MOPAC TRAIL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
The City of Springfield celebrated the new connection of the MoPac trail through the Springfield with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday September 22, 2015.
GET READY FOR A TOILET PAPER DRIVE SUNDAY OCTOBER 4TH!!!
DO YOU HAVE A SQUARE TO SPARE??
We are getting ready for our annual TP Drive around Springfield!! Weather permitting, the IMPACT youth group from the Methodist Church will be going door to door Sunday October 4th to collect rolls of toilet paper. It will go to a variety of places such as Carol’s House of Hope and various nonprofit food pantries. In case you didn’t realize TP can’t be purchased with government aid but it is still a necessity. In case we miss your home or you want to just to drop it off – there will be a box in the Church entry. Thank you so much for your help! This is always a fun event for the kids, knocking on doors and asking for square to spare!!
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE THANK YOU
On a beautiful Fall day we had a great turn out for our Blood Drive in Springfield. Our goal was to collect 41 units. We ended up collecting 51 units so it was a very good day again in Springfield for collecting Blood. Thanks to all who took time out to donate and attempted to donate. Also thanks to the Fire Dept. and all the local businesses that let us put flyers in their buildings to get the word out about the drive.
Mark your calendars for Sunday Dec. 13th our next drive.
St. Joseph Knight of Columbus Sponsors &
the Red Cross.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS
This will be the 5th year the St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus take part in the coats for kids program, helping children in our community. The past 2 years we have had hats, gloves and scarves donated to go along with the coats. We have experienced such a demand, this year we have purchased 72 coats to donate which is 33% more than the past years. We would like to have donations of hats, mittens and scarves again. We gladly accept all colors and we are looking for kids sizes 4-10 for the mittens. If you are interested in donating please contact Ralph Meister 402 707-8426. We try to get the coats out around the first week of November.
VNA FLU SHOT CLINIC
First United Methodist Church, 480 Main Street, is hosting a VNA Flu Shot Clinic during the October Senior Meal- October 6th, 11a-1p. The cost is $32 for the shot or mist. Insurance is accepted. Please call to rsvp or if you have questions 402-253-2270.
Ruth Henrichs, president and CEO of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, hugs Betsy Timmerman as she hands her the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award.
BETSY TIMMERMAN RECEIVES SPECIAL AWARD
Betsy Timmerman was honored at the recent Faith in Action® event for harnessing “the power of one” and opening her heart and the hearts of others to embrace refugees. Timmerman received the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award for her ongoing mentorship of refugee families over the past 11 years.
“Betsy has opened her heart and her home to welcome refugees seeking safety and freedom,” Ruth Henneman, vice president of development for LFS. “Her only motivation is compassion!”
“It has been a tremendous learning and heartwarming experience for me,” said Timmerman in her acceptance speech. “This honor extends to my friends and family because they have been on this wonderful journey with me.”
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE?
Open Enrollment Dates:
October 15 – December 7, 2015
THE A, B, C and D’s of Medicare
Presented by Amy Warsocki-Begley
October 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Springfield Memorial Library
665 Main Street
This program is for all those eligible or assisting someone eligible to enroll and is for educational purposes only.
“MARK YOUR CALENDAR”
SPRINGFIELD AT HEART COMMUNITY DINNER
December 12 2015
First United Methodist Church
Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings
Free will donations at the door split among all four churches in town
ASK THE MASTER GARDENER
Springfield Fair Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds garden (barring rain) now till October.
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Sunday Acoustic Music!
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
27th – Dustin West from An Evening
Friday Night Music
7:00 – 9:30pm
26th – In the Gruv
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
A.R.T. (ART, RUST & TUNES) FAIR
SAT. OCT. 3, 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.
BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED FARM
911-108TH ST., RURAL AVOCA, NE
Enjoy all the family-friendly activities at the pumpkin patch with the added bonus of live music and an art fair with hand-selected artists and craftsmen. Johnny Rod will be performing acoustic country, classic rock, modern hits and originals from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Activities include wagon rides, nature trails, play areas and farm animals, plus a a cafe in a restored one-room schoolhouse, and two floors of vintage, antiques and gifts in the farm's original barn. One admission fee of $6 (ages 2 & under free) allows access to all activities at the farm.
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm's 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Sept. 26-Oct. 31 -- Fridays 1-6 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
911-108th St., rural Avoca
New for 2015! Corn Hole, a fun Egg Race game, and a big John Deere combine you can climb into!
Other activities include hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, rubber duck races, bucking bronco barrel ride, corn pit, family-sized tire swing, hay climb and tunnel, dress-a-scarecrow, horse swings, agricultural exhibits, gourd tunnel, photo ops and more! Don't miss the barn full of seasonal gifts, tasty treats, antiques and TONS of pumpkins, or all of the yummy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe (serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, homemade pie and cookies, and coffee on the weekends).
Admission is $6.00 for ages 3 & up and includes all activities. Shop the barn or dine at the cafe without an admission charge.
Special events include Service Family Day Sept. 26, A.R.T. Fair with live music Oct. 3, Doggy Day Oct. 10, Country concert by McKenzie JaLynn and the Renegades Oct. 18, and Thanks-and-Giving Day Oct. 31. See our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, or Facebook pages for full details.
NINETEENTH ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the Nineteenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.
Contestants can pre-register on line: (http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee_preregistration.shtml).
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free. The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.
Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, will be giving fiddle workshops in November in the Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse. On Friday, November 13, starting at 7PM, the subjects will be "Six Approaches to Jamming", and "Modal Improvisation". On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 AM, the topics will be "Gypsy Jazz" and "One Tune, Five Styles". These workshops are appropriate for any string player who desires to open their ears to new ways of making music.
JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer. Her former students have toured with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, and one of her former students plays regularly on Dancing with the Stars.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, and to register, click on the following link:
~ When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser
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Community Sustaining Sponsors 2015