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Wednesday, July 10 – Children in grades 4-6 are invited to 4-H Innovations at Columbus Public Library from 10:30am-11:30am in the Creativity Corner. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Wednesday, July 10 – Columbus Public Library invites tweens in grades 5-8 and teens in grades 9-12 to fun and creativity! Today is Game Day in the teen zone, at 1pm for teens and 3pm for tweens. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 11 – The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to their complementary business person’s breakfast at 7am at Ag Park. Guest speaker will be Dr. June Loseke, co-owner of Loseke Veterinary Services. Please call the chamber to RSVP at 402-564-2769.

Thursday, July 11 – Columbus Public Library invites children ages 0-4th grade to Storytime from 10:30am-11:30am in the Creativity Center. Each week a guest reader will read books that reflect the week’s Adventure Program. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 11 – Columbus Public Library invites tweens in grades 5-8 and teens in grades 9-12 to fun and creativity! Today’s activity is Mini Books at 1pm for teens and Galaxy Jars at 3pm for tweens. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 11 – Tweens and teens are invited to Anime Club at Columbus Public Library. Tweens meet at 4:30pm and teens at 6pm. Enjoy Japanese Anime and snacks!

Monday, July 15 – Columbus Public Library invites children ages 0-4th grade to Mighty Maker Monday from 9am-11:30am in the Creativity Center. Each week we will make crafts that reflect the week’s Adventure Program. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Monday, July 15 – The Columbus Chamber of Commerce invites chamber members to Business After Hours, sponsored by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Come to the Oak Room (1270 27th Avenue, Columbus) from 5pm-6:30pm. Eat, drink and network!

Tuesday, July 16 – Come to Columbus Public Library, where your adventure awaits with the summer reading program! Children ages 0-4th grade are invited to Space: It’s Out Of This World from 10:30am-11:30am in the 3rd floor conference center. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Tuesday, July 16 – Columbus Public Library invites tweens in grades 5-8 and teens in grades 9-12 to fun and creativity! Today’s activity is DIY Coasters at 1pm for teens and Piggy Banks at 3pm for tweens. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Wednesday, July 17 – Children in grades 4-6 are invited to 4-H Innovations at Columbus Public Library from 10:30am-11:30am in the Creativity Corner. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 18 – Columbus Public Library invites children ages 0-4th grade to Storytime from 10:30am-11:30am in the Creativity Center. Each week a guest reader will read books that reflect the week’s Adventure Program. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 18 – Columbus Public Library invites tweens in grades 5-8 and teens in grades 9-12 to fun and creativity! Today is Henna Tattoos at 1pm for teens and tweens. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 18 – Columbus Parks & Rec invites you to Beats and Eats with Cruisin’ at 7pm in Frankfort Square. 

Friday, July 19 – Columbus Parks & Rec invites families to free Movies in the Park! This week’s movie is “Encanto” at Frankfort Square. Movie will start at dusk.

Friday, July 19 – The free 12 years and under Junior Runaround 1 mile run will be held at Lake Esther at 7pm. This event is sponsored by the Columbus Family YMCA.

Saturday, July 20 – The Columbus Family YMCA invites runners/walkers of all ages and abilities to the 37th Annual Bob Lauterbach Memorial Downtown Runaround! There will be a 5 mile run or a 2.1 mile run/walk. The race will start at 8am at historic Glur Tavern (2301 11th Street, Columbus). Entry fee is $30 if registered by June 28, or $35 after 6/28. Race swag includes T-shirt and free bib-tagged photos & race results. Post-race party to follow with pizza, refreshments, and door prizes! Register at getmeregisterd.com, or pick up a form at the Columbus Family YMCA.

Saturday, July 20 – Columbus Parks & Rec invites you to Beats and Eats with Unfinished Business at 7pm in Frankfort Square. 

Sunday, July 21 – The public is invited to be dazzled by the magic of Jeff Quinn at the Columbus Public Library in the Community Room at 2pm. The show is free and open to everyone!

Monday, July 22 – Columbus Public Library invites children ages 0-4th grade to Mighty Maker Monday from 9am-11:30am in the Creativity Center. Each week we will make crafts that reflect the week’s Adventure Program. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Tuesday, July 23 – Columbus Public Library invites tweens in grades 5-8 and teens in grades 9-12 to fun and creativity! Today’s activity is Shark Week, at 1pm for teens and 3pm for tweens. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Wednesday, July 24 – Children in grades 4-6 are invited to 4-H Innovations at Columbus Public Library from 10:30am-11:30am in the Creativity Corner. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Wednesday, July 24 – Columbus Public Library invites tweens in grades 5-8 and teens in grades 9-12 to fun and creativity! Today is Game Day in the teen zone, at 1pm for teens and 3pm for tweens. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 25 – Columbus Public Library invites children ages 0-4th grade to Storytime from 10:30am-11:30am in the Creativity Center. Each week a guest reader will read books that reflect the week’s Adventure Program. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 25 – Columbus Public Library invites tweens in grades 5-8 and teens in grades 9-12 to fun and creativity! Today is Hunger Games at 1pm for teens and 3pm for tweens. Must be registered for the summer reading program to attend this free event.

