WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
JANUARY 26, 2011
DATE: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
TIME: 7:00 P.M.
PLACE: City Hall 170 North 3rd Street
The Mayor and City Council would like to invite interested downtown Main Street property owners, business owners and residents to attend this meeting for an update on the downtown Main Street project.
Infrastructure replacement projects are scheduled to begin this spring. Projects include the replacement of concrete in the street/parking/sidewalk areas, sidewalk stamping and staining, water main replacement, and light pole upgrades.
Wednesday, February 2
United Methodist Women
Springfield First United Methodist Church
RSVP 253-2270 or 253-2483
Springfield First United Methodist Church
Silent Auction Items
(for Game Feed event)
Please let us know ASAP so we can get them on the poster.
GAME FEED/SILENT AUCTION
MARCH 5, 2011
5:00 – 7:00PM
KID KIT ITEMS
Small (beanie baby sized) stuffed animals. If you have any clean small toys/ stuffed animals, or small books (it must fit inside a 1 gallon zip-lock baggie) – please bring them in!!
1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT PTO BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT SHOW
SPONSORED BY WESTMONT SCHOOL PTO
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH, 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Sunday Feb. 13th
10:00 A.M till 2:00 P.M.
Springfield City Hall
Financial Peace University
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
JANUARY 27TH, 7PM
ANYONE INTERESTED IN HELPING ORGANIZE THE EVENT IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
VFW PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Springfield VFW Post 9558 extends an invitation to join them for the monthly community breakfast. Held at the Legion Hall in Springfield, breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month from October through April. That will be January 30, 2011. The cost is $6.50 ($5 for breakfast and a donation of $1.50) for adults and kids aged 5 to 12 eat for $3.00. The breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage (links and patties. Also included is coffee, orange juice and milk.
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP
Tuesdays, February 8- March 15
(6 week workshop)
3:30 – 4:30pm
167 MAIN STREET
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Reopens February 1, 2011
First Ever Glass Fusing Classes at Springfield ArtWorks
MASTER GARDENER 2011 CALENDARS
Features photos of master garden sites & gardening tips
Reduced Price! -$8 each
On sale at:
Springfield Memorial Library
665 Main Street
Springfield Proposed Urban Park
The Springfield Community Foundation is seeking assistance for this proposed asset for the Springfield Downtown area, located on the vacant lot at the NE corner of 2nd & Main. The city council has agreed to purchase the lot. $20,000 is needed to bring this project to the next level. An anonymous donor will donate the first $5000. Any and all monetary contributions are appreciated. Suggested categories of giving include:
- $1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman
- $25 Young Adult Community Builder
- In memory of:
- In honor of:
The Springfield Community Foundation is a 501 C # non-profit organization.
Make checks out to the Springfield Community Foundation and mail to:
PO Box 410
Springfield, NE 68059
Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.
222 in Main Street
Tel: (402) 210-4885
PLATTEVIEW HIGH TROJANS
BOYS & GIRLS BASKET BALL & BOYS WRESTLING
WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULE
FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE
DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY
PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS
Friday 10AM -5PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
JANUARY 30 – CHRIS SAUB
FEBRUARY 12. 2011- 7PM - WINE, CHOCOLATE, ROSES. $65 PER PERSON
For more info on all events and specials, visit:
LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will hold auditions for “Leaving Iowa” on January 31 and February 1 at 7pm. The production requires three men and three women. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.
“Leaving Iowa” is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who decides it is finally time to take his father’s ashes to his childhood home. But when Don discovers that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual tortuous vacations of his childhood.
The production will serve as the Lofte’s entry in the upcoming Nebraska Association of Community Theaters competition March 18-20. It will also be the 2011 season opener for the Lofte with performance dates on May 28, 29, June 3-5 and 9-12.
Those with questions in regards to the production should contact Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at (402) 234-2553.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
opened Saturday, January 22
Mahoney State Park.
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” is written by Steve Martin. Most famous for his comedic skits and appearances in many movies and television shows, Mr. Martin wrote the script in 1993. The comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before Einstein transformed the world of academia with his theory of relativity and before Picasso set the art world on fire with cubism. This fictional tale sees two geniuses discussing the century’s achievements as well as many other fanciful topics. You will be treated to giggles aplenty and moments of sheer enlightenment. Staff suggests a PG13 rating for this show.
The show is produced by Kevin Colbert and directed by Katherine Cover, both of Weeping Water. The rest of the cast includes William M. Cover II and Timron Gilfert of Weeping Water, Noelle Bohaty, Clay Stevens, Kyle Lorenz, Mellisa Marinovich, Travis Triplett and Grant Covney all of Lincoln; Kevin Holdorf of Manley; and Cynthia Sheldon of Elmwood.
The production runs January 22, 23, 28-30, February 4-6, 10-14 and 18-20. Curtain times are 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. A state park sticker or purchase of a day pass is required for entrance into the park. For reservations, please call Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.
SCHOOLHOUSE PERFORMANCE SERIES
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 13, at 2:30 PM. Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. Their performance on March 13 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
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