TODAY
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM
USTA High School Junior Team Tennis Tournament
Columbus, GA Sports Council – CORTA will be hosting the first ever High School Junior Team Tennis weekend tournament called "The Big Chill." It is time for teams to form to represent your school! This is a weekend competitive tennis tournament in which Boys teams and Girls teams will compete. Register by phone at CORTA (706-317-4136) or email deby@corta.org Tournament Web Page: http://www.corta.org/index.cfm?ID=272
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM
$15 Pet Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
Animal Ark Rescue – DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point in their life. Pets with a registered microchip have the BEST chance at returning home. Animal Ark Rescue will be hosting a low cost microchip AND vaccine clinic at our shelter location on January 20th from 9am to 12pm. Microchips- $15 (Includes lifetime registration) 1 yr Rabies Vaccine- $15 1 yr Distemper/Parvo Vaccine- $15 1 yr Bordetella Vaccine- $15 This clinic is open to the public for ALL pets and no appointment is necessary. Just stop by between clinic hours. All dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers. *Please note: If your contact information changes, or you rehome your pet, you MUST update the microchip information with the company.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jan 20 - Feb 3 @ 11:30 AM
Yoga for Beginners
River Flow Yoga and Wellness – Yoga for Beginners with Charlotte Gallagher, RYT 500 2 Saturdays: JAN 20TH or FEB 3RD 11:30AM-1:30PM $30/WORKSHOP A regular yoga practice can vastly improve your physical and mental health, helping you to increase flexibility and strength, improve your immunity, reduce discomfort and pain, find peace of mind, and so much more! This workshop gives you the opportunity to ask the big questions as you move slowly and safely into several core postures. Learn how props and modifications can personalize your experience, giving you the confidence to support your body's needs in group classes. Don't let fear, doubt, or misunderstanding prevent you from feeling the transformational benefits of yoga! Sign up today!
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
Unusual Percussion and a Little "Rach"
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (GA) – 6:30 p.m. – Know the Score | 7:30 p.m. - Concert Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts Paul Vaillancourt & Up/Down Percussion Garbage Concerto: A Concerto for Recycled Trash and Orchestra by Järvlepp Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 by Rachmaninoff Never have recycled cans, hubcaps, and bottles of all shapes and sizes sounded so amazing. Jarvlepp’s concerto is a masterpiece of whimsical repurposing and ingenuity. Pair it with Rachmaninoff’s lush, lyrical, post-Romantic symphony and you have a concert experience you will never forget.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 9:30 PM
The Brown Goose at The Loft-Columbus, GA
The Loft Columbus – Blown away our first time at The Loft Columbus this past September! Excited to announce our return! Music starts at 9:30pm. The Brown Goose The Brown Goose is a Tallahassee, FL based rock band emerging from the North Florida Panhandle and are known for having a melodic alternative rock sound mixed with a high energy live performance, The Brown Goose immediately made an impact in their home town and the surrounding region. Now hailing from George Clinton's What Studios in Tallahassee, FL - The Geese are headed to spread their talents and contagious good vibes at a music venue near you! ;) https://www.facebook.com/TheBrownGoose/ https://thebrowngooseband.wixsite.com/tbgband https://twitter.com/thebrowngoose https://www.instagram.com/thebrowngoose/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyB7zofNIJ0XnykhvwZN5cw
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 - Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM
Saint James | #FamilyFocus Worship with RevDonna
Saint James AME Church - Columbus, GA – Come and worship with us as we Focus on the Family
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 - Feb 4 @ 2:00 PM
Journey to Handstand | Workshop Series
River Flow Yoga and Wellness – JAN 21 | JAN 28 | FEB 4 2PM-3:30PM ALL 3 DATES: $75 OR DROP IN: $30 Join Charlotte for a 3 week journey into handstands!! Overcome your natural fear of falling by learning the handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana), a fun posture that stimulates your endocrine system , improves upper body strength, reduces stress & depression, while building self-confidence & self-trust. Charlotte will guide and encourage you the whole way through into your first handstand or to help hone in on your existing skills. No prerequisites needed. Just a body, an open mind, and willingness to learn, work hard, and have fun! A handstand cannot be built in a day. It takes baby steps, patience, determination, and discipline. Maybe you used to do them as a kid without even thinking about it, but lost that inner kid along the way. Or when a teacher says in class to go into handstand and your mind says, "How?" or "Nah, I'm too scared." Here's your chance to learn where to start and to become more comfortable with going upside down! Why handstands? Why not?? To build inner and outer strength, self-confidence, self-trust, and to overcome fear. Week 1: Discussion of the basics needed to do handstands properly and safely. All levels yoga flow to warm up the body in preparation for handstands. Focus on alignment, push-ups to build arm and shoulder strength, strong core work, wrist and shoulder mobility, and hamstring opening, and the ground reaction force. Wall work and practice going upside down and how to fall out of a handstand safely. Homework to be given out at the end of the workshop because, like most new goals, handstands are a WORKING PROGRESS! Week 2: Recap of first workshop, homework, Q/A, discussion of how to overcome fears. All levels yoga flow to warm up the body. Review wall work, possibly transitioning into handstands in the middle of the room working with a partner. Homework to be given out (more individualized because each person might have to work on one technique more so than others). Week 3: Recap of second workshop, homework, Q/A, and discussion of how to overcome fears. All levels yoga flow to warm up the body. Wall work, partner work, and transitions into and out of handstands during a yoga flow. Review of the 3 weeks to emphasize each student's progress and encouragement to continue practicing handstands in the future. Emails to be sent out from Charlotte 3x a week to participating students to help hold you accountable with reminder of homework exercises, pep talk to keep up the good work, and some of my favorite videos that have helped me achieve handstands!!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 4:00 PM
Baroque with No Monet
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries – This ride through art history will offer attendees the chance to create their own masterpieces. In each session, we will discuss one culturally significant artist, learn about their works of art, and draw inspiration from their signature style. All supplies are provided. Dress for mess! Children, Tweens, and Teens To learn more, call 706-748-2855.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 6:15 PM
Mom’s Night Out!
