Email your community events to Susan:
Saturday, December 7-It’s Super Sensational Saturday at the Columbus Public Library for children Pre-K through 3rd grade. The event runs from 10-noon. FMI call Mr. H 402-564-7116 opt. 4
Saturday, December 7-The Shelby Scholarship fund will host their annual cookie affair at the Shelby Senior Center from 9-noon. Cookies are $3 a dozen. There is an adult and kid raffle and Santa will arrive at 10am!
Sunday, December 8-The Platte County Historical Society will meet at 2pm at the museum west building meeting room. The Consonaires will perform.
Sunday, December 8-A spaghetti feed and Christmas bake sale will be held from 11:30-1:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Columbus. This is a fundraiser for the medical mission trip to Nicaragua in February 2014.
Sunday, December 8-St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schuyler will host a holiday soup supper from 4-7pm. The even includes a farmers market from 3-7, SCHS Ambassadors from 4:15-5 and a silent auction and drawing at 7pm.
Sunday, December 8-Big Pals~Little Pals of Columbus will hold their annual Christmas Party from 2-4pm at Boulevard Lanes. Please RSVP to Roxanne at 402-563-1081
Sunday, December 8-Sounds of the Season will be held at Central Community College Fine Arts Theater at 3pm. Free will donation accepted.
Wednesday, December 11 through Sunday, December 15-Grand Island Little Theatre presents their Christmas show, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” the 11-14th at 7:30pm and the 15th at 2pm at the College Park Auditorium in Grand Island. FRIM call 308-382-2586
Wednesday, December 11-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg from 1:30-3:30. To make an appointment call 402-747-2211
Friday, December 13-The Columbus Community Hospital Auxiliary will host a $5 jewelry and accessories sale in the hospitals 3rd floor conference center. Come shop for some fun gifts from 9-5pm. Proceeds will be used by the auxiliary to fund equipment and programs at the hospital.
Saturday, December 14-A Night in Bethlehem will take place from 4-8pm at the Lost Creek School Gym. A fun interactive event for the family brought to you by Discover Hope Church. FMI call 402-276-2642
Sunday, December 15-St. Bonaventure Elementary School will host their annual Cookie Day from 9:30-2:30 in the Parish Center. A nice variety of cookies will be available to help fill your holiday trays!
Tuesday, December 17-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Butler County Health Center from 1:30-3:30. To make an appointment call 402-747-2211
Wednesday, December 18-Go Red for Women fundraiser will be held at Valentino’s in Columbus from 4:30-8:30pm. This includes: dine in, take out, delivery and on line ordering.
Thursday, December 19-The Columbus Public Library will host story time and story art from 10:30-noon and again from 1:30-3pm in the children’s room of the library.
Underway now through Sunday, December 22-Come visit Santa at Frankfort Square every Saturday & Sunday until Christmas from 1-5 and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm
Underway now through Monday, December 23-The Columbus Art Gallery presents “Christmas Unwrapped”. Looking for a unique gift stop down to the Columbus Public Library and check out some great gifts made with love!
Underway Now-An account has been set up to help Sara Correa and family with medical expenses as Sara fights stage 4 colon cancer. Donations can be made at any US Bank for the Sara Correa Relief Fund.
Underway Now-The Nebraska Fire & Ice Fast Pitch is conducting registration for the 2014 season. FMI call 402-276-1214
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 Wednesday's from 11:30-5:30 at the Prairie Valley Red Cross in 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.