Community Calendar

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Now thru January 31 – Night To Shine is coming to 1C on February 8! This is a prom night experience, centered on people with special needs, thru the Tim Tebow Foundation. Volunteers and donations are needed to help make this a night to remember for the guests. For more information, please call Amber Stary at 402-910-2757 or email nighttoshinecolumbus@gmail.com.

Now thru January 31 – Columbus Community Hospital is holding their 2nd year of Food, Fitness & Fun, a free after school program for children in 2nd-5th grades. This free 8 week program will start on February 7th at the Columbus Wellness Center from 4pm-4:45pm. Topics covered will include nutrition, fitness and will include healthy snacks. FMI or to sign up, call Susan Olmer at 402-562-4460. Space is limited, so call today!

January 25 thru April 19 – The American Legion of Silver Creek is hosting fish fries on Fridays from 6pm-8:30pm. All you can eat fish meal for $9. The fundraiser is used to make money for the American Legion Baseball program.

Wednesday, January 23 – Central Community College Columbus is hosting a food drive for their Raider Food and Hygiene Pantry during the CCC basketball games. $3 admission into the games with the donation of 3 or more canned food items. The CCC men and women will be playing Northeast Community College of Norfolk, with the women’s game at 5:30pm and the men’s game at 7:30pm at Raider Fieldhouse. Thank you for supporting this project.

Thursday, January 24 – Columbus Public Library presents Story Time and Story Art with Mr. H and Miss Peggy at 10:30am and 1:30pm in the Children’s Room. This program is free and open to everyone. This week’s theme is “Digging Up Dinosaurs”!

Friday, January 25 – Crown Villa will host and open house from 1pm-4pm at 4005 38th Street, Columbus. Come and enjoy refreshments, take a tour, chat with staff, and see how much Crown Villa has to offer!

Friday, January 25 – Columbus Christian School is hosting their annual Soup Supper from 4:30pm-7pm at 3418 15th Street, Columbus. Featuring homemade soups, rolls and desserts for a free will donation. There will also be a $1 raffle with some great prizes.  Your generous donations will go towards student technology,
playground equipment & classroom supplies.

Saturday, January 26 – The Combine Presents the (Un)Risky Business Workshop from 9am-1pm at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center in Columbus. Find the holes in your business model. We all make critical assumptions about our businesses: how to get customers; our costs and revenue; and countless other variables. During this workshop, we’ll map out your business model, identify your current riskiest assumptions, and how to problem solve for them. Open to returning attendees and newcomers alike! Register at www.econic.co/columbus.

Saturday, January 26 – The Platte Center Volunteer Fire Department invites everyone to a Soup Supper from 5pm-8pm at the Fire Station in Platte Center. Free will donation with all proceeds going to help outfit the Fire Department.

Saturday, January 26 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents Set Your House In Order: A Program To Organize Finances And Plan Estate. If you have possessions, you have an estate. Their orderly care during your lifetime represents financial management. Their disposition after your lifetime is called estate settlement. Deciding in advance how this will be done is known as estate planning. Capitalize on this opportunity to learn how to plan your estate. Asset ownership, wills, trusts, asset management powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, long term care protection and charitable gift planning will be presented. Cost is $30 and lunch is available at the center for $10.76. Call 402-352-8819 or register at www.StBenedictCenter.com.

Sunday, January 27 – The Platte Center Knights of Columbus Council #7762 is sponsoring a pancake, sausage and French toast feed at the St. Joseph Parish Hall (167 A Street, Platte Center). Serving from 8am-1pm. Cost is $8/adults, $4/children 5-10, free/below age 5. Everyone is invited!

Sunday, January 27 – Patriotic Productions is holding a Nebraska Purple Heart Flight Fundraiser at the Schuyler VFW (321 E 10th Street, Schuyler), starting at 11am. There will be a sloppy joe dinner, raffle and prizes. Raffle items and donations to benefit this fundraising event accepted at 805 C Street, Schuyler. FMI call Jerry Mundil at 402-615-1185 or Rose Mundil at 402-615-0933. All proceeds benefit the Nebraska Purple Heart Flight on May 24th, 2019.

