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Food safety course offered

OSCEOLA -- A ServSafe Food Handler Program will be held 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center, 531 Beebe St., in Osceola.

Cost is $20 per person, which includes the course book and additional classroom materials. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and continuing education credit is available for dietitians, diet technicians and dietary managers.

For more information, contact Amy Peterson, Extension educator, at 402-747-2321 or

Cottonwood holding activities

COLUMBUS -- Cottonwood Place, 3271 29th Ave., has a variety of activities planned for National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 10-16.

Sip, Paint and Create with Amy Cooney is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Participants will make a unique door hanger. Cost is $10 per person. RSVPs are requested by Monday to Cooney at 402-276-0762.

A Bingo Bash will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 15. There will be refreshments and many prizes. RSVP by Sept. 13 to Cooney.

Family Fun Night, set for 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 16, will host the Horn T Zoo from Monroe. There will also be grilled hot dogs and games. RSVP by Sept. 14 to Sharon Ziegler at 402-562-9136.

Apply for tourism grant money

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus/Platte County Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications through Sept. 29 for the 2017 Visitor Improvement Fund Grant program.

This grant provides funding to improve existing visitor attractions or create new visitor attractions and facilities in Platte County. The funds available through this program are provided from the lodging tax revenue fund and are to be used for capital improvements to attractions or facilities within Platte County owned by the public or any nonprofit organization.

For more information or to apply, contact Deb Loseke at 402-564-2769 or

Parade airing on television

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.

Mobile museum in Columbus

LINCOLN -- Nebraska150 Celebration’s largest project, “Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum," will visit Columbus this month.

The free mobile museum will be in Columbus on Sept. 14-16 along 14th Street between 23rd and 24th avenues.

Inside exhibits will include areas where kids will build shelters and test them in a wind chamber or earthquake simulator, design their own 10-acre homestead, test their knowledge of Nebraska, create their own movie, explore toys from the past and craft their own postcards. There will also be outside exhibits where kids can participate in a challenge obstacle course, foam block invention area and toy creation station.


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