Upcoming blood donation opportunity
May 12: 1 - 7 p.m., City Building, 101 W. Eldora Ave.
Family Melodrama at the Lofte
Manley, NE [April 15, 2016] - The Lofte Community Theatre announces that it will have a one-night only Melodrama event on Saturday, April 30 at 7pm. “Another Kennedy in the White House,” sees the President trying to force Jack off of his land and Jill into his heart. This is typical melodrama fare with a villain, hero and beautiful ingenue.
During its formative years, melodramas were a popular ticket at the Lofte. Now during its 40th season, the Lofte is bringing back this special family friendly event for just one night. Reserved seats are available for only $10. Tickets will also be available at the door. Directed by Lofte President Jeff Johnston, this production is sure to be lots of fun.
The Lofte is located near the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 just east of the town of Manley.
Live Improv Comedy at the Lofte
Manley, NE [April 15, 2016] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding a night of live improv comedy entitled, “Whose Lofte is it Anyway?” on Saturday, April 23 at 7pm.
In the style of the popular Drew Carey hit, “Whose Line is it Anyway?”this show utilizes the skills and talents of some of the midwest’s best comedians. This troupe of individuals (including the Lofte’s own Doug Rothgeb) is called “Big Canvas.” They participate in improv and skit comedy events in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. They take the stage this weekend and will entertain you with a family friendly evening of laughter. Some members of the audience may even be asked (or rather drafted) onstage to help usher in the fun!
Tickets for this event are only $10 and will be available at the door. For those who are interested, there will be an improv workshop at the theater starting at 2pm. For a free-will donation, you can learn improv comedy or learn how to improve you public speaking skills. This is a great opportunity for young people involved in speech, FBLA or other extracurricular activities.
The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Hwy 1 and 50 near the town of Manley. Those interested in advance reservations should call the box office at (402) 234-2553
Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE. 68048
Living History Day
Cass County Historical Society's Tenth Annual Living History Day will be Saturday,
April 30. The event is free and open to the public.
At 10:00 a.m., by the Caboose at the end of Main Street, Ron Rookstool of
Plattsmouth , will demonstrate Blacksmithing and Butch Bouvier of
Onawa,Iowa,will talk about wood working and log cabin restoration. The Cook
Log Cabin and the Burlington Northern Caboose will be open for tours.
The Museum at 646 Main will open at 12:00 and remain open until 4:00 p.m.
Demonstrations in the museum will include weaving by Linda Barnard Duncan of
Plattsmouth and quilting by Sandra Allgeier. Throughout the day, Florene Nickles
will be playing the 1893 Packard Reed Organ.
From 12:00 until 4:00 p.m., a May Basket Workshop for children ages 5 to 10 will
be conducted by Cass County Retired Educators. The children will make a basket
and learn about the May Day tradition. The last session will start at 3:30. Children
will also have an opportunity to make a rag doll and roll a candle.
In the museum courtyard, William Duff, of Weeping Water, will demonstrate rope
making. Farm equipment, including tractors, plows, cultivators, and corn planters
will be on display in the shed in the courtyard
There will be an Antique Tractor Show on Main Street in front of the Museum.
For additional information, contact the museum, 4022964770.