WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MARCH 2, 2011
SPRINGFIELD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
GAME FEED/SILENT AUCTION
MARCH 5, 2011
5:00 – 7:00PM
183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059
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
CELEBRATE SAFE FUNDRAISERS
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.
SPRINGFIELD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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
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
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
Friday 10AM -5PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
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:
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...
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.
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
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.
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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