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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour at RiverCenter

Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The Southern Fried Chicks have busted out of the hen house for a night on the town with their new show, the “Cage-Free Comedy Tour!”Join the Chicks for a night of free-range comedy starring Etta May, Sonya White and Mia Jackson. Get to know the Chicks like never before! The new Cage-Free Comedy Tour features new stories, music, audience participation, singing, dancing and a multimedia show your audience is sure to enjoy. Since the debut of their one-hour comedy special on CMT, this top-grossing all female comedy tour has played to venues packed with people and laughter. Life and love in the USA has never been funnier as when these top headliners take the stage. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair and bigger attitude!

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

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Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

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One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Voices and Visions: The Future of Film

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Featuring: Stacy Cunningham, Producer, Screenwriter and Co-Founder of Way Down Film Kate Mcardle, Director of Film Workforce Development & 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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CSU Girard/Weintraub Saxophone Duo Recital

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Please join us as the Schwob School of Music presents Faculty Artist, Dr. Joe Girard and Guest Artist, Dr. Katherine Weintraub on Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 pm in Legacy Hall.

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

On multiple days

Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Homeschool In The Park: Arbor Day2

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Join us in the park to celebrate trees. Program geared towards families who homeschool. Indoor and outdoor investigative native tree lab. Cost $5 per child ages 4 & up. Must pre-register. & Pre-pay. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter in the campground below the dam.

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"Back to the '80's!" presented by Sherlock's Mystery Dinner Theatre

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Sherlock's Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the historic downtown Marriott Hotel celebrating its 10th year in Columbus, GA.

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Mystical Arts of Tibet

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Don't miss this rich cultural experience of Buddhist tradition as the monks share Tibet's authentic music, sacred performances and visual arts, including the creation of a large, intricate mandala of colored sand in the RiverCenter lobby.

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Columbus History Show & Tell Night

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Remember Show & Tell back in school? Here's a night to bring old keepsakes, and share stories and reminisce of days gone by. A fun way to learn Columbus' history!

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

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Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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Betty Wright & Friends

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

LOVE & LAUGHTER BLOCK PARTY Celebrity Host: Vivica A. Fox Featuring: Betty Wright KCI & JOJO Lenny Williams Comedians: A-Train Nod Ross

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

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One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Family Friendly Screening

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind and its coming to Columbus in July 2018. It will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in your community and the world. Join us for a sneak peek screening!

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Saturdays at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center

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

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Poker Walk Through History

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Join us for a 2-mile Poker Walk around Lake Franklin. Learn local history fun facts at five different stops along your guided journey from geology to Civilian Conservation Corps. Draw a playing card at each stop. Best hand at the end of the walk wins. Trail is both natural surface and asphalt along the woodland and lake edges.

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Christo Rei Reiki Do Classes

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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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Public Ice Skating

On multiple days

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

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CSU Earl Coleman Studio Recital

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Earl Coleman Studio Recital. Free.

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"Back to the '80's!" presented by Sherlock's Mystery Dinner Theatre

On multiple days

Sherlock's Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the historic downtown Marriott Hotel celebrating its 10th year in Columbus, GA.

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Astronomy Night At FDR State Park

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Our Next Astronomy Night is going to be at FDR State Park! Join us for a wonderful night of stargazing with Astronomer Dr. Williams and the CCSSC Team!

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CSU Michelle DeBruyn Studio Recital

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Michelle DeBruyn Studio Recital. Free.

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

On multiple days

Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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CSU Faculty Recital: Organ with Friends

Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Faculty Recital: Organ with Friends. Free.

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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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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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A Celebration of Carson McCuller's 101st Birthday

Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Poet Sue Brannan Walker and multimedia artist Grande Dame will share their works on Carson McCullers at a celebration commemorating her 101st birthday.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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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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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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CSU Green Patriot Posters

On multiple days

Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

On multiple days

Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Columbus Artists' Guild February Meeting

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The Columbus Artists' Guild February meeting features well-known local artist Sally Bradley giving a presentation on "Drawing 101.” Art book sale & light refreshments at 5:00p, meeting following. Free, open to the public.

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

On multiple days

Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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Sidney Cooper Invitational Softball

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 – Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Alabama High School Softball Teams will battle it out at the Sidney Cooper Invitational being played at the South Commons Softball Complex.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

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One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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slackpacking Pine Mountain Trail

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 – Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Join us for a fun way to hike the whole 23 miles of the Pine Mountain Trail. We will hike a section each day and return to base camp at the F.D.R. Campground. No heavy pack to carry, just a small day pack will do. You will be able to take a hot shower and crawl into a warm cozy tent at the end of each day.

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

On multiple days

Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Pine Mountain Ridge Walk II

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Join us for our second annual, 3-mile walk down the closed Highway 190 from the Park Office to Hwy 27 intersection. Bring a friend and enjoy an uninhibited view from Columbus to Alabama. Stroller, wagon and leashed dog friendly. Pre-register and pre-pay by contacting the office by February 16.

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Columbus Salutes the Centennial Community Celebration

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Please join us Saturday, February 24 from 9am to 3pm at the National Infantry Museum for a community-wide celebration of Fort Benning’s 100th anniversary. Living historians will be stationed throughout the museum to tell stories behind the exhibits and artifacts that trace Infantry history from 1775 to the present. This is a FREE event and open to the public.

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February Family Fun Festival

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Instructor: Kelly Robertson Join us for our first February Family Festival as we explore nature in art. Stop by art making stations and create art projects including paper flowers and finger puppet bumblebees, go on a gallery scavenger hunt to win prizes, and more! Additional crafts and activities provided by Oxbow Meadows and SPARK Art.

