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Friday, May 13 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room for Food Thoughts at the Columbus Wellness Center from 11:30am to 12:30pm every Friday to discuss a nutrition topic for 30 minutes. The dietitians will be available afterward to answer any individual questions. There is no cost for the class or time with the dietitians. This week’s topic is “Dairy Alternatives For Those Who Can’t (Or Won’t) Drink Milk”. 

Friday, May 13 – The Columbus Public Library is excited to bring you a Movie Matinee! Come join us from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 127. Popcorn will be provided, of course! Relax and enjoy a free family movie afternoon. No reservation or library card is needed to attend. The movie will be “Home Alone”. 

Saturday, May 14 – Red Nose Day and Walgreens are hosting a cornhole tournament fundraiser to help end child poverty. The tournament will be held at the Pawnee Park horseshoe courts, just west of the stadium, starting at 11am. There will also be hot dogs, a 50/50 raffle and basket raffles. Cost is $20 per team, with a limit of 40 teams. To register or get more information, contact Seth Limbach at 402-910-3920 or 402-563-3588.

Sunday, May 15 – Columbus Public Library invites students in grades 7-12 to a Teen Drop-In from 2pm-3pm. Play games, hang out and eat snacks! This event is free.

Tuesday, May 17 – Columbus Community Hospital Occupational Health Services invites you to Walk with a Doc from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Lake Esther. Have fun and join us for a healthy walk. Dr. Nila Novotny will speak on “Hearing As You Age”, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk. It is a great way to get out, get active and enjoy good conversation. Walk at your own pace. This is a free community event. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a $100 in Columbus Area Chamber bucks! For more information, please contact 402-562-4480.  

Thursday, May 19 – Teens are invited to the Columbus Public Library to watch some great anime and enjoy Japanese snacks. This event is free!

Thursday, May 19 thru Sunday, May 22 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “Creation-Destruction in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola”, a retreat with Father Larry Gillick, SJ. The three days of prayer and reflection will consist of six presentations and three homilies and will focus on the central realities of the Exercises. Social distancing and wearing a mask is recommended. Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to Sunday after lunch. Register now at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Friday, May 20 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room for Food Thoughts at the Columbus Wellness Center from 11:30am to 12:30pm every Friday to discuss a nutrition topic for 30 minutes. The dietitians will be available afterward to answer any individual questions. There is no cost for the class or time with the dietitians. This week’s topic is “Food And Mood”.

Saturday, May 21 – ABATE of Nebraska District 4 will hold their 1st Fun Run, starting at Shenanigans in Columbus with 10am sign up and distribution of route maps with kickstands up at 11am. The event will end at Miceks in Columbus. For more information, contact John Wombacher at 402-366-5157 or email [email protected] or message them on their Facebook page at District 4 ABATE of Ne. ABATE is a non-profit motorcycle rights organization, consisting of motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists, whose goals are to encourage favorable legislation for motorcyclists, and promote safe riding and driving in order to prevent accidents.

Saturday, May 21 – Columbus Public Library is starting a monthly Yoga class for adults with Aude Boucly. Attendees must pre-register. FMI please call Kelli at 402-562-4214.

Sunday, May 22 thru Saturday, May 28 – Columbus Public Library is having a Food For Fines Week! Bring your overdue books and DVDs to the library and erase your late fees by bringing in at least three non-perishable food items per account. (This does not apply to lost or damaged items.) All food donations will go to the Platte County Food Pantry.

Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 – Columbus Community Hospital Volunteers invite everyone to the scrubs & uniform sale in the south parking lot. Shop a large variety of comfortable scrubs and casual clothes, nursing shoes, nursing equipment and more. Hours are 12pm-7pm on Monday and 7am-2:30pm or 3:30pm-5:30pm on Tuesday. Cash, check and credit/debit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit medical advancement efforts at the hospital.

Tuesday, May 24 – M & O Door Products/Overhead Door Company is hosting an open house from 8am-5pm, along with a blood drive from 9am-3pm at 2781 54th Avenue, Columbus. A pint of ice cream will be given to everyone that donates blood. To make an appointment, call 402-564-3915. Give the gift of life, meet the staff and explore great one-day only deals! 

Thursday, May 26 – Thrivent Nebraska invites you to a digital event, “4 Truths About Long Term Care”. Let your family care about you rather than for you. The event is free and will be shown at two times, 12:30pm-1:30pm and 7:30pm-8:30pm. For more information about the event and to register, visit https://www.eventvesta.com/events/16250/t/tickets.

Friday, May 27 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room for Food Thoughts at the Columbus Wellness Center from 11:30am to 12:30pm every Friday to discuss a nutrition topic for 30 minutes. The dietitians will be available afterward to answer any individual questions. There is no cost for the class or time with the dietitians. This week’s topic is “Low Carb Asian Slaw (cooking demo)”.

Friday, May 27 – Columbus Public Library invites teens to hang out at the library after hours for games, food, and fun. Free for patrons in grades 7-12. Permission forms must be notarized any time between May 2nd and May 25th. We do have several notaries on staff, so be sure to come in and get signed up for our Lock In early!