Sunday, January 27 – The Appleton Assumption Soup Dinner will be held from 11am-2pm at the David City Auditorium. All you can eat chili, chicken noodle soup, or cheese soup deluxe. There will also be entertainment (Battle of the Choirs!) from noon-1pm, a raffle, cake walk, silent auction and bake sale! Adults: $7  Kids 5-12: $5  Carryouts: $7.50. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 27 – The Albion Area Arts Council presents a concert by the award winning ladies barbershop quartet, “Fever!”, at 3pm in the Boone Central Performance Gym in Albion. Anyone with questions should contact Paul or Lori Hosford at 402-395-6727.

Monday, January 28 – Columbus Public Library presents Monday Night Book Adventures from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Children’s Room. Enjoy a story, craft and bedtime snack! This program is free and open to everyone. This week’s theme is “Shopping For Fun”!

Wednesday, January 30 – Central Community College Columbus Campus presents “Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow” from 8:30am-4:30pm in the lower level of the student center. Making the leap from peer to boss is never easy. Relationships with coworkers change dramatically, and new supervisors frequently struggle
to balance old relationships with new responsibilities. After this class, you will reduce any fears or frustrations you may have,
increase your personal effectiveness, gain greater respect from those
reporting to you, improve your professional reputation and enhance
your overall career. Cost is $115 per person and includes interactive instruction, printed materials and breaks. Lunch is not included. To register, contact Sue Mahlin at smahlin@cccneb.edu or call 402-562-1409.

Thursday, January 31 – Columbus Public Library presents Story Time and Story Art with Mr. H and Miss Peggy at 10:30am and 1:30pm in the Children’s Room. This program is free and open to everyone. This week’s theme is “Pig Tails”!

Thursday, January 31 – Central Community College, SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce present a series of Entrepreneur Essentials Workshops on Thursdays from 5:30pm-9pm with Doris Lux and Kelli Faltys. Cost is $225 for 2 people per business and  includes 14 hours instruction, 1 textbook and 2 online personality
assessments. If you are giving serious thought to starting a new business, or have recently begun a new business, the information
gained from attending this workshop can have a direct result on your success. This week’s topic is “Laying the Foundation: Introduction”. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486 or email Susan at susanschoenhofer@cccneb.edu.

Thursday, January 31 thru Sunday, February 3 – The Friends of the Library are starting off the new year with a book sale you won’t want to miss! Check out these bargain prices! Adult Hardbacks and DVDs $.50. Adult Paperbacks $.25. All children’s and young adult books $.10. Music CDs $.10. Nearly New (not more than 3 years old) $2.50. Books on CD $1. Puzzles & Games $.50. The book sale starts Thursday from 6pm-9pm with no entry fee. Continues Friday from 9:30am-5pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm and ends Sunday 1:30pm-5pm with $2 per bag. Don’t miss it!

Friday, February 1 thru Sunday, February 3 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents a Retreat For Women: Which Way Do I Go? If you are looking for direction in life, future direction advice, or have decisions to mull over, this retreat will offer assistance, direction, time to share and learn the ways and means of making holy choices in your life. Presented by Teresa Monaghen, Fr. Thomas Leitner and their team of consecrated and lay women. The schedule will include silence, Mass, Confession, fellowship, brief conferences and spiritual direction with retreat directors. Open to all ages and scholarships are available. From Friday 7:30pm to Sunday after lunch. Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call 402-352-8819.

Monday, February 4 – Scotus Central Catholic High School presents the 24th Annual Band Dinner Concert, with dinner at 5:15pm and the concert at 7pm. Tickets are $3 per student grades K-12 and $6 for adults and are available from any band student or at the door. Come enjoy a great meal and great music at Scotus!

