Email your community events to Susan:
Wednesday, July 30-Caring for your feet: Understanding How Podiatry Can Help is the topic for the free lunch and learn hosted by Columbus Community Hospital in the third floor conference center of the hospital at noon. The meal is free but pre-registration is requested by July 28th. FMI call 402-562-3380
Thursday, July 31-Lawnchairs on the Square will take place at Frankfort Square Columbus at 7pm and will feature Consonaires & The Morris Family Band
Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3-Heritage Power Association will host their annual antique tractor and equipment Show at the Genoa City Park. This year featuring International family of tractors and equipment. A tractor parade each day at 12:30. FMI call 402-270-1113
Saturday, August 2-A fundraiser to help purchase a heater for the Schuyler Pool will be held from 11-2pm at the Didier Grocer Store. Stop in for lunch of burgers, chips, cookies and a drink.
Saturday, August 2-The Servants of the Heart of the Father will sponsor a conference entitled Loved and Drawn to the Father’s Heart at the River’s Edge Convention Center in Columbus. Registration is at 8am. FMI call 402-246-9219
Saturday, August 2-The 20th Annual Discover Sports Booster Club golf tournament will be held at the Elk’s Country Club with a noon shotgun start. FMI call 402-563-7050
Sunday, August 3-St. John Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social at the KC Hall in Madison from 10:30-1pm.
Monday, August 4-Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will host the Madison WIC & Immunization Clinic from 10-3pm at the Trinity Methodist Church in Madison. FMI call 402-385-6300
Monday, August 4-Big Pals~Little Pals of Columbus will hold a swimming party for all members from 6-8pm at Pawnee Plunge. Meet at entrance by 6pm. The event is being made possible by ADM . FMI or to RSVP call Roxanne at 402-563-1081
Thursday, August 7-Lawnchairs on the Square will take place at Frankfort Square Columbus at 7pm and will feature iDance & Rocks in a Pocket
Friday, August 8-The Lakeview Education Foundation presents Big Red Night featuring Matt Davison, “The Miracle Catch” at the Ramada Columbus Hotel & Conference Center. Silent auction at 5pm, dinner at 7 with the grand auction to follow. FMI call 402-564-8518
Saturday, August 9-Genoa Indian School Celebration will take place from 9-4:30 in Genoa. There will be the Santee Nation Youth Dance Group performing along with jewelry, crafts and tours. FMI call 402-993-6036
Sunday, August 10-The 95th birthday party for the Creston Pool will be held starting at noon with 25 cent swim (the price of admission in 1919). Free games for kids, bingo, croquet tourney & dunk tank for adults. A hamburger meal for $5 will be served from 5-7pm
Sunday, August 10-Make plans to be at the Columbus Public Library to hear author Joy Johnson speak at 2pm in the lower level art gallery. She has written a series of books with the Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12. Remember during construction you must enter the library through the north door facing the alley.
Wednesday, August 13-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg from 1:30-3:30pm FMI call 402-747-2211
Thursday, August 14-Sunday, August 17-Calico Quilt Club’s annual quilt show will be held during Columbus Days at the Columbus Art Gallery in the lower level of the library. FMI call 402-564-7613
Thursday, August 14-Sunday, August 17-The Friends of the Library will host a book sale at 6pm on Thursday for members, non members $5 to enter. Sale then runs Friday through Sunday during library hours, but closes 15 minutes early. FMI call 402-564-7116
Thursday, August 14-Lawnchairs on the Square will take place at Frankfort Square Columbus at 7pm and will feature the Columbus Community Band
Sunday, August 17-The 2014 Columbus Days Turtle Races will be held at Frankfort Square with registration at 9 and races to begin at 11…bring your own turtle. FMI call 402-910-4866
Sunday, August 17-4th annual running of the frankfurters Columbus Days Dachshund Race at Frankfort Square with registration and check in from 10:45-11:45, race heats start at noon. All proceeds will be donated to Paws & Claws Adoption Center.
Sunday, August 17-St. John Neumann Catholic School in Clarkson will hold their farmers market and breakfast from 8:30am-1pm in the social hall. Advance orders for frozen potato dumplings will be taken by calling 402-892-3474
Monday, August 18-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic II at the Polk County Health Department in Osceola from 3:30-5:30pm FMI call 402-747-2211
Tuesday, August 19-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
Friday, August 22-The Columbus Girl Scout golf tournament will be held at Quail Run with a 1pm tee time. FMI call 402-564-8822
Saturday, August 23-A 5k & 1 mile run/walk will be held at Pawnee Park west shelter with 5k at 10 & 1 mile at 10:30. This event is a place where children with and without birth defects or medical issues will know that everyone is different, and it’s okay to be yourself. The Run/Walks for this year will help create awareness and raise money for the Specialty Pediatric Center at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. FMI call 402-926-1449 or go to www.whenigrowupnebraska
Saturday, August 23-Wisner River Park will be the site for the Journey 2 Recovery benefit fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide financial assistance to people in Northeast Nebraska whose homes and businesses sustained losses from the tornadoes and storms. FMI on times and items for the live and silent auction call
Saturday, September 13-The Dirty Derby 5k Mud Run will be held at the Platte County Ag Park. Register now at www.active.com proceeds will benefit the Habitat For Humanity of Columbus & the Platte County Ag Society.
Saturday, September 20-Rockin’ for a cure to support the Jerry McCarraher Legacy Fund will take place at the Heartland Events Center and features McKenzies Mill. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
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.