Boone County holding Big Give

Entering its fourth year, the Boone County Big Give includes 25 charitable organizations.

During this year's event, gifts will be accepted through Saturday at all county bank locations and organization locations. The Boone County Big Give is a concentrated awareness campaign underwritten by the Boone County Foundation Fund and supported by numerous sponsors.

For information about specific projects, individual event details and participating organizations, visit

BCAC holding holiday concert

DAVID CITY -- The Butler County Arts Council invites the public to attend the annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 620 D St., in David City.

This year a brass ensemble “Firehouse Five Plus” will do a preconcert Christmas medley beginning at 2:30 p.m. followed by Professional Musicians of Harris Academy of the Arts, represented by Mistyn Kozisek and Vicki Harris on violin, Joy Holz on viola and Drew Ritchie on cello. The other featured group will be the 23-member Butler County Community Choir directed by Michael Eldridge and accompanied by Carol Fuxa. A reception hosted by Jacquie Masek will be held downstairs following the performance.

Freewill donations at the door support this annual Christmas concert.

For more information, text, email or call Anna Nolan at or 402-641-6458, or visit

Campus visit day at Central

COLUMBUS -- Prospective students who want to see Central Community College are invited to attend Campus Visit Day from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday at its locations in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney.

Attendees will have a chance to tour the campus, meet faculty and learn about financial aid and scholarships.

For more information or to register for Campus Visit Day in Columbus, contact Erica Leffler at 402-562-1257; toll-free at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1257; or email To register online, go to

Individual and group tours also are available by appointment Mondays through Fridays.

Craft boutique at local school

COLUMBUS -- The Scotus Mothers Craft Boutique will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Scotus Central Catholic, 1554 18th Ave., with four areas of crafts.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for kids in grades one through six. More than 100 vendors will be selling only handmade, homemade and upcycled/repurposed crafts. A concession stand will be available, and there will be a visit from Santa. There will also be a shuttle service provided throughout the day and hold tables at three entrances to keep packages until you are ready to leave.


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