Please enjoy the great video from the Cass County Fair of 2009.
Many thanks to John Harrington for sharing his talent and production
with us! Congratulations to everyone on a successful year!
Last Saturday’s author visit at the library was a blast! Chloe Neill is not only a talented writer of novels, she also has a great sense of humor, and was just fun to hang out with. There were about 25 people to hear her read from “Some Girls Bite” and then answer questions. This book is so fun to read and I don’t normally like “fantasy” or vampire themed novels. Her new book is coming out in October and I can’t wait. Thanks to Stacey Ewing for the pictures of the day. She did a great job and they are much better than mine turned out!
Happy Last Few Days of Freedom for the School Kids!
I love the reactions I have been getting from kids and parents about school starting this week. If I ask a student if they are “ready” to go back , 9 times out of ten, I get an emphatic NO! But if I ask the accompanying parent or chaperone who has been finding activities, chauffeuring, and feeding the same student since May, they give me a resounding, YES! I have been saying all week my kids need to go back to school…
On the other side though and I don’t want to sound too cliché but I do hate the end of summer-it is just easier it seems to do things when it is light until bedtime, when going for that forgotten gallon of milk requires only sandals and keys, and adventures at the pool or park. I love finding free places to visit in the summer, loading kids with water/snacks/sunscreen and venturing out for shared experiences. We were blessed this year to spend 3 days in Cedar Rapids IA with great friends making new memories.
Or even better staying close and finding new ways to view the same places, Sunday afternoon, between thunderclaps, the kids and I loaded up their new bikes and went to Rhylander Park for some exercise. It was amazing, the rain held off, we had the track to ourselves and it was cool enough to really enjoy the ride and each other’s company.
So, while I am excited about the coming year and my fifth grader finding her way at the middle school with its new challenges and my first grader becoming a better citizen at school, part of me will always be ticking off the days to our next summer adventure.
With school starting, several worthwhile organizations also begin meeting and organizing. Please support the Plattsmouth PTO organization, they meet once a month at the Elementary School. They pay for field trips, books for the classrooms, and other worthwhile programs. Last Saturday, they sponsored a work day at the Elementary School playground. They painted and replaced the roof on the shed plus painted new lines for all the games. There were about 25 people who worked in the heat to get it all accomplished-great job and thank you!
Also, check out the local Boy Scout or Girl Scout Troops, again they meet only during the school year and what a fun way to spend some time with your kids.
Please put the following event on your calendars-the very talented Greenblatt and Seay sent this notice about an upcoming workshop. I wish I had musical talent, this seems like it would be a blast!
A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska. This will be a wonderful opportunity to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again. During the workshop, musicians will be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up. There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.
Thanks to everyone, hope your first day of school goes well, and see you next week. Please email me with ideas, pictures, or suggestions!