Hazmat course at Central CC

COLUMBUS -- Central Community College-Columbus will offer a Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous materials course from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 19 in the West Education Center, Room 177.

The workshop is designed for people who transport hazardous material, prepare shipping papers or labeling for packages to be transported, select or purchase packaging or handle finished hazmat packages. It also will cover hazardous materials regulations and fulfill the tri-annual DOT hazmat refresher requirement.

Class size is limited, so preregistration is required by Tuesday to reserve a space. The cost is $175.

For more information or to preregister, contact Sue Baer at 402-562-1425; toll-free at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1425; or email sbaer@cccneb.edu.

Bicycle ride in Butler County

DAVID CITY -- The second annual Butler County Half Century Bicycle Ride will be held Sept. 30, beginning at the City Park in David City.

Registration is set for 7 a.m. Support is available at stations and through roving vehicles on well-marked 57- and 22-mile routes. Youth and family-related organizations benefit from the ride proceeds.

The longer route has miles of scenic hills in the Bohemian Alps. The shorter route with smooth highway shoulders is less hilly, ideal for the new cyclist. Helmets are required.

Registration for the ride is $35 for adults; riders under the age of 16 can ride for free with the donation of a full-size personal hygiene product the day of event. The products go to the local food pantry. Adult riders can reserve a ride T-shirt if they register by Wednesday.

For more information, email butlercountyhalfcentury@gmail.com or visit the ride’s Facebook page or website at butlercountyhalfcenturybicycleride.org.

Volunteers for museum needed

COLUMBUS -- The NE 150 Truckin’ Through Nebraska Mobile Children’s Museum is headed to Columbus on Sept. 14–16, and volunteers are needed to help host the museum during its stay along 14th Street between 23rd and 24th avenues.

The museum is a fun, hands-on experience created in honor of the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood. Volunteer shifts are available in four-hour time slots each day. A 15-minute training session prior to the start of a shift is required for volunteers new to the exhibit. The exhibit will be open 3-7 p.m. Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 16.

To volunteer, contact Deb Loseke, Columbus/Platte County Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 402-564-2769 or dloseke@megavision.com.

Parade airing on cable TV

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Days parade will air on Spectrum channel 1305 at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 6 p.m. Sept. 11-15.

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