Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - August 12, 2009


August 12, 2009


Seniors Lunch

Seniors in the Springfield area are invited for lunch at three different venues on Tuesday each month. The first Tuesday, lunch is served at the First United Methodist Church. A free will donation is appreciated.

Springfield Memorial Library invites seniors to bring a sandwich. The library provides salad or soup, dessert and beverages on the second Tuesday of each month.  

The Springfield Legion Auxiliary provides a Senior Meal the third week at the Legion Hall.

All lunches are served at noon and everyone is welcome to attend. Please invite a friend to lunch with you!


An Open House will be happening at 5678 Dance Studio located at 160 Main St. in Springfield on Saturday, August 15 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  For more information log on to the new website at:  http://springfield5678.webs.com
 Grab those back packs! Head on out to the stores for school supplies and brand spankin’ new clothes. It’s back to school time! Classes resume for the South Sarpy School District #46 2009-10 year on Friday, August 14.  
Girl Scout Sign Up will be Tuesday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm at The United Methodist Church in Springfield. This is a short meeting to register your daughter, meet the leaders and learn more about the Girl Scout Journey. Any questions please call Sheri at 402-234-5350.  
Janet Syas Nitsick shares exciting news!     
“ My Springfield friend developed the following awesome book trailer about my book, Seasons of the Soul.                 
Give Ruth Ann Nordin a round of applause. Visit her Web site:  www.ruthannnordin.com
for book trailers about her fiction and romance books and trailers created for other authors. “
Visit Springfield Memorial Library to check out Seasons of the Soul in paperback and in audio format. 
Janet Syas Nitsick author of www.Christianstoryteller.com Best of Year book, Seasons of the Soul

From Darlene True:
I want to make a folder of all the country schools in Sarpy County. If you have any photos please make a copy and send or drop off to the library in Springfield. If you know who the children are or teacher please write there names down.
I am looking for photos of Stender school . I would like the children’s names and the teacher’s name. 1925-1935.
  Darlene True 
3365-160 St. 
Villisca, IA 50864 
On Sunday, August 23, 2009, the Great Plains Bicycling Club in Lincoln is holding a bicycling event (ride) in the Springfield area.  This is the 4th year the event will be held in the Platte Valley area and it has become very popular.  We are hoping to get the word out to motorists so they know they will be sharing their roads with individuals and families that will be riding bikes on the area roads throughout the day.  Riders will come from the Lincoln and Omaha area as well as many persons from the Platte Valley River area.  For more information on this event click here:  
Heatstroke Event Brochure

Soaring Wings Vineyard
Friday Night Music Series features the Smokin' Section Band. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm with a $5 cover charge.
Acoustic Sunday: Playing this week from 2-5pm is Mark Irvin.  Free admission!
Smooth Jazz Saturday, August 15
Neal Davis performs at 7pm. $5.00 cover charge
August 22, Swine on the Vine "Pig Roast"
 $25per person. reservations are required which includes 1st glass of wine for attendees age 21 and over. Person’s under 21 cost is $20 per person. Mark Irvin Band Performing. For more info log on: http://www.soaringwingswine.com/

 August 14 – Time to head back to School! South Sarpy District 46 schools resume classes for the 2009-10 school year.
 August 15, 10am – 1pm – Open House at 5678 Dance Studio, 160 Main Street. 
August 18, 6pm- Girl Scout sign up at United Methodist Church


Cass County Fair

For a look at the Fair Parade:




  Lofte Community Theatre Actresses Receive Three Nominations!

The Lofte Community Theatre's 2008 musical production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "Sound of Music" was certainly special.  Anyone who bought a ticket or performed in the show knew that.  Each and every night the cast consistently delivered a world-class performance that left many in tears or begging for another ticket to the next performance.  In recognition of their fine work, three of the Lofte's finest actresses received nominations from the Theatre Arts Guild of Omaha.

Jennifer Gilg of Omaha received a nomination for lead actress in a musical for her role as "Maria."  Her touching portrayal of the nun-turned-nanny, and beautiful singing voice left a deep impression on nominating Guild members.  Mrs. Gilg also had a nomination in the category for Supporting Actress for a role in Omaha at SNAP! Productions. 

Two of the Lofte's von Trapp children received nominations in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Youth Actress.  Kabrianna Mumford of Elmwood portrayed the youngest daughter, "Gretl."  Anna Schoettger of Lincoln received a nomination for her role as "Louisa." 

While none of the nominated Lofte actresses won in their category, each was still very honored by the recognition.  There are literally hundreds of performers who participate in theater in the Omaha metro each year, and to be mentioned in the top five in any category is certainly a credit to their talent. 


Front Row from L to R, Abigail Raasch, Jenniger Gilg, Kabrianna Mumford.

Back Row, Matt Bailey, Samantha Colbert, Luke Heidbrink, Anna Schoettger and Jordyn Marcoe.

Music Fills the Air at the Old School House in Avoca, NE

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, form 1 PM - 3 PM, for folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder.   Deborah Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The $30.00 fee includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     
Elmwood, NE


 August 16th -- The fun begins at 1:00 p.m. 
Celebrate One Book One Nebraska 2009:"A Lantern in Her Hand" by Bess Streeter Aldrich
and the 100th Anniversary of the Aldrich family's move to Elmwood! 
All activities at Elmwood City Park (Hwy. 1 & E St.) unless otherwise noted.  
Hourly van tours of historic Aldrich & Elmwood sites (1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30 p.m.) -- sign up at the City Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. 
Bess Streeter Aldrich House (204 East F St.) and Museum (124 West D St.) open for tours, 2:00-5:00 p.m. 
Old Fashioned Crafts for Kids
Old Fashioned Games 
Bake Sale Ice Cream Social at G.A.R. Museum, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
A Day of Family Fun!   
  ~You know, you don't have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.
 -Fred Rogers

Have a great week!

Connie Manzer  A

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Nativity Display Celebration @ St. Joseph Church
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Springfield State Bank Christmas Open House
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Breakfast with Santa @ Masonic Lodge
Sat Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Christmas Cookie Walk @ the Library
Sat Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield Community Dinner @ Methodist Church
Sun Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
NHS Craft Fair
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Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Library Christmas Cookie Decorating party
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Sun Dec 16 @ 7:30AM - 01:30PM
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