Wednesday, February 6 – Columbus Community Hospital will hold a free informational session on the National Diabetes Prevention Program from noon-1pm or 4:30pm-5:30pm in the Prairie Room. FMI contact the diabetes educators: Amy Soulliere at 402-562-3322 or Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

Thursday, February 7 – Central Community College will hold a Forklift Certification Class from 9am-4pm at the Columbus Campus. Training includes lecture, hands on driving experience and printed materials. Individuals will perform a driving test using a provided forklift. Attendees must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Cost is $80 per person. Register by calling Sue Baer at sbaer@cccneb.edu, call 402-562-1425 or visit www.cccneb.edu.

Thursday, February 7 – Central Community College, SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce present a series of Entrepreneur Essentials Workshops on Thursdays from 5:30pm-9pm with Doris Lux and Kelli Faltys. Cost is $225 for 2 people per business and  includes 14 hours instruction, 1 textbook and 2 online personality
assessments. If you are giving serious thought to starting a new business, or have recently begun a new business, the information
gained from attending this workshop can have a direct result on your success. This week’s topic is “Cutting Through the Red Tape: Legal and Insurance Issues”. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486 or email Susan at susanschoenhofer@cccneb.edu.

Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 – The Nebraska Farm Bureau will hold a Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus. Network with farmers, ranchers, and agri-business professionals and get ideas, gain information and grow your connections. Register online at www.nefb.org/yfrconference.

Saturday, February 9 – All area high school girls are invited to Once Upon A Prom Dress at the First United Methodist Church Outreach Center in Columbus from 10am-2pm. This free event is to offer girls one prom dress, one pair of shoes and one set of accessories/makeup to complete their prom look. FMI, please call Angie Ramaekers at 402-270-3376 or Jean Kamrath at 402-649-9150 or email onceuponapromdress@yahoo.com.

Saturday, February 9 – Join us for the Terri Stuart Benefit on from 4pm-11pm held in the St Anthony’s Social Hall.  There will be a “Free Will” Pulled Pork meal, music by the Harmony Boys and DJ Bud Engel, a Silent Auction, a Live Auction and many other events going on.  A must attend event.  In August 2017, Terri was diagnosed with ALK lung cancer.  Please show your support as her fight with cancer continues to intensify.  If you are interested in donating for the silent or live auction, items can be dropped off at First National Bank Highway Location (across from KFC).  For more information please contact Paula Stuart 402-562-0821, Carrie Mausbach 402-270-3342, Anne Hellbusch 402-937-4559, Allison Gabel 402-641-8590 or visit our Facebook Page “Benefit for Terri Stuart”.  Hope to see you all there!!!

Sunday, February 10 – Presentation Parish of Marietta invites everyone to a Gourmet Burger and Dessert Bar from 10:30am-1:30pm at the David City Auditorium. Serving gourmet burgers, salads, drink and a sampling of gourmet desserts. $10/adults, $5/children 9 and under (hot dog meal). Come and enjoy a delightful dining experience.

Sunday, February 10 – Everyone is invited to the Columbus Public Library at 2pm where the Blue Ribbon Pie Lady, Phyllis Bartholomew will demonstrate the art of creating raspberry meringue tarts for us. These tarts are delicious and beautiful! Bring a friend and taste for yourselves! Phyllis will bring pre-made tarts for you to taste and the tarts she makes in class will be won in a drawing. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring this free class and invite you to learn to make a tasty treat for your special someone this Valentine’s Day!

Sunday, February 10 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents a Valentine’s Day Dinner. Married couples are invited for Mass at the chapel of St. Benedict Center, followed at 6pm by a delicious and festive four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner prepared by Mark and Patty Bosh. Advance reservation and pre-payment requested. $60/couple. Early Bird Rate $55 (sign up before Jan. 28). Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Wednesday, February 13 – The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Polk County Health Department in Osceola from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Flu vaccine will be available for adults and children.  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.

