Where: Young Memorial Park, Murray, Nebraska
When: May 15 & 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
What: Selling “Plantman” locally grown vegetables, flowers, and hanging flower baskets
In Participation with the Murray Garage Sales
Keep Cass County Beautiful, (KCCB), an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is announcing the launch of the 17th annual Great American Cleanup. Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is the country's largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages more than 4 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.
The emphasis of the GAC program is from March 1- May 31, but cleanups can occur anytime during the year.
In 2014, KCCB provided supplies for 11 clean-ups in the county. Thanks to the hard work of 170 adult and youth volunteers and 427 hours of labor, 129 large bags of trash were collected in Cass County along with painting projects, weed pulling, tree and flower plantings.
Keep Cass County Beautiful will again provide trash bags and loan banners, safety vests, gloves and some pick-up tools (while supplies last) for clean-up events. KCCB will partner with local school groups, scouts, civic and church organizations to plan volunteer events that include litter clean-ups, special recycling events, planting red flowers for a "Grow Big Red" garden, increased recycling collections, tree plantings, clothing collections, and more.
We appreciate your efforts to lead a Great American Cleanup last year and hope you will consider organizing another GAC this year. Please contact me soon if you would like to reserve a supply of garbage bags, gloves, etc. If you are no longer the contact person for this information, please notify me.
Thank you for all you do to keep Cass County beautiful!
Linda BehrnsExecutive DirectorKeep Cass County Beautiful513 Vine StLouisville, NE 68037402-234-6775
Be sure to visit KCCB during the Murray Garage Sales May 15-16!
We'll have beautiful CASS COUNTY GROWN vegetables, hanging baskets and flowers!
A Jam Session Workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 16, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM in The Old Avoca (NE) Schoolhouse. This workshop, gently guided by fiddler Deborah Greenblatt, is for acoustic musicians of any age or experience who would like a little guidance and practice in the subtle art of "jamming". In this supportive, easy-going atmosphere, players will share and exchange ideas about negotiating your way through a tune, even if you have never heard it before.
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features championship fiddler/composer, Deborah Greenblatt, in "Fiddle Fables", on Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.
With the help of her fabulous five-string fiddle Deborah Greenblatt explores some of the trials, tribulations, and lessons that fiddlers often have in common. There is advice for the beginner ("It Starts With Your Feet"), advice for the fiddler's families ("Have Mercy"), for the growing fiddler ("Shopping For a Fiddle Blues"), for the brave fiddler ("I'm Gonna Fiddle In a Contest"), as well as the fiddler who plays the viola ("Out of Fiddle, Out of My Mind"). There are also inspiring stories of real-life fiddlers ("Cactus Pete"), teachers ("Alice Johnson's Jig"), and students ("Mary Ann the Fiddler").
The concert will be downstairs, followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with Greenblatt & Seay. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
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.
OLD AVOCA SCHOOLHOUSE PERFORMANCE & CAMP SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 9, 6 PM, David in "Train Songs and Tales of the Westward Rails", Blair Depot, Blair, NE
Sunday, April 12, 2:30 PM, Debby & Friends in "Fiddle Fables", the Old Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE ($10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, $1.00 for children)
Thursday, April 16, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM, Jam Session Workshop, the Old Schoolhouse, Avocca, NE ($15.00 per musician)
Sunday, May 10, 2:30 PM, Greenblatt & Seay and Friends, "Greenblatt & Seay Songbook", the Old Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE ($10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, $1.00 for children)
Saturday, May 23, 10 AM, Debby in a FREEEEEEE Fiddle Workshop, Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE
Sunday, June 7, 2:30 - 4 PM, Greenblatt & Seay, Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Elmwood Park, Omaha, FREEEEEEE
Monday, June 15 - Friday, June, 9 Am - 1 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Beginners (To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml)
Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Intermediate and Advanced Fiddlers (To register on line, log on to:http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml)
Mahoney State Park
Kountze Memorial Theatre
FARCE OF NATURE
Jones, Hope, and Wooten
The final show of the winter season at Kountze Memorial Theatre in Mahoney State Park is Farce of Nature by Jones, Hope, and Wooten. It is a Southern-fried farce depicting one day at the struggling Reel ‘em Inn fishing lodge where a lone guest is being housed as part of the government’s witness protection program. The mobster he’s hiding from and his sexy wife, who is quite taken with the lodge owner’s son show up. The witness tries to disguise himself and hilarity ensues. An absent-minded, gun-toting maid, wild animal noises, and run for your life humor keep the show moving. Romance among the couples, some of which is created by a hypnotic suggestion, floods the stage and is sure to win you over—hook, line, and sinker.
The show is directed by Kevin Colbert of KBC Productions. Cast members include: Brandy Palatas and John Bell of Papillion, Kevin and Betty Colbert of Weeping Water, Brenna Thompson of Lincoln, Shari Hoelker and Stacy White of Omaha, Jim Knierim of Louisville, and Scott Seelhoff of Fremont.
The show dates: March 13, 14,15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, April 4,10,11,12
The show times: Fri. and Sat.—7:30 P.M. Sun.—2:00 P.M.
Tickets: $8:00-$10.00 Reservations call: (402) 944-2523 Park entry permit required.
Picture includes: front Brandy Palatas and Kevin Colbert middle l-r Shari Hoelker, John Bell, Jim Knierim, Scott Seeloff, and Brenna Thompson back Stacy White and Betty Colbert
Cass County CASA Uncorked Fundraiser
April 18, 2015: $30 per ticket
5 – 8 PM: Wine and Beer Tasting
8 – 10 PM: Entertainment by Silver Wings
Slattery Vintage Estates, 8925 Adams, Nehawka, NE
Prizes, raffle and food (Hudsker BBQ) will be available. All proceeds benefit the Cass County CASA Program.
Questions? Call (402) 296-9520