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Now thru November 30 – Thrivent Member Network presents a free digital event, “Finding Hope, Humor & Heart in Caregiving Vol. 2” with Elaine Sanchez from September 1 thru November 30. This series is Volume 2 and includes four one-hour recorded presentations that you can access and view for free between 12am-11:59pm each day. Watch all at once or come back to watch as many times as you’d like during that time. For more information about the event and to register visit: https://eventvesta.com/events/46253/t/tickets.
Now thru September 30 – Thrivent Member Network presents a free digital event, “11 Laws That Will Change Your Life” with Tony Horton from September 1 thru September 30. Join us to learn from America’s best-known and most-loved fitness gurus, Tony Horton, as he shares his life philosophy that will help you live your best life. For more information about the event and to register visit: https://eventvesta.com/events/46257/t/tickets.
Tuesday, September 26 – Girls in K-9th grade are invited to join the Theater Club with Girl Scouts! Tryouts will be at Federated Church from 4:30-6:30pm. This club is for members AND non-members. The play is “A Christmas Version of The Wizard of Oz” and there will be parts for all children! Cost to be a part of the club is $25. The show will be performed for the public on December 9 at 5pm at the CCC Theater. FMI call 402-276-0048.
Thursday, September 28 – Columbus Public Library invites kids to Story Time and Story Art in the children’s room at the library. This free event is held at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Children will have fun with songs, fingerplays, crafts, and of course, stories! This week’s theme is “Vroom, Beep, Zoom”.
Friday, September 29 – The Non-profit Association of the Midlands will host a free Board of Directors training for non-profit executive directors and board members. This training will be held at the new Columbus Community Building from 9am-1:30pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP to [email protected].
Friday, September 29 – Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center for Food Thoughts from 11:30am to 12:30pm every Friday to discuss a nutrition topic for 30 minutes. The dietitians will be available to answer any individual questions. There is no cost for the class or time with the dietitians. This week is a cooking demo, “No Bake Coconut Truffles”.
Saturday, September 30 – Come to the 49th Annual Columbus Marching Band Festival! The free parade down 13th Street starts at 10am. The field competition at Pawnee Park Memorial Stadium begins at 1pm. Cost for the field competition is $8/adults, $5/students K-12. Concessions will be available for purchase. Enjoy a day of fantastic band programs!
Sunday, October 1 – Join in the fun at the annual Big Pals/Little Pals Bowl-A-Thon at Westbrook Bowling Lanes from 12pm-2:30pm. Cost is $200 for a team of up to 6 players. There will be trophies for the best (and possibly worst!) teams, split the pot, raffles and prizes galore! Proceeds go to the Big Pals/Little Pals mentoring program.
Sunday, October 1 – The Columbus Life Chain will be held from 1pm-2pm along sidewalks of 33rd Avenue and 23rd Street. This is an international hour of prayer for our nation and a peaceful, prayerful public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of abortion. Participants will stand and pray on sidewalks of major roadways in cities across the nation and Canada, holding professionally printed signs. Call or text 402-276-0965 for more information for your church or organization or meet in the First Nebraska Bank parking lot on 33rd Avenue and 23rd Street after 12pm for your sign.
Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3 – Columbus Community Hospital Volunteers invites everyone to shop at the annual Sheets and Linens Sale in the conference center at the hospital! Hours on Monday are 9am-7pm and Tuesday 8am-2pm. Can’t attend the event? Shop online October 4-9 at genevadistributing.com/CCH with free delivery to the hospital. Proceeds will support Columbus area residents who have been diagnosed with cancer through the CCH oncology nurse navigator program and patient family resource specialists.
Friday, October 6 thru Sunday, September 8 – The Flatwater Film Festival returns for its third year and will take place October 6-8 at the historic Rivoli Theater in downtown Seward, Nebraska. This year, seventy films will be shown on two screens over the three-day event. Additionally, the festival includes educational sessions, face-to-face networking opportunities, and a filmmaker roundtable. FMI, go to www.flatwaterfilmfestival.com.
Saturday, October 7 – Come support Big Pals Little Pals at the 11th Street Fall Flea Market! Open 9am-5pm between 24th and 25th Avenues, in front of the Cottonwood Antique Mall in Columbus. There will be vintage collectables, oddities, antiques, repurposed items, unusual junk, they’ll have it all! Find your next treasure at the 11th Street Fall Flea Market and support Big Pals Little Pals Mentoring Program.
Saturday, October 7 – You are invited to be a part of the Columbus Out of Darkness Walk at Pawnee Park. The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. Check in time is 1pm and the walk begins at 2pm. To register or support this event, please go to www.asfp.org.
Sunday, October 8 – The Precious H.E.A.R.T.S. Interfaith Memorial Service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery at 1:30pm by the Precious H.E.A.R.T.S. stone. Anyone who has experienced a pregnancy loss is welcome to attend the service. A member of the Columbus clergy will conduct the non-denominational bi-lingual service, which will last approximately 1 hour. Please bring your own lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, please check the Columbus Community Hospital’s Facebook page, or go to www.columbushosp.org.
