Auditions open for Playhouse

COLUMBUS -- The Platte Valley Playhouse will hold auditions for “Leading Ladies” from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Platte Valley Playhouse, 1158 35th Ave.

This comedy focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who are down on their luck. When they hear that an old lady in York, Pennsylvania, is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The performance will take place Oct. 19–22 at Central Community College.

For more information, contact Rita at 402-246-5963.

Dancers marking anniversary

COLUMBUS -- Harold’s Squares Square Dance Club of Columbus will host a 40th anniversary dance for Jim and Marilyn Carroll from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the VFW Hall.

The caller will be Bryan Bush from Cleghorn, Iowa. A meal will be served following the dance. Club members are asked to bring a salad. Spectators are welcome to stop by and see what square-dancing is about.

For more information, call 402-564-5502.

Local hospital holding sale

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Community Hospital Volunteers will host a Collective Goods Flash Sale from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the hospital’s third-floor conference center.

The sale will feature many types of books including children’s, cookbooks, early learning titles, gifts, toys and stationary. All major credit and debit cards, cash, checks and post-dated checks will be accepted. Proceeds will be used to help fund medical equipment and program advancement purchases at the hospital.

For more information, call Angie Ramaekers, director of volunteer services, at 402-562-3365 or email at


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