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World War I and America

Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Lasting Legacies of World War I Presentations and Panel Discussions.

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Columbus Artists' Guild January Meeting

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

The Columbus Artists' Guild January meeting features past president Eric Maddox, giving a presentation on "Painting Water: Salty, Fresh, Moving, Still, Frozen or Misty.” Art work display and art book sale at 5:00p, meeting following. Free, open to the public.

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The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies Symposium

Sat, Jan 27, 2018

The recent Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, reignited unresolved controversies, triggered forgotten memories, and in some cases, reopened old wounds. Please join us for a day-long symposium examining issues that continue to spark debate such as lessons learned, conscription versus all-volunteer service, and the impact of media coverage. The National Infantry Museum Foundation Leadership Lecture Series event is hosted by COL (Ret) Dr. Carl Savory, LTG (Ret) Carmen Cavezza and COL (Ret) Ralph Puckett, all veterans of the Vietnam War.

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Iron Braid Group Hike

Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Join us for our group hike! We will hike the 4.3 mile Dowdell Knob Loop. Meet us at the Dowdell Knob trailhead parking area at 11:00. We will take a break about halfway so bring your lunch.

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Fountain City Teen Poetry Open Mic

Sat, Jan 27, 2018

The Fountain City Teen Poetry Open Mic Calling All Young Artists! This event is open to area youth (13—19 years of age). Local young artists are invited to take part in this open mic. Whether you’re a poet, singer, comedian, or rapper, we welcome all talent! Sign-up for the open mic starts at 3:30 PM. Come out and be blown away by the amazing youth in this community! When: January 27th, 2018 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Where: Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway, 31901 Admission: FREE Please visit www.fountaincityslam.org for additional info!

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Georgia Southern University Columbus Preview

Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Previews are in-depth information sessions for students and their guests who wish to learn more about Georgia Southern without traveling to Statesboro. Attending one of these events is a great first step in the college search process.

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YAP Kickoff

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Experience art and history in new ways as we kick off another YAP year! From live art demonstrations to music, dance, and culinary art, every turn of the night will bring something new to broaden the scope of what art is and can be. Come see “what all the YAP” is about as we celebrate the diversity of art and regional history and unveil the 2018 calendar of events. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. RSVP by January 26

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Alma Thomas Acquisition Event

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Join us to cast your vote for what will become the newest acquisition to the collection of The Columbus Museum supported by the Alma Thomas Society and the Fund for African American Art. Peruse the options and hear Dr. Jonathan Fredrick Walz propose each potential piece. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served as the votes are counted. The winning artwork will be revealed at the end of the evening. Several of the inaugural acquisitions made by the Alma Thomas Society and the Fund for African American Art will also be on display during the event. Attire is cocktail.

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Monthly Meetings

On multiple days

Monthly Meeting of the East Highland Neighborhood Improvement Association and Watch Group

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Columbus Reiki Share

On multiple days

Reiki practitioners and members of the public are invited to participate in a Reiki Share from 2:00-3:30 pm on the second Saturday of each month beginning Sept 10, 2016. Free. Location: Office of Ona Graham, Psy. D., on the corner of 17th St. and 15th Ave. in Columbus, diagonal to Durham's Pharmacy. For information, contact Philip Chan, 706-563-3539 after 10 a.m.

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Wolf & Clover Debut Album Release Concert

Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Columbus-based acoustic quintet, Wolf & Clover, is pleased to announce the completion of their debut album with a release date of Saturday, February 10, 2018. This release will be accompanied by a free concert in Columbus State University’s (CSU) Legacy Hall the same day at 7:30pm. Copies of the album will be on sale for $15. Meet the band members after the concert at The Loft. Show your copy of the CD, and they will waive the cover charge. The concert is sponsored by CSU’s Schwob School of Music, and the group is sponsored by Silvan Guitars, a local guitar company specializing in handmade acoustic instruments and the refurbishing of vintage guitars. The concert will feature selections from the album, which include traditional tune sets, songs, and interpretations of classic material and innovative twists. Guest musicians will include students from the Schwob School of Music, Robert Sharpe, Neal Lucas, and Mike Jerel Johnson.

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Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday

Sun, Feb 11, 2018

The Columbus Museum is one of many museums across the state of Georgia that are celebrating Super Museum Sunday in partnership with the Georgia Historical Society. Join us for a POP! Up Art program where you can pop-in and create your own masterpiece inspired by the history and art in the Museum’s collection. You can also go on a tour of the Museum’s permanent collection and newest exhibitions with one of our guides. This program is open to all ages! No registration is required.

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Look! @ Lunchtime

Tue, Feb 13, 2018

LOOK! @ Lunchtime is a collaborative viewing exercise and dialogue centered around works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, will facilitate LOOK! discussions every second Tuesday. Each month a new object will be explored. Featured object: Emil Carlsen, Still Life, 1904

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Voices and Visions: The Future of Film

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Featuring: Jordan Beck, Director of Communications, Fun Academy Motion Pictures & Kate McArdle, Director of Film Workforce Development and Capstone Projects, Georgia Film Academy Join us for an engaging evening of exploring the art and the passion behind making motion pictures. Two film professionals will be on our panel of experts to talk about their careers and how the industry is shaping our region and state.

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