather permitting, otherwise in the party room
April (Acoustic - No Cover!)
4th - Katie Logan
11th - Tracy Skretta
18th - An Evening
25th - Jeff Tomes
Sunday Acoustic Music
No cover charge
2:00 -5:00 p.m.
6th - Stephen Monroe
13th - April and Friends
20th - CLOSED (Hoppy Easter!)
27th - Rick Spurgin
2013-2014 Tobacco Free Sarpy Mini-grant
Tobacco Free Sarpy’s vision is to empower the community to advocate for reduction of tobacco use by changing norms. TFS will promote prevention and policy change through increased community education and awareness.
Tobacco Free Sarpy has mini-grants available for educational efforts on the benefits of tobacco-free park policies, implementation of tobacco-free policies, or other specific activities for creating tobacco-free parks and outdoor recreational facilities in Sarpy County this year.
Application deadline is May 5th, 2014
If you have any questions or would like an application
please contact our coordinator McKinsey Mulroy
*All grants submitted to Tobacco Free Sarpy become the property of the Coalition.
Funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
COMEDY ‘SELF-HELP’ AT MAHONEY STATE PARK
Pictured: Front- Brandy Palatas and Kevin Colbert. Center- Harold Scott, Shari Hoelker and Jim Knierim. Back- Stacy White.
KBC Productions will open the comedy production, ‘Self-Help,’ on March 8th at the Kountze Theater in Mahoney State Park. Written by Norm Foster, ‘Self-Help,’ tells of Hal and Cindy Savage who reinvent themselves as self-help gurus and relationship experts. When their own marriage starts to take a nosedive and they find a dead man in their study, their professional status hangs in the balance. This is an adult farce with hilarious situations. Director Kevin Colbert suggests a PG-13 rating.
Kevin Colbert also stars in this production along with Brandy Palatas of Papillion as his wife. Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Jim Knierim of Louisville and Harold Scott of Lincoln round out the cast. Performance dates are April 18 and 19. Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.
Mahoney State Park is located off the interstate on exit 426. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12. While some tickets are available at the door, you can call to reserve your tickets at (402) 944-2523 ext 7122. A valid park entry permit is required.
NEHAWKA-CONESTOGA ALUMNI DINNER
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
NEHAWKA COMMUNITY BUILDING
(Table service and drinks will be provided.)
Honored classes include: 75 year-1939; 60 year-1954, 50 year-1964; 25 year-1989; and 10 year-2004.
Please spread the word to those in the honored classes!
Any questions, please call Susan Rice, 402-227-3855.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.
The June Camp (Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced. Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.
To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml
Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.
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