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Underway Now through Thursday, December 18th-Storytime & StoryArt at the Columbus Public Library from 10:30-noon & 1:30-3pm in the Children’s Room of the library. FMI call Mr. H at 402-564-7116 option 4
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 brides maids 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
Thursday, November 20-St. Bonaventure Church invites all to the “Blue Mass” at noon. This Mass is for police, fire, medical personal and first responders. Music provided by the students at St. Bonaventure Elementary. If possible please come in uniform.
Thursday, November 20-Columbus First United Methodist Church will host their annual Souper Soups Day from 11-7pm at the church.
Thursday, November 20-The Columbus Downtown Christmas Stroll will be held from 4-8pm and will kick off the holiday shopping season.
Friday, November 21-St. Bonaventure’s Night of Entertainment, a parish fundraiser, will be held at Ag Park in Columbus. 5:15 is the social and silent auction, 6:30 dinner and grand auction and entertainment at 7:30pm.
Saturday, November 22-Sunday, November 23-The biannual Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Monroe United Methodist Church will be held at the Monroe auditorium from 9-3 on Saturday & 1-4 on Sunday. Admission is $5 and includes dessert.
Sunday, November 23-The Knights of Columbus Council 938 will host a pancake, sausage and hash brown breakfast at the hall in Columbus from 7:30-noon. All proceeds will go to supporting the youth activities.
Sunday, November 23-The Bellwood Volunteer Fire Department will host their pancake, egg and sausage feed from 10-2pm at the Bellwood Elementary School.
Wednesday, November 26-St. Bonaventure Parish in Columbus will host their annual Thanksgiving Bake sale from 7am-noon in the Parish Center. Scrip, lottery calendars and Knights of Columbus Christmas cards will also be available for purchase.
Thursday, November 27-The 90th annual Thanksgiving Bazaar will be held from 11am-3pm at St. Boniface Parish in Elgin. There will be bingo, games, raffles, country store and raffle drawings at 4pm.
Sunday, November 30-Sunday, December 14St. Benedict Center in Schuyler will host a Christmas Craft Show. Over 40 crafters. Mon-Fri 2-6:30, Sat-Sun 10-7pm
Monday, December 1-Wednesday, December 31-Schneider Twins’ Thirty-One Fundraiser will be held to help James & Kristen of David City & their twin girls who were born 12 weeks early. FMI on this fundraiser call Dena at 402-322-0066
Thursday, December 4-St. Anthony’s Annual Tour of Homes will take place from 5-8pm. $10 tickets include beverages and dessert at St. Anthony’s Social Hall. Snow date is December 7th. FMI call 402-564-3313
Saturday, December 6-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
Sunday, December 7-The Albion Area Arts Council will present a Christmas concert by the Nebraska Brass at 3pm at the Boone Central gym in Albion. FMI call 402-395-2633
Monday, December 8-Give the gift of life by donating blood at the St. John’s Catholic Church Auditorium from noon-6pm. Walk ins are welcome!
Monday, December 8-Give the gift of life by donating blood at the St. John’s Catholic Church Auditorium in Howells from noon-6pm. Walk ins are welcome!
Tuesday, December 9-Give the gift of life by donating blood at the St. Mary’s Church in Leigh from noon-6pm. Walk ins are welcome!
Wednesday, December 10-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg from 1:30-3:30pm. FMI call 402-747-2211
Friday, December 12-The Nebraska Christian School will present a festival of lessons and carols featuring international conductor Maestro Eric Dale Knapp conducting choir members from Central Nebraska Schools and home schools. Doors open at 5:30, prelude begins at 6:15. FMI call 308-946-3836
Tuesday, December 16-The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at Butler County Health Care Center from 1:30-3:30pm. FMI call 402-747-2211
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.