Stroller Strong Moms - Columbus – First we will dance, then we will dine. 6:15 Sh’Bam cardio dance class at the DA Turner YMCA. (4384 Warm Springs Rd Columbus) Dinner afterwards at Newk’s Eatery (5555 Whittlesey Blvd Columbus) Please arrive by 6:00 to sign a waiver before class. Hope to see you there! ????????????????????????
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 10:30 AM
Mini Makers: Mini Paleontologists
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries – We’ve explored being astronauts, now we’ll try being paleontologists! Come learn about the different types of dinosaurs through hands-on activities like puzzles and sensory play. We’ll even practice our excavation skills! For more information, call the Children's Department at 706-243-2697.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 23 - Apr 17 @ 4:30 PM
Craft Your Family Tree
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries – This monthly series will introduce children, their parents, grandparents, or guardians to some basic genealogy concepts. Using a variety of techniques and activities, library staff will demonstrate how pre-teens can trace their family tree and learn about their own history. Parents/guardians: please plan to attend this program with your child. They will need your help and you won’t want to miss out on the fun! Recommended for ages 8 - 12. For more details, call 706-243-2679.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM
Starting Point
Evangel Temple – If you’re new to Evangel Temple or just want to learn more about our church, Jesus’ mission, and contributing to our community, we want to invite you to join us for what we’ve simply called, Starting Point. It’s the first step in your Journey here at Evangel Temple. Sign up at: https://evangeltemple.typeform.com/to/MYro7m
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 - Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM
Central District Revival
Saint James AME Church - Columbus, GA – Rev Terrance Evans, Host Pastor
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 - Dec 20 @ 6:00 PM
Saint James | Monthly #FamilyNight Fellowship
Saint James AME Church - Columbus, GA – 3 foundational principles of our church are Faith, Family and Fellowship.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM
One More Chapter: January
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries – Join us this month as we discuss Francesca Hornak's novel, "Seven Days of Us". “It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter--who is usually off saving the world--will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she's been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family.” ---Goodreads
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 - Feb 4 @ 7:30 PM
The Great Gatsby
Springer Opera House – The Great Gatsby Jan. 25, 26, 27, Feb. 1, 2, & 3 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. A sweeping, lavish staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald's American masterpiece. Jay Gatsby, a handsome, self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan while Nick Carraway, a young newcomer, is drawn into their world of obsession and danger. The breathtaking glamour of the Jazz Age explodes in this powerful and seductive tour de force. Presented by The Georgia Repertory Theatre and the Springer Opera House
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 7:00 AM
$5 All You Can Eat Country Breakfast
Columbus-Fort Benning Shrine Club – $5 ALL YOU CAN EAT Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Scrambled Eggs Sausage Grits Pancakes Juice Coffee Tea ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE COLUMBUS-FORT BENNING SHRINE CLUB AND ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 8:30 AM
2018 Character Breakfast
Junior League of Columbus – Join the Junior League of Columbus for our 2018 Character Breakfast! Come and meet some of your favorite princesses and super heroes while enjoying a delicious breakfast! All proceeds go to support the Junior League of Columbus' Healthy Child Initiatives in Columbus! There will be two seatings - 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Adult tickets are $30, and tickets for children are $18. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.jlcolumbus.com/?nd=store. No physical tickets will be mailed.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 9:00 AM
The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies Symposium
National Infantry Museum – The recent Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, reignited unresolved controversies, triggered forgotten memories, and in some cases, reopened old wounds. Please join us for a day-long symposium examining issues that continue to spark debate such as lessons learned, conscription versus all-volunteer service, and the impact of media coverage. The National Infantry Museum Foundation Leadership Lecture Series event is hosted by COL (Ret) Dr. Carl Savory, LTG (Ret) Carmen Cavezza and COL (Ret) Ralph Puckett, all veterans of the Vietnam War. Speakers and panel participants also include: Lynn Novick Co-Director, The Vietnam War Hal Kushner Vietnam POW Jim Sterba Vietnam War Correspondent MG Malcom Frost Commanding General Army Center for Initial Military Training Dr. Erik Villard Center of Military History Jim Balkcom Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Vietnam Veteran Peter Jones Retired Commandant U.S. Army Infantry School Greg Camp Vietnam Veteran Rich McDowell Retired Army Public Affairs Chief Ben Garrett Chief of Public Affairs Admission is free, but seating is limited. A questionnaire is required to secure your reservation. Once you RSVP, you will be sent a survey via email to determine your Topic/Session preference. Upon completion of survey, we will issue your official ticket for the symposium. For additional information, please call or email Emily Shepherd at 706-653-9234 ext 5828 or eshepherd@nationalinfantryfoundation.org.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 9:30 AM
Warm Up America, January 2018 Meeting
Warm Up America, The Columbus GA Chapter – First meeting of the year for 2018. At this meeting we will be making plans for the year. We will also be doing some teaching. New members are always welcomed.