Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 30, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

MARCH 30, 2011



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SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO CARNIVAL

The Springfield Elementary PTO Carnival is right around the corner and we need your help! Get started on spring cleaning and donate all your unwanted glassware and plasticware. We are looking for fun cups, glasses and bowls. We are also looking for new and gently used stuffed animals. All items can be dropped off in the donation bins at the school.

The raffle baskets are back this year. There will be a themed gift basket for each grade level. We are also looking for donations for a "best of Springfield" basket. If you are a local business and would like to donate to this basket, please call Lisa Ferguson at 402-253-2702.

The carnival will be held Friday, April 1 at Platteview High School from 6:00 -8:30p.m.

Any other questions , call Erin Patera at 402-305-7469.



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LENTEN FISH FRYS

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

102 S. 9TH STREET

SPRINGFIELD, NE.

 

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.

 

 

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PLATTEVIEW HIGH

AFTER-PROM PARTY

OPEN HOUSE

6:00-7:30PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH

FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO TOUR

 "MARDI GRAS EXTRAVAGANZA"



 

 

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Community Blood Drive

Sunday April 10th

from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.

at Springfield City Offices

To schedule an appointment online, go to givebloodgivelife.org

or call 402-253-8301.

Lets keep up the Springfield tradition and meet our set goal again.




SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street
Springfield, NE 68059

402-301-9162

SPRING CLASSES

 

 

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Cast Dragon Fly Pin


Thursday – March 31, 6:30-8pm
Saturday – April 9, 1:30-3pm
Tuesday – April 12, 6:30-8pm
Saturday – April 16, 1:30-3pm

Maximum Students: 6

Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: $35  ( If you wish to add dichroic glass to your dragonfly, you can purchase a small bag from the teacher for an additional fee).



KID & TEEN CLASSES

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March 29    3:30-4:15 or 4:30pm Watercolor Card (class size 5 max)

Kids will love this. Blob your own watercolor on a card and design your own special creation that will have it's own small frame. . Students need their own watercolor pan and brush. Aprons provided Ages 5+

April 30  10:30-11:30    Dad & Me (class size 4 max)

Make something for Mom for Mother's Day.  This class will be fun for both Dad and the Children

It's a surprise for Mom...so Dad will have to come in or call for info.

Ages 5+

May 28 It's a Beetle Happening 10:30am -11:15 or 11:30 (class size 5 max)

Spring is here and you too can have your own beetle bug just for your room.  Kids will love decorating this really cool guy. Ages 10+

June 15 It's your Choice 10:30- 11:15 or 11:30 (class size 5 max)

Decorate your own banner for your room or a felted picture frame. Only pink banners available. Ages 10+

June 21 Glass Dragonfly for Teens 10:30-noon  (class size 5 max)

Dragon Flies are fun to make.  In this class we will be using colored crushed glass placed in a mold and kiln fired.  Some cold working after firing will be necessary to finish off your work of art.  This can be done when you pick up your dragon fly.  This class will take one firing in the kiln. $35 class fee includes all materials and kiln firing. If students wish to add dicroic glass there will be an additional fee.

 

All kids classes are $15 but the teen class is $35.

All fees for registration must be paid one week prior to the class date.  Payment by cash or check only. March registration and fee need to be done  by Saturday, March 26.

ART QUILT EXHIBIT

MARCH 1 thru APRIL 30, 2011

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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

 



 

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

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

Springfield Days organizational meeting will be held Thursday, March 31, 7PM at Springfield Memorial Library. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.



Springfield Memorial Library

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

 

LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES

GARDENING LESSON

APRIL 7, 2011

3:30 - 4:30PM

K-6TH GRADES WELCOME

SNACKS PROVIDED

 

LAST MONTH'S AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURE FUN!

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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

 



MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

SPRING & SUMMER ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

HOURS:

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM



SOARING WINGS VINEYARD


Friday Night Music Series

Starts April 1st

Bring a lawn-chair or blanket

 Great music & Great wine!

Rain or Shine the Music Plays

*No cover charge in April*

APRIL 2011

April 1st - Righteous Pyle

 April 8th - Stovall

April 15th - Greg Place

April 22nd - Strings & Chords

April 29th - Mitch Armstrong



ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

April 3rd - Chris Saub

April 10th - Jeff Tomes

April 17th - Katie Logan

April 24th - CLOSED  for Easter

No cover charge!  Music plays from 2-5PM

 

Learn how Howard Hughes fooled the world by taking another identity given to him by the CIA, faking his death, and living as another man until 2001.  Hear how this change of identity was actually accomplished, as Mark heard the story from Eva McLelland, and how the pieces came together to create one of the greatest disappearing acts of the 20th Century.  Major General (ret.) Mark Musick, the researcher for the book "Boxes, The Secret Life of Howard Hughes,"  will be at the Soaring Wings Winery at 2:30 on Saturday, April 23 for a presentation and book signing.  Cost of the books at the signing: $11.00.

 

Easter Eggs for Adults!