Thursday, February 14 – Central Community College, SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce present a series of Entrepreneur Essentials Workshops on Thursdays from 5:30pm-9pm with Doris Lux and Kelli Faltys. Cost is $225 for 2 people per business and  includes 14 hours instruction, 1 textbook and 2 online personality
assessments. If you are giving serious thought to starting a new business, or have recently begun a new business, the information
gained from attending this workshop can have a direct result on your success. This week’s topic is “Money Matters: Accounting and Finance”. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486 or email Susan at susanschoenhofer@cccneb.edu.

Saturday, February 16 – Please join us for a very informative presentation on the construction of the new Veterans Park in Humphrey. We are hosting a prime rib dinner, with social hour beginning at 5pm and dinner served at 6pm at the Humphrey Community Center. Cost of tickets is $40 per person or $70 per couple. There will be a surprise guest speaker and miscellaneous raffles. Tickets can be purchsed by calling Aarom Korth at 402-841-1619 or Josh Wessel at 402-920-0260; stop in at Korth Realty and Auction office; or email humphreyveteranspark@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 16 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents Biospiritual Focusing: Praying with the Whole Self, a one-day retreat with Deborah Sheehan, M.A. Biospiritual Focusing is a way of opening the whole of ourselves—mind, body, and spirit—to a deeper connectedness with God, others, and self. Join us to learn more about how gently being with what is present within your embodied self can open the door to a deeper story—and to a greater sense of wholeness. This practice requires no more than a willingness to engage contemplatively with what is going on within. Program fee: $30. Lunch is available at the Center for $10.76 (includes tax).  Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Sunday, February 17 – Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus is holding a pancake feed from 9:30am-12:30pm at 2720 28th Street. Sponsored by Peace Lutheran Layman’s League; supplemental funds applied for through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Cost is $7/adults, $3/children 6-11, free/children 5 and under. Proceeds go for support of Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Thursday, February 21 – Central Community College, SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce present a series of Entrepreneur Essentials Workshops on Thursdays from 5:30pm-9pm with Doris Lux and Kelli Faltys. Cost is $225 for 2 people per business and  includes 14 hours instruction, 1 textbook and 2 online personality
assessments. If you are giving serious thought to starting a new business, or have recently begun a new business, the information
gained from attending this workshop can have a direct result on your success. This week’s topic is “The Marketing Plan”. To register, please call Susan at 402-562-1486 or email Susan at susanschoenhofer@cccneb.edu.

Friday, February 22 thru Sunday, February 24 – The St. Benedict Center in Schuyler presents A Contemplative Prayer Retreat with Father Thomas Leitner, OSB. Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. This retreat, involving breath practice, is for beginners on the contemplative journey as well as for those who have some experience with it. Friday, 7:30 p.m., to Sunday, after lunch. Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Monday, February 25 – The Polk County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic at the Polk County Health Department in Osceola from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Flu vaccine will be available for adults and children.  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.

Tuesday, April 30 – The Lied Center for Performing Arts present Red Green:  This Could Be It at 7pm at 301 N 12th Street in Lincoln. FMI or for tickets, go to www.liedcenter.org.

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Columbus Community Hospital Events

Monday, January 21 – Bump And Beyond Childbirth Class from 6pm-8:30pm in the third floor conference center. Join us for our three-week evening or weekend express series to help you understand the process of labor and delivery, comfort techniques, medical procedures, cesarean births as well as newborn and postpartum care. Classes are held in CCH’s third floor classrooms. The cost is $30 per couple for each series of classes. Payment in the form of cash or check will be collected at the time of the event. Only one registration is needed per couple. Spanish interpreters are available upon request. Register early, as participation is on a first come, first serve basis! For more information, call 402-562-3266 or register online at columbushosp.org.

Tuesday, January 22 – Spine Fit class at 11:30am at the Columbus Wellness Center. This program is designed to improve mobility, stability, and health of the neck and back. The class teaches stretches and exercises that may help reduce pain in the neck, back, and upper or lower extremities. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Columbus Wellness Center. For more information, contact Doug Peters at 402-562-3333.

