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Underway Now-Christmas for our troops is underway. During the month of September gifts and monetary donations. Can be dropped off at the two Columbus Pinnacle Bank locations.
Underway Now through Thursday, December 18th-Storytime & StoryArt at the Columbus Public Library from 10:30-noon & 1:30-3pm in the Children’s Room of the library. FMI call Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
Underway Now through February 1st-The Columbus High will be hosting the Closet Extravaganza in February. They are in need of long and short dresses for this event. If you have any brides maids or prom dresses, jewelry or evening bags you would like to donate, please drop them off at the high school. FMI call 402-563-7050 x 2029
Friday, October 10-The movie “Mom’s Night out” is being shown at the Columbus Berean Church. This event is for women only and the public is invited to attend. The event is free and it starts at 7pm.
Friday, October 10-The Columbus Hospital Auxiliary will host a book fair from 9-5pm in the third floor conference center of the hospital.
Friday, October 10-A teen dance will be held for 6th, 7th & 8th graders from 7-10pm at the Federated Church in Columbus. Please enter through the south east doors. Cost is $4 per student.
Saturday, October 11-Its Super Sensational Saturday for children pre-k through 3rd grade from 10am-noon at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
Saturday, October 11-Join many in remembering at the Heartland Memorial Wall-Lone Tree Park Central City at 19am with a lunch to follow at the American Legion Post #6. A commemoration ceremony of the Vietnam Wall will take place.
Saturday, October 11-Well known spiritual author and speaker Father Joseph Nassal will present a one day retreat at St. Benedict Center north of Schuyler. He will focus on “Awakening the Mystic Within”. The retreat runs 10-4pm. FMI call 402-352-8819
Saturday, October 11-Join Catholics all over the US for a Rosary Rallie at noon at the Monroe City Park, St. Joseph’s in Platte Center (for new location call 402-246-5066) and St. Bonaventure parking lot in Columbus. Registration is at 11:30
Saturday, October 11-The Relay for Life of Platte County will host a Bark for Life pet walk at the Bark Park on Monastery Road. Registration begins at 11:30am and the walk begins at noon and continues until 3pm with contests, pet blessings and more. FMI call Chris at 402-910-5412
Saturday, October 11-The Butler County Soccer Organization will host a dinner and auction at the KC Hall in David City. Social hour is at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 with a live auction at 8pm. Proceeds used to benefit the annual expenses of the soccer organization and to complete the concession stand and restroom facility.
Sunday, October 12-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Rural Leigh will hold their annual harvest supper from 4:30-7:30pm. Serving turkey and pork loin with all the trimmings.
Sunday, October 12-The 34th annual Our Lady of Perpetual Help bazaar to benefit St. Mary’s School of Ord will take place with dinner served from 11:30-2pm. Like St. Mary’s Bazaar on Facebook for more details!
Friday, October 17 & 24 & Saturday, October 18 & 25-Camp Pawnee Haunted Forest will be held from 8-11:30 all for nights. Parental supervision recommended for children 12 and under. South Hwy 81-south of the Loup River Bridge Columbus. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under and discounts for canned goods brought to donate to the local food pantrys.
Saturday, October 18-A craft show will be held at the Howells Ballroom sponsored by the Howells Community Catholic Schools. The event runs from 9am-3pm and admission is $1
Saturday, October 18-Nebraska Cornhusker Party as Nebraska takes on Northwestern at the St. Anthony Social Hall, Columbus. Doors will open one hour before the game. Proceeds to be used for Youth Mission Bible School, JC Camp & Seminarian Fund. FMI 402-305-3155
Sunday, October 19-The Seward Arts Council and Seward Area Artisans and Craftsmen Guild will present Art is Life and Life is an Art at the Seward’s Red Path Gallery & Tasting Room. Presentations are from 2-4pm with refreshments served. FMI call 402-540-6929
Sunday, October 19-The Center for Rural Affairs will host a Latino Beginning Farmer Workshop from 9-11am. There are 10 workshops total. FMI call 402-822-0066
Sunday, October 19-The Albion Area Arts Council will present a concert by the award winning a cappella group Tonic Sol-Fa at 7pm in the Boone Central Gym. FMI call 402-395-2633
Tuesday, October 21-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Butler County Health Care Center from 1:30-3:30pm. FMI call 402-747-2211
Thursday, October 30-The Columbus Hospital Auxiliary will host a bake sale starting at 7am until all items are sold on the third floor conference center of the hospital.
