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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours of Columbus, Georgia

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Largest art work show in the Chattahoochee Valley

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Each year the Columbus Artists’ Guild sponsors its annual Members’ Exhibition – the largest art show in the Chattahoochee Valley – at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, in the Grand Reading Room. More than 100 local and regional artists will be participating this year, with several members electing to submit two pieces of artwork for the show. The opening night reception – a catered event – is free and open to the public and begins at 6:00p on Saturday, October 5. The awards ceremony, with thousands of dollars at stake (the “Jack Brinkley Best in Show” award is $1,000)  begins at 7:00p. The show continues at the Library through Friday, November 1. 

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Market Days on Broadway 2019 Season

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Over 100 local vendors selling anything and everything that you can image over 4 blocks of Broadway!

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“Not-So-Spooky” Halloween Festival - Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Trick or Treat, costume contests, and don’t forget to bring your dog (on a leash) to participate in treat or treating and the costume contests!

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Swamp Fox Distillery Tour & Tasting

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Join us at Swamp Fox Distilling Co for complimentary tours and tastings.

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Spooktacular Halloween Festival of Uptown Columbus & Phenix City

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The 18th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Festival will take place on Saturday, October 26th from Noon to 4pm on the 14th Street Frank K. Martin Pedestrian Bridge!

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Fall Creative Writing Workshops

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Do you know a high school student who is interested in creative writing? We've got perfect FREE events for that student!  Over five Saturday afternoons this fall, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers & Musicians presents Fall Creative Writing Workshops. These are all FREE for high school aged writers, RSVP not required, and snacks will be provided. These workshops, taught by area masters on each subject, are designed to help Georgia/Alabama high school students learn about different forms of writing and prepare a manuscript to submit to the Carson McCullers Literary Awards, which have NO submission fee. These awards come with cash prizes and will be presented at the Carson McCullers Literary Festival, headlined by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, on February 21-22, 2020. Saturday, October 12: Fiction Saturday, October 19: Poetry Saturday, October 26: Screenwriting Saturday, November 2: Creative Nonfiction Saturday, November 16: Playwriting Every workshop takes place from 1-3pm at the Smith-McCullers' House at 1519 Stark Avenue, Columbus, GA 31906. Join us!

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FREE Creative Writing Workshops for High School Students

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Tell all creative high schoolers in your life to mark their calendars! The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians is hosting 5 FREE creative writing workshops this fall--no RSVP is required, and snacks will be provided.

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Trick-or-Treat Trail Ride

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Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail.

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Lost In Space

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

After failing his astronaut’s exam, Maestro Del Gobbo defies NASA and takes the entire orchestra into outer space. Unfortunately, they are now lost! The concert includes music from space-themed favorites such as The Planets, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, Aliens, Apollo 13, Star Wars, and much more.

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The Not For Everyone Tour

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The notorious, hideous and tragic events that occurred in Columbus, Georgia & Phenix City, Alabama. Tours at 7:30pm and 9:00pm

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Presented By: Simply Simes Event Planning, LLC

Sat, Oct 26, 2019 – Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Join us if you dare! Calling all adult ghouls and goblins! It's almost time for our favorite spooky holiday and we are going to celebrate in creepy class with the Costumes & Cocktails Halloween Ball! CONTACT US TODAY FOR YOUR TICKETS!

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The cult classic MOVIE, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, returns this October at the HAUNTINGLY beautiful Springer Opera House. The film will be shown in our McClure Theatre (Studio Theatre) with a LIVE SHADOW CAST. Come in character or come as you are and see the FILM that was not just for viewing, but for doing! Sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

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Largest art work show in the Chattahoochee Valley

On multiple days

Each year the Columbus Artists’ Guild sponsors its annual Members’ Exhibition – the largest art show in the Chattahoochee Valley – at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, in the Grand Reading Room. More than 100 local and regional artists will be participating this year, with several members electing to submit two pieces of artwork for the show. The opening night reception – a catered event – is free and open to the public and begins at 6:00p on Saturday, October 5. The awards ceremony, with thousands of dollars at stake (the “Jack Brinkley Best in Show” award is $1,000)  begins at 7:00p. The show continues at the Library through Friday, November 1. 

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Trick-or-Treat Trail Ride

On multiple days

Trick or treat on horseback along a woodland trail.

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The Not For Everyone Tour

On multiple days

The notorious, hideous and tragic events that occurred in Columbus, Georgia & Phenix City, Alabama. Tours at 7:30pm and 9:00pm

Read More

Largest art work show in the Chattahoochee Valley

On multiple days

Each year the Columbus Artists’ Guild sponsors its annual Members’ Exhibition – the largest art show in the Chattahoochee Valley – at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, in the Grand Reading Room. More than 100 local and regional artists will be participating this year, with several members electing to submit two pieces of artwork for the show. The opening night reception – a catered event – is free and open to the public and begins at 6:00p on Saturday, October 5. The awards ceremony, with thousands of dollars at stake (the “Jack Brinkley Best in Show” award is $1,000)  begins at 7:00p. The show continues at the Library through Friday, November 1. 

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Local Historical & Sightseeing Tours of Columbus, Georgia

On multiple days

One-hour or two-hour tours of Columbus.

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Swamp Fox Distillery Tour & Tasting

On multiple days

Join us at Swamp Fox Distilling Co for complimentary tours and tastings.

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Tai Chi for Health, Stress, Balance, and Back Pain

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New Tai Chi classes for beginners! The Yang Very Elementary Set, chi flow, and bone marrow washing will be taught. Clear 16 and Hsing-I will be introduced as time allows. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan at 706-563-3539 any day after 10 a.m.

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Ongoing Tai Chi for Health, Stress, Balance, and Back Pain

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Ongoing Tai Chi classes include instruction in Yang and Wu forms as well as Clear 16 and Hsing-I. Energy implications and self-defense applications are explored. Price $10 per class. For information and to register, call Dr. Chan any day after 10 a.m., 706-563-3539.

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The Not For Everyone Tour

On multiple days

The notorious, hideous and tragic events that occurred in Columbus, Georgia & Phenix City, Alabama. Tours at 7:30pm and 9:00pm

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