Residents are reminded that your pets must be licensed by May 1, 2013. Any dog or cat inside the city limits and over six months of age must be licensed. You will need to have a current copy of your pet's rabies vaccine. There will be a pet clinic on April 13, 2013 from 9-11am at the fire barn with vaccinations available. Please call the city office at 402-267-5152 with any questions.
A reminder to all who own or operate a ATV or UTV on the city streets to please stop by the city office to register your vehicle. This includes anyone who uses their vehicle for snow removal. There is $25 registration fee. Thank you.
Time for camping is just around the corner. The water at the city lakes campground will be back on around the end of March or first of April depending on the weather. You may camp now, but there are no bathrooms or showers open at this time.
The date for the cemetery clean-up day is Saturday, April 6th. All volunteers should meet at the cemetery at 9:30am.
The Louisville Senior Center (423 Elm) is pleased to announce an afternoon of entertainment featuring the talented Johnny Ray Gomez accordion and vocal entertainer. The Show is open to the public and starts at 1:00 on Wednesday, April 3rd. There is no charge for the show but donations will be accepted. If you are a senior over 60 and wish to have lunch before the show.....call Evelyn (402-234-2120) BEFORE 1:00 on the preceding TUESDAY (April 2nd) to order your meal.
Springfield Volunteer Fire Auxiliary Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27, 2013 7am-Noon
Springfield Fire Station - 505 S 1st Street
"The Fox on the Fairway" is Frolicking Fun
Mistaken identities! Romantic shenanigans! And most importantly, golf! KBC Productions announces the opening of its spring production at Mahoney State Park. Reminiscent of the Marx Brothers' classics, this madcap adventure will keep you on your toes. We suggest a PG13 rating for this event.
The show is directed by Kevin Colbert. The cast includes, Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Mick Kovar, Samantha Colbert and Mathew Pegler of Lincoln, Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Ross Mumford of Elmwood. The role of Justin in shared on an alternating schedule by Mr. Pegler and Mr. Mumford.
"The Fox on the Fairway" runs March 22-24, 30, April 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21. Curtain times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Reservations may be made by calling Mahoney State Park at 402-944-2523 ext 7122. A park entry permit is required.
Lofte Theatre Scholarship Applications
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Lofte's 2013 scholarship award. Any graduating senior with plans to continue their education and has volunteered at the Lofte (acting, ushering, construction, etc.) may apply.
The scholarship application is listed on the Lofte's website (www.Lofte.com) under the 'information' tab.
The Lofte Community Theatre held its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet on Saturday, February 9th. Catering was provided by Rick and Connie Bruns of Avoca as well as the Lofte's Board of Directors.
The Lofte recognized three individuals for their outstanding volunteer efforts in 2012. Tim Sorensen of Elmwood was awarded, "Best Backstage Volunteer" for his contributions in designing and building the rain machine for the summer musical, "Singin' in the Rain." Jim Wolcott (also of Elmwood) was recognized as the outstanding "Car Parker and Usher." Brenda Jones of Louisville won the "Overall" category for her varied and vauable contributions to the organization for the past twenty years.
Artistic Director Kevin Colbert also announced his show selections for 2014. "Dearly Beloved," "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," "King O' the Moon," the Alfred Hitchcock parody farce, "Wrong Window," and "Christmas Belles," will grace the stage next year.
RURAL ROUTE RUST SALE & SPRING OPEN HOUSE
April 13-14, 2013
10:00AM - 4:00PM
at BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED FARM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
In just over four weeks the barn doors and farm gates will be thrown open for our first event of the year!
In addition to our annual Spring Open House, we're adding a one-of-a-kind shopping opportunity. If you've been to the farm you know we love rusty gold (some like to call it JUNK), antiques, vintage, repurposed, upcycled and handmade treasures, and we've rounded up a collection of vendors who share our love of this great JUNK for the first-annual Rural Route Rust sale!
We've confirmed nine outside vendors (with probably a few more to come) who will be set up around the farm. The barn is stuffed with our own Bloom Where You're Planted Farm finds including primitives, garden junk, "man-tiques", vintage textiles and kitchen goods, repurposed lighting, industrial accents, and leather cuff bracelets handmade from vintage belts.
The Schoolhouse Care will be serving lunch and baked goods both days, and the young and young-at-heart will enjoy playing and exploring around the farm and visiting the farm animals.
Admission is FREE, so mark your calendars and invite your friends! We hope to see you soon at the farm!
Confirmed Vendors (watch for updates in next month's newsletter):
Bedelia's Bangles - Steampunk recycled jewelry & art objects
Carole's Flowers, Gifts & Vintage Finds - Antiques & vintage treasures
Gather Boutique - Vintage smalls, furniture, home decor, vintage/repurposed jewelry, gifts, & Miss Mustard Seed paint
Hanson Woodworking & Crafts - Handmade games, yard ornaments, indoor & outdoor furniture, wine accessories, pens, furniture restoration
Nodding Goat Home - Antiques, vintage, primitives, yard & garden decor
Rusty Barn Relics - Farm relics (horse tack, license plates, tractor & implement parts, vintage signs, tools, crockware, vintage furniture, etc.), repurposed funky junk, & handpainted signs
Simply Bungalow - Vintage, repurposed, local handmades, primitives & "junk"
Simply Home Sweet Home - Vintage, repurposed, & upcycled items; paper goods, jewelry, aprons & sachets
The Whole Dorf - Steampunk-style jewelry and art objects, antiques & fun house/garden planters and plants
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 2013
September 21-October 31, 2013
Now booking parties & field trips for our 2013 season!
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Avoca, NE 58307
Senior Citizen Meals at the Community Center
101 W Eldora Ave Suite 3
start serving at 11am
Contact Ruth Vogt 402-267-5303 to reserve a meal
or schedule a delivery
Upcoming Menu - subject to change
March 20, 2013
Cake & Ice Cream
March 22, 2013
Mac & Cheese
March 25, 2013
mash potatoes & gravy
March 27, 2013
Liver & Onions
On Sunday, April 14, at 2:30pm, Greenblatt & Seay presents their original mini-musical, "Noah's Ark."
"Noah's Ark" is a lively adaptation of the story of Noah and the great flood. This unique Greenblatt & Seay production explores the fate of the humans and other animals on the ark, from the day they boarded, to the day they disembarked. The words, by David Seay, examine the relationships between the inhabitants of the ark, and how they managed to survive from one unpredictable day to the next. The music, By Deborah Greenblatt, suggests many of the globes great musical traditions, such as blues, Cajun, Calypso, Klezmer, a "Gilbert & Sullivan"-style jig, a tango, and even a round. Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments during the performance, including a 5-string fiddle, harmonica, guitar, tiple, bouzouki.
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performace Series since 1990. Music lessions, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
The Living Lords Supper, complete with original music, will be performed at the Weeping Water United Church of Christ (Congregational Church) located at 204 North Elm Street, at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 24th. It is an original script composed by Pastor Mary McQueen. Original music by Mr. Gary Randall and Mr. Ken McQueen will be performed. No Admission Fee. Please bring a can of food for the food pantry.