The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning
Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, form 1 PM - 3 PM, for
folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder. Deborah
Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member
of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop. Pre-
registration is required, and enrollment is limited. The $30.00 fee
includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.
A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from
1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca,
Nebraska. This will be a wonderful opportunity to play with other music
students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't
have to ever see again. During the workshop, musicians will be discussing
how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum
music. The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.
There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required,
and there is a $20.00 fee.
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL
SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will
take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of 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. The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are
$100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place. Prizes will also
be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants
starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE. Admission is $5.00 for
adults and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for
For more information, call 402-275-3221,
KYLE SORENSEN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
September 12th & 13th
All proceeds benefit the
Kyle Sorensen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Reserve your tee time soon!
Slattery Vintage Estates
Vineyard & Tasting Room
Summer Concert Series
Every Saturday Evening in June July, and August at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
$5 cover goes entirely to the bands
Auditions at the Lofte Community Theatre
August 17, 2009 Manley, NE --The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley announces that it will hold open auditions for Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore's "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect." Auditions will be held at the theater on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st at 7PM, and will consist of cold readings from the script. The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert.
The story is a fast-paced farce about two brothers, one of whom has the unlucky penchant of picking the slowest horse at the track. They've already borrowed from the local loan shark, and while there's plenty of money in Grandfather Buckle's will, it's a sure thing that these two black sheep will never see a dime. What's left to do except have one brother dress up as the favorite cousin, who happens to be a nun? Other characters include a stuffy lawyer, a hard drinking housekeeper, and a trio of beautiful women.
"Over The River" Opens at The Lofte Theatre
The Lofte Community Theatre announces that its next season installment, "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro opens on Friday, August 28th. The comedy revolves around young Nick and his extended Italian-American family.
Nick's mom and dad have retired and have moved to Florida, but both sets of grandparents are still very much involved in his life. Nick gets a chance to pursue his dream job, but threatens to move him far away from New Jersey and his grandparents. Soon the loving, but meddlesome grannies decide that they must take evasive action. They decide to find a nice girl for Nick so that he'll settle down and stay on the east coast! This is a wonderful family comedy filled with laughs and heartfelt situations about growing up, growing older, and the things we lose and gain along the way.
Performing in their first Lofte production is Jason Weixelman and Chuck Danskin, both of Lincoln. Both Mr. Weixelman and Mr. Danskin have an extensive history with the Lincoln Community Playhouse. Also starring in the production are Mary Ann Stohlmann of Murdock, real-life husband and wife Bob and Margie Pinkerton of Weeping Water, and Allie Nielsen of Omaha.
Performances run August 28-30, September 4-6 and 10-13. Curtain times Thursday-Saturday are 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Those interested in tickets, driving directions or other information about the theater may call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or visit their website, www.Lofte.com.
Pictured: Getting the "once over." From L-R, Mary Ann Stohlmann, Chuck Danskin, Margie Pinkerton and Bob Pinkerton give their smiling nods of approval to their grandson's prospective girlfriend, Allie Nielsen.
The 2009 Nebraska Travel and Tourism Industry Award Nomination Forms are Available!
Do you have, or know of, an outstanding event, tourism publication, Web site or tourism campaign that you want to showcase?
Has a particular individual or organization been a champion for tourism in your community or region?
Is there a tourism association or nature-based tourism entity that has worked to market and develop tourism in your area?
If so, nominate them for a Nebraska Travel and Tourism Industry Award.
The nine award categories are:
Friend of Tourism
Outstanding Event (0-9,999)
Outstanding Event (10,000+)
Outstanding Tourism Association
Outstanding Tourism Campaign
Outstanding Tourism Publication
Outstanding Tourism Attraction
Outstanding Tourism Entity
Award winners receive an attractive stained glass award and special recognition in the 2010 Nebraska Travel Guide and on the Tourism Division’s Web site.
***NEW THIS YEAR***
Award winners with Web sites will receive a FREE 1 year banner advertisement on the Tourism Division’s Web site in 2010!
The 2009 award nomination forms are available on the front page of the Tourism Division’s Industry Web site: http://industry.visitnebraska.org
Forms must be in the Lincoln office postmarked by Friday, 11 September 2009 for consideration.
Plan on attending the 2009 Nebraska Travel Conference:
Nebraska Travel Conference, 20-22 October 2009, Divots Conference Center, Norfolk
More information about the conference, including a full schedule and how to register will come soon.
Get Ready for Weeping Water's
2nd Annual FALL FESTIVAL
Janet Syas Nitsick, author of Seasons of the Soul, shares some exciting news - a You Tube book trailer. Click the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmkR_eO9wOU
If have difficulty connecting to the link, do a You Tube search for Seasons of the Soul and it will come up that way.
Visit Weeping Water Public Library to check out your copy of Seasons of the Soul in paperback and in audio format.
Thurs., Aug. 27: Girls JV & V Softball vs. Johnson County Central @ home @ 5:00 p.m.
Blood Drive @ United Methodist Church 1:00-6:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 28: Boys Football @ Johnson County Central (Tecumseh) @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 29: Girls Varsity Softball--Syracuse/Wymore Central Triangular @ 1:45 p.m.
Final Concert at Slattery Vintage Estates @ 7:00 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 31: Auditions at The Lofte Theatre @ 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 1: Girls Varsity Softball--Plattsmouth/Bennington Triangular @ 4:45 p.m.
Auditions at The Lofte Theatre @ 7:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 3: Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country--Charlie Thorell Invite @ 4:00 p.m.
Girls JV & V Softball vs. Arlington @ home @ 5:00 p.m.
Girls Varsity Volleyball--Dorchester/Palmyra/WW Triangular @ 5:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 4: Boys/Girls Junior High Cross Country--Tecumseh Invite @ 8:40 a.m.
Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country--Tecumseh Invite @ 9:00 a.m.
Boys Football vs. Palmyra @ home @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 5: Girls Varsity Volleyball Booster Tournament @ home @ 9:00 a.m.
Girls JV & V Softball vs. DC West @ home @ 10:00 a.m.
Please let me know if you have any news that you would like to be featured in the weekly newsletter. I would love to include any events, news, and/or pictures for the community to enjoy.