December 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be coming to Elgin next week. Elgin Public Schools will host the December visit of the bloodmobile which will be on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
The bloodmobile will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment to donate blood should contact the school at (402) 843-2455.
The Albion Area Arts Council will welcome the holiday season with a concert by the popular brass quintet, Nebraska Brass, on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Boone Central Gym in Albion.
Founded in 1987, the Nebraska Brass is one of the Midwest’s most popular brass quintets. Audiences young and old enjoy serious musicianship and light-hearted humor as the group presents a variety of music ranging from classical to popular, including Dixieland and jazz.
The Nebraska Brass is comprised of musicians with a wealth of experience in both classical and commercial idioms. Members have performed with ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Strategic Air Command Band (USAF) and Mannheim Steamroller. In addition, members have toured and performed throughout the United States, Australia, Europe, South America, Japan, and the Caribbean with numerous musical ensembles.
Prior to their concert, Nebraska Brass will do a workshop with local music students.
This event has been made possible by the generous support of Marilee and Delbert Niewohner of Albion.
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children with Arts Council members admitted free-of-charge.
Anyone having questions may contact Paul or Lori Hosford at 402-395-6727 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program and others through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Additional funding has been provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Fund.
One-act district play competition was held Tuesday for teams from Pope John and Elgin Public Schools.
When the final results were announced, the host school Leigh was the district champion. Finishing runner-up was Pope John.
Elgin Public tied for fourth place.
In the coming weeks, Elgin schools will be holding their holiday concerts.
Elgin Public Schools will hold their holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
St. Boniface/Pope John will hold their Christmas concert on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
The concerts are open to the public.
November 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
As if last week’s snowstorm didn’t remind everyone that Winter and Christmas were fast approaching, then next week will surely put everyone in the holiday spirit.
The annual Kid’s Shopping & Christmas Fair, sponsored by the Elgin Community Club, will be held on Wednesday evening, Dec. 3, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Santa is scheduled to arrive atop one of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department’s fire trucks, at approximately 6 p.m. He will be on stage to greet children and pose for pictures til 7:30 p.m. that night.
There will be numerous gift items which can be purchased. These ‘cash & carry’ items will be available for purchase from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Soup, sandwiches and food bars will be served by the women of Park Center Church, starting at 4 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening.
There will also be kid’s shopping vendors, allowing youngsters an opportunity to pick out something for mom and dad.
Persons with holiday goods for sale (cash & carry items) at the Elgin Community Center are:
• Kathy Dinslage - Pampered Chef • Candice Parra - Usborne Books • Connie Henn - Scentsy • Sandy Kallhoff - Celebrating Homes • Teresa Schindler/Connie Henn -Recycled,Repurposed Creations • Emily Borer - Sewing Creations • Young n Lively - Bake Sale • Q125 Memorabilia - Community Groups • Beth Miller - Tastefully Simple • Jan Henn - Thirty-One • Jim Fredrickson - Sandhills Crest • Darlene Dozler - The Doll Factory • Kristina Mitchell - Kristina’s Creations • Karen Koenig - Avon • and more!
Kid’s Shopping Vendors include:
• Dean’s Market • Elgin Pharmacy • Avon - Barb Mahnke • The Station • Dollar $tore & More • Total Image Salon & Spa • Donna Elliot • Avon - Karen Koenig • Central Valley Ag Hardware • Sandy Kallhoff/Celebrating Home • & More!.