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Now thru Thursday, August 5 – Youth & Families For Christ is hosting a kids camp for 4-year-olds thru 8th graders, each day from 8:45am-noon. They will have arts and crafts, games, guest speakers, outdoor activities, and will serve both breakfast and lunch. No registration necessary, just come and enjoy with your friends!
Wednesday, August 4 – Columbus Public Library invites you to the Coloring Club in the City Council Chambers at 6pm. Relax and have fun with your friends! Use our coloring supplies and pages, or bring your own! Free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 5 – Lawnchairs On The Square is back! Meet at 6pm at Frankfort Square in Columbus to “Park your chair and Walk the square” with the Platte County Lifestyle Coalition, and enjoy Dance Night with Lynette’s Dance Studio at 6pm, iDance Project at 7pm, and Barb’s School of Dance at 8pm. Hope to see you there!
Friday, August 6 – Walk With A Doc in Humphrey from 12pm-1pm with Christi Mastny, APRN at the Humphrey Medical Clinic. Meet outside the front entrance of the Humphrey Medical Clinic. Christi will have a short talk on a health topic, then walk around the town with her and your family and friends. This is a free event, and all attendees will be in a drawing, with four lucky winners at the end of the summer receiving one of the following prizes: a pedometer, an Echo Dot, wireless earbuds or a BBQ set. 
Saturday, August 7 – Cub Scouts Pack 279 is holding a glass recycling event at the Pizza Ranch parking lot in Columbus from 9am-11am. Types of glass that will be accepted include: glass food and beverage containers (all colors). No sorting required. Labels and caps can remain on the glass. Glassware, such as wine or pint glasses. Plate glass- all hardware, framing, casings and spacers must be removed. Types of glass that will NOT be accepted include: No windshields; No ceramic, porcelain, or milk glass; No boxes or bags; NO laminated glass; No mirrors. Contact info: [email protected] with questions. Donations would be greatly appreciated to offset transportation fees. 
Saturday, August 7 – Columbus Public Library presents Charlotte and Kevin Endorf from Humanities Nebraska at 2pm to share the pioneer life story of Grace and Bert Snyder. They tell the adventurous story of their married life (to her cowboy) on a ranch in Nebraska’s Sandhills. Grace traveled the world, flying over the clouds, to exhibit her award winning quilts. She contributed to the worldwide revival of quilt making. In her long and eventful life of one hundred years, Grace had many adventures that Charlotte will share with us. Bring your friends and family for this free historic and exciting peek into the past!
Saturday, August 7 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents “How To Deal With Stress And Tension In Our Lives”, a one-day retreat with Father Joe Miksch. By learning a few basic concepts with lots of practice and placing our trust in the Lord Jesus, we can eliminate much of the stress we face in our daily lives. This retreat offers encouragement for the journey. Social distancing will be observed, wearing a mask is recommended. Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 32-8819.
Saturday, August 7 thru Tuesday, August 10 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents a silent directed retreat with Margie M. Walker and Marisa B. Gilbert. These four days of quiet will offer blessings in abundance as you spend meaningful time with your ever present God. Retreatants meet daily with a spiritual director, gather for prayer as a group and have the option of entering into the liturgies with the Benedictines. Walking the labyrinth and praying with art are other spiritual practices offered to interested retreatants. – Social distancing will be observed, wearing a mask is recommended. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Register now at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.
Monday, August 9 – The coronation of the Columbus Days King and Queen, Scott and Pat Mueller, will be at the Ramada in Columbus, with a social hour at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets for this event are $40 per person and are available at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. Please RSVP by August 4.
Monday, August 9 – Come out to the ReMax Car Show at 3809 23rd Street in Columbus every second Monday of the month thru September from 6pm-8pm. All makes, models and years of cars welcome!
Tuesday, August 10 – The American Red Cross and Alpha Media are sponsoring a blood drive at the Alpha studios (1418 25th Street) from 9am-3pm. You can give the gift of life by scheduling an appointment at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-866-236-3276. All participants will receive a Runza combo meal certificate!
Tuesday, August 10 – North Park Church in Columbus invites everyone to their Summer Carnival at 2764 45th Avenue! Come out from 5:30pm-8pm and enjoy food, games, water activities and so much more! Fun for the whole family!
Wednesday, August 11 – The Red Cross is holding the 4th Annual Blood Drive in Honor of Josh Gasper from 12pm-6pm at 1C The Sanctuary in Columbus. You can be an Everyday Hero! Please donate a pint in memory of Josh. To schedule an appointment, call Stacey at 402-910-4638 or go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code JoshGasper.
Wednesday, August 11 – The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic in Osceola from 1:30pm-3:30pm. An appointment is required for compliance to the COVID-19 directives. Infant, Kindergarten, 7 th Grade and college entry vaccines are available for VFC eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. Reminder – All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a record of all previous immunizations is required. A small administrative fee will be charged, however services will not be denied to those who have a true inability to pay. Please call the Polk County Health Department at 402-747-2211 for further details or to schedule an appointment.
Thursday, August 12 – First United Methodist Church is hosting their Annual Salad Luncheon from 11am-1pm at 2710 14th Street. This event supports our Covenant Relationship with the United Methodist mission church in Willow, Alaska. 
Thursday, August 12 – Lawnchairs On The Square is back! Meet at 6pm at Frankfort Square in Columbus to “Park your chair and Walk the square” with the Platte County Lifestyle Coalition, then enjoy the music of the Columbus Community Band at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
Friday, August 13 – Columbus Public Library invites you to a free Movie Matinee every second Friday of the month at 2pm in the City Council Chambers. For movie titles and more information, call 402-564-7116 option 2. Popcorn and juice provided! Fun for the whole family.
