Main Street Springfield
Holiday Open House November 5-8
Enjoy Great Shopping along with Food and Drink
Your favorite local retail shops are kicking off the Holiday Season in style. Join as all weekend with special events and hours.
Your favorite Main Street business thank you in advance for shopping local this Holiday Season
All You Need is Junk
BJ’s Vintage Design
Margie Trembley Chapeaux
Soaring Wings Winery (just south on 6th Street)
Springfield Drug & Soda Fountain
Sweet Lime Thai Food
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.
SPRINGFIELD LIBRARY EVENTS:
“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
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.
Oct. 25 – Dustin West
Friday Night Music
7:00 – 9:30pm
Oct. 30 – Halloween Bash
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY
Do you want your child to experience different cultures and see more of the world? Local teacher, Allison Klimek, is sponsoring a middle school aged trip overseas to London, Paris, and Rome through the company, Quo Student Travel. The program is 15 days in length and everyday is action-packed! Check out quostudenttravel.com to see the day-to-day itinerary and pricing.
UPCOMING BLOOD DONATION OPPORTUNITIES IN SARPY COUNTY:
Oct. 30: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bellevue East High School, 1401 High School Drive
Oct. 24: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 19215 Chandler
Oct. 26: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., AOI Corporation, 8801 S. 137th Circle
Oct. 29: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Chalco Valley Business Park, 13831 Chalco Valley Pkwy
Oct. 24: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lowes, 8707 S. 71st Plaza
Oct. 31: 6:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 W. Lincoln
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
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.
The Cast of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” at the Lofte Community Theatre. Front row left to right, Shelia Hansen, Shari Hoelker, Alyssa DiPaolo and Brenda Jones. Back row, Ross Mumford, Jestin Jones, Ken Snyder, Jeff Johnston and Melinda Mead.
The Lofte Community Theatre announces the opening of their next production, “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30pm. Written by Katherine DiSavino, the script is a fast-paced comedic farce that has become the Lofte’s fall tradition.
Bridget is a young woman who is about to become roommates with her sweet little Grandma in a rent-controlled apartment in New York City. However, what Bridget first saw as an easy opportunity quickly turns into mayhem. It seems that sweet little Nana is running an illegal boutique from their apartment, selling naughty hand-made lingerie to local senior citizens.
Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln and Shari Hoelker of Omaha play Bridget and her grandmother, respectively. Rounding out the cast are Brenda Jones of Louisville, Ross Mumford, Jestin Jones and Shelia Hansen of Lincoln, Wendy Allen and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth and Jeff Johnston and Ken Snyder both of Elmwood. The production is directed by Kevin Colbert.
The production runs October 10, 11, 15-18 and 23-25. Thursday through Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30pm. Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $19 with special discounts offered to groups of twenty or more. The Lofte is located near the town of Manley in Cass County. Those interested in tickets should call the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553 or visit their website, www.Lofte.com.
AVOCA SCHOOL HOUSE EVENTS:
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2:30 PM
Greenblatt & Seay and Friends will present a concert of "Train Songs" on Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. What is it about trains that so easily engages one's imagination? Find out as you tap your feet and clap your hands while listening to old and new train songs. This performance will feature the sounds of the fiddle, harmonica, whistles, banjo, guitar, and lots of vocal harmonies.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. The concert 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:
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