This week is mainly pictures because of all the activities that are going on for families, organizations, and businesses. Welcome to May! I always say in winter, my kids and I are searching for things to do on weekends but as soon as May hits, there are too many choices. Last weekend was jam packed (literally) with a wide range of things to do, places to be, people to hang out with.
Friday, I went to the Lewis and Clark visitor center in Nebraska City with the 4th grades-what a fascinating place. Even though we dodged rain drops to see some of the outside stuff it was a great day.
Pop’s Place at the Elementary School held a first ever carnival hosted by the 4th graders for the younger classes. And because it was still raining, it was perfect weather to be inside wearing off steam with games. We had everything from scooter races to a cupcake walk and face painting.
From there, my daughter’s Girl Scout troop had their first campout and while it was cold, the stars were out and it was gorgeous. And of course, they fished, made s’mores, and went for a nature walk. The eggs are from a mallard’s nest onsite that we were careful not to disturb. I also learned how to make monkey bread in a dutch oven over charcoal-way to tasty!
Saturday, was the Harley event downtown with the live band, Shadow Ridge. I have not heard whether anyone won the Harley although I heard of several tries. Love seeing people strolling around downtown Saturday afternoons.
Then last night was the final Pre Chautauqua event with the discussion about the Great Depression with Professor Art Durand and Professor Amy Forss from Metropolitan Community College. Over 50 people were in the library auditorium enjoying a light dinner and great conversations. Congratulations to the books and film committee, headed by Susanne Astley.
A few notes about things around town, the Plattsmouth Early Childhood Education Center is still taking applications for Fall, 2009. Please call 296-5250 for more information.
School is out for Plattsmouth Public as of Wednesday, May 20.
It’s Garage Sale season; churches will be looking for donations and buyers of things already donated. Whichever process you contribute to (buying or selling) helps everyone out!
Happy Memorial Day to everyone-enjoy the weekend with family and friends. Be safe in all your activities.