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Now thru November 10 – Columbus Christian School invites you to support the school with Fudge Fest! Delicious home-made fudge available in 6 flavors: traditional chocolate, chocolate walnut, hint of mint, peanut butter, cherry bing, and sweet praline! Mix and match your favorites! 1 box/$20, 3 boxes/$57. 3 ways to order: call 402-562-6470; website at www.columbuschristian.org/fudge; or email [email protected]
Now thru November 10 – First United Methodist Church Youth are making home-made pies! Choose from apple, pumpkin, pecan, or dutch apple for $11 each; or peach for $15. All pies will be baked and ready to eat or freeze. Pies will be ready for pickup or delivery the evening of November 20. Order from a youth; stop in to the church office; or call 402-564-8463. Proceeds from the Pie Sales support the youth programs at the Outreach Center.
Now thru November – The Columbus Senior Center is hosting SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) to assist individuals and families with questions and problems related to Medicare, prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues. There will be a trained counselor to do Medicare Part D enrollment. Dates are October 18, 28, November 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 17. This is by appointment only. Call 402-563-4444 to set up a time. Call early, as dates fill up fast!
Thursday, October 28 – Columbus Public Library invites you to Story Time and Story Art at 10:30am-noon and 1:30pm-3pm at the library. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, activities, and more! This is a free event and open to everyone. This week’s theme is “Happy Halloween”.
Thursday, October 28 – Central Community College presents Table Talks, a free lunch with a side of business knowledge from noon-1pm at 4860 33rd Avenue, Columbus. Today’s topic is “Introduction To Accounting” with Marcene Wurdeman. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486.
Friday, October 29 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center for Food Thoughts from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday to discuss a nutrition topic for 30 minutes. Then 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 “Four Types Of Foods To Support Memory”.
Friday, October 29 – Big Pals Little Pals invites you to a Frankentastic Halloween Bash at Columbus Motor Company (2806 23rd Street). Trunk or Treat from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Meal served by Columbus Motor Company from 5:30pm-7pm. Mystery movie double feature starts at 6:30pm. Bring your own seating or blankets. FMI contact Karmen at 402-910-8334 or email [email protected]
Friday, October 29 thru Sunday, October 31 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents a contemplative prayer retreat with Father Thomas Leitner, OSB. In contemplative prayer, we divest our minds of all thoughts and images in order to receive the pure and simple light of God directly into the summit of our souls. This retreat involves breath practice. It is for those who have begun the practice of non-conceptual prayer. Social distancing and wearing a mask is recommended. Friday, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday after lunch. Register now at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.
Sunday, October 31 – First United Methodist Church and Outreach Center will be hosting a “Halloween Inside / Out” event from 2pm-4pm. It’s a trunk or treat with a twist! Games, activities and of course TREATS from INSIDE the community room at the Outreach Center located at 3602 16th Street. Come in the SW door. Fun for all ages!!!
Tuesday, November 2 – Are you going through separation or divorce?  There is help, DivorceCare is a support group for individuals that are dealing with such an event in life.  The group meets 7:00 Tuesday nights at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  For more information contact the church at 402-371-9005 or go to divorcecare.org and find a group.  “You don’t have to go it alone!”
Tuesday, November 2 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding a grief support group with Chaplain Mitch Shemek from 7pm-8pm. The grief support group is a safe and welcoming place for attendees to share common grief experiences. Members of the group will explore loss, but need only talk when they feel ready. Most importantly, this group is a support system. The group meets in 12-week sessions each Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. Check with the front desk for location when you arrive. For more information, contact group facilitator Chaplain Mitch Shemek at 402-562-4449 or [email protected].
Thursday, November 4 – Central Community College presents Table Talks, a free lunch with a side of business knowledge from noon-1pm at 4860 33rd Avenue, Columbus. Today’s topic is “Good Accounting Records” with Marcene Wurdeman. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486.
Saturday, November 6 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “For Everything There Is A Season”, a retreat with Sister Marie Micheletto, RSM, MA, LPC, LMHP.  November is a Season for “re-membering” God-with-us in our times of loss, of the grieving of loved ones, of challenges and transitions in our life, and of “we-made-it” times.  A time for gratitude, faith, hope and love into the future. Social distancing and wearing a mask is recommended. Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.