Tuesday, January 22 – Columbus Community Hospital presents a free Lunch & Learn, “What The Health”, with Dr. Luke Lemke and Kelli Thomazin. Learn about the benefits of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and how it can improve your overall health and well being. Lunch at 11:45am and the info from noon-1pm. Pre-registration is required; call 402-562-3380 or register online at www.columbushosp.org.

Tuesday, January 22 – Healthy Lifestyle Class from 6pm-8:30pm at the Columbus Wellness Center. It is a free class for people to attend 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 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 learning what you can do to reduce your risk of developing health problems. To register for the class, go to columbushosp.org or call 402562-4462.

Wednesday, January 23 – Comprehensive Diabetes Class from 1:30pm-4pm in the Pawnee Room. These classes are for those newly diagnosed with diabetes or who have never had diabetes education. A physician order is required and your insurance will be billed. Medicare covers 10 hours of education the first year. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. If you attend all three classes, you may attend a cooking class at no cost or a free personal grocery store tour. For more information or to pre-register, please call 402-562-4462.

Thursday, January 24 – Diabetes Activity Group from 7:30am-8:15am in the Prairie Room. This group encourages activity & weight loss. Attendees will work with a walking tape for 30 minutes and then take a few minutes to discuss a recipe, food labels & other diabetes concerns. Weigh-in and review of your food records will also be available. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Conference Center. For more information, contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

Friday, January 25 – Ask the Dietitian from 11:30am-12:30pm at the Columbus Wellness Center. Join Columbus Community Hospital dietitians as they will be available to discuss a nutrition topic for 30 minutes and then be available afterwards to answer any individual questions. There is no cost for the class or time with the dietitians. This week’s theme is “What are Chia Seeds”.

Friday, January 25 – LOUD Crowd Exercise Group at 1:30pm at the Columbus Wellness Center. The LOUD Crowd is a weekly maintenance voice exercise group provided for people with Parkinson Disease or Parkinsonism, who have either participated in SPEAK OUT!® or LSVT LOUD® voice therapy. The group is led by a licensed and certified speech language pathologist. It is designed around a set of exercises that allow individuals to carry over the skills they learned in voice therapy so they are able to keep their voices strong long after therapy has ended. For more information, please contact Michell Ruskamp, M.S., CCC-SLP at 402-562-3333.

Tuesday, January 29 – Spine Fit Class at 11:30am at the Columbus Wellness Center. This program is designed to improve mobility, stability, and health of the neck and back. The class teaches stretches and exercises that may help reduce pain in the neck, back, and upper or lower extremities. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Columbus Wellness Center. For more information, contact Doug Peters at 402-562-3333.

Wednesday, January 30 – TBI and Stroke Support Group from noon-1pm at the Columbus Wellness Center. This group is designed for TBI and Stroke survivors & caregivers.  Our goal is to provide education regarding Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, promote wellness, provide chance for group members to use skills that have been or are being taught, and to provide support for each other. For more information, contact Meghan Jantzi or Morgan Kapels at 402-562-3333.

Thursday, January 31 – Diabetes Activity Group from 7:30am-8:15am in the Prairie Room. This group encourages activity & weight loss. Attendees will work with a walking tape for 30 minutes and then take a few minutes to discuss a recipe, food labels & other diabetes concerns. Weigh-in and review of your food records will also be available. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Conference Center. For more information, contact Joan Plummer at 402-562-4462.

Friday, February 1 – LOUD Crowd Exercise Group at 1:30pm at the Columbus Wellness Center. The LOUD Crowd is a weekly maintenance voice exercise group provided for people with Parkinson Disease or Parkinsonism, who have either participated in SPEAK OUT!® or LSVT LOUD® voice therapy. The group is led by a licensed and certified speech language pathologist. It is designed around a set of exercises that allow individuals to carry over the skills they learned in voice therapy so they are able to keep their voices strong long after therapy has ended. For more information, please contact Michell Ruskamp, M.S., CCC-SLP at 402-562-3333.

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