WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MARCH 16, 2011
Thank You – Thank You – Thank You!!!
The Methodist Youth Group’s Game Feed March 5th was a huge success! We raised over $5000 of our $7000 goal, and we could not have done it without the wonderful people of Springfield helping us out. It was a great crowd and Oh Boy were they hungry! Thank you to all of the local businesses and families that donated to our Silent Auction as well! Special Thanks to the Lee and Laurie Fowler Family for cooking up such great food! We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. We appreciate all of the support! If you were not able to make it and would still like to donate, please send any donation to the Church and mark it for the youth group. UMC Youth Group 480 Main Springfield NE 68059
CELEBRATE SAFE FUNDRAISERS
LENTEN FISH FRYS
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH
102 S. 9TH STREET
March 18, 25, April 8 and 15.
5:00 – 7:30pm
$8.00 per meal
Fish and/or Shrimp, Green Bean, Scalloped potatoes, Roll, Cole Slaw, and a Drink
Pizza, Mac and Cheese available, as well.
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE ...
1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT SPECTACULAR SPRING BOUTIQUE
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH FROM 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M. & SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH FROM 8 A.M. TO 1P.M.
Community Blood Drive
Sunday April 10th
from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.
at Springfield City Offices
To schedule an apointment online go to givebloodgivelife.org or call 402-253-8301.
Lets keep up the Springfield tradition and meet are set goal again.
183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059
Also, stop by to see the owner in his kilts...just on Thursday...Kilts are authentic! and so is the owner!
SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS IN THE NEWS!
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
Felted Button Bracelet
Date: Thursday, March 24
Time: 10am-2:30 pm,
(with lunch break, lunch available 2 doors down at Yotes Bar-B –Q & Pizzeria)
Cast Dragon Fly Pin
Kids classes coming soon...Watch for details in upcoming newsletters!
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
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!!
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!!
SPRINGFIELD LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING
EVERY THIRD THURSDAY
MARCH 17, 2011
ST PATRICK'S DAY
FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR
FREE CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE (UNTIL GONE)
BEGINNING AT 5:00PM
GREEN BEER - $1.50
NOON TO CLOSE (OR UNTIL GONE)
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
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
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
NANA'S CLOSET WILL BE CLOSED
MARCH 22ND - MARCH 26
TO PREPARE FOR SPRING
DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY
PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS
Prom Jewelry At Nana's Closet
FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT:
It's still Prom Time at Nana's Closet. We have a great selection of dresses but we also have accessories to go with all dresses.
Spring & Summer Items are coming in. Now taking spring and summer items Please call for an appointment.
TUESDAY - THURSDAY 10AM -6PM
FRIDAY 10AM - 5PM
SATURDAY 9AM -2PM
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
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:
Suitehearts Opens at Mahoney State Park
Shari Hoelker, Marikita Payne, Dave Hibler, Kevin Colbert and Adam Kovar all star in "Suitehearts" opening at Mahoney State Park on March 25th.
KBC Productions and Mahoney State Park announces that the romantic comedy, "Suitehearts" will begin its winter theater season run on March 25. The story revolves around two newlywed couples who are mistakenly double-booked in the same honeymoon suite. The Taylor's are very young, naive and visiting the big city for the first time. The Bellamy's are older and have a more jaded outlook on life and romance. With the help of a meddlesome bellboy, the couples find themselves in some impossible, but hilarious situations. Adult audience members will all see a little of themselves in each of these characters as they learn the difference between a wedding and a marriage.
Starring in the production are Director Kevin Colbert from Weeping Water, Shari Hoelker from Omaha, Marikita Payne, Emma Hoffman and Adam Kovar all of Lincoln and Dave Hibler of Manley. Performance dates are March 25-27, April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22 and 23. Tickets $8 for adults and $6 for children. Curtain times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays. Please call Mahoney State Park for reservations: (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122. A state park sticker or day pass is required to enter the park.
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...
SAFELY TRANSPORTING FARM EQUIPMENT
Each spring the rural countryside blossoms with a wealth of moving farm machinery as farmers
begin transporting machines from one field to the next. The birds may be singing a warning
song to both the farmers and those that share the roads with them.
Each year incidents involving tractors and other farm machinery occur on public roads, causing
death and injury to those involved, as well as involving untold costs in damage to
equipment. Nearly half of these incidents involve a collision with another vehicle. The
remainder involve running off the road, overturning, striking a fixed object, or falling from
The roads can be a dangerous place for anyone. Adolescents who are just learning to operate a
tractor may be at an even greater risk. This is also true of the adolescent operating the
approaching car or truck. Their experience level and subsequent skill in handling emergencies is
less than that of those who have been driving for many years.
Here are some points you may want to consider when transporting farm machinery:
When assigning driving tasks to adolescents make sure they have a valid drivers license
and have proper training in operating farm machinery.
Obey all traffic laws, including speed limits, traffic signals, and signs.
Have clean and bright slow-moving emblems on all tractors and implements.
Be sure brakes are in good working condition.
Don’t move farm equipment on public roads anytime between sunset and sunrise.
Farm equipment must be properly lighted, including turn signals, headlights,
Flashing amber and taillights.
Equip all tractors with ROPS and instruct all operators to wear seat belts. Never tow
more than one trailer over the road and always use a least one-safety chain in addition to
the hitch bar.
Always slow down on turns and curves. A tractor’s turning radius is much smaller than
that of most automobiles.
Remember, you may be preoccupied on planting the next cornfield when transporting
machinery. Stay alert and make it there in one piece. Also, remind young operators to watch out
and stay safe.
Keep spring a safe and pleasant time of the year. Keep those birds singing for joy-not alarm and
Article provided by Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, Earlham, Iowa www.fs4jk.org
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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