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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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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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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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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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