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River Raffle

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Please join Historic Columbus for the 10th annual River Raffle $5,000 in cash prizes - Dinner by local restaurants - Live entertainment Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:30pm-9:30pm Individual Raffle Ticket- $75 Buy tickets online at www.historiccolumbus.com

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Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference returns in 2017 with Rick Bragg, Mike Venable, Andy Harp, Chad Davidson, Danielle Hanson, among a host of other authors, journalists and literary celebrities. The annual event will be held at the historic Springer Opera House, the State Theater of Georgia, in Columbus, Georgia on September 15-16. The conference, now in its 11th year, brings together lovers of the literary arts through various panels, theatrical presentations, discussions and conversations. "The arts are the heartbeat of the area," said festival co-organizer Mamie Pound. "Now more than ever, we need to celebrate the creativity of so many diverse voices." Highlights for the 2017 festival include Bragg leading a master class "on the role of family in essay writing", author forums on the creative process, an overview of the burgeoning film industry in Georgia, and a discussion about tackling a first novel with Andy Harp.

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Purple Masquerade-Prince Tribute Band

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Purple Masquerade is a High-Performance Celebration of legendary icon "Prince." They put on a high energy concert, performing Prince’s greatest hit songs with elaborate costumes and impressive stage presence. The amazing El Cavitt performs in the role of Prince and El was Prince’s stunt double in the movie Graffiti Bridge as well as a few of Prince videos! El delivers an exciting performance, with dance moves reminiscent of Prince. Audience members will be entertained and left in awe! Purple Masquerade has performed all over the United States and will be making their debut in Columbus on September 15, 2017!

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Meet A Vet & Third Saturday Tours!

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Join us September 16, for our Third Saturday Tours at the National Infantry Museum. Enjoy Docent-led tours through key galleries for only $6 per person. We will also offer Meet A Vet on the third Saturday of each month. This Saturday's event focus is Introduction to the Infantry. It is a great opportunity to interact and hear firsthand accounts from the Soldiers who were there. Enjoy weapons displays, memorabilia and oral history.

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Market Days on Broadway

On multiple days

Uptown Columbus' Market Days on Broadway takes place every Saturday morning, year-round from 9am until Noon in the 1000 &1100 blocks of Broadway.

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2017 Columbus Children's Book Festival

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

It’s a great day of fun for the entire family! Join us Saturday, September 16th from 10am-4pm at the Columbus Public Library. The Fifth Annual Columbus Children’s Book Festival will showcase great authors and illustrators, fantastic entertainment, crafts and a whole lot more!

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Saturdays at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center

On multiple days

Come join us at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center as part of your weekend fun!

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Christo Rei Reiki Do Classes

On multiple days

Reiki Do is a Japanese bioenergetics technique for stress reduction and empowerment which can also alleviate physical symptoms and facilitate spiritual growth. Levels 1 - 3 Christo Rei Reiki Do classes are offered. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan, 706-563-3539, any day after 10 am.

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Young Iron Braiders

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Empowering Girls! The girls will spend their time experiencing success and building confidence.  Through learning new skills and applying them, they will gain a sense of pride, grow more independent, improve social skills, reconnect with nature and make new friends.  Our goal is that the girls will gain a passion for the outdoors and a desire to explore the world with the knowledge they will gain. 

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Public Ice Skating

On multiple days

Adult admission is $7 / kids 10 & under is $5 /Skate Rental is $3.

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Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

The new season begins with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular piano concerto by brilliant young pianist Yun-Chin Zhou. The program also includes Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Sibelius’ Finlandia. It’s a concert of top-ten classical favorites!

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Astronomy Night At the Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Explore the Universe first hand on our fleet of mobile telescopes with our very own Dr. Williams as your guide.

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Public Ice Skating

On multiple days

Adult admission is $7 / kids 10 & under is $5 /Skate Rental is $3.

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Tai Chi for Health, Stress, Balance, and Back Pain

On multiple days

New Tai Chi classes for beginners! A fun and easy approach to 8 Brocades Qigong will be introduced. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan at 706-563-3539 any day after 10 a.m.

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The Columbus Museum Presents Amy Sherald

Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Please join us as we celebrate Columbus native Amy Sherald and her painting What’s different about Alice is that she has the most incisive way of telling the truth, which the Museum recently acquired. The winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition- for which there were more than 2,500 entries-Sherald will present an overview of her career to date, as well as insights into her working process. A reception will follow. This event is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by September 12

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Clement Arts Fundraising Banquet

Tue, Sep 19, 2017

This event is being held in honor of Clement Arts 5th birthday! The event will include a program, art auction, and dinner. For more information, please visit www.clement-arts.org. Proceeds help support local adoption and foster care.

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Ongoing Tai Chi for Health, Stress, Balance, and Back Pain

On multiple days

Ongoing Tai Chi classes include instruction in Yang and Wu forms as well as 8 Brocades Qigong. Energy implications and self-defense applications are explored. Price $10 per class. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan any day after 10 a.m., 706-563-3539.