April 20 & 21st from 12-6, come I and get your surprise from the Easter Bunny!  Prizes range from freebies to discounts!  Must be 21 and over to participate, purchase is required!

 

Mark your calendars now!

June 4th - Blues Festival

August 20th - Swine on the Vine

September 25th - Harvest Festival

 



Heritage Nebraska Seeking Hidden Treasures and Fading Places Nominations

Heritage Nebraska, a statewide not-for-profit citizens preservation organization, is seeking nominees for its 2011 List of Hidden Treasures and Fading Places.

“We have selected 20 Fading Places and 22 Hidden Treasures during the first two years of this project,” said Heritage Nebraska Executive Director J.L. Schmidt.

“The Hidden Treasures are those places that may not yet be on the radar, but they are places worth seeing and most of them provide things worth doing,” Schmidt said. “The Fading Places represent icons of our history that are threatened with extinction through demolition or neglect often brought on by lack of money and vision. “

The nomination forms are available on the organization Web site: www.heritagenebraska.org or can be obtained by calling the office at 402-323-7338 or e-mailing   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Since the first list was released in May 2009, the Fading Places have ranged from Camp Lookout in Sidney to the Industrial Arts Building on the proposed University of Nebraska-Lincoln Innovation Campus. We’ve also included the state’s 400-mile wide Interstate 80 sculpture garden, rural churches and schools and grain elevators and the Oregon Trail and archaeological sites statewide, Schmidt said. Preservation work has been started on at least seven of the 20 Fading Places projects to date.

The Hidden Treasures have ranged from the Chadron Hotel/Old Main Street Inn in Chadron to the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus and places in-between. Historic Downtown Fremont, Downtown Scribner and Historic Downtown Sidney have also joined the list of places worth seeing, Schmidt said.

Nominations are due in our office on or before May 1,” Schmidt said. The winners will be announced at the next joint state conference of Heritage Nebraska Preservation and Heritage Nebraska Main Street in June.

Heritage Nebraska is a statewide not-for-profit citizen’s organization that advocates and promotes heritage in order to build stronger communities and maintain the essential character of Nebraska. The organization is affiliated with the Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Trust Main Street Center.

 

 


HAPPENING NEARBY

 

Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept

Fish Fry

 

Friday, April 1st

&

Friday, April 15th

 

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

Louisville Fire Station

Louisville NE

10 miles south of Omaha on Hwy 50

 







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BESS STREETER ALDRICH FOUNDATION'S SPRING BANQUET

Date: Sat. April 9, 2011 -- 6:00 p.m.

 

Location: Elmwood Elementary School, 400 West F Street

 

Reservations: $10.00, RSVP to 994-3855 by Apr. 4

 

Program:

Tom Bassett presents

“Antique Values:  Their Ups & Downs”

 

 Whether you’re a connoisseur of antiques, literature, or just good food, you’ll find something to suit you April 9th at the Elmwood School.

 The Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation's Spring Banquet is open to the public and will feature a plated meal and program by Tom Bassett, owner of Bassett’s Appraisal Service in Lincoln.  Tom conducts appraisals for a number of banks and law firms, is a regular on KFOR’s call-in show “Problems & Solutions”, and teaches “Bargain Hunting for Antiques” at Southeast Community College.  In 1983, he conducted what is likely the largest antique appraisal in the history of Nebraska when he appraised Pioneer Village in Minden.  Following the presentation the winners of the 2010-2011 Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Contest will be honored and will read excerpts from their winning entries.

 The Elmwood School is located at 400 West F Street, Elmwood, NE.  Reservations are required, and can be made by calling402-994-3855 prior to April 4.  The price for meal and program is $10.00.

 



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Suitehearts Opens at Mahoney State Park

 

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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.

 

 

PLATTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

NEWS

Plattsmouth Public Library, in association with The Big Read, will produce "Tom Sawyer" this summer.  Roles are available for four boys and two girls age 9 - 15, one man and one woman age 18-25, four women age 30+ and one man age 30+.  There may be non-speaking roles for more.  Auditions will be held Sunday, April 3rd, at 2:00pm and Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm, in the auditorium of the Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A.  John Payton directs.

SPECIAL STORYTIME

Tuesday April 5, 2011

3:45PM

Staff from the Sarpy County Health Department will be reading two books in honor of National Safety Week, “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Stop Picking on Me”.

She will be bringing identkits (fingerprint id kits) for the kids as well as free coloring books.

 

GARAGE SALE

Garage Sale, 3 family, 2 locations! Friday and Saturday 8:00 to noon both days. Includes

exercise, sports, holiday & lawn equipment, Weber Grille, kids things, office items, adult bicycle

and much more. 3608 Becker Ct and 19818 Ewel Court in Buccaneer Bay. Questions?

Call Peg at 402-690-9478 or Jan at 402-321-1663.



GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE

 

JAMMING WORKSHOP

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, April 2, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to 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..

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.

 

~When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
-
Albert Einstein


Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers.

 

Connie Manzer

 

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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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