Saturday, May 28 – The Butler County Historical Society presents the Jack Tarr Collection, a summer exhibit at the Depot Museum in David City. Jack Tarr, father of Platte County Museum director Cheri Schrader, was a longtime Banner-Press editor and amassed a large collection of newspapers and memorabilia. The exhibit will be on display through September on Sundays from 1pm-4pm. 

Saturday, June 4 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “Walk With Hope: Be Open To Surprise”, a one day retreat with Margaret Hoarty. In 2012, Margaret and her husband Tom walked the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James), a 500-mile path through northern Spain that pilgrims have traveled since the year 1000.  She experienced the Camino as a metaphor for life, with many life lessons that presented themselves along the way. Listen to her Camino journey! Social distancing and wearing a mask is recommended. Program fee: $35. Lunch is available at the Center for $ 12.08 (includes tax).  Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Sunday, June 5 – The Platte County Historical Society invites everyone to a historical presentation at the Platte County Museum in Columbus at 2pm in the west building. The program is free for society members and $3 for non-members; students 14 years old and younger are free. Masks are recommended. This month’s program is “World War II: D-Day” by Eric Korus.

Thursday, June 9 – Are you thinking about becoming a Big Pal? If you want to learn more about Big Pals Little Pals and how to become a Big Pal, come to the Big Pal Monthly Networking Open House at Henry on 11th from 5pm-9pm. Drop in any time for appetizers, beverages, cocktails and lots of great information! 

Saturday, June 11 – The Annual Christian Cross Festival will be held at Skyview Lake in Norfolk, with lots of family friendly activities including a 5K run/walk, disc golf, face painting, crafts, inflatables, prayer tent, ministry tent, food vendors and kayaking. Music will start at 3pm and includes Jordan Feliz, I Am They, Cain, Love & The Outcome, and Adelaide. A fireworks display will end the event. FMI, go to www.christiancrossfestival.org or Facebook @ Crossfest.

Friday, June 24 – Join the Golfin’ Grannies at Quail Run for a 2-Grannie scramble! $60 per person includes 18 holes of golf, cart, green fees and mulligans. There will also be a raffle, buy-a-drive, food and prizes. Registration will be from 12pm-12:45pm, with payment due at check-in. (Cash or check only). Shotgun start at 1pm. Call Quail Run at 402-564-1313 to sign up, or mail Quail Run GC, 237 South 5th Street, Columbus, NE, 68601.

Saturday, June 25 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents a one day retreat with the Rev. Anselm Gruen, OSB, PhD, on “Sacred Rituals For Every Day”. Father Gruen is one of the most frequently read spiritual authors of our time and is well known for books such as “Images Of Jesus”, “Everybody Has An Angel”, “Angels Of Grace” and “Sacred Rituals For Every Day”. The retreat runs from 10am-4pm, with registration beginning at 8:30am. Guest rooms are available for those who would like to spend the night.  The program fee is $40.  Please bring your own sack lunch. Lunch is available at the Center for $ 12.08 (includes tax), if you request it in advance. Register now at www.stbenedictcenter.com or call 402-352-8819. 

Tuesday, July 12 thru Friday, July 15 – Urban Farm Boutique is hosting the 5th Annual Art Camp for budding artists aged 10-13 years. Each day from 8am-11am, artists will work on a piece of art from various mediums. Snacks provided daily with lunch from 11am-noon on Friday for each camper and 2 adults. At the end of the camp, artists will take all their pieces home. All supplies included; however, you are asked to provide a glue gun appropriate for your child’s age. Cost of the camp is $135 and includes all supplies, snacks and lunch. Stop by Urban Farm Boutique at 3121 13th Street in Columbus to register by June 1st.   

Thursday, July 14 – Are you thinking about becoming a Big Pal? If you want to learn more about Big Pals Little Pals and how to become a Big Pal, come to the Big Pal Monthly Networking Open House at Henry on 11th from 5pm-9pm. Drop in any time for appetizers, beverages, cocktails and lots of great information! 

Tuesday, July 19 – Columbus Community Hospital is offering a free Healthy Lifestyle Class at the Wellness Center from 6pm-8:30pm. CCH’s outpatient diabetes educators use this informational session to teach participants how to prevent and better manage health problems through lifestyle changes. During the class, they will discuss carbohydrate counting, fat and calories, weight-loss strategies, the importance of increased physical activity, goal setting and healthy snacks. To register for the class, call 402-562-4462 or go to www.columbushosp.org. 

Thursday, August 11 – Are you thinking about becoming a Big Pal? If you want to learn more about Big Pals Little Pals and how to become a Big Pal, come to the Big Pal Monthly Networking Open House at Henry on 11th from 5pm-9pm. Drop in any time for appetizers, beverages, cocktails and lots of great information! 

Tuesday, October 18 – Columbus Community Hospital is offering a free Healthy Lifestyle Class at the Wellness Center from 6pm-8:30pm. CCH’s outpatient diabetes educators use this informational session to teach participants how to prevent and better manage health problems through lifestyle changes. During the class, they will discuss carbohydrate counting, fat and calories, weight-loss strategies, the importance of increased physical activity, goal setting and healthy snacks. To register for the class, call 402-562-4462 or go to www.columbushosp.org.



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