Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - October 21, 2009


October 21, 2009


 Students in the Poetry and Prints Art workshop proudly demonstrated their work at an "Art Show and Reception" for family and friends at Springfield Memorial Library Thursday evening on October 15.
The Springfield St Joseph’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Substance Abuse Awareness Art Contest. Every entry qualifies for a chance to win a Tom Osborne autographed football or a John Cook autographed volleyball! All students in grades 3 – 6 who live in the South Sarpy District #46 or who attend St. Joseph’s Church may enter the contest. Enter by November 19 for a chance to win the football or volleyball. The drawing will be held at the Springfield Elementary gym between 6:45 and 7:30pm. Entry forms and 11x17paper may be picked up at Springfield Elementary, Westmont Elementary, and St. Joseph’s Church (on the back table).
Tuesday October 27


VNA Flu Clinic is scheduled for Thursday, October 22 from 4-6pm in the Library’s meeting room.  The VNA will provide flu shots for person 13 years of age and older. Anyone under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the consent form. Cost of the flu shot is $25 or free with a Medicare Part B card or Railroad Medicare. Flu mist will be available for ages 2-49 years for $30 each. 
  The Library’s Annual Used Book Sale is scheduled for November 14 from 9a.m. – 1p.m. Stop by to shop for gently used books at reasonable prices. 
Tuesday October 27, 3:30 -5:00p.m.
All ages are invited to make spooky crafts after school.
Snacks served, too!
Veteran’s Day Program
Platteview High School Invites the community for a special Veteran’s Day program on Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00a.m.  WOWT anchor, John Knicely, will be the special guest speaker.
VFW Breakfast
Springfield VFW Post 9558 will host breakfast, Sunday 25 October 2009, 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Springfield Legion Hall.  All you care to eat! Pancakes French toast, eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Milk, orange juice and coffee included.  $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children.  Come in and enjoy!
First United Methodist Church Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, November 14
9a.m. – 2p.m.
Lunch served, beginning at 11a.m.
SSAP Basketball Registration
Register online at www.ssap.org
Open thru November 30
Platteview High School
“Little Red Riding Hood And…”
October 29 & October 30, 7pm
Platteview High School Auditorium
Soaring Wings Vineyard
Acoustic Sunday
October 11, 2-5 p.m.
Chris Saub performs
Free admission!
November 13, 7pm
Italian style three-course dinner paired with three Soaring Wing’s wines.
$22 per person
Reservation required
For more info:  http://soaringwingswine.com/ 
* Any business, club, or organization in the Springfield area that would like information on how  to participate in the Springfield Community website please contact me at:
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October 21 – South Sarpy District #46 schools:  Parent Teacher Conferences 
October 22 - – South Sarpy District #46 Schools:  Parent Teacher Conferences  
October 22, 4-6pm – VNA Flu Clinic at the Library
October 23 – South Sarpy District #46 schools no classes
October 25, 6am – 12:30pm-  VFW Pancake Breakfast
October 27, 3:30 – 5pm – Halloween Crafts at Springfield Memorial Library
Ocober 27, 6-8pm  - Pumpkin Decorating at Springfield & Westmont Schools
October 29 & 30, 7pm – Platteview High School Fall Play
October 31 – Happy Halloween
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch
911-108th St., Avoca, NE  68307
Pumpkin Festival
Sept. 19 - Nov. 1, 2009
Fridays 1-6 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m.- 6 p.m
Music Fills the Air at the Old School House in Avoca, NE
Debby Greenblatt, championship fiddler and fiddle book author, will be giving a “Fiddle Master Class” on Saturday, October 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  This informative, entertaining event is sponsored by the Big Muddy Fiddle Club.  Participants may either play a tune they are working on for the group and get some coaching from Debby or ask a question about style, technique, or fiddle music in general.  Master classes give every one a chance to get some help and support in their fiddling, while the whole group benefits from the teaching.  Any skill level may participate.  Not brave enough to perform in front of the group? Listeners may also register to sit in on the session and pick up some tips.  The workshop will be held at the home of Jim Harvey, 518 S 88th St, Omaha, Nebraska.  Seating is limited, register early!  Jamming will follow from 4:00—6:00 p.m. free of charge!  Coffee and snacks will be provided.  Questions?  Contact Mary Pat Kleven, 402-490-6710, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
(Participant fee: $15 (member) $25 (non-member); Listener fee $8 (member) $10 (non-member).
Make checks payable to “Big Muddy Fiddle Club” and mail to treasurer Dan Kane, 14518 Oak Street, Omaha, NE 68144)
For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try. Come to the “Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled”.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints about beginning fiddling, shopping for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.  Fiddles will be available for participants to play, and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.  The Workshop takes place on Saturday, November 7, 2009, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  .  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  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.
David Seay, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be presenting a Harmonica Workshop/Concert on Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 PM in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.
The workshop/concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with the performers.  Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. Decent 10 hole diatonic harmonicas in the key of C will be available for purchase for $3.00 each so everyone can join in the fun.
Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34 and three miles east of Highway 50. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, NE, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit their web site at www.greenblattandseay.com.
"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
- Jimmy Durante
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Sun Nov 25 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Nativity Display Celebration @ St. Joseph Church
Fri Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Christmas Open House
Sat Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
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
Mon Dec 10 @ 7:00PM -
Teen After Hours Xmas Party@the Library
Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Library Christmas Cookie Decorating party
Sat Dec 15 @ 6:00PM -
Santa @ the Fire Department
Sun Dec 16 @ 7:30AM - 01:30PM
Community Blood Drive

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