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Underway Now through February 1st-The Columbus High will be hosting the Closet Extravaganza in February. They are in need of long and short dresses for this event. If you have any bridesmaid or prom dresses, jewelry or evening bags you would like to donate, please drop them off at the high school. FMI call 402-563-7050 x 2029
Underway Now through Sunday, February 15-Are you unsure about health insurance? The East Central District Health Department can help you during open enrollment time for health insurance by calling 402-562-8962
Friday, January 9 through Friday, April 3-The American Legion of Silver Creek will have fish fries through Good Friday from 6-8pm. The fund raiser is used to make money for youth activities in the community.
Thursday, January 15-Big Pals~Little Pals and the Teammates Mentoring Program are working together to promote National Mentoring Month. From 9-3 both programs will be answering questions at Sip Espresso Bar at 1354 27th Avenue Columbus.
Friday, January 16-A pancake feed will be held at Peace Lutheran Church of Columbus from 4:30-7pm. Proceeds go for support of Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Saturday, January 17 through Saturday, February 14-Ready for retirement? The Columbus Public Library will host free, unbiased resources and sign-up for a 4 week online curriculum to help you make the decision. FMI call 402-564-7116
Tuesday, January 20-Health Lifestyle Class at 6pm at Columbus Community Hospital 3rd floor conference center. This event is free but pre-registration is needed by calling 402-564-4462
Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25-The Catherine Fosket Children’s Theatre presents the children’s comedy “Haphazardly Ever After”. Production dates are 23rd & 24th at 7:30pm and the 25th at 2pm at the Liederkranz in Grand Island. FMI call 308-379-2015
Sunday, January 25-The Platte Center Knights of Columbus Council #7762 will host a pancake, sausage and French toast feed from 8-1pm at the St. Joseph Parish Hall in Platte Center.
Sunday, January 25-The Albion Area Arts Council will present a concert of “raw and organic acoustic music” by the duo The Talbott Brothers at 3pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. FMI call 402-395-2633
Sunday, January 25-The 4th annual chili feed and chicken noodle soup and wild game feed will be held at the Platte Center Fire Department from 5pm until gone. Cost is $7 and is all you can eat.
Thursday, January 29- Big Pals~Little Pals and the Teammates Mentoring Program are working together to promote National Mentoring Month. Program information will be available all day at the YMCA in Columbus.
Friday, January 30-Columbus Community Hospital will host a free lunch and learn on joint replacement at noon. Pre-registration is needed by Wednesday, January 28 by calling 402-562-3380
Saturday, January 31-A benefit for Kelsey Miller Rozmiarek (Rose-mer-ik) will be held at the American Legion in Columbus from 2-10pm with food, music including DJ Kax and Rocks in a Pocket, door prizes, silent auction and raffle.
Saturday, January 31-St. Anthony Church Spaghetti supper and bake sale will be held from 4-8pm at the church social hall in Columbus. Proceeds will benefit the children’s scholarship fund, school carpet and the social hall garbage disposal.
Sunday, February 1-St. Francis Catholic Church of Neligh will host their annual Super Bowl Brunch from 8am-1pm at the American Legion Hall in Neligh.
Friday, February 6-Columbus Christian School will host a soup supper from 4:30-7pm at the school. Free will donation and a bake and craft sale will be held as well.
Friday, February 6-Immanuel’s Camp Luther benefit featuring the pancake man will be held from 4:30-7pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Family Life Center in Columbus.
Saturday, February 7-Its Super Sensational Saturday for children pre-k through 3rd grade from 10am-noon at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
Monday, February 9-The Scotus Band Department will hold their 20th annual dinner concert titled “Disney”. A buffet style meal will be served from 5:30-7pm in the Scotus Cafeteria with the concert beginning at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and will be available at the door.
Thursday, February 12-Join AARP Nebraska & Columbus Public Library for dinner and discussion on fighting fraud & elder financial abuse from 5:30-7pm. FMI call 402-564-7116 RSVP by February 5.
Saturday, February 14-The Columbus High School will host a Closet Extravaganza from 9-11 at the high school media center. FREE prom dresses, casual dresses, jeans, shoes, purses, Mary Kay makeup and door prizes. Just bring your school ID. Over 500 dresses to choose from.
Saturday, March 7-Its Super Sensational Saturday for children pre-k through 3rd grade from 10am-noon at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
Friday, March 20- Columbus Christian School will host a special 20th year spring dinner theatre at 6:30pm at the Ramada Columbus hotel and Conference Center. A free will offering will be received.
Saturday, April 4-Its Super Sensational Saturday for children pre-k through 3rd grade from 10am-noon at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
Saturday, May 2-Its Super Sensational Saturday for children pre-k through 3rd grade from 10am-noon at the Columbus Public Library. FMI contact Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
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.