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Friday, August 12 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center for Food Thoughts from 11:30am-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 “Farmers Market: Bringing The Farm To The Table”. 

Friday, August 12 – Columbus Public Library invites everyone to a free, family friendly movie at the library from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Relax and enjoy the matinee, with popcorn provided! The movie is “How To Frame A Figg”.

Friday, August 12 – Schuyler Public Library presents Bands in the Backyard, a free concert at 7pm behind the Schuyler Library at 19th and Colfax. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for some outdoor music! Tonight enjoy the North Bend Area Community Band. Parking available in the CHI Health parking lot. Sponsored by the Schuyler Public Library Foundation.

Friday, August 12 – The Junior Runaround Kids Fun Run will be held at 7pm starting at Frankfort Square. FMI or to register, go to columbusy.org.

Friday, August 12 thru Sunday, August 14 – Columbus Public Library is holding a pop-up book sale during Columbus Days at the Library/City Council Chambers. Books will be on display on tables in the council chamber. You can take any you like for a free will donation. The sale will be open during regular library hours: Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Columbus Public Library.

Saturday, August 13 – The 25th Annual Bob Lauterbach Memorial Downtown Runaround will be held in conjunction with Columbus Days. There will be a 5 mile and 2.1 mile course set up. Start time is 8am. To register, go to getmeregistered.com. Cost is $25 thru 7/29, the $30 thru 8/9. FMI go to columbusy.org. 

Saturday, August 13 – The CASA I’m A LIttle Cutie Baby Contest will be held at the Frankfort Square stage at 8:30am. Pre-registration is required! Cost is $15 per child. Categories include newborn-6 months, 7-12 months, and 12-18 months. Proceeds go to support the CASA program. More information and entry form available at www.casaconnectionne.com.

Saturday, August 13 – Cub Scouts Pack 279 will hold a glass recycling event from 9am-11am at the Pizza Ranch parking lot in Columbus. Types of glass accepted include glass food and beverage containers of all colors (no sorting required, labels and caps can remain on the glass), wine and pint glass, and plate glass (all hardware, framing, casings and spacers must be removed). No windshields; no ceramic, porcelain or milk glass; no laminated glass; and no mirrors will be accepted. Donations greatly appreciated to help offset fuel costs. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 402-563-9223. 

Saturday, August 13 – Genoa US Indian School Foundation’s Recognition and Remembrance Day is August 13th from 10am until 4pm in Genoa. There will be speakers, films, a research center, a listening and sharing time for memories about the school and former students, Native American Vendors, Indian Tacos and an ice cream social. Everyone is invited to this day of Remembrance.   

Saturday, August 13 – The Columbus Noon Rotary, kwElite, and the Columbus Dairy Queen invites you to participate in the Ice Cream Eating Championship at 1pm at Columbus Days in Frankfort Square. Three age divisions: 10 and under, 11-16 and 17+. There is a limit of 24 entries per division, with a $10 entry fee per participant. 100% of proceeds will go to fund Little Lending Libraries in Columbus. Please register by August 1. Entry forms available at DQ, Hy-Vee, Super Saver, and KLIR Alpha Media Studios.

Saturday, August 13 – The Calico Quilt Show will display and discuss their beautiful quilts at First United Methodist Church (2710 14th Street, Columbus) starting at 2pm. Over 100 quilts will be on display with the stories behind their creations. All ages welcome!

Tuesday, August 16 – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture, with Legal Aid of Nebraska, is offering free clinics for farmers and ranchers on succession planning, beginning farmer programs, debtor/creditor law, USDA programs, and more. The clinic will be in Grand Island on this date. To sign up for a clinic or for more information, call Michelle at the Scottsbluff Farm Hotline: 1-800-464-0258. A Spanish speaking attorney is available upon request.

Tuesday, August 16 – Thrivent Member Network – Nebraska Region invites the public to a digital event, “Understanding Annuities & Social Security with Robin Mueller”. This free webinar will be held at 12:30pm-1:30pm and again at 7pm-8pm. FMI and to register for this event, go to www.eventvesta.com/events/20016/t/tickets.