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Guest Poetry Reading by Andrea Jurjević

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Join us for a reading of Andrea Jurjević’s award-winning poetry collection Small Crimes! The event will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30p.m. in the Arnold Hall Auditorium (Room 113) on Columbus State University's Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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WW&S

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Wine Women & Shoes is a strolling wine and food tasting and boutique shopping experience with a live auction, opportunity drawing, and a high-energy fashion show that comes together for a few fabulous hours of fundraising, camaraderie, and shopping. The event benefits the Muscogee County Library Foundation. Over the past thirteen years, the Muscogee County Library Foundation has worked to ensure there would be adequate private support and funding to keep the Muscogee County libraries a vibrant part of our community.

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SWINGTOWN-Steve Miller Tribute Band

Fri, Sep 22, 2017

SWINGTOWN is the Definitive Steve Miller Band Tribute show. It is a fantastic tribute concert packed with hits, outstanding guitar tricks, and a pro level band. You will be singing along all night! The Steve Miller Band is a legendary American rock band formed in San Francisco, California. It is best known today for a string of hit singles that are staples of classic rock! Come out and enjoy the fun!

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Dreamgirls

On multiple days

This show is about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound.The dazzling Broadway musical mega-hit, Dreamgirls, is based on the show business stories of Motown and soul legends such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and Jackie Wilson. Winner of six Tony Awards, this show follows the story of a young girl group that rises from amateur competitions to the glittering pinnacle of superstardom. Dreamgirls is not just about singing, dancing and performing, this show is about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry A true American musical odyssey with heart, passion and soul.

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Market Days on Broadway

On multiple days

Uptown Columbus' Market Days on Broadway takes place every Saturday morning, year-round from 9am until Noon in the 1000 &1100 blocks of Broadway.

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MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Free tours of the Walker-Peters-Langdon House and Grounds as well as free children's activities (Church Dolls, Architectural Drawings, and Butter-Making) will be offered between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm!

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Grant Finalists Open House

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Free tours of the Springer Opera House, The Wynn House and The Liberty Theatre between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm!

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Saturdays at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center

On multiple days

Come join us at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center as part of your weekend fun!

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Christo Rei Reiki Do Classes

On multiple days

Reiki Do is a Japanese bioenergetics technique for stress reduction and empowerment which can also alleviate physical symptoms and facilitate spiritual growth. Levels 1 - 3 Christo Rei Reiki Do classes are offered. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan, 706-563-3539, any day after 10 am.

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Fountain City Teen Open Mic

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Calling All Young Artists! Fountain City Teen Poetry Open Mic! 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: Saturday, September 23rd @ 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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Public Ice Skating

On multiple days

Adult admission is $7 / kids 10 & under is $5 /Skate Rental is $3.

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Dreamgirls

On multiple days

This show is about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound.The dazzling Broadway musical mega-hit, Dreamgirls, is based on the show business stories of Motown and soul legends such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and Jackie Wilson. Winner of six Tony Awards, this show follows the story of a young girl group that rises from amateur competitions to the glittering pinnacle of superstardom. Dreamgirls is not just about singing, dancing and performing, this show is about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry A true American musical odyssey with heart, passion and soul.

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Dreamgirls

On multiple days

This show is about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound.The dazzling Broadway musical mega-hit, Dreamgirls, is based on the show business stories of Motown and soul legends such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and Jackie Wilson. Winner of six Tony Awards, this show follows the story of a young girl group that rises from amateur competitions to the glittering pinnacle of superstardom. Dreamgirls is not just about singing, dancing and performing, this show is about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry A true American musical odyssey with heart, passion and soul.

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Public Ice Skating

On multiple days

Adult admission is $7 / kids 10 & under is $5 /Skate Rental is $3.

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JAZZ ON THE RIVER

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

K92.7 (WKZJ-FM) PRESENTS JAZZ ON THE RIVER, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2017- WOODRUFF RIVERFRONT PARK-1000 BAY AVENUE-COLUMBUS GA-4PM SHOWTIME. EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Unity with Pam Show Birthday Taping

Mon, Sep 25, 2017

You are cordially invited to our upcoming show in celebration of our host, Pam Hovey's Birthday Special. Admission is free and we ask that you purchase lunch at Sugga's! We look forward to having you Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:00. Detail information in the flyer below and feel free to check out our sponsors. #UnitywithPam #PamHovey #BirthdaySpecial

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Doing Business Across the River Workshop

Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Is your business located in Phenix City or Columbus? Are you considering expanding or doing business across the river? Unsure what the next steps are? Then you will want to attend “Doing Business Across the River” workshop for businesses on Tuesday, September 26th.

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Tai Chi for Health, Stress, Balance, and Back Pain

On multiple days

New Tai Chi classes for beginners! A fun and easy approach to 8 Brocades Qigong will be introduced. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan at 706-563-3539 any day after 10 a.m.

Read More

Ongoing Tai Chi for Health, Stress, Balance, and Back Pain

On multiple days

Ongoing Tai Chi classes include instruction in Yang and Wu forms as well as 8 Brocades Qigong. Energy implications and self-defense applications are explored. Price $10 per class. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan any day after 10 a.m., 706-563-3539.

Read More

Dreamgirls

On multiple days

This show is about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound.The dazzling Broadway musical mega-hit, Dreamgirls, is based on the show business stories of Motown and soul legends such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and Jackie Wilson. Winner of six Tony Awards, this show follows the story of a young girl group that rises from amateur competitions to the glittering pinnacle of superstardom. Dreamgirls is not just about singing, dancing and performing, this show is about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry A true American musical odyssey with heart, passion and soul.

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