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November 18, 2008

You are invited to our
27th Annual Christmas Movie

Wed. Nov. 19th, 2008
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Doors open 6:15 p.m.
Edgewood Theater
56th & Hwy 2, Lincoln
No ticket needed.
We will greet you at the door.
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year


The Tomorrow's Producers 4-H Club of Murdock is sponsoring a night of free holiday babysitting. Friday, December 5th at the Methodist Church in Murdock from 5-10pm. A light supper and snacks will be provided, along with games, crafts and a movie. Space is limited to the first 25 children to pre-register before November 30th! So, plan your night of shopping or dinner out! To reserve your space call Kim Griffin at 867-2106 or Karen Bogatz at 867-2057.

TADA Theatre To Perform Nebraska Premiere of Forever Plaid Tidings

The TADA Theatre, recent recipient of the Downtown Lincoln Association's Impact Award, will present the Nebraska premiere of the holiday hit, Forever Plaid Tidings opening December 4th.

In this new holiday sequel to the mega-hit Forever Plaid, Jinx, Frankie, Smudge and Sparky, (The Plaids) young male crooners from the '50s who usually reside in heaven, are called back to Earth to stage a nostalgic holiday extravaganza. The group tune their heavenly harmonies on holiday songs and carols, along with a hilarious tribute to The Ed Sullivan Christmas Spectaculars featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir. Topping it off is the boys’ spirited montage, A Plaid Caribbean Christmas, which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis!

Since Its recent release, Plaid Tidings is growing in equal popularity with its predecessor, Forever Plaid, after having made its premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse. Forever Plaid was performed in New York in 1990 and now is one of the most popular musicals produced internationally. Both shows were written by Stuart Ross. “Plaid Tidings, the Christmas version of the popular musical Forever Plaid, is a perfect show to get you into the mood for the holidays.” – Las Vegas Sun

Playing the roles of the Plaids are Steve Pearson, Alex Walker, Bret Olsen and Buddy Miller. The production is directed by Robert D. Rook with musical direction by Cris Rook, scenic design and stage management by Eric Underwood, and accompaniment by Denis V. Plutalov.

Forever Plaid Tidings is on stage for three weeks only December 4-7 / December 11-14 / December 18-21 with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 (Thu.- Sat.) and $15 (Sunday matinees). Tickets can be reserved by calling The TADA Theatre's box office at (402) 438-TADA (8232) or on-line at Patrons are encouraged to bring donations for the Food Bank of Lincoln for this production.

The new TADA Theatre is located in the beautiful Creamery Building at 7th & P Streets in the historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska. It features a Main Stage that plays host to the musicals and full-length theatrical productions that patrons have come to expect from TADA. With close parking, a grand lobby, and amenities for patrons and actors, this intimate, crowd-pleasing theatre is operated by its parent company TADA Productions, Inc., a recipient of the 2006 Mayor's Arts Award, that also produces the productions at the new location.

This show is brought to the stage with generous support from Wayne's Body Shop. For a production photo or interviews with the cast or production staff, please contact 402-438-TADA (8232) or

The TADA Tidbits
Forever Plaid Tidings
The New TADA Theatre
The Creamery Building - 701 P Street, Suite 203
December 4-7 / December 11-14 / December 18-21
(Thu-Sat) 7:30 pm - $18
(Sun) 2:00 pm - $15
24-hour box office 402-438-TADA (8232)
web at

Fall Dinner & Auction

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Elmwood will hold a Fall Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 22nd. Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and will feature roast pork and chicken breast with side dishes, desserts and drinks. Dinner will be followed by a live auction of goods and services. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 3 to 10, and free for 2 and under.

Any questions can be directed to the church office at 402-994-6735.

The Flying Wheels Fun Center will be open Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 - 5:30. Admission $3.50 + skate rental. We will be closed Saturday morning, November 29th due to the Elmwood Holiday Extravaganza Craft Show/Garage Sale being held at the rink. Open again Saturday night - 6:30 - midnight for a Skate/Dance/Dodge! Don't forget to color your picture for the coloring contest!

Elmwood Holiday Extravaganza
Craft Sale – Garage Sale & Treasure Event
Saturday, Nov. 29th
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Set up for Vendors 6:00 – 8:00 am
Up to 25 vendors under one roof!

Flying Wheels Fun Center - Elmwood
Vendors include:
Premier Design Jewelry
Usborne Books
Jenn's Designs - handmade jewelry
Sugar Charm Bakery
Traveling Treasures – Crafts
Spin a Yarn by Carol and Sabrina
Uppercase Living
Whoa Nellie! Jellies
Plus more craft and garage sale vendors!

Elmwood Holiday Extravaganza Activities

Saturday, Nov. 29th.

Craft Show/Garage Sale at Flying Wheels Fun Center
Pancake Feed – Elmwood Fire Hall
Barn Quilt Touring
Bingo – Community Center
Quilt Show – Christian Church
Antique Appraisal – Tom Bassett – Bits N Pieces
Winter Holiday Workshop for kids - Library
Bess Streeter Aldrich House Tour
Santa visit – Elmwood Fire Hall
Free Movie – Wall E! – Methodist Church
Soup Supper – Community Center
Card Tournament – Community Center
Coloring Contest
Decoration Display
Roller Skating/Dodgeball – Flying Wheels Fun Center

See for more details!
Elmwood Extravaganza brought to us by the EMMA –
Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association

Coming in January!!

You will all receive the flyer from Southeast Community College soon about the continuing Education classes for the winter term starting in January. Whenever I receive this catalog I always look through it to see if there is any course I would like to take to learn something new. This time there is something very new! We will be giving rollerskating lessons! This could be for young or old.

“Learn the basics of rollerskating and have an opportunity to practice your skills. Rollerskating is great overall excercise and a lot of fun. Once you learn how to rollerskate you will be able to join in without fear. The important thing is to make time for practicing and this is a great opportunity. Children as young as 14 months can learn to skate and so can you. This is a class for people of all ages and a great family activity. Roller blades or quads are available. Learning to skate at the Flying Wheels on a wooden floor will lead to many fond memories. Let go of your fear and let'em roll!”

Start date: 01/15/2009 through 02/05/2009 (Thursdays for 4 weeks)
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Flying Wheels Fun Center
Fee: $20

Saturday Morning Rocked for the Little Guys This Week!

Shay Campbell was in heaven Saturday morning. Her bestest friends all came skating. There was Rylan & Rowen Kastens, and Henry & Teddy Clymer. Ryerson Kastens was too little to skate but he was watching. Jordyn Campbell was happy just to ride and nap in the stroller. Sherry Ehlers brought her 2 year old grandson, Elijah, and he skated for an hour before he got bored. They had a great time skating and scootering with each other.


Elijah and Grandma






Birthday Party Fun

Sunday was birthday party central. Nathan Hemje celebrated his birthday Sunday afternoon and his friends trekked up from Syracuse to have fun with him. Later, Abraham Vidaurre and his friends invaded the rink to celebrate his 7th birthday.

Do you recognize these two? It’s not often you get to see Big Dan all spiffed up but here he is! He was inducted into the local Masons this weekend. Congrats to Big Dan!!

New Barn Quilt Appears!
What a nice surprise to see one of the newest barn quilts! It is located on the barn south of Elmwood. You will see it when you turn off of Highway 34 onto Highway 1. There is another one a couple miles west that I’ll get a picture of for next week.

Enjoy your week, hug your friends, and kiss your loved ones.



Julie Anderson


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