Sunday, August 15 – Holy Trinity Parish of Brainard is hosting a Chicken Dinner, including potatoes and gravy, homemade rolls, kolaches, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, coleslaw and pies! The day will begin with a Mass at 10am, followed by dinner from 10:30am-2:30pm, served buffet style with spaced seating. There will also be a bake sale, games for children, raffle and polka music! $15/adults, $8/children under 12. Take out also available for $15.
Monday, August 16 – The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic in Osceola from 3:30pm-5:30pm. An appointment is required for compliance to the COVID-19 directives. Infant, Kindergarten, 7 th Grade and college entry vaccines are available for VFC eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. Reminder – All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a record of all previous immunizations is required. A small administrative fee will be charged, however services will not be denied to those who have a true inability to pay. Please call the Polk County Health Department at 402-747-2211 for further details or to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, August 21 – Columbus Public Library presents author and former Yell Squad member, Debra Kleve White at 2pm to help us get into the football spirit by providing a firsthand account of game day in Lincoln. She will talk about her book, “the Spirit of Nebraska” and share an in depth look at where the cornhusker fans’ spirit began and how it evolved to today’s game day experience. Learn the history behind what makes Memorial Stadium magical: Husker Nation, mascots, band, tunnel walk, Blackshirts, tailgating, balloon release and more! Bring your whole family and buy a copy of the book for those that can’t come. This event is free and open to everyone.
Saturday, August 21 – Everyone is invited to a benefit for Ethan Dush from 5pm-9pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (3115 6th Street, Columbus). Ethan has been struggling with heart disease since he was 3 years old. Ethan has spent his summer in and out of the hospital or receiving therapy. In the next 6-12 months he will be placed on a heart transplant list. There will be a sloppy joe meal, silent auction, and a shoe drive. Donate new or gently used shoes to go to less fortunate countries and raise money for the Dush family. You can also donate money with Venmo to @Gina-Dush-1 Verification code 2009.
Thursday, August 26 – 93.5 The Hawk hosts Cruise Night at the American Legion (2263 3rd Avenue, Columbus) from 6pm-9pm. All cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. welcome! Bring the whole family for music, cars, food and fun! Rain date will be the following Thursday.
Thursday, August 26 – Parkway Plaza is excited to announce that we are hosting our very own community taco run (FREE to participate in) that will utilize the biking/walking trails around the Parkway Plaza, YMCA, and Esther Lake by the Hospital area! A community event that’s made for anyone of any age to enjoy! At 6pm on the last Thursday of each month, we will meet at the Parkway Plaza parking lot to start the taco run. You can run, walk, bike, (or maybe even unicycle if that’s what you prefer) on the trails and come right back to Parkway Plaza, where we will have tacos available for purchase, and even some free cookies and water! Music will help make the event just that much more festive! Bring your kiddos, friends, or just come out and enjoy a beautiful summer Thursday evening and enjoy a taco or two (or three) in the process with us!
Friday, September 3 – The LeFevre Quartet is coming to Omaha! The concert will be at Community Bible Church, 9001 Q St, Omaha at 7pm. Free Admission with a free will offering accepted. This will be a great evening of harmony, praise and worship, so bring the entire family!
Saturday, September 11 – Columbus Community Hospital and Wiggles & Giggles Therapy for Kids is hosting the 11th Annual We Can Run, Walk & Roll 5K & 1 mile walk/run at Pawnee Park in Columbus. This is open to individuals and teams of all abilities. Proceeds go to purchase AmTrykes for children and adults with disabilities. To register, go to www.columbushosp.org
Saturday, September 11 – Christ Lutheran Church is hosting a Denim and Diamonds Spectacular at the Columbus American Legion Hartman Post #84. The evening will include a steak dinner, cash bar, dessert auction, silent auction, live auction, and entertainment by mentalist David Fox. Doors open at 5pm, dinner served at 6pm. Dress code is anything from denim to diamonds! Individual tickets are $50; reserved table for 8 is $500. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Jeanna Buhman at 402-942-1713. 
Monday, September 13 – Come out to the ReMax Car Show at 3809 23rd Street in Columbus every second Monday of the month thru September from 6pm-8pm. All makes, models and years of cars welcome!
Thursday, September 30 – 93.5 The Hawk hosts Cruise Night at the American Legion (2263 3rd Avenue, Columbus) from 6pm-9pm. All cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. welcome! Bring the whole family for music, cars, food and fun! Rain date will be the following Thursday.
Thursday, September 30 – Parkway Plaza is excited to announce that we are hosting our very own community taco run (FREE to participate in) that will utilize the biking/walking trails around the Parkway Plaza, YMCA, and Esther Lake by the Hospital area! A community event that’s made for anyone of any age to enjoy! At 6pm on the last Thursday of each month, we will meet at the Parkway Plaza parking lot to start the taco run. You can run, walk, bike, (or maybe even unicycle if that’s what you prefer) on the trails and come right back to Parkway Plaza, where we will have tacos available for purchase, and even some free cookies and water! Music will help make the event just that much more festive! Bring your kiddos, friends, or just come out and enjoy a beautiful summer Thursday evening and enjoy a taco or two (or three) in the process with us!
Tuesday, October 26 – Columbus Community Hospital holds a Healthy Lifestyle Class from 6pm-8:30pm at the Columbus Wellness Center. This is a free class for people who may be at risk for diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. The target audience is anyone who has been told they have pre-diabetes. This class is also for people with high blood pressure or heart disease to see how they can decrease their risk of developing other health conditions that tend to occur with these health problems. Those who have family histories of these disorders are also encouraged to attend or if you are overweight, getting little exercise or over 45 years of age. This class will help you learn what you can do to reduce your risk of developing health problems. For more information, contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

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