Sunday, November 7 – Trinity Lutheran Church invites everyone to their Holy Hoedown and Auction at the American Legion Hall in Columbus. 4pm social and silent auction, 5:30pm dinner, 7pm live auction. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Trinity Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome for a fun evening of fellowship!
Tuesday, November 9 – Are you going through separation or divorce?  There is help, DivorceCare is a support group for individuals that are dealing with such an event in life.  The group meets 7:00 Tuesday nights at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  For more information contact the church at 402-371-9005 or go to divorcecare.org and find a group.  “You don’t have to go it alone!”
Tuesday, November 9 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding a grief support group with Chaplain Mitch Shemek from 7pm-8pm. The grief support group is a safe and welcoming place for attendees to share common grief experiences. Members of the group will explore loss, but need only talk when they feel ready. Most importantly, this group is a support system. The group meets in 12-week sessions each Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. Check with the front desk for location when you arrive. For more information, contact group facilitator Chaplain Mitch Shemek at 402-562-4449 or [email protected].
Thursday, November 11 – Central Community College presents Table Talks, a free lunch with a side of business knowledge from noon-1pm at 4860 33rd Avenue, Columbus. Today’s topic is “Accounting Evaluation and Destination” with Marcene Wurdeman. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486.
Thursday, November 11 – Friends of Music presents Masters Of Soul at 7pm at Columbus High School Concert Hall. A wonderful tribute to Motown! All your favorites performed by a 10 – piece company: 3 female singers, 3 male singers / 4 piece band. Great costumes and rapport with the audience! Strong showmanship! For more information or tickets, go to www.columbusfriendsofmusic.com.
Tuesday, November 16 – The public is invited to The Big Idea – Columbus live pitch event at The Friedhof Building, with social hour at 5:30pm and the pitches starting at 6:30pm. This is Central Community College Entrepreneur Center’s version of Shark Tank, with prizes, professional services and start-up cash for the winners! The public will vote for the final winners, so your vote is important! Come support these local entrepreneurs!
Tuesday, November 16 – Are you going through separation or divorce?  There is help, DivorceCare is a support group for individuals that are dealing with such an event in life.  The group meets 7:00 Tuesday nights at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  For more information contact the church at 402-371-9005 or go to divorcecare.org and find a group.  “You don’t have to go it alone!”
Tuesday, November 16 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding a grief support group with Chaplain Mitch Shemek from 7pm-8pm. The grief support group is a safe and welcoming place for attendees to share common grief experiences. Members of the group will explore loss, but need only talk when they feel ready. Most importantly, this group is a support system. The group meets in 12-week sessions each Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. Check with the front desk for location when you arrive. For more information, contact group facilitator Chaplain Mitch Shemek at 402-562-4449 or [email protected].
Thursday, November 18 – Central Community College presents Table Talks, a free lunch with a side of business knowledge from noon-1pm at 4860 33rd Avenue, Columbus. Today’s topic is “Sharing Your Accounting Records” with Marcene Wurdeman. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486.
Friday, November 19 – Columbus Public Library invites you to Tubular Tween Night from 6:30pm-9pm at the library. 4th-6th grade students are invited to the library for gaming, hanging out, activities, & amazing food! Registration is required the Wednesday before each scheduled event, and a notarized permission slip will be kept on file.
Friday, November 19 thru Sunday, November 21 – The Columbus Women’s Club presents the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at 1C The Sanctuary. Enjoy a winter wonderland of beautifully decorated Christmas trees! Advance tickets are $5 or $6 at the door, and includes cookies to go. Tickets are available from a Women’s Club member, Art Editions or Tooley Drug. The Sweet Shoppe will be open with delicious homemade sweets available for purchase. Win prizes with the raffle drawings! Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Display open Friday 11:30am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-4pm. Please enter east of the Broken Mug. Masks are encouraged and social distancing observed.
Sunday, November 21 – The public is invited to Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Harvest Dinner at the Family Life Center (1470 23rd Avenue, Columbus) from 11:30am-1:30pm. Enjoy turkey and all the trimmings! Adults/$12, 6-10 years/$8, 5 & under/free. Tickets available at the door. All proceeds will go to Immanuel Youth Ministries.
Tuesday, November 23 – Are you going through separation or divorce?  There is help, DivorceCare is a support group for individuals that are dealing with such an event in life.  The group meets 7:00 Tuesday nights at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  For more information contact the church at 402-371-9005 or go to divorcecare.org and find a group.  “You don’t have to go it alone!”