Tuesday, August 16 – 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. Jennifer Swantek will speak on “Mentally Preparing Ourselves For The Busy Season”, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation. 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 Kay’s Place gift card! For more information, please contact 402-562-4480.

Thursday, August 18 – Columbus Public Library invites students to the Teen Anime Club. Watch some great anime from 6pm-7pm and enjoy Japanese snacks!

Friday, August 19 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center for Food Thoughts from 11:30am-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 “Reducing the Risk of Food Allergies”. 

Friday, August 19 – Schuyler Public Library presents Bands in the Backyard, a free concert at 7 pm behind the Schuyler Library at 19th and Colfax. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for some outdoor music! Tonight enjoy The Bottle Tops. Parking available in the CHI Health parking lot. Sponsored by the Schuyler Public Library Foundation.

Sunday, August 21 – Holy Trinity Parish of Brainard will hold its chicken dinner with all the trimmings (including Kolaches!) at the church from 10:30am-2:30pm. Mass will be celebrated at 10am. There will be a bazaar with bake sale, games for children, raffles and polka music! Drive thru service available! Adults/$15, ages 12 and under/$8. Take out and drive thru meals are $15. Don’t miss the fun!

Sunday, August 21 – You are invited to Holy Family Parish bazaar & dinner in Lindsay at 301 Pine Street! Inflatables and carnival games start at 3pm, beer garden opens at 4pm. Roast beef & sausage dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 4pm-7pm. Adults/$10, ages 6-10/$5, ages 5 & under/free. The big ticket raffle drawing will be held at 8pm. Food and fun for the whole family! 

 

Sunday, August 21 – The Andy J Neuhaus Memorial Show and Shine will be held at the Oak Ballroom in Schuyler from 12pm-3pm. Andy was the victim of a car crash 25 years ago near Monroe at the age of 19. We are honoring his memory by sponsoring this car show and featuring his 1979 Monte Carlo. No entry fee, no judging, just for show! All spectators, vehicles, motorcycles, etc are welcome! There will be door prizes, lots of shade, live music by the Last Minute Band, food trucks, and drinks available at the Schuyler Golf Club. FMI contact Peggy Neuhaus at [email protected]

Friday, August 26 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center for Food Thoughts from 11:30am-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 a cooking demonstration, “Roasted Beet Hummus”. 

Friday, August 26 – The public is invited to a benefit for Michael McGuire to be held at St. Anthony’s social hall (562 17th Avenue, Columbus). There will be a free will donation dinner from 5pm-7pm, and a live auction will follow, with items too numerous to mention. Michael was in a diving accident June 19th, where he sustained a severe injury to his neck. He was life flighted to UNMC and underwent surgery to fuse his spine between C3 and C7. Michael will recover but has a long road ahead. All proceeds will go to Michael to cover medical expenses. If unable to attend, there is a GoFundMe setup for Michael, a benefit fund at Bank of the Valley, or mail donations to Michael McGuire, 16 Deer River Road, Columbus, NE, 68601. Thank you!

Friday, August 26 – Columbus Christian School invites the public to a Back-to-School Block Party from 5pm-7pm at 3418 15th Street. Bring the whole family for live music, face painting, inflatables, games, food, and first responders. Tour the school and discover what Columbus Christian School can offer for your child!

Friday, August 26 – Schuyler Public Library presents Bands in the Backyard, a free concert at 7pm behind the Schuyler Library at 19th and Colfax. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for some outdoor music! Tonight enjoy the Prague Czech Brass Band. Parking available in the CHI Health parking lot. Sponsored by the Schuyler Public Library Foundation.

Sunday, August 28 – St. Bonaventure Catholic Church invites everyone to the annual festival from 11am-3pm at the parish center (1565 18th Avenue, Columbus). A roast pork and pork carnita meal will be served from 11am-2pm, with to go meals available. Adults/$10, ages 6-12/$5, ages 5 & under/free. Enjoy live music, a beer garden, cake walk, games for kids and a snack stand. 

Sunday, August 28 – Columbus First United Methodist Church and Outreach Center invites everyone to a Community Block Party from 3pm-5:30pm at the Outreach Center (3602 16th Street). There will be free games, inflatables, dunk tank, hay rack rides, horse rides and more. Fun for the whole family!