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Iron Braid Group Hike & Lunch

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Join us for our group hike! We will hike the 3.4-mile Overlook Loop. Meet us at the Country Store parking area at 10:30. After our hike, we will be enjoying lunch at the Country Kitchen. Hope you will join us for a well deserved lunch!

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Saturdays at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center

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

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Lift Every Voice: African Americans in Civil War Navies

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Each year, Black History Month highlights the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Created in 1926 by historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson, it continues to serve as a month-long moment of reflection on the impact African Americans have had on academia, entertainment, sports, science, politics, and art. The National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia is proud to take part in this celebration. Although the museum, highlights these important contributions daily, they will commemorate Black History Month with a special guided tour and program, "Lift Every Voice: African Americans in Civil War Navies”.

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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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Public Ice Skating

On multiple days

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

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CSO Masquerade Ball

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Join the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the CSU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council in the RiverCenter's 3rd Floor Atrium as we celebrate our “secret identities” preceding the “Super Heroes & Villains” concert. Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, and more with some of your favorite characters. Dress to impress for a night of mystery and intrigue!

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"Back to the '80's!" presented by Sherlock's Mystery Dinner Theatre

On multiple days

Sherlock's Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the historic downtown Marriott Hotel celebrating its 10th year in Columbus, GA.

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Astronomy Night at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Learn about our universe with the Coca-Cola Space Science Center! Astronomer Dr. Williams will lead with our CCSSC Student Team on hand to help with telescopes!

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Super Heroes & Villains

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

This rollicking Pops concert searches film scores and television sound tracks to present music that pits the most virtuous super heroes against the most vile, evil super villains. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and all the rest will do battle with their arch nemeses. At the end, only one will remain standing (and it probably won’t be conductor Del Gobbo).

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CSU Green Patriot Posters

On multiple days

Columbus State University's Department of Art will host a special viewing and award presentation for the Arbor Day High School Poster Design Contest. This exhibition will be on view in the Bay Gallery from February 8- 24.

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CSU 19th Annual Guitar Symposium

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

The 19th Annual Guitar Symposium & Competition will take place at Columbus State University Feb. 24-25 this year. The event will feature artists Zoran Dukic, Jason Vieaux, Andrew Zohn and Isaac Bustos. -------- The CSU Guitar Symposium is an annual event bringing together guitarists from around the world for education and artistic stimulation. This two-day festival consists of guest artist concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international competition with divisions for middle school through professional levels. -------- For those not participating in the symposium who wish to purchase tickets to the evening concerts, follow these links below (tickets are $20 each):

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Grammy Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform a solo recital presented by the Columbus State University 19th Annual Guitar Symposium and Competition at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Legacy Hall. Vieaux's repertoire features classical and contemporary guitar music that spans the globe, including selections from his 2015 Grammy Award-winning album, Play. This program includes Giuliani's Grand Overture, Bach's Prelude, Fugue, Allegro, and more.

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2018 RiverBlast Festival!

Sun, Feb 25, 2018

The National Civil War Naval Museum is proudly presenting the The 2018 RiverBlast with a bang! This educational and fun event takes place at Port Columbus on Friday, March 23rd - Sunday, March 25th, with live entertainment, family activities, cannon firings and civil war re-enactors. Patrons can expect kid’s games, black powder weapons demonstrations, cutlass drills, face painting, and much more. Vendors will be on hand offering food, drink and merchandise, and guests can also tour the museum as a part of their admission.

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Columbus Comic and Toy Show

Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Hosted at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center! Come out and Join us for a special Sunday full of comics, super heroes, toys and more!

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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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CSU 19th Annual Guitar Symposium

Sun, Feb 25, 2018

The 19th Annual Guitar Symposium & Competition will take place at Columbus State University Feb. 24-25 this year. The event will feature artists Zoran Dukic, Jason Vieaux, Andrew Zohn and Isaac Bustos. -------- The CSU Guitar Symposium is an annual event bringing together guitarists from around the world for education and artistic stimulation. This two-day festival consists of guest artist concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international competition with divisions for middle school through professional levels. -------- For those not participating in the symposium who wish to purchase tickets to the evening concerts, follow these links below (tickets are $20 each):

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Lecture Series

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Art of the Civil Rights Movement Speaker: Shawnya Harris, Georgia Museum of Art Explore the art of the Civil Rights Movement with Shawnya Harris, the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at the Georgia Museum of Art. If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at edu@columbusmuseum.com by Friday, February 23.

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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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CSU Special Event: Music Under The Dome

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

The Schwob School of Music continues with its Music Under The Dome series with a concert on Tuesday, Feb. 27 starting at 5 p.m. with wine and cheese, concert starts at 5:30 p.m. Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Admission is free.

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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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NAIA Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving National Championships

Wed, Feb 28, 2018 – Sat, Mar 3, 2018

The NAIA swimming and diving championships consists of 20 events at the Columbus Aquatic Center. Preliminaries are conducted in the morning and afternoon and finals in those same events are conducted in the evening.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

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One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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CSU Guest Artist: Jonathan-Hulting Cohen, saxophone

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Guest Artist: Jonathan-Hulting Cohen, saxophone. Free.

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours

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One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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CSU Art Department: Faculty Exhibition

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Columbus State University is hosting its annual Faculty Exhibition. The show will be on view from March 1- April 4. A reception will be held on Tuesday, March 13th, from 5:30-7:00 pm.

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