WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SPECIAL TEACHER
Shamrock Candy Dish
In this easy class, you will learn some basic glass cutting and shaping techniques. We will be fusing and slumping glass onto a mold. This 3 hour class will give you a foundation for future fused glass projects. There will be 2 kiln firings over a 3 day period. You don't have to be present for the second firing.
Date – Thursday March 3
Time – 6-9pm
Maximum students – 6 Skill level – Beginner/Intermediate
Cost - $65 includes materials and kiln time.
Shamrock Candle Holder
You will learn to cut glas for your 5x inch candle holder. After decorating your holder with “green”, it will be fused in the first firing then slumped in a special candle holder/dish mold in the second firing. You need not be present for the second firing but you can if you wish.
Skills you will learn are basic glass working safety, glass cutting, mold preparation, firing schedules and properties of glass.
Date- Saturday, March 12
Time – 9am- 12:30pm
Maximum students – 7 Skill level – Beginner/Intermediate
Cost - $65 includes materials and kiln time.
Wet Felted Seed Pod Pin
Wanted to learn felting but afraid to try? This class is for beginners or advanced students. Use your own imagination as to what you think a seed pod looks like. We will use wool from one of the top purveyors in the country and make fabulous pins for your sweater, hat, or just to admire. We will be working with water and soap so wear your favorite old shirt or apron. You will be making 2 pods if you choose and decide which one you want to make into a pin...Fun, fun!
Date – Saturday, March 19
Time – 1 – 3:30pm
Cost - $45
Maximum class size – 6 Skill level – All
ART QUILT EXHIBIT
MARCH 1 thru APRIL 30, 2011
Featuring 4 Illinois quilters and fiber artists, Frieda Anderson, Sharon Malec, Darcy Berg, and Annie Lullie. These award winning artists works have been exhibited throughout the U.S. Don't miss the opportunity to see or purchase their one of a kind art pieces and exhibit at Springfield ArtWorks.
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
11AM – 4:30PM
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 February 27, 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.
Preventative Health Screening
April 1, 2011
St . Josephs Catholic Church
Stroke is the #3 cause of death in US and 80% of All Strokes CAN be Prevented. Life Line Screening will be providing their affordable, non-invasive, painless health screenings for the Community on Friday, April 1, 2011 at St. Joseph Church. Screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk. Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139. All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 to pre-register.
8 - 10% of all screening results in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!
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 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!!
SAVE THE DATE!
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011
TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD
JUNE 11, 2011
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Springfield Memorial Library News
MONDAY 9:30 AM
MARCH 7 – MAY 9
AGES 2 ½ -5 ARE INVITED FOR BOOKS AND ACTIVITIES
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
CALL 253-2797 FOR MORE INFORMATION
AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURE
THURSDAY -MARCH 3
3:30 -4:30 PM
K - 6TH GRADE STUDENTS
THIS MONTH'S ADVENTURE – SCIENCE EXPERIMENT!
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
FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE
GETTING READY FOR SPRING MERCHANDISE
BLOW OUT SALE CONTINUES!!!
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
FEBRUARY 27 - STEPHEN MONROE
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Lofte Community Theatre to Honor Volunteers
On Saturday, February 26 at 6pm the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will honor its volunteers and hold their annual business meeting. Actors, ushers, painters, donors and friends are all invited to participate in this special event. Lofte officers will present Lofte financials and plans for the future. A complimentary Italian meal and refreshments will be provided.
The Lofte is a non-profit organization and as such is heavily dependent upon its army of volunteers. During the course of the evening, those with outstanding service during the past year will be recognized by the "Dale Crosby Awards." Mr. Crosby was a long-time chairman of the Lofte Board of Directors. His willingness to tackle any duty at the theater served as an inspiration to others. Over the many years of his service, he performed, cleaned and took on administrative tasks. Mr. Crosby passed away in 2001.
Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce upcoming show selections and share some of the behind the scenes antics that he witnessed during the 2010 season.
Those who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.
Small Business Expo & Craft Fair
Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church
36712 Church Road Louisville, NE 68037
Looking for vendors...
Getting Ready to Plant a Home Orchard?
Learn about producing fruit from your own trees. Vaughn Hammond, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator with expertise in Specialty Crops, will teach an Extension workshop on February 24 covering cultivation practices for apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums and cherries. Discussion will include where to obtain trees, variety selection, planting and care.
The workshop will be held at the Cass County Extension office located on the Cass County Fairgrounds, 8400 144th Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24. A $10 per person registration fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is requested for handout materials, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205 to register; voice messages can be left outside of office hours, M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.
Farm Food Safety Workshops Offered Across Nebraska
in February and March
Food safety workshops offered across the state in February and March will help producers meet requirements of new federal legislation.
In early January, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. The law requires producers to evaluate potential hazards to their products, create measures to prevent contamination and to develop written food safety plans.
The two-day workshops, offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Lincoln, Grand Island, Auburn and North Platte.
UNL Extension educators will teach the workshops. Workshops will help fresh produce growers complete the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training.
At the end of the workshops, participating producers will understand GAPs and have parts of their own farm food safety plans developed.
The topics covered will help producers enhance worker sanitation, harvesting, handling, packaging, storage and transportation standards of fresh produce from the farm operation to markets, schools, restaurants and retail stores.
By completing a farm food safety plan, producers can differentiate themselves in the marketplace and appeal to many consumers who perceive this training as an added benefit.
All educational materials and costs of the workshops are provided through a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development that was received by the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative.
Online registration is also available at http://ruralinitiative.nebraska.edu by clicking on the GAPs
Training link under Announcements and following instructions on the page.
Training dates, reservation deadlines and locations include:
Feb. 16 and Feb. 25, RSVP by Feb. 9, Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Rd.,Suite A, Lincoln.
March 2 and March 9, RSVP by Feb. 23, Hall County Extension Office, College Park, 3180 West U.S. Highway 34, Grand Island.
March 10 and March 17, RSVP by March 3, 4-H Building, Nemaha County Fairgrounds, Ninth and J streets, Auburn.
March 18 and March 25, RSVP by March 11, West Central Research and Extension Center,
402 W. State Farm Rd., North Platte.
UNL Extension is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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.
~Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And Today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.
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