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Now through Friday, April 18-The American Legion in Silver Creek will hold fish fry’s every Friday through Good Friday, April 18th from 6-9pm at the Legion.
Thursday, March 6-NWTF Platte Valley Strutters Hunting Heritage banquet will be held at the American Legion in Columbus. Doors open at 5 with dinner at 7.
Friday, March 7 through Lent-The American Legion in Columbus will host a fish fry on Friday nights.
Friday, March 7-A Lenten Fish Fry will be held at St. Benedict Center-Schuyler from 4:30-8pm. The event is sponsored by the Benedictine Monks of Christ the King Priory.
Saturday, March 8-Let Spring Bloom craft fair will be held at the Eagles Club in Columbus from 9am-4pm. Admission is a non-perishable item or monetary donation for the Columbus Food Pantry. FMI call Christina at 402-910-1381
Saturday, March 8-The Monroe United Methodist Church will be the site of a legion Soup supper, sponsored by the Monroe American Legion. Serving from 4:30-7pm.
Saturday, March 8 -Super Sensational Saturday’s will be held at the Columbus Public Library from 10am-noon. For children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. FMI call 402-564-7116 option 4
Saturday, March 8-A benefit soup supper will be held for Janet Hanson of Columbus at the Scotus Cafeteria from 5-10:30pm. There will be raffles, live & silent auctions. FMI call 402-910-1145
Sunday, March 9-Lynette’s Capital One Bowl Dancers will host a soup supper from 4-6pm at St. Isidore’s School Cafeteria. Serving chicken noodle, chili and potato soup. Also on the menu will be hot ham & cheese sandwiches, drinks and desserts.
Sunday, March 9-The public is invited to a demonstration of the Passover feast at 9:30am at the Columbus Berean Church. The church is located at 3027 38th Street Columbus.
Sunday, March 9-An all you can eat pancake/biscuit and gravy feed will be held at the Platte Center Fire Station. Serving from 8-1:30 with proceeds to go to the Platte Center Rescue Squad.
Monday, March 10-Students and chaperones that attended the March for Life in D.C. are invited to attend the Columbus Right to Life meeting at 7pm at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and share your experiences.
Tuesday, March 11-St. Mary’s Grade School in David City will host a soup supper, carnival and raffle from 5-7:30pm at the grade school gym.
Saturday, March 15-Want to learn how to make a pie? You can attend a class taught by Phyllis Bartholomew at the Columbus Public Library Auditorium at noon. Coffee and pie will be served afterwards.
Saturday, March 15-The Madison Volunteer Fire and Rescue will host a St. Patty’s Day bash, dinner and dance at the Madison Fair Grounds. Dinner from 5:30-8pm with the dance from 8:30-12:30am. Cost is $10 per person and features music of “The Back Forty” Band.
Sunday, March 16-St. Michael’s Parish will host their annual St. Patrick’s Carnival at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion from 11-2pm at the Events Center.
Sunday, March 16-The Howells Community Catholic Schools will host their fun fest starting with a polka mass at 10am followed by a pork loin dinner from 10:30-1pm. There will also be an auction, children’s games and a variety of raffles.
Sunday, March 16-St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton will host a spring dinner and raffle from 11:30-1pm serving swiss steak, potatoes, corn, rolls, salads & dessert.
Friday, March 21-A Lenten Fish Fry will be held at St. Benedict Center-Schuyler from 4:30-8pm. The event is sponsored by the Benedictine Monks of Christ the King Priory.
Saturday, March 22-PLS District will have their Scout-O-Rama Pinewood Derby at Central Community College from 8-4pm
Saturday, March 22-St. Mary’s & Assumption Parishes will host a wild game feed with doors opening at 6pm at the Aquinas high School north gym. There will be 4 serving lines with 30+ species served.
Saturday, March 22-Be a Superhero! Photographer Jenn Brown will take pictures of your family with session fees being donated to Sammy’s Superheroes. FMI go to Facebook and “Three Wishes by Jenn Brown.”
Sunday, March 23-The Knights of Columbus Council 938 will host a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall on 6th street Columbus from 7:30-noon
Sunday, March 23-The 88th Annual JIGGS dinner will be held from 11am-1pm at St. Rose of Lima Community Center in Genoa. Serving Corned Beef & Cabbage along with roast beef. There will be over 40 prizes in the raffle.
Monday, March 24-Faustina Messenger of Divine Mercy will be held at the Columbus High School Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:15 with the program to start at 7pm. This is an original one-woman live drama performance, there is no cost for the event but a free will offering will be accepted.
Thursday, March 27-Sunday, March 30-The Platte Valley Playhouse invites you to the play “The Kitchen Witches” at the CCC -Columbus Campus Theatre. Thursday-Saturday curtain at 8pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm. FMI call 402-564-7827
Saturday, April 5-Kiwanis Next Generation invites you to BACON FEST Columbus from 1-6pm at Ag Park. Live bands, kid’s activities, bacon bar and so much more. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Food for Thought Weekend Backpack Program.
Saturday, April 5 -Super Sensational Saturday’s will be held at the Columbus Public Library from 10am-noon. For children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. FMI call 402-564-7116 option 4
Saturday, April 12-Iraq War Veterans Noah Boye & Joseph Boye memorial ride will be held at the veteran’s home in Grand Island with a shot gun start at noon and last vehicle in at 5pm. FMI call Kim at 402-779-5003. proceeds go to the Walnut Middle School music department.
Saturday, April 12-The Columbus Downtown Business Association will host their Easter Egg Hunt for those ages 2-5 at Frankfort Square. The hunt starts promptly at 1pm.
Saturday, May 3 -Super Sensational Saturday’s will be held at the Columbus Public Library from 10am-noon. For children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. FMI call 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.