Community Calendar

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Now thru October – The Farmers Market is open in Frankfort Square in Columbus every Saturday from 7:30am-noon. Shop local farmers and artisans for the freshest homegrown produce, baked goods, craft items and much more!

Now TFN – The Farmers Market is open in Schuyler at 1721 Colfax Street (CHI Health Clinic) parking lot on Thursdays from 4pm-6pm. Shop local farmers and artisans for the freshest homegrown produce, baked goods, craft items and much more!

Now TFN – The Farmers Market is open in David City across from Stop-Inn (Sypals) on Fridays from 4pm-6pm. Shop local farmers and artisans for the freshest homegrown produce, baked goods, craft items and much more!

Now TFN – Cross of Christ Preschool is accepting registrations for children ages 3, 4, and 5 located in Aurora, Nebraska. Please contact Deanna Feddern at cocpschool@gmail.com for further information.

Thursday, August 22 – CCH recently purchased the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System by Stryker that will be used for total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements. An Open House demonstration will be held at CCH in the main lobby from 2pm-4pm, open to CCH employees, volunteers, medical staff & community members.

Friday, August 23 – Join Columbus Community Hospital educators every Friday for Food Thoughts at the Columbus Wellness Center from 11:30am-12:30pm. This is a free event and no registration is required. This week’s topic is “Reduce Plate Waste”.

Friday, August 23 thru Sunday, August 25 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “Journeying Into A Grace-filled Third Chapter”, a retreat with life coach Nancy Hemesath, M.A. Those planning for retirement and retirees are invited to explore what constitutes a full and grace-filled life in the Third Chapter. As in any journey, we must decide what direction we will take, what we will bring with us and what to leave behind. Friday, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday after lunch. Register now atwww.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Saturday, August 24 – The upcoming event, Brownville Jazz Festival & Focus will be held Saturday, August 24 in Brownville, Nebraska.  The day-long concert will feature nationally known artists and performers. It is free to the public.

Saturday, August 24 – The Columbus Optimist Club will host a Punt, Pass and Kick Competition at Bradshaw Park in Columbus for boys and girls ages 6-15. Registration begins at 9:30am and competition at 10am. FMI call Mark Asmus at 402-910-7272.

Saturday, August 24 – Hill Country Ministries presents Christian author and Bible teacher Debbie Taylor Williams and her book, “Pray With Purpose; Live With Passion” from 9am-noon at Peace Lutheran Church (2720 28th Street) in Columbus. $15 registration fee includes continental breakfast and a copy of Debbie’s book. Register at www.peacecolumbus.org or call Cammy Otten at 402-270-3296.

Saturday, August 24 – The Elks Country Club in Columbus is hosting The Elk’s Affair Vendor & Craft Fair from 10am-2pm, showcasing top artists and creators from Columbus and surrounding areas. This is a great opportunity to start holiday shopping with beautiful and unique ideas for giving!

Saturday, August 24 – The public is invited to participate in Live Like Linda, a benefit for Linda Carroll Zuerlein at the Fairmont Legion in Fairmont, NE. Linda has been diagnosed with stage IV cancer and the event is in support of her and her family. Meal served from 5pm-8pm, silent auction from 5pm-7:30pm, and music from The Bricks Band from 8pm-midnight. Donations can also be made at Heartland Bank to the Live Like Linda Benefit Fund.

Sunday, August 25 – Plasi Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Prague is hosting their roast beef dinner at the Parish Hall. The self serve style dinner is $11/adults, $5/ages 5-10, free for children under 5. There will also be a cake walk, bake sale, silent & live auctions, and a $1,000 raffle. Everyone is invited to the fun!

Sunday, August 25 – Word of Life Church is hosting a Sunday Funday, a free community event at 3701 23rd Street, Columbus. There will be an outdoor worship service from 10am-11:30am, then picnic and activities from noon-3pm, including live music, games, bounce houses, food and face painting. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, August 27 – Columbus Community Hospital presents a free Lunch & Learn on “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” from 11:45am-1pm in the third floor conference center. To register, please call 402-562-3380 or go to www.columbushosp.org.

Tuesday, August 27 – Chamber members are invited to a Nebraska State Chamber Legislative Forum from 12pm-1:30pm in the Pinnacle Bank East conference room in Columbus. Bryan Slone of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Jim Smith, Executive Director of Blueprint Nebraska, are the speakers. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. Please RSVP at members.thecolumbuspage.com.

Tuesday, August 27 – Central Community College Columbus is hosting a Pollinator Garden Walk from 5:30pm-7pm. Learn about landscape plants for your garden and landscape that help support butterflies, bees and more while enjoying the beautiful CCC-Columbus Campus and win a door prize! Please register by calling Karen Morocek at 402-562-1249 or Kelly Feehan at 402-563-4901.

Tuesday, August 27 – Country Roads is playing at the Senior Center in Genoa! Meal provided at 5:30pm, with music at 6:30pm, both for a free will donation. Don’t miss a night of food, music, and fun for the whole family!

Wednesday, August 28 – There will be a Shoe Drive from 4pm-7pm at Thrivent Financial (Melanie Knoepfle), 1468 25th Ave, Columbus. Bring in new shoes, get a treat and register to win $250 to donate to a charity of your choice. Shoes of all types and sizes are needed!