Tuesday, November 23 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding a grief support group with Chaplain Mitch Shemek from 7pm-8pm. The grief support group is a safe and welcoming place for attendees to share common grief experiences. Members of the group will explore loss, but need only talk when they feel ready. Most importantly, this group is a support system. The group meets in 12-week sessions each Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. Check with the front desk for location when you arrive. For more information, contact group facilitator Chaplain Mitch Shemek at 402-562-4449 or [email protected]
Sunday, November 28 thru Sunday, December 12 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents a Christmas Craft Show, a special two-week opportunity to do Christmas shopping. M-F 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A very large variety of crafts and gifts made by area artists will be on sale.  The Book and Gift Store will be open M-F 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. View a wonderful, unique display of nativity scenes from around the world! For more information visit www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.
Tuesday, November 30 – Are you going through separation or divorce?  There is help, DivorceCare is a support group for individuals that are dealing with such an event in life.  The group meets 7:00 Tuesday nights at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  For more information contact the church at 402-371-9005 or go to divorcecare.org and find a group.  “You don’t have to go it alone!”
Tuesday, November 30 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding a grief support group with Chaplain Mitch Shemek from 7pm-8pm. The grief support group is a safe and welcoming place for attendees to share common grief experiences. Members of the group will explore loss, but need only talk when they feel ready. Most importantly, this group is a support system. The group meets in 12-week sessions each Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. Check with the front desk for location when you arrive. For more information, contact group facilitator Chaplain Mitch Shemek at 402-562-4449 or [email protected].
Tuesday, December 7 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding a grief support group with Chaplain Mitch Shemek from 7pm-8pm. The grief support group is a safe and welcoming place for attendees to share common grief experiences. Members of the group will explore loss, but need only talk when they feel ready. Most importantly, this group is a support system. The group meets in 12-week sessions each Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. Check with the front desk for location when you arrive. For more information, contact group facilitator Chaplain Mitch Shemek at 402-562-4449 or [email protected]
Friday, December 10 – Columbus Public Library invites you to Tubular Tween Night from 6:30pm-9pm at the library. 4th-6th grade students are invited to the library for gaming, hanging out, activities, & amazing food! Registration is required the Wednesday before each scheduled event, and a notarized permission slip will be kept on file.
Tuesday, December 14 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding a grief support group with Chaplain Mitch Shemek from 7pm-8pm. The grief support group is a safe and welcoming place for attendees to share common grief experiences. Members of the group will explore loss, but need only talk when they feel ready. Most importantly, this group is a support system. The group meets in 12-week sessions each Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. Check with the front desk for location when you arrive. For more information, contact group facilitator Chaplain Mitch Shemek at 402-562-4449 or [email protected]
Thursday, February 10 – Friends of Music presents David Shannon at 7pm at Columbus Middle School Nantkes Performing Arts Center. Ireland’s Greatest Showman – Tenor, piano, guitar. Renowned for his engaging style, David has played some of Broadway’s most famous roles, including The Phantom (Phantom of the Opera), Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), and Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar). For more information or tickets, go to www.columbusfriendsofmusic.com.
Sunday, March 13 – Friends of Music presents Uptown Girls at 7pm at Columbus Middle School Nantkes Performing Arts Center. A powerhouse female vocal trio with piano accompaniment, Uptown Girls is an irresistible, feel-good celebration of friendship, fervor and fun, performing pop hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s to today. For more information or tickets, go to www.columbusfriendsofmusic.com.
Sunday, April 10 – Friends of Music presents Melissa Manchester at 7pm at Columbus High School Concert Hall. This Grammy-winning, Academy Award nominated, multi-top 10 singer/songwriter pays tribute to the iconic divas and crooners who set the platinum standard in American popular song. For more information or tickets, go to www.columbusfriendsofmusic.com.
Sunday, May 1 – Friends of Music presents Sultans Of String at 7pm at Columbus High School Concert Hall. This Toronto-based trio of fiddle plus guitar and bass takes the audience to many genres of music including Flamenco, Gypsy-Jazz, Arabic and Cuban with fiery violin, kinetic guitar and unstoppable bass lines. For more information or tickets, go to www.columbusfriendsofmusic.com.

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