Community Calendar

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Now thru October – The Farmers Market is open in Frankfort Square in Columbus every Saturday from 7:30am-noon. Shop local farmers and artisans for the freshest homegrown produce, baked goods, craft items and much more!

Now TFN – The Farmers Market is open in Schuyler at 1721 Colfax Street (CHI Health Clinic) parking lot on Thursdays from 4pm-6pm. Shop local farmers and artisans for the freshest homegrown produce, baked goods, craft items and much more!

Now TFN – The Farmers Market is open in David City across from Stop-Inn (Sypals) on Fridays from 4pm-6pm. Shop local farmers and artisans for the freshest homegrown produce, baked goods, craft items and much more!

Thursday, June 13 – The Columbus Public Library presents the summer reading program Story Time at 10:30am and 1:30pm in the children’s room. This is free and open to everyone!

Thursday, June 13 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is iDance Project, Barb’s School of Dance & Desiree’s Dancers, and Lynette’s Dance Studio, starting at 6pm.

Thursday, June 13 thru Sunday, June 16 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “Spiritual Resistance” with Father Larry Gillick. Two presentations will guide our prayer. These will not be lectures, but guide-helps for those interested in allowing themselves to be met and how being met can be cause for protective and defensive positioning. The Eucharistic liturgy will be celebrated each day and there will be an optional Friday and Saturday evening session for shared reflections and questionings. Register now at: Retreats@StBenedictCenter.com.

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 – Join Viaero Wireless this summer and help us support TEAMMATES Mentoring with Dogs Across America! Each Friday and Saturday from 11am – 1pm, we will be grilling a different hot dog inspired by different regions of the United States. This week is the American classic chili dog. Just a minimum of $3 donation gets you a hot dog, chips and a drink, with all proceeds going to support TEAMMATES Mentoring.

Saturday, June 15 – The Rotary Club presents the 2019 Loup d’ Loup bike ride, starting at 8am. Loup d’ Loup is a tour bike ride open to cyclists of all levels. We are offering a 20/40/60 mile riding format, starting at Lake Esther, near the Columbus YMCA. The goal of Loup d’ Loup is to raise awareness and funding for polio eradication. Half the proceeds from Loup d’ Loup will directly benefit the Rotary International’s mission to eradicate polio worldwide. The other half of the proceeds will provide seating and/or other enhancements at the Columbus Ice ProjectTo register, go to www.loupdloup.com.

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 – The Nebraska State Taxidermist Association will hold their convention at the Ramada Inn in Columbus, with a showroom open to the public from 1pm-4pm on Saturday and 9am-1pm on Sunday for a free will donation. Come and see the amazing beauty and art of over 100 mounts!

Monday, June 17 – The Columbus Public Library will show a movie in the auditorium at 10:30am for the children’s summer reading program. This is free and open to everyone!

Monday, June 17 – The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Polk County Health Department in Osceola from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  An appointment is recommended to avoid long periods of waiting.  Reminder – All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a record of all previous immunizations is required.   Please call the Health Department office (747-2211) with any questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, June 18 – The Columbus Public Library will present “The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11” in the children’s room at 10:30am. This is free and open to everyone!

Tuesday, June 18 – Central Community College and the Nebraska Extension presents a Pollinator Garden Tour at CCC from 3:30pm-5pm. Kelly Feehan, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator, will lead the tour through a 9000 square foot garden planted in 2017 with a grant from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. No registration is needed! FMI call 402-563-4901.

Wednesday, June 19 – The Columbus Community Center presents the Aging Mastery Program, a series of classes for senior citizens to promote healthy lifestyles. Today’s class at 10am is “Healthy Eating & Hydration” and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Wednesday, June 19 – The Columbus Public Library will host “Stories In The Sky!” for 3rd-5th graders at 10:30am in the auditorium. This is free and open to everyone!

Thursday, June 20 – The Columbus Public Library presents the summer reading program Story Time at 10:30am and 1:30pm in the children’s room. This is free and open to everyone!

Thursday, June 20 – Columbus Community Hospital presents a free Lunch N Learn from noon-1pm in the third floor conference room. An expert panel will discuss “Total Breast Care”, focusing on a broad range of topics from self-care and exams to what happens when you are diagnosed with breast cancer. Registration includes a light lunch. Pre-registration requested by calling 402-562-3380 or register online at www.columbushosp.org.

Thursday, June 20 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is Toasted Ponies (bluegrass) and The Deal (classic rock), starting at 7pm.

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 – Join Viaero Wireless this summer and help us support TEAMMATES Mentoring with Dogs Across America! Each Friday and Saturday from 11am – 1pm, we will be grilling a different hot dog inspired by different regions of the United States. This week is the Chicago dog with all the fresh veggies. Just a minimum of $3 donation gets you a hot dog, chips and a drink, with all proceeds going to support TEAMMATES Mentoring.

