I would like to take a moment to welcome editors
Nancy Elliot and Angie Stein
of the Greenwood Newsletter
to our weekly distribution!
First newsletter should be published June 6!
**Please see the Calendar for upcoming events. All are subject to change.
Twin Rivers Water Park
is open for the season!
Twin Rivers Water Park, located west of Memorial Park, is hours of summer fun for the whole family! It is open from late May to August. Hours of operation are 12 noon - 5:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm seven days a week throughout the summer.
Plattsmouth Library News
The monthly Adult Game Nights and Lego Club are taking a break for the summer. They will resume in September.
Summer Reading Program Fun!
"Dream Big - Read!" is the theme of the Summer Reading Program being held at the library this year. The programs will be on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. starting on June 5 and running through July 3. This free program is open to preschoolers through sixth grade based on last year completed, and there is no registration required.
To help the kids dream big about their futures, the speakers for the program are Buzz Barrett, retired Air Force Pilot, Ballet Nebraska, a professional ballet troupe, and Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc., a group focused on saving wild animals found all over the state of Nebraska. The final week will be a picnic at Rhylander Park to wrap up the program with the prize giveaways for the participants.
As part of the program, the kids will be reading to benefit “Happy Paws,” a local animal advocacy group that helps the Plattsmouth animal shelter. The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library will donate money based on the number of minutes read by the kids. It's going to be an exciting year, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the library!
Library Receives Grant from Cass County Tourism
The library was awarded a grant from the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee to help provide landscaping around the library. Additional funds are being donated by the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. The city is providing labor and donating materials for a new patio.
Green velvet boxwood, endless summer hydrangea, oakleaf hydrangea, carex grass, hosta, and knockout roses will be planted in the front of the building. Dwarf fountain grass will be planted in the rear of the building. The rear entrance will also include a patio made with bricks removed from Main Street during the downtown improvement project; a pergola-like bower will help shade the new patio. Look for improvements to be made throughout the spring and summer.
Plattsmouth Middle School earned a grant
for a NEW after school Program!
Click here for the survey.
Warrior Dash Nebraska Volunteer Opportunity!
On June 9 and 10, Warrior Dash, the world’s largest running series, is coming to Louisville, Nebraska! We’re looking for a team of rock star volunteers to help us put on this incredible event! I'm hoping that there might be a group in your area or in the Indian Hills Subdivision that might be interested in volunteering for this event!
What it is:
Warrior Dash is a mud crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k run. Warriors conquer extreme obstacles pushing them to their limits and afterwards they celebrate with music, beer and Warrior helmets. Check out our website at www.warriordash.com!
Why we need you:
We need groups of volunteers to help our staff run the different tents involved with putting on a Warrior Dash!
We have 4 shifts available over the course of the 2-day event! Sign up for as many as you are able!
Shift 1: 6am-2pm
Shift 2: 1pm-7pm
Shift 3: 6am-2pm
Shift 4: 1pm-7pm
11212 Cedar Creek Rd.
Louisville, NE 68037
What you get:
In return for your awesome volunteerism, we will give you a monetary donation to your group (based on group size), FREE breakfast, lunch and snacks, a Warrior Dash t-shirt, Community Service approval (if applicable), a VIP parking pass and access to the Warrior Dash festival and live music!
Volunteering for Warrior Dash is a great chance to raise money for a cause while having an amazing day with our staff and Warriors!
Thank you for your time and I hope to see you and your group out on the battleground!
Lofte Community Theatre
"Hansel & Gretel" Auditions at Lofte Theatre
For the sixth straight year, the Lofte Community Theatre will be partnering with Missoula Children's Theater for a children's production. This year's musical is, "Hansel & Gretel."Auditions will be held at the theater on Monday, June 11 at 10am. Auditions are open to students entering first through seventh grade. Approximately sixty children will be cast. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. The audition process will last approximately two hours. Some children will be asked to stay for the first rehearsal immediately after auditions.
Rehearsals will take place at the Lofte June 11 through June 16, 10am to 2:30pm. While not all actors will be needed for all sessions, they should have a clear schedule for the week. Actors should bring a sack lunch each day.
The Lofte will hold two public performances of "Hansel & Gretel," on Saturday, June 16th. The first is at 3pm, the second is at 6pm. The cast will be called for a dress rehearsal 2-4 hours before the first performance. Adult admission is $8; children are $5.
Missoula Children's Theater is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. Their residency at the Lofte is generously sponsored in part by Plattsmouth State Bank and Home State Bank. Those with questions about auditions or tickets may call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553.
Join us for the 2012 Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, June 23!
The event, sponsored by the Plattsmouth Community Center, includes a 300 yard swim, a 15 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run.
Avenue B Intersection Closing
Avenue B Intersection will be closed for several weeks starting May 9th due to reconstruction as the part of the Highway 75 Expansion Project. The Oak Hill Road intersection on the other side will remain open.
Upcoming Blood Drive
June 11, 2012
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Nebraska Masonic Home
1300 Ave D ~ Plattsmouth
Animals Available for Adoption
at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
Adoption fee on all animals is $60. This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
It's that time of year again!!!
Send your Garage and Yard Sales notices to
Please send by 5:00 pm the Monday before.
Louisville Community Wide Garage Sale
Thursday, May 31st through Saturday, June 2nd
Look for signs around Louisville!
Entries for the Tenth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Fiddle Tune Composition Contest were received from California (San Jose, San Rafael, Sonoma), Connecticut (Columbia), Illinois (Oak Park), Nebraska (Bellevue, Bennet, Lincoln), New York (Brooklyn), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), Virginia (Arlington), as well as Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia), and Switzerland (Zurich).
The results are as follows:
First Place: "Merry-Go-Round", by Maria Karpova, Oklahoma City, OK
Second Place: "Booters, the Butterfly and the Mole", by Peggy Harvey, Columbia, CT
Third Place: "Klez Fiddlin'", by Sandra Goldberg, Zurich, Switzerland