Thursday, July 25 – Tweens and teens are invited to Anime Club at Columbus Public Library. Tweens meet at 4:30pm and teens at 6pm. Enjoy Japanese Anime and snacks!

Thursday, July 25 – Columbus Parks & Rec invites you to Beats and Eats with the Columbus Jazz Band at 7pm in Frankfort Square. 

Friday, July 26 – Columbus Public Library invites all summer readers to the end of summer party at the Pawnee Plunge! Meet at the plunge at 10am for swimming, then lunch will be served. This is free and open to all participants of the summer reading program.

Saturday, July 27 – Don’t miss the Big Pals Little Pals, 11th Street Flea Market/Swap Meet/Yard Sale from 9am-4pm. The event will be on 11th Street between 24th and 25th Avenue, in front of Cottonwood Antique Mall. Vintage collectables, auto parts, books, clothing, toys, oddities, antiques, home decor, you’ll find it all! This is a Big Pals Little Pals fundraiser!

Saturday, July 27 – Columbus Parks & Rec invites you to Beats and Eats with Freedom Road at 7pm in Frankfort Square. 

Saturday, July 27 – ACC Entertainment presents Godfather’s 50th Anniversary celebration! The Big Bash will be on 11th Street in Columbus, between 23rd and 24th Avenues. Gates open at 4pm, with food and free shows from Unfinished Business from 5pm-7pm; Shoot To Thrill from 7:30pm-9:30pm; and The Damones from 10pm-midnight. Follow along on ACC-Entertainment Facebook page for updates and upcoming events.

Thursday, August 1 – Columbus Parks & Rec invites you to Beats and Eats with Finding Gotham at 7pm in Frankfort Square. 

Saturday, August 3 – Cruise & Associates is hosting Striking For Literacy, a 9-pin no-tap no-split bowling tournament at Boulevard Lanes in Columbus. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles and prizes galore! $100/4 person team, bowling starts at 12:00pm. Registration deadline is July 15; to register, call Kelly Burge at 402-482-0498 or email [email protected]. All profits will benefit the Platte Valley Literacy Program-Columbus.

Saturday, August 3 – Columbus Parks & Rec invites you to Beats and Eats with Cruisin’ at 7pm in Frankfort Square. 

Tuesday, August 13 – Want to take charge of your health? Join the Columbus Community Hospital dietitians for monthly healthy cooking classes from 5:30pm-7pm in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. This month’s topic is “Gluten Or Dairy Free – Now What?” Attendees must register. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

Thursday, August 15 – The PIWI (Parents Interacting With Infants) Playgroup will kick off a 9-week program for parents and caregivers with their children 0-3 years old. The class meets once a week for 9 weeks on Thursdays at Saint Bonaventure Preschool from 6:15pm-7:15pm. Snacks are provided at each session, and every other session attendees receive a gift (toy, diapers, etc.). To register, email Cheryl at [email protected]

Friday, August 23 thru Sunday, August 26 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “Strengthening Your Core: Spiritual Fitness with St. Benedict”, a retreat with Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine. A nationally known retreat leader, Mother Jane served as rector of an Episcopal parish in New Jersey for over 12 years. The retreat begins on Friday, at 7:30pm and closes on Sunday after lunch.  The program fee is $70; room and board are additional. Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call 402-352-8819.

Tuesday, September 10 – Want to take charge of your health? Join the Columbus Community Hospital dietitians for monthly healthy cooking classes from 5:30pm-7pm in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. This month’s topic is “Garden Variety”. Attendees must register. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

Thursday, September 19 – CAHRA and NAHRA invites leaders, managers, HR & business professionals to Strategies For Success: Bringing Workplace Culture & Leadership Together at Central Community College Columbus from 8:45am-1pm. Learn more about positive workplace culture, time management and leadership development. 

Tuesday, October 8 – Want to take charge of your health? Join the Columbus Community Hospital dietitians for monthly healthy cooking classes from 5:30pm-7pm in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. This month’s topic is “Mexican Flair”. Attendees must register. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

Tuesday, November 12 – Want to take charge of your health? Join the Columbus Community Hospital dietitians for monthly healthy cooking classes from 5:30pm-7pm in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. This month’s topic is “Carb Balance”. Attendees must register. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

Tuesday, December 10 – Want to take charge of your health? Join the Columbus Community Hospital dietitians for monthly healthy cooking classes from 5:30pm-7pm in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. This month’s topic is “Holiday Delights”. Attendees must register. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.