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Underway now-The Columbus Sr. Center is in immediate need of home meal delivery volunteers. Takes 20-30 minutes with 6-10 meals to deliver. Call Jean if you can help 402-564-9293
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 through Friday, July 19-The USDA summer lunch program will be held free for all children ages 1-18 at the Columbus Middle School from 11:30-1pm. Do note no lunch will be served July 4th.
Thursday, June 6-Platte County Relay for Life will hold their 3rd team captain meeting from 6-7pm & their Planning Committee meeting from 7:15-8pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Columbus.
Thursday, June 6-The Can-Care-A-Van is coming to Columbus from 9-5 at the southeast parking lot of HyVee. Help to stock local food pantries with nonperishable food items!
Friday, June 7-The UNL-Extension Platte County invites you to a rain garden workshop and installation at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce from 9-4. Come out and learn with hands on building of a garden. FMI call 402-563-4901
Friday, June 7-A magic show with Jeff Quinn is part of the summer reading program at the Columbus Public Library. Check out the show at 2pm in the Art Gallery in the library basement.
Friday, June 7-Spend Friday in Stromsburg with special events throughout the day. Free hotdogs and popcorn in the square from 6-9pm, 9:15 history of Victor Anderson and his building and at 9:30 the lights come on with Dancing in the Streets.
Friday, June 7-The Butler County Relay for Life will be held at the David City Auditorium & Track. They want you there to help celebrate the 100th birthday of ACS! FMI call Jean at 402-666-9264 or Bev at 402-367-4354
Saturday, June 8-Relay for Life 1st annual Poker Run sponsored by Versatile Supports Service’s will take place with sign in from 11-noon at 2316 9th Street Columbus. All vehicles welcome with last card draw at 5pm. FMI call Judy at 402-948-0083
Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9-The Norfolk Archery Club will host a regular 3-D archery tournament in conjunction with the state 4H 3-D events. Registrations both days are from 8am-2pm held at the club’s outdoor range. FMI call 402-640-8924
Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9-The 22nd annual Antique Tractor and Gas Engines Show from 8am-dusk on Saturday and 9-5pm on Sunday at the Pawnee Park west shelter-free admission
Saturday, June 8-The Tilden Community Hospital Foundation will host its 9th annual four person scramble golf tournament at Kelly’s Country Club with a 9am shotgun start. Dinner and prizes follow the final round. FMI call 402-368-5343
Tuesday, June 11-The Humphrey Right to Life will host a salad luncheon at the Humphrey St. Francis Parish Hall from 11am-1pm
Thursday, June 13-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature Barb’s School of Dance & Desiree’s Dancers.
Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16-Your invited to have fun in Stromsburg for the 61st annual Swedish Midsommar Festival. A full weekend of events are planned including the Skjaldborg Vikings reenactment at 10am and 3pm in the town square on Saturday. A parade at 6pm on Saturday with full days of events all 3 days.
Saturday, June 15-Loup d’ Loup end polio now bike ride will be held starting at 8am at Izaak Walton in Columbus. FMI register at www.loupdloup.com
Saturday, June 15-The 5th annual Lynette’s Capital One Bowl Dancers 4 person Scramble will be held at the Quail Run Golf Course. 8am Shotgun start. FMI call 402-564-8029
Saturday, June 15-The League of Human Dignity’s Norfolk Benefit Golf Event will be held at Eldorado Hills Golf Course in Norfolk. FMI call 402-371-4475
Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21-Congregational Christian Church of David City will host a vacation bible school from 9-2pm for all kids K-12 and lunch will be provided. FMI call Connie at 402-367-3310
Tuesday, June 18-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, June 20-Platte County Relay for Life will host their final bank night from 6-8pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Columbus.
Thursday, June 20-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature Lynette’s Dance Studio
Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22-Ss. Chyril & Methodius Catholic Church and St. John Neumann School will host a trash to treasure rummage sale from 4-8pm on Friday and 8-noon on Saturday at the school social hall. Half price after 10am on Saturday.
Thursday, June 27-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature Consonaires Morris-2-Morris
Friday, June 28-The Platte County Relay for Life will take place starting at 7pm at the Pawnee Stadium and will continue until 7am on Saturday.
Thursday, July 11-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, July 18-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature Rocks in a Pocket
Thursday, July 25-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature Urkoski Orchestra
Thursday, August 1-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature Freedom Road Band
Thursday, August 8-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature The Jeters Bluegrass
Thursday, August 15-The Columbus DBA Lawn Chairs on the Square will take place from 7-8:30pm and will feature The Columbus Community Band
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 -If you know of a woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, there is a free house cleaning, once a month for 4 months while she is in treatment. This is a nation wide program supported by area cleaning businesses. FMI go to www.cleaningforareason.org
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-A military Family support group will be held the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-3pm at the Prairie Valley Red Cross in Columbus. FMI call 564-8314 or 866-564-8314
On Going -The Fullerton Head Start is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. The program is free for families that are accepted. FMI call 308-536-3127
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 Columbus Senior Center will host a monthly Family Caregiver Support Group meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:30-3pm.
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.