Thursday, October 30-Columbus Sertoma annual pancake day will be held from 10am-7:30pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Family Life Center.
Sunday, November 2-St. Mary’s Parish in Leigh will host their annual bazaar serving from 11-1:30 a swiss steak and sausage meal with all the trimmings. There will also be a bake sale and card game.
Sunday, November 2-Big Pals~Little Pals will hold their 12th annual bowl a thon from 1:30-3:30 at Westbrook Bowling Alley. FMI call 402-563-1081
Saturday, November 8-Its Super Sensational Saturday for children pre-k through 3rd grade from 10am-noon at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15-You’re invited to the Holiday market at Keystone Christian Academy from 5-9 on Friday and 9-2 on Saturday. The event is located at 715 Madison Avenue, Norfolk.
Saturday, November 15-The students and parents of Zion Lutheran School-Worms will host a hunter’s breakfast from 7am-1pm. All proceeds will go to the school.
Saturday, December 6-Its Super Sensational Saturday for children pre-k through 3rd grade from 10am-noon at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
Underway Now-The Nebraska Fire & Ice Fast Pitch is conducting registration for the 2014 season. FMI call 402-276-1214
On Going-Teens in Rising City are invited to a youth group event every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm with doors opening at 6pm in the school gym.
On Going -Youth for Christ Columbus is looking for mentors for teen moms, rolls of duct tape for taping down cords and carpet, and Campus Life games, candy bars and Gatorade, bottled water and pop and volunteers to provide meals for hungry kids after school. If you can help please call 402-564-3700
On Going-The 3rd Wednesday of every month the TBI/Stroke Support Group will meet at Columbus Community Hospital in the Prairie room on the 3rd floor from noon-1pm. FMI call Megan at 402-562-3333
On Going-The American Cancer Society will assist cancer patients with a wig bank at Heads & Beds in Albion. Patients wishing to look at available wigs should contact Sheila at 402-395-6581 or stop by the shop between 9-6pm.
On Going-The public is invited to Coffee and Conversation every Friday at 10am at the Cottonwood House in Columbus. They provide the coffee and cake you provide the conversation.
On Going-The Polk County MOPS meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday’s at 9am at the Stromsburg Evangelical Free Church. Free childcare is available.
On Going-Ready for a fresh look while helping out the Columbus Bark Park? The first Saturday of every month Abigail at Personal Appearances will donate 100% of proceeds to the Columbus Bark Park project. Just mention the park when you schedule your appointment.
On Going-WIC Clinics are held in Columbus Monday, Thursday & Fridays, Schuyler on Tuesday & Wednesday, Albion on Thursdays and Fullerton & St. Edward one Thursday a month. FMI call 402-564-9931 ext 202 or 203
On Going-Al-Anon Support group meeting is held every Saturday at 10am & on Wednesday’s at 5:45 at 12 & 12 in Columbus. Everyone welcome and bring a friend!
On Going -La Leche League of York will host a free breast feeding support group for pregnant and nursing moms and babies from 7-9pm at the Kilgore Memorial Library on the third Tuesday of each month. FMI call Gloria at 402-362-6875
On Going -The 1st Saturday of the month from 7:30-10am the 6th Graders at St. Isidore Grade School will host a recycling day.
On Going - Give the gift of life by donating blood on Thursday’s from 11:30-5:30 at the First United Methodist Church Christian Center in North Town Mall, Columbus. To make an appointment call 402-564-8464. Walk in's are also welcome!
On Going - Give the gift of life by donating blood on Tuesday's from 11:30-5:30 at the chapter house in Norfolk. Walk in's are also welcome.
On Going -If your group or organization has a non-profit event coming up, fax us the information at least two weeks in advance to 402-564-2867 attention Susan Littlefield.