Thursday, August 29 – El Puente Legal Services will be at the Columbus Community Hospital third floor conference center from 2pm-3pm. Join us and learn about the legal
consultation services provided by El Puente Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Omaha in which they evaluate clients’ immigration legal options, advise them how to proceed and represent them throughout the legal process. To register, call 402-562-3380 or register online at columbushosp.org.

Thursday, August 29 – The public is invited to the Dedication of House #9 for Habitat For Humanity in Columbus. This will be at 5:30pm at 1378 45th Avenue. Come celebrate the completion of this project and welcome the family to their new home!

Thursday, August 29 – The Platte Valley Humane Society presents Paws For Celebration 2019! Join us for this fun-filled, business casual event at Wunderlich’s Catering in Columbus. Social hour and cash bar at 5:30pm, dinner buffet at 6:30pm for $25 per person. There will also be a silent auction and a special appearance by the CPD K-9, Eros.

Thursday, August 29 – It’s Cruise Night at the American Legion in Columbus from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Friday, August 30 – Join Columbus Community Hospital educators every Friday for Food Thoughts at the Columbus Wellness Center from 11:30am-12:30pm. This is a free event and no registration is required. This week’s topic is “How Much Protein Should I Eat”?

Sunday, September 1 As a former vocalist/guitarist for the multi-platinum band Boston, David Victor is renowned for performing on back-to-back North American tours and recording the #1 charting classic rock single “Heaven on Earth”. Now forging his own path with his latest projects, the acclaimed singer is, once again, showing his versatility as he packs TWO full-throttle performances into one highly-anticipated show as part of Norfolk’s “Music in The Park” series. The shows will benefit the Norfolk Rotary Club.

Monday, September 2 – The Schuyler Historical Society will host a Labor Day Open House at the Museum and Annex from 10am-5pm (closed during parade). Come and enjoy many displays of area history at the museum and presses and farm primitives at the annex. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, September 7 – The 16th Annual Tune Up For Life Health Fair will be held at the Columbus Wellness Center from 7am-11am. Free and discounted health screenings will be offered, along with flu and pneumonia vaccines. The YMCA will also have free admission during the event, along with free classes. Don’t miss this event!

Saturday, September 7 – The 10th Annual BBQ & Brew will be held at the Howells Ballroom (515 North Street, Howells). All day events, including 5K Rib Run at 8am, Pasture Golf at 10am, Corn Hole Tournament at 12:30pm, kids inflatables, live auction, raffles, Nebraska football game on the big screen, and all you can eat ribs from 5pm-8pm or until they are gone! $15/adults, $5/ages 10 and under. Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, September 8 – The monthly meeting of the Platte County Historical Society will be held at 2pm in the west building meeting room. Admission is free for PCHS members and $3.00 for non-members. This month’s topic is “Grand National Mixed Bag Hunt” by Lee Rupp.

Wednesday, September 11 The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Polk County Health Department in Osceola from 3:30pm-5:30pm.  An appointment is recommended to avoid long periods of waiting.  Reminder – All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a record of all previous immunizations is required.   Please call the Health Department office (747-2211) with any questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, September 14 – Columbus Community Hospital will host the 9th annual We Can Run, Walk and Roll event at Pawnee Park’s Memorial Stadium at 9am. This 1 mile and 5K event is for first time to competitive runners, walkers, and athletes in wheelchairs/teams. Proceeds from this event go to purchase AmTryke adapted bicycles. Register on-line at www.columbushosp.org.

Sunday, September 15 – Sammy’s Superheroes is holding the 6th Annual Glow Gold Honors Night at Lakeview High School stadium to honor the fighters, celebrate the survivors and remember the angels of childhood cancer. Event admission is FREE to general public! Food wristband available for $5 and activity/food wristband for $10 at event. No pre-registration is needed for general public. All proceeds go to Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation’s mission of raising awareness and funding for live-saving research for all types of childhood cancer!

Monday, September 16 The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Polk County Health Department in Osceola from 3:30pm-5:30pm.  An appointment is recommended to avoid long periods of waiting.  Reminder – All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a record of all previous immunizations is required.   Please call the Health Department office (747-2211) with any questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Sunday, September 22 – Steve Shively is coming to Columbus Public Library to talk about “Our Nebraska Pioneer Heritage in Willa Cather’s writings”. He specializes in the topic of Willa Cather and has offered to do follow up Willa Cather talks for teachers and their students for no charge. Just email me if you would like his contact information. Program hosted by the Friends of the Library and sponsored by Carroll and Jane Novicki. Be sure to take advantage of hearing this wonderful speaker at no charge! No RSVP needed. All are welcome!

Tuesday, September 24 – It’s Cruise Night at Barnstormers in Norfolk from 6pm-8pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Thursday, September 26 – It’s Cruise Night at the American Legion in Columbus from 6pm-9pm! Come out with the family to see (or bring yours!) classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, whatever has wheels! Music, food specials, door prizes and register for great prizes!

Sunday, September 29 – Habitat For Humanity is hosting the Annual Bowl-O-Rama at Westbrook Lanes from 2pm-4pm. Teams are needed to help raise funds for the next Habitat For Humanity home! FMI, contact Melanie Knoepfle at 402-606-4410 or email melanie.knoepfle@thrivent.com.

Sunday, October 13 – The public is invited to the 19th Annual Taste of Columbus.  Enjoy an evening of savory food and delightful drinks while supporting NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. To learn more, or to reserve your tickets, visit www.thecolumbuspage.com .