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Halloween Freak Week Community Bonfire

Community Bonfire—Grab your comfy chairs, your favorite beverages, and your friends, and meet us at the Kiwanis Park parking lot for a bonfire. The first 200 kids will receive a goody bag. Enjoy music by the campfire. FREE!

Columbus Gets in the Halloween Spirit

Who doesn’t love a good scare? It’s really what Halloween is all about. The days are short and crisp, nights are long, blustery, and spooky, and Halloween decorations are up everywhere! I took a short walk (because everywhere in town is a short walk!) yesterday around both the business district and the residential neighborhoods of…
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Creative Writing Workshop with Valerie Biel

Whether you’ve been writing for years or have only recently said the magic words “I am a writer,” you are invited to build your skills within a supportive group. We will discuss idea generation, current projects, writing goals and how to meet them, and the specific skills needed for successful storytelling. There’ll be plenty of…
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Books and Beer

You’re invited to join the discussion at a different kind of book club where we get to MEET the author and ask them direct questions about their story, inspiration, writing process and so much more in a fun, casual environment. September — The House on Ludington Street by Susan L. Pare October 17— Enemy Within…
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Local Author Bill Stokes: Margaret’s War

Come and learn more about the history of German WWII POWs in Wisconsin and the writing of this book, the fascinating story of the people in a small Midwestern town where German POWs have been brought in to work on farms. Bill, who lives in Mazomanie, is retired after 35 years as a columnist and…
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Oddtoberfest

The Odd Brat Trot (5k Run) at 10:00am kicks off our Oktoberfest themed celebration. The run costs $30, and registration can be done online before Sept. 9, at https://runsignup.com. Afternoon festivities include music, food, drinks, and fun! The Odd Fellows Tri-County Lodge #40 have organized this event as its major fundraiser. Money raised is given…
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Sorghum Fest 2019

The 14th Annual Sorghum Fest is right around the corner! Come join us for this fun gathering of friends and families and enjoy our beautiful grounds under the oaks! Activities for all ages! Watch and learn how we turn our local sorghum harvest into the final product.

Books and Beer

You’re invited to join the discussion at a different kind of book club where we get to MEET the author and ask them direct questions about their story, inspiration, writing process and so much more in a fun, casual environment. September 26 — The House on Ludington Street by Susan L. Pare October 17— Enemy…
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Farmer’s Market

Held in the parking lot of city hall on West James Street from 3 PM to 7 PM each Wednesday. You’ll find plenty of produce, meats, treats, cheese, and more to choose from!

Book Reading and Signing with Ken Hansen: The Light of Our Yesterdays

As a U.S. Homeland Security investigator becomes ensnared in a thicket of terrorist puzzles and codes unraveling his troubled past, his counterpart in a parallel Earth without Christianity experiences strange visions of our world after meeting a charismatic preacher with a new message of peace and forgiveness. Author Ken Hansen graduated from CHS in 1980 and is a writer,…
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