Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 2, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

MARCH 2, 2011


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SPRINGFIELD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

YOUTH GROUP

GAME FEED/SILENT AUCTION

MARCH 5, 2011

5:00 – 7:00PM

All proceeds support Youth Group mission work



SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street

Springfield, NE 68059

402-301-9162



SPRING CLASSES

 

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.

 

GALLERY HOURS

TUESDAY – FRIDAY

1-6 PM

SATURDAY

11AM – 4:30PM

402-301-9162

 

 

CELEBRATE SAFE FUNDRAISERS

Platteview High School Prom and After-Prom party is Saturday, April 9th.  The party is held at Platteview, and runs through the night giving our kids a fun and safe environment to celebrate.  The Platteview Celebrate Safe committee consists of parent volunteers working to raise funds and organize the after-prom party.  Please join us at the 96th St. & Hwy 370 Pizza Hut on Tuesday, March 15th, where we will receive a portion of total sales from 5:00-8:00pm.  Also, join in the fun at Wildcat Lanes on Saturday, March 26th, 9:15pm, for a night of bowling fun and door prizes; bowlers must pre-register by contacting Danette Kohlbek, 253-8350, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Donations to 'Celebrate Safe' can be sent to P.O. Box 193, Springfield, NE, 68059.

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PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SCREENING

APRIL 1, 2011

ST . JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH

Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have members of your family suffered from these ailments? Do you have a poor diet? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider being screened for your risk of stroke through the services of Life Line Screening. Life Line Screening uses ultrasound technology to view the plaque build up in your carotid arteries, the main arteries that carry blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries are a leading cause of stroke. The screening will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at St. Joseph Church. 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.

It is time to get ready for our 1st annual craft show.  We are very excited and hope it is a good time for all.   We are currently looking for individuals that have a home based business and are interested in being a vendor.  We will limit one vendor from commercial products such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, etc.  We also would like any other types of crafts or services.  Please contact me (Cori Swanson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 896-0967) for an application.  Thank You!!

 

SPRINGFIELD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

YOUTH GROUP

KID KIT ITEMS NEEDED

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

SATURDAY

JUNE 11, 2011

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

 

Due to the snow storm last week's meeting was canceled.

Springfield Days organizational meeting will be held Thursday, March 3, 7PM at Springfield Memorial Library. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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!

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DONATIONS NEEDED

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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:

  1. $1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman

  2. $500

  3. $250

  4. $100

  5. $25 Young Adult Community Builder

  6. In memory of:

  7. 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:

Randy Fleming

PO Box 410

Springfield, NE 68059

Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.

222 in Main Street

Tel: (402) 210-4885

 



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MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT:

PROM & FORMAL ATTIRE AVAILABLE 

SPRING & SUMMER ITEMS ARE COMING INTO NANA'S 

NOW TAKING SPRING & SUMMER WEAR  CONSIGNMENT ITEMS 

PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

HOURS:

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM





SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

2-5PM

FREE ADMISSION

March 6 - Tim Koehn

March 13 - Strings & Chords

March 20 - Greg Place

March 27 - Tracy Skretta

March 19th - $27 per person

3 Course Dinner

Each course is paired with a Soaring Wings Wine.

First course is served at 7:00 p.m.

Call 402-253-2479 to make your reservation today!

 For more info on all events and specials, visit:

www.soaringwingswinery.com



HAPPENING NEARBY


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...

Please contact:
Teri McClun

402.234.4161

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Federal Tax Forms

Available at the Plattsmouth Public Library.

There will be no Nebraska State Tax forms this year.

Call 1-800-742-7474 to request a form or go to http://www.revenue.ne.gov

Copies can be printed at the library .15c per page

 

GETTING READY TO PLANT A HOME ORCHARD?

Rescheduled due to last week's snow storm

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 7:00pm. on Thursday, March 17. 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.

Reservations are required to participate in the training workshops. To register, contact the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (402) 472-2940.

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:

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.



GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE

Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will discuss various ways to perform that classic fiddle tune, Orange Blossom Special.  This wonderful piece encourages improvisation, giving the fiddler opportunities to make their fiddle sound just like a train. The Workshop takes place on Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2011 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17.  This 5 day camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing y ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers. Campers can sign up for all 5 days, or just 2 days, or just one day of Intermediate camp.
Monday & Tuesday is for reading fiddlers/violinists who want to read more tunes. This mini-camp is perfect for fiddlers who want to improve their music reading skills, and for classically trained violinists, violists, and cellists who are interested in various fiddling styles. Using sheet music in standard notation, these campers will get to improve their sight reading, and experience the fun of playing fiddle tunes at the same time! Fiddling styles included in the sessions will be tailored to the interest of the campers who register.
Wednesday & Thursday is for fiddlers/violinists who want to learn tunes by ear. This mini-camp is designed to jump-start your ability to pick up tunes quickly by ear, and to make them stick! Tunes used will reflect various styles, meters, tempos, and difficulty levels.
Friday is for fiddlers who “just wanna have fun”. This mini camp includes jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, improvising, and playing fiddle related instruments.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line atwww.greenblattandseay.com.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 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..

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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Fri Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Xmas Open House
Sat Dec 09 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa
Sat Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Library Cookie Walk
Sat Dec 09 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield at Heart Community Dinner
Sun Dec 10 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM -
Family Cookie Decorating Party @the Library
Sat Dec 16 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Santa arrives at the Fire Station
Sun Dec 17 @ 4:00PM -
FUMC Blue Christmas Service

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