VETERANS CONCERT- 43rd ARMY BAND
On July 6th the 43rd Army Band performed on 2nd & Main Street.
BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS & YOUR SWIMSUITS!
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
ANNUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church of Springfield. Our VBS will run from Sunday July 24- Thursday July 28 6:00-8:15 p.m. Come join us at the surf shack to catch the wave of God's amazing love! Register your child now at: 2016.cokesburyvbs.com/sprfumc
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Sarpy County Fair
For more info:
Master Gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions every Thursday at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds from 9:00am-12:00pm.
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 - July 15
$5 cover charge
7:00 – 9:30pm –
Band: Dance of the Parrothead
Sunday Acoustic Music! - July 17
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
Music: Steve Dunning
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw down of the overall Red Cross blood supply. In addition, the Independence Day holiday may have caused many regular donors to postpone donations due to vacation plans. A recent Red Cross poll revealed that more than 75 percent of donors surveyed indicated vacation plans this summer, many of them occurring the weeks before and after July 4.
“Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which is why we are making this emergency request for donations,” said Anna Sanderson, Donor Recruitment Director of the Midwest Blood Services Region. “Donations are urgently needed now to meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks. If you’ve thought about giving blood and helping to save lives, now is the time to do it. It’s the blood donations on the shelves that help save lives when an emergency occurs.”
How to Help
To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites to allow for more donors to make an appointment to give. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to avoid longer wait times. Donors with all blood types are needed.
Those unable to give can still help by encouraging others to give through a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/sleevesup, giving of their time through volunteerism or making a financial donation to support Red Cross humanitarian work across the country and around the world.
Who Blood Donations Help
Every two seconds in the United States blood and platelets are needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant procedures, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.
Because of generous donors, the Red Cross is able to provide blood products to patients like 11-year-old Mae Rainey, who needs regular blood transfusions as part of her treatment for a blood disorder.
“I am very grateful for the opportunities that the Red Cross has given us to get her to her healthiest state,” said Caleb Rainey, Mae’s older brother.
Watch Mae’s story to learn how blood donations can make a lifesaving difference.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Sarpy County:
7/22/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Twin Creek Cinema 16, Hwy 370 & 36th St
7/23/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 12210 S. 36th Street
7/25/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 370th Plaza
7/18/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 153 South McKenna Avenue
7/16/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd
Offutt Air Force Base
7/14/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Patriot Club, 914 SAC Blvd Bldg #462
7/13/2016: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road
7/16/2016: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, 248 Olson Dr
7/23/2016: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Walmart Papillion, 8525 S. 71st Plaza
TO DONATE WITH PAYPAL:
CLICK HERE: STEVE'S FIGHT
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley announces it will be showcasing the Meredith Willson’s classic, “The Music Man,” starting on July 22. Winner of five Tonys in 1958 including Best Musical and best Actor and Actress, “The Music Man” is the tale of smooth-talking Harold Hill. He arrives in River City, Iowa to pull-off his tried-and-true scheme of cheating the community with a scam to equip and train a boys’ marching band. However, things go awry when he falls for the town’s lovely librarian and inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.
The Lofte last visited “The Music Man” in 1978. At that time the Born-in-a-Barn players were working out of a renovated barn with no air conditioning and outdoor bathrooms. Now 38 years later, audiences and the fifty-three member cast have the luxury of a climate controlled theater space that seats over three hundred!
Playing the sly Harold Hill is Lofte newcomer, Chris Berger of Louisville. The lovely Marian the librarian is played by Catherine Bobst of Lincoln. Matthew Hansen of Papillion plays Harold’s old friend Marcellus. Greg Leger of Omaha and Brenda Jones of Louisville play the River City Mayor and his wife. Little Winthrop (Marian’s cute little brother) is played by newcomer Jude Glaser of Papillion. Artistic Director Kevin Colbert has selected a group of the region’s best acting and vocal talent from far and wide to round-out the cast.
Production dates for the show are July 22-24, 28-31 and August 5-7. Thursday through Saturday curtain times are at 7:30pm. All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. All seats are reserved and cost $19 each. The Lofte Theatre is offering special discounts to groups of 25 or more. Tickets are available online at Lofte.org or by calling the box office at 402.234.2553.
PILLAGE THE VILLAGE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH
*CRAFTERS, DSM VENDORS
*BIKE SHOW PARTICIPANTS
*CAR SHOW PARTICIPANTS
*KICK BALL TEAMS (CHILDREN’S DIVISION)
*KICK BALL TEAMS (ADULT DIVISION)
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE
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
~We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
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Community Sustaining Sponsors 2016