The Old Schoolhouse Events
Greenblatt & Seay  
 
Fiddle Contest Results
 
Congratulations to all the current and former Schoolhouse Music Students who participated in the 20th Annual Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice!  They were all terrific, in spite of the extreme heat.
 
Bryan,  Lilli, Dottie, and Ethne attended the free fiddle workshop in the morning, and Bryan also participated in the free harmonica workshop.
 
Caleb, Maddyn, Sophie, Taylor and Lilli shared some of their best performances in the Junior Division (for fiddlers who have been playing 5 years or less. 
 
Lilli won the “Oldest Fiddler” award. (She is the youngest fiddler to win the Oldest Fiddler award.) 
 
In the Senior Division (for fiddlers who have been playing 5 years or more), Cari-lynn won 3rd Place, Grace won 2nd Place, and Mindy won 1st Place.  
 
Grace won the free fiddle/bow/case!
 
Next year’s event is on Saturday, May 25, 1919!
 
For more information about lessons and workshops in The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse, contact debby@greenblattandseay.com
 
 
 
Summer Fiddle Camps
 Registration is now open for the Schoolhouse Summer Fiddle Camps in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  
 
Summer Camp 1:  Wednesday, June 6 - Friday, June 8, 2018, 9 AM - Noon
For folks who consider themselves beginners.
 
Summer Camp 2:  Wednesday, July 11 - Friday, July 13, 2017, 9 AM - Noon
For fiddlers who consider themselves intermediate or advanced.
 For more information, log on to http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml.

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.  To keep informed about future concerts and workshops in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, you can sign up for the mailing list at http://greenblattandseay.com.

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 The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.

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The Avoca Library

Library Hours:

Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 am

*Summer events begin June 5th*

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Red Cross calls for summer blood donations to prevent a shortage

The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day.

In the summer of 1973, Ramona Johnson was playing at the park when she was injured jumping off the swings. She was bleeding profusely from a 7-inch gash in her leg. By the time she reached the hospital, she needed an emergency transfusion. She credits the donors who took the time to give blood with helping to save her life.

Johnson’s childhood experience receiving blood compelled her to make her first blood donation more than 10 years ago. “A little voice told me that this would be a great way to give back,” she said. “I have been faithfully donating every eight weeks since.”

The public is asked to schedule an appointment to help ensure that hospitals and patients have the blood they need this summer. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through June 10, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to give May 25-29, will receive an exclusive Red Cross branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Avoca

6/11/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St

New thrift/consignment store

Opening Thursday, May 31st

Fairweather Finds
106 S. Nevada St.,
South Bend Ne.
Open Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Phone # 402-417-3971
We have vintage items, some antiques, lots of glass things plus books,  toys and furniture.
  

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 What else is happening in and around Cass County ?

Check out the following events...  

 

Memory Lane

WEEPING WATER'S 
MEMORY LANE MUSEUM'S
NEW DAYS/HOURS

The Memory Lane Museum in Weeping Water has a new schedule as follows:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, 11:30 am till 3 pm.

This year will feature Kevin Brack's personal exhibit, 
SALUTE to the OSCARS' 90th ANNIVERSARY!

Stop in to see costumes, props and scripts from Oscar winners!
Anthony Hopkins' suit from the movie 'Nixon' will also be on display!

Click HERE for the Facebook link!

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 Free Event For Local Farmers, Volunteer Fire and Rescues, and their Families

GrainBin Safety Full

 

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Witte Thank you

 

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LOFTE Community Theatre to Present The Miracle Worker  

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 The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE will stage William Gibson’s award-winning drama, The Miracle Worker June 1 - 3, and June 7 - 10..

 
Set in 1880s, Tuscumbia, Alabama this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
 
Over the years, the play has also successfully been adapted for screen and television. Most notably, the 1962 film adaptation which garnered Oscar wins for both Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.
 
“Staging The Miracle Worker has been a labor of love.” said Lofte Community Theatre Executive Director, Kevin Colbert. “As plays go, The Miracle Worker is already a heavy piece of literature. Add to that, the complicated staging which must be timed perfectly, and you have some wonderfully challenging obstacles that any actor would love to sink their teeth into. It’s just been a lot of fun, and a lot of learning..”
 
The cast of The Miracle Worker includes Gary Williams, John Bell, Emma Johnson, Riley Perez, Rachel Radloff and Skyler Radloff of Omaha, Rosalie Duffy, Gabriella Bakirane, Cathy Apolot, Wade Mumford, Nicholas Roth, and Brenna J. Thompson of Lincoln, Kyler Jones, Beatrice Quam, and Sarah G. Riha of Louisville, Melinda Mead, and Addison Broderson of Plattsmouth, Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Lilly Frields of Nebraska City, and Lily Pope of Eagle.
 
Tickets for The Miracle Worker can purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.lofte.com and clicking on “Tickets”. Curtain time for the show is 7 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. For more information, call the Lofte Community theatre or visit www.lofte.com.

Lofte Community to Host Missoula Children’s Theatre

and Open Auditions for Blackbeard the Pirate!

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 The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE, just 25 minutes south of Omaha, will hold once again host Missoula Children’s Theatre and will hold auditions for Blackbeard the Pirate! June 11th from 10 am to 12 pm. Auditions will take place at the theatre.

Children entering 1st through 7th grade are encouraged to audition for this entertaining and all-encompassing week-long theatrical experience. Blackbeard the Pirate!, is an hour-long musical for of silly jokes for all ages.

There are roles for approximately 60 locate students available. Auditions will last approximately two hours and the first rehearsal begins 15 to 30 minutes after auditions. Please note that not everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. However, if cast, the event if free to all participants during the week-long rehearsal process.

Rehearsals will take place at the Lofte each day from June 11th - 15th. Rehearsals will are scheduled from 10 am to 2:30 pm. It is important to note that not all actors will be needed at all sessions. Actors should have a clear schedule for the entire week. A detailed schedule for each child/role will be distributed after auditions. Actors who are cast need to attend all required rehearsals and performances. Children should bring their own sack lunch each day, including audition day.

The Lofte will hold two public performances of Blackbeard the Pirate!, on Saturday, June 16th at 3 pm and 6 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase online and at the Lofte box office.

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About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 miles south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and host high-school one-act play competitions in the fall.  Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually.

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2018 Cass County Fair

2018 Fair Special Contests2 2018 Special Quilt Block rules

Young 4 Hers and Quilts Go Hand in Hand

Tractor Training

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 Area Food Banks

The Louisville Area Food Bank will be open on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. The food bank is located in the First Christian Church 304 Main St. next to Copple's in Louisville. Low income residents are welcome to come to the twice a month give away. Please bring a box to put items in. This food bank is for residents of the Louisville Public School District.

Questions contact Pastor Cathy at 402-677-9606 or Pastor Bob at 402-234-2055. The Louisville Area Food Bank is always looking for donations of food as well.

Cass County Food Distribution

2018 02 14 CCMT Flier1 1June 9 - Alex Vanderbeck & Friends

June 23 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

July 7 - Kenny Briton & Friends

July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends

August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends

September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends

September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends

September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends

October 13 - FREE ADMISSION!  CCMT Anniversary Show!

October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers

December 8 - Christmas Show,

(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)

** 7 PMMONDAY, December 31, New Year's Eve Party!

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