2 big events this week in town to benefit a great cause.

St. John’s Auditorium at Church of the Holy Spirit will host the Fitness Center Auction on Saturday, June 6th.  Social Hour starts at 6:00 pm with the dinner and auction following at 7:00 p.m.  There are over 125 items to bid on for the auction.  The goal of this fundraiser is to retire the last $50, 000 of debt on the Plattsmouth Fitness Center.   For tickets or more information, please contact Jeannie Hardy or Shaun Brothers at 296-3322.

The P.O.P.S. Place Foundation Poker Run is also on Saturday, June 6.  The run begins at Double Down Bar at 10:30 a.m. with the last riders leaving at 12:30 p.m.  $20 entry fee covers the 135 mile ride, sandwich, and a raffle ticket for a chance at a 2009 Harley Davidson Street Bob.  $10 additional  fee for passengers. Money raised also goes to Plattsmouth Fitness Center at the Plattsmouth High School.  Please call the High School at 296-3322 for more information.

My friend, Cheryl Grimshaw, is part of the cast for the new show at the Lofte Theater in Manley. “Over the Tavern.”   The press release below gives all the details, I will be getting my tickets soon!


The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley is proud to begin its 33rd season with Tom Dudzik's family drama, "Over the Tavern." The story is set in the Eisenhower years of 1950s America. However, life is far from idyllic for the Pazinski family of Buffalo, New York. They live in a cramped apartment above the tavern owned and ran by their father. The youngest of the Pazinski family, 12 year-old Rudy, decides that he's had it with traditional family values and those of the Roman Catholic church. When he announces to his already stressed family and the ruler-wielding nun, Sister Clarissa, that he wants to     look around for a more "fun" religion, all hell breaks loose.
While "Over the Tavern" does have some hilariously funny moments, it is truly a sentimental look at families, growing up and God. It's a great script that is sure to both entertain and cause audience members to reflect on their own adolescent experiences.
Performance Dates are May 29-31, June 5-7 and 11-14. Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday and 2:00pm on Sundays. General admission tickets can be purchased for $16 either on-line or by contacting the box office at (402) 234-2553. However, if you're still thinking about purchasing season tickets, now is the time. Season passes (for the 5 regular season shows) may be purchased for $60 which equals $12 per show. This is an overall savings of $20 for the entire season. The season package pricing is only available through June 14th.

Huge Congratulations to Andrew Mitteis and Ben Bedell for finishing first and second respectively in the 800 meters run at the State Track Meet!  Also, huge congratulations to Shelby Kindelin  for finishing second in the 1600 meter race for girls at the State Track Meet. She set the new PHS school record for the event at the same time.

Another event on Saturday, June 6 starts at 9:00 am at Rohan Photography at 521 Main Street. Dan Rohan, professional photographer, will be leading participants in a pre-Chautauqua workshop for “Iconic Images, Then and Now.”  Adults and high school students will be turned loose in Plattsmouth to capture images of current Plattsmouth to contrast with images of the 1930’s.  Everyone will return at 4:00 p.m. to have their pictures downloaded for Dan to review for display during Chautauqua.  This sounds like a lot of fun to me!   What a great way to take a new look at our town.  I can’t wait to see the results.

Finally, the Used Book Sale at the library was very successful-hope you enjoy the picture s of browsers during Thursday’s hours.  Kudos to the Plattsmouth Public Library Friends of the Library Group-a lot of hard work but fun, too.