Friday, September 2 – Schuyler Public Library presents Bands in the Backyard, a free concert at 7pm behind the Schuyler Library at 19th and Colfax. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for some outdoor music! Tonight enjoy the Tri-City Trio. Parking available in the CHI Health parking lot. Sponsored by the Schuyler Public Library Foundation.

Thursday, September 8 – Are you thinking about becoming a Big Pal? Come to the monthly Big Pal Networking Open House at Henry on 11th in Columbus between 5pm-9pm. Enjoy appetizers, beverages and cocktails while chatting with Big Pals and board members. This is a come and go as you please event.

Thursday, September 8 – Big Pals Little Pals and Dairy Queen are teaming up for a fundraiser for the mentoring program. Dine at Dairy Queen this day and a portion of sales will be donated to support Big Pals Little Pals of Columbus! 

Monday, September 12 – Thrivent Member Network presents a free virtual concert with Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp. In honor of Life Insurance Awareness Month, Jeremy will share his powerful testimony during an exclusive interview. The event will be available online from 12am-11:59pm. FMI about the event and to register, go to www.eventvesta.com/events/20150tickets

Tuesday, September 13 – Thrivent Member Network invites the public to a free digital event, “21st Century Medicare with the Medicare Coach, Emily Gang”. Explore how to protect your healthcare rights and retirement savings. The webinar will be held at 12:30pm-1:30pm and 7pm-8pm. FMI or to register for the event, go to www.eventvesta.com/events/20018/t/tickets.

Thursday, September 15 – Columbus Cancer Care Foundation is holding the 7th Annual Blue Jean Benefit at the American Legion in Columbus! Doors open at 5pm with a silent auction and social hour. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm, followed by the live auction and closing ceremony. Tickets are $35 per person and seating is limited. To reserve your ticket, call 402-562-8666 or email [email protected]. All proceeds benefit local cancer patients and their families.

Sunday, September 18 – St. Leonard’s Catholic Church invites you to the Fall Festival at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Mass is celebrated at the church at 9am. Roast beef, sausage and Hispanic meal served from 10:30am-1pm. Adults/$13, ages 6-12/$7, ages 5 & under/free. There will be raffles, a live auction at 2pm, and fun for everyone! 

Tuesday, September 20 – Thrivent Member Network – Nebraska Region invites the public to a virtual event, “Believe It” with best selling author and founder of IT Cosmetics Jamie Kern Lima. This free webinar will be available from 12am-11:59pm. FMI or to register, go to cli.re/20020-believe-it-with-jamie-kern-lima.

Saturday, September 24 – Columbus Public Library invites the public to a free cookie decorating demonstration with Sue Wozny at 2pm. Sue will be showing us how to decorate cookies by starting with graham crackers to practice our techniques before we move on to decorating the sugar cookies she premade for us. Since this class will take place in the fall season she will show us how to create pumpkin and leaf decorations for our cookies. Sue is graciously giving each attendee a printout of her special buttercream frosting and will instruct us on the proper methods of chilling, cutting, and prepping your sugar cookies for decoration. There is a sign-up sheet online and at the library for the hands-on portion of the class. There are 15 openings and when those fill up other attendees are welcome to come and watch the class and can enjoy eating some cookies afterward. At the very end of the Cookie Decorating Class, Sue will have a drawing and the lucky winner will take home the cookies that she decorated! Come join the fun!

Thursday, October 13 – Are you thinking about becoming a Big Pal? Come to the monthly Big Pal Networking Open House at Henry on 11th in Columbus between 5pm-9pm. Enjoy appetizers, beverages and cocktails while chatting with Big Pals and board members. This is a come and go as you please event.

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.  

Thursday, November 10 – Are you thinking about becoming a Big Pal? Come to the monthly Big Pal Networking Open House at Henry on 11th in Columbus between 5pm-9pm. Enjoy appetizers, beverages and cocktails while chatting with Big Pals and board members. This is a come and go as you please event.

Thursday, December 8 – Are you thinking about becoming a Big Pal? Come to the monthly Big Pal Networking Open House at Henry on 11th in Columbus between 5pm-9pm. Enjoy appetizers, beverages and cocktails while chatting with Big Pals and board members. This is a come and go as you please event.