Sunday, October 8 – Mark your calendars for the 2023 Taste of Columbus! This year the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Platte Valley Literacy to raise funds for their adult education classes and other PVLA programming. This event will be held at the Ramada Inn from 4:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets for the event are on sale for $40 each, and reserved tables of eight are available for $400. This event has sold out the past two years, with over 500 tickets sold, and we look forward to a great turnout to support Platte Valley Literacy Association and the Chamber!
Monday, October 9 – Columbus Community Hospital Foundation invites you to a free estate planning seminar in the Pawnee and Pioneer rooms from 6pm-8pm. Attorney Thomas Fehringer will teach you the benefits and basics of estate planning. Space is limited, so please RSVP to 402-562-3377 or email [email protected].
Tuesday, October 10 – Join Columbus Community Hospital Dietitians at the Columbus Wellness Center for a healthy cooking class from 5:30pm-7pm. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. Attendees must register; for more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462. This month’s topic is “What Do I Do With That Kitchen Appliance?”
Thursday, October 12 – Cloud 9 Celebrations is hosting a Fall Festival at the Horn T Zoo in Monroe from 11am-3pm. There will be food, fun, games, hayrack rides, and of course, animals! Cloud 9 will pay for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and one adult support person. Additional family and friends are welcome to attend for $17 per person. Please register for this event at Cloud 9 Celebration Columbus Nebraska on Facebook.
Saturday, October 14 – You are invited to a lunch date with Brother Simon to benefit the Simon House, a St. Vincent de Paul ministry. Bring your friends and enjoy a great time from 11am-2:30pm at the St. Bonaventure Social Hall in Columbus. There will be a lunch, silent auction, raffle, and guest speaker Jen Brown, morning show co-host from KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio. Tickets are $30 and proceeds benefit the less fortunate in our community. Please RSVP by October 7. Please consider donating a homemade or handmade item for the silent auction. FMI call 402-564-8444.
Tuesday, October 17 – Columbus Community Hospital Occupational Health Services invites you to Walk with a Doc from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the 30 Center Mall. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation with a doc. This month Dr. Lauren Jazwick will speak on the dangers of nosebleeds. Walk at your own pace. This is a free community event.
Thursday, November 2 – St. Luke’s United Church of Christ invites everyone to a Baked Potato Bar at 1072 21st Avenue, Columbus. Enjoy lunch from 11am-1:30pm, or dinner from 5pm-7:30pm, or both! You can load up a baked potato with all the fixings, or two tacos with all the fixings, or build a taco salad bowl. There is also a dessert bar with many varieties of pie! Potato/taco bar is $7.50, a dessert from the dessert bar is $3.50, or both together is $10.00. Take out is available! Water and coffee are included in the meal.
Saturday, November 4 – The 16th annual Big Red Party is scheduled during the Nebraska-Michigan State game at the St. Anthony Social Hall. Sponsored by the St. Anthony’s Knights of Columbus Council 9264, the party will include prize drawings after each score and at each quarter break along with all the food you can eat. BYOB. Tickets are $25 each, and proceeds will go to youth missions, bible school, JC Camp, and the seminarian fund.
Tuesday, November 14 – Join Columbus Community Hospital Dietitians at the Columbus Wellness Center for a healthy cooking class from 5:30pm-7pm. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. Attendees must register; for more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462. This month’s topic is “Reducing Inflammation With Food”.
Tuesday, November 21 – Columbus Community Hospital Occupational Health Services invites you to Walk with a Doc from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the 30 Center Mall. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation with a doc. This month Dr. Luke Lemke will speak on how to protect from the need for long-term care. Walk at your own pace. This is a free community event.
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 – Come to the 3rd Annual Ericson Lake Trail of Lights! Ride through the Christmas light display on the back trail of Lake Ericson from 6pm-9pm. Admission: Adults $10, Kids 3-17 $5, Kids 2 & Under Free. Check out our website www.lakeericson.com closer to the event for times Santa will be here. Wild Hay Café will be selling hot cocoa, hot cider & funnel cakes. This is an outdoor event on hayracks, please dress accordingly. Special accommodations for senior citizens. Rides last approx. 30 minutes. Pick up on the south side of the Ericson Lake Dam. Ericson Lake is located 1 mile south of Ericson, NE. (82219 The Blvd., Ericson, NE 68637) Ericson Lake is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Proceeds go towards upgrades at the lake and expanding the event.
Tuesday, December 12 – Join Columbus Community Hospital Dietitians at the Columbus Wellness Center for a healthy cooking class from 5:30pm-7pm. The classes are $15 per person, including materials and food samples. Attendees must register; for more information or to register, please contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462. This month’s topic is “Holiday Surprise”.
Tuesday, December 19 – Columbus Community Hospital Occupational Health Services invites you to Walk with a Doc from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the 30 Center Mall. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation with a doc. This month Dr. Joseph Citta III will speak on the importance of an annual exam. Walk at your own pace. This is a free community event.