Saturday, June 22 – The Platte County Relay For Life is celebrating “Knock Cancer Off The Board” at the Columbus High School practice track from 3pm-11pm. Come join the fight against cancer!

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 – The Shickley SAL Squadron #164 invites everyone to Longhorn Days, a fundraiser for the 50 Flags Veterans Memorial. Events include 5K/10K run, coed softball tournament, mud volleyball tournament, bounce houses, the String Beans, pool activities, bingo, beer garden, BBQ rib cook off, auction & raffle, Emmit Bower Band and an 18 hole golf scramble. FMI go to www.biglittletown.us.

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “Yes Honey, I Was Listening: Marriage And Prayerful Hope” starting Saturday at 9:30am. This retreat will assist couples in securing a realistic vision of how intimacy occurs through communication both with one’s spouse and with God in prayer. There will be conferences on the theme, spiritual direction, silence and prayer, time for couple conversation and Mass. Register now at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23 – Duncan Ribfest is on! Come out to Main Street in Duncan for the best ribs, lots of music and fun! Saturday 3pm-12am, Sunday 11am-4pm. FMI call 402-897-3165.

Monday, June 24 – The Columbus Public Library will show a movie in the auditorium at 10:30am for the children’s summer reading program. This is free and open to everyone!

Monday, June 24 – Registration for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Pinocchio” will be held at 11:30am in the Boone Central Performance Gym in Albion. All children who have completed K-12th grade are invited to participate. Auditions will begin at noon following registration. FMI contact Paul & Lori Hosford at 402-395-6727.

Tuesday, June 25 – The Columbus Public Library will host the String Beans children’s musical group in the art gallery at 10:30am. This is free and open to everyone!

Tuesday, June 25 – Columbus Community Hospital and Dr. Luke Lemke presents Walk With A Doc from noon-1pm at Pawnee Park, starting at the bell tower. Have fun and take a healthy walk! A brown bag lunch will be provided to all participants. This is free and open to everyone!

Tuesday, June 25 – It’s Cruise Night at Barnstormers in Norfolk from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Wednesday, June 26 – Great Plains State Bank in Columbus is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 9am-3pm at 3423 21st Street. For an appointment, contact Jamie Kohl at 402-564-6077 or jkohl@gpsbanks.com. Walk ins also welcome! You can save up to 3 lives with your blood donation!

Wednesday, June 26 – The Columbus Public Library will host “Rockets to the Rescue!” for 3rd-5th graders at 10:30am in the auditorium. This is free and open to everyone!

Wednesday, June 26 – Thursday, June 27- Enjoy the Annual Beaver Valley Days in St Edward, the heart of the Beaver Valley – volleyball and kickball tournaments, Show n Shine Car show, kiddie tractor pull, free kids activities, petting zoo, Carnival treats, BBQ, and street dance sponsored by the St Edward Community Club, 80’s tribute band Paramount performing at 8:30pm with beverage tank provided by the St Edward Volunteer Fire Department. All ages welcome! Tickets can be purchased before the event for $8 or $10 at the gates.

Thursday, June 27 – The Columbus Public Library presents the summer reading program Story Time at 10:30am and 1:30pm in the children’s room. This is free and open to everyone!

Thursday, June 27 – It’s Cruise Night at the American Legion in Columbus from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Thursday, June 27 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, starting at 7pm.

Friday, June 28 – Big Pals Little Pals is hosting a Fish Fry Fundraiser at the Eagles Club (3205 12th Street, Columbus) from 5:30pm-9pm. All you can eat for $10! There will also be music, hourly Split the Pot drawings, and more! The Eagles Club will be donating all proceeds to Big Pals Little Pals of Columbus.

Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 – Join Viaero Wireless this summer and help us support TEAMMATES Mentoring with Dogs Across America! Each Friday and Saturday from 11am – 1pm, we will be grilling a different hot dog inspired by different regions of the United States. This week is the Kansas dog smothered in kraut. Just a minimum of $3 donation gets you a hot dog, chips and a drink, with all proceeds going to support TEAMMATES Mentoring.

Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “Seeking God Together” from Friday at 7:30pm to Saturday at 4pm. Kathleen Norris will bring stories of her own formation, as well as those of monastics, and invite participants to bring their stories to share. Her presentations will be sometimes funny, often provocative and always important. FMI go to www.StBenedictCenter.com.

Saturday, June 29 – The public is invited to the 6th Annual Butterfly Release in Frankfort Square at 10:30am. Purchase your butterflies at the hospital gift shop. All proceeds will benefit programs and equipment purchases at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Angie Ramaekers at 402-562-3365.

