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Now through Sunday, April 27-Do you like to read? The Columbus Public Library’s book fair is underway! From now through April 27th you can shop 24 hours a day with free shipping to the library. Visit bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage.columbuspubliclibrary or stop into the library though the 18th to buy books.
Now through Saturday, May 3-The Columbus Art Gallery presents their spring show and competition. Art will be on display during normal business hours in the lower level of the Columbus Public Library.
Wednesday, April 16-Silver Ring Thing, a ministry that reaches out to teens, will be held from 7-9pm at the Columbus High School with registration starting at 6:15. Cost is $6 online or $8 at the door. FMI call 402-910-5067. The event is sponsored by the Columbus Area Churches & Ministries.
Wednesday, April 16-Wild About A Cure will be held at Pizza Ranch in Columbus from 5-8pm with 10% of the proceeds and tips to go the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Wednesday, April 23-Aquinas Fine Arts Department will host their annual School House Rock salad luncheon from 11-1:30pm at the Aquinas Gym. Tickets available at the door with performances by concert band & jazz band, choirs and more!
Friday, April 25-Heritage House spring craft boutique will be held from 11am-6pm in Columbus. Free admission.
Saturday, April 26-Medication Take Back event will be held from 10am-2pm at the Walgreen’s parking lot in Columbus. The East Central District Health Department along with the Columbus Police Department will host the event to reduce the amount of unwanted medications in the community. FMI call 402-563-9656
Friday, May 2-Give the gift of life by donating blood at the ESU7 north building on 2657 44th Avenue Columbus from 10-4pm. FMI call 402-564-5753
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.
Thursday, May 8-Platte County Relay for Life 1st Bank Night will be held from 5-6pm at the Holiday Inn Express
Thursday, May 8-Platte County Relay for life 3rd Team Captain Party from 6-7pm with planning committee meeting from 7:15-8pm at the Holiday Inn Express
Friday, June 6-Rev. Tom Stamman will be ministering at Discover Hope International Church in Columbus at 10:30 & 6pm.
Sunday, June 8-Tea with Simon, a fundraiser to stock the Simon House Food Pantry will be held from 2-4pm at the Immanuel Family Life Center. Tickets are available at the Simon House.
Saturday, June 28-The Platte County Relay for Life will be held from 4pm-midnight at the Pawnee Park Stadium.
Saturday, June 28-The Genoa Medical Facilities will host a 5K Color Run. Registration begins at 7am and run begins at 8:30 at the Genoa City Park. FMI go to genomedicalfacilities.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.