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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.
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, August 23-First Christian Church and the Nebraska Cowboy Church Association will be host a round pen sermon at the Merick County Fair Grounds in Central City starting at 6:30pm.
Friday, August 29-A night of barrel racing in Arcadia will benefit the community of Pilger. Barrel race starts at 6pm with Peewee followed by youth & open. FMI call Brandi at 308-202-0112
Saturday, August 30-The Columbus Public Library invites you to “Backyard Birding” at 2om in the library auditorium. Learn more about what is needed to attract birds.
Sunday, August 31-A co-ed sand volleyball tournament fundraiser will be held for Barb Debower at Westbrook Lanes in Columbus. The day starts at noon. Barb was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. FMI call 402-615-0459
Sunday, September 7-St. Leonard’s 11th annual Church Bazaar will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds with a bilingual Mass at 9:30 and food served 10:30-1:30pm. Featuring an auction at 2pm a raffle, baked goods and so much more.
Tuesday, September 9-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
Wednesday, September 10-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the health department in Osceola from 3:30-5:30pm. FMI call 402-747-2211
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.
Saturday, September 20-The Silver Creed Fire & Rescue invite you to their 2nd annual 5K starting at 11am at the Silver Creek Elementary School. FMI call 402-366-9776
Saturday, October 4-The 4th annual We Can Run, Walk & Roll 5K & 1 mile run will be held at Memorial Stadium at 10am. For more info go to columbushosp.org
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.