Saturday, June 29 – The iDance Project will be raising funds for their trip to nationals with a free will donation car wash at Viaero Wireless east store from 11-5.

Saturday, June 29 – The Columbus Public Library invites you to an event with David March from Humanities Nebraska at 2pm. David will bring the Civil War to life with songs and stories! This event is free and open to everyone.

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 – Join Viaero Wireless this summer and help us support TEAMMATES Mentoring with Dogs Across America! Each Friday and Saturday from 11am – 1pm, we will be grilling a different hot dog inspired by different regions of the United States. This week is the California dog wrapped in bacon. Just a minimum of $3 donation gets you a hot dog, chips and a drink, with all proceeds going to support TEAMMATES Mentoring.

Sunday, July 7 – The monthly meeting of the Platte County Historical Society will be held at 2pm in the west building meeting room. Admission is free for PCHS members and $3.00 for non-members. This month’s topic is “Grand Army of the Republic” by Randy Perault.

Thursday, July 11 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is The Brits, starting at 7pm.

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 – Join Viaero Wireless this summer and help us support TEAMMATES Mentoring with Dogs Across America! Each Friday and Saturday from 11am – 1pm, we will be grilling a different hot dog inspired by different regions of the United States. This week is the pulled pork dog. Just a minimum of $3 donation gets you a hot dog, chips and a drink, with all proceeds going to support TEAMMATES Mentoring.

Thursday, July 18 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is 2nd Time Around (country western), starting at 7pm.

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 – Join Viaero Wireless this summer and help us support TEAMMATES Mentoring with Dogs Across America! Each Friday and Saturday from 11am – 1pm, we will be grilling a different hot dog inspired by different regions of the United States. This week is the pizza dog. Just a minimum of $3 donation gets you a hot dog, chips and a drink, with all proceeds going to support TEAMMATES Mentoring.

Friday, June 21 – A “Back in Time Burger Blowout” will be held Friday, June 21st at the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger. Food served from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Live music from Dale Williams starting at 8:00 p.m. Menu features hamburgers, cheeseburgers and Pilger’s famous VCB burger, fries, macaroni salad and cheeseballs. Plus, a cash bar! For more info contact Barb Wolverton at 402-380-3577.

Tuesday, July 23 – It’s Cruise Night at Barnstormers in Norfolk from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Thursday, July 25 – It’s Cruise Night at the American Legion in Columbus from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Thursday, July 25 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is Freedom Road, starting at 7pm.

Wednesday, July 31 thru Sunday, August 4 – Everyone is invited to the Pierce County Fair in Pierce for a great, family friendly time! Featuring Barrel Race, Double S Extreme Bull Riding, Parmalee Concert, Full Choke and Whiskey Bent Bands in our Beer Garden, ATV Rodeo, Demolition Derby and so much more!  FMI go to www.piercecountyfair.org.

Thursday, August 1 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is Harmony Boys (polka), starting at 7pm.

Sunday, August 4 – The monthly meeting of the Platte County Historical Society will be held at 2pm in the west building meeting room. Admission is free for PCHS members and $3.00 for non-members. This month’s topic is “A Nebraskan’s Experiences at Kennedy Space Center During the Apollo Program” by Jim Murphy.

Thursday, August 8 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is the USAF Heartland of America Offutt Brass Band, starting at 7pm.

Thursday, August 15 – The Downtown Business Association presents Lawnchairs on the Square in Frankfort Square Columbus. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy free entertainment! Concessions available. This week’s entertainment is the Columbus Community Band, starting at 7pm.

Friday, July 26-28 – Annual Beaver Valley Days July 26-28th in St Edward, the heart of the Beaver Valley – volleyball and kickball tournaments, Show n Shine Car show, kiddie tractor pull, free kids activities, petting zoo, Carnival treats, BBQ, and street dance sponsored by the St Edward Community Club, 80’s tribute band Paramount performing at 830pm with beverage tank provided by the St Edward Volunteer Fire Department.  All ages welcome! Tickets can be purchased before the event for $8 or $10 at the gates.

Tuesday, August 27 – It’s Cruise Night at Barnstormers in Norfolk from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Thursday, August 29 – It’s Cruise Night at the American Legion in Columbus from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Sunday, September 8 – The monthly meeting of the Platte County Historical Society will be held at 2pm in the west building meeting room. Admission is free for PCHS members and $3.00 for non-members. This month’s topic is “Grand National Mixed Bag Hunt” by Lee Rupp.

Tuesday, September 24 – It’s Cruise Night at Barnstormers in Norfolk from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Thursday, September 26 – It’s Cruise Night at the American Legion in Columbus from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!