Events

Goodwill to host multi-employer job fair in Opelika

Hundreds of positions will be available from some of the top employers in the region.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Davis Broadcasting in Columbus hosting Tools 4 School Supply Giveaway

  Talbot Co. Back to School Jam helping families prepare for school after Mar. 3 tornadoes

  Opelika hosting first ever craft beer festival

Back to School events in the Chattahoochee Valley

  Columbus restaurants to offer specialty menus during Restaurant Week

  Back the Badge Lee County hosting benefit and shopping expo to support law enforcement officers

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  St. Francis teaching community to cook to prevent cancer

  Oxbow Meadows offering family friendly programs all summer

4th of July Celebration at the Phenix City Amphitheater brings fun, food, and fireworks

LIST: Fun and fireworks in the Chattahoochee Valley

  Stars of Lifetime’s “Bring It!” bring dance battle tour to Columbus

  40th annual Purple and Gold Golf Tournament takes on long-time organizer’s name

  GUEST SEGMENT: Beauty Honors Awards in Columbus to celebrate accomplished beauty professionals

The Beauty Honors Awards Show takes place Sunday, June 30 at the Columbus Museum. The event recognizes hair stylists, barbers, and other accomplished professionals in the beauty industry.

  Fort Benning’s annual Independence Day Celebration happening this weekend

Fort Benning likes to get the Independence Day celebrations started early, celebrating the holiday before the rest of the nation and this year is no different.

National Infantry Museum announces Freedom Fest festivities

The National Infantry Museum’s seventh annual Independence Day celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4.

  GUEST SEGMENT: 33rd annual Family Day Music Festival returns to Woodruff Riverfront Park

The event will take place at the Woodruff Riverfront Park and features live performances in R&B, hip hop, gospel, southern soul, and jazz.

  Summer job fair held at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center

Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum announces speakers for 14th annual event

  Columbus kids face off against one another in soap box derby

  Goodwill hosts job fair in Columbus for Callaway Resort & Gardens

  GUEST SEGMENT: Annual Fountain City Father’s Day Blues Festival coming to the Columbus Civic Center

  Columbus mayor hosting second ‘Let’s Talk Columbus!’ public forum

  GUEST SEGMENT: City of Columbus hosting public safety career expo

The expo takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 in the Community Room at the City Service Center.

  Columbus Fire Department hosting 5K for muscular dystrophy awareness

The Columbus Department is hosting a 5K for the eighth year in a row to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy awareness in Columbus.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Amerigroup hosting Summerfest event at Sky Zone in Columbus

Summerfest will be held Tuesday, June 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sky Zone on Gentian Boulevard.

Columbus organization hosts Ugandan mayor to speak on mutual respect, empowerment

A Columbus organization that aims to help the people of Uganda is hosting a mayor of one of the country’s biggest cities in the Chattahoochee Valley.

  NFL player, Columbus native hosts ‘Cars and Coffee’ event for mental health awareness

A Columbus native who has made his way to the big leagues in football is returning to his hometown to help raise awareness for mental health.

  Grab your bicycle, Pedaling for Kids’ annual bike ride fundraiser returns to Columbus

Pedaling for Kids, a local non-profit that provides equipment for children with disabilities, is inviting the community to join them on a fundraiser bike ride.

  GUEST SEGMENT: River Savvy Kids event promoting water safety in the community

As the weather warms up, many families will be heading to pools or nearby lakes to cool down. An event is coming up in Columbus this weekend to help families exercise water safety.

  Synovus wraps up month-long school partnership with picnic

Synovus Bank hosted a picnic and block party today with students from Truth Springs Academy, Fox Elementary and those who live in the North Highland neighborhood.

  Annual RiverFest events kick off in Columbus

The event marks the beginning of the Whitewater season for rafting and kayaking.

  Uptown Columbus releases event lineup for RiverFest

Whitewater season is almost upon us in the Chattahoochee Valley and Uptown Columbus is kicking off with their annual RiverFest Weekend.

  Goodwill hosts job fair in Columbus for Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Company

The job fair will be held Thursday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Midtown Career Center.

  Walk through a brain with Piedmont Columbus Regional for stroke awareness

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disabilities, so Piedmont Columbus Regional is observing Stroke Awareness Month by raising awareness.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Seniors in Americus getting ready for annual picnic

Throughout the month of May, an Americus non-profit is celebrating senior citizens over the age of 60 and one way they are doing that is with a safari picnic.

  Girls, Inc. hosting 6th annual fundraising luncheon

Girls, Inc. of Columbus is holding their sixth annual Strong, Smart and Bold fundraising luncheon.

  GUEST SEGMENT: 21st GA Strawberry Festival in Reynolds

It’s the time of year many people around the state of Georgia have been waiting for: the Georgia Strawberry Festival in Reynolds, GA.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Faith Worship Center in Columbus hosting resource fair to help job seekers

A community resource fair will be held Saturday at Faith Worship Center in Columbus. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Fifth annual Muscogee Co. Sheriff’s Easter Egg Roll

Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins is bringing her Easter Egg Roll back to Columbus for the fifth year.

  LIST: Easter events in the Chattahoochee Valley

Spring is in the air and as Easter approaches, families in the community are looking to get together to do something fun.

UPDATE: Paddle South shortened to one day Uptown Columbus over weather concerns

Competitors will be lining the Columbus RiverWalk this weekend when the Paddle South Festival makes its third annual return.

  Fort Benning gearing up for second annual Infantry Week

Fort Benning is a busy place this week as the Army post recognizes its second annual Infantry Week.

  UPDATE: Ft. Benning field day for kids with special needs cancelled

Fort Benning is hosting their sixth annual field day for special needs students.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Thousands in the Chattahoochee Valley to gather for Revival on the River

The event is a night filled with music and fellowship with the goal of unity and prayer for the city and surrounding area.

  Kruising for Korbin; 3-year-old with terminal brain cancer is beating all the odds

3-year-old Korbin Atchley has been diagnosed with fatal brain cancer but he continues to shock doctors as he fights past all of their projections and lives his life to the fullest.

Columbus celebrating first Waitrversary with party in Uptown

In February, food delivery app Waitr celebrated being in Columbus for a whole year, but now they are throwing a party to officially commemorate their birthday.

Columbus mayor releases dates for 2019 ‘Let’s Talk - Columbus!’ Q&A sessions

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson will be holding several Q&A sessions he is calling “Let’s Talk - Columbus!" and has now released the dates when you can join him.

  Town workshop to be held for tornado survivors in Smiths Station

The workshop will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 at Smiths Station Baptist Church.

  Exchange Club of Columbus hosting annual Pancake Jamboree

Pancake lovers are in for a treat when the Exchange Club of Columbus’ Pancake Jamboree.

Feeding the Valley Outrun Hunger 5K returns to the Chattahoochee Valley

Serious runners and those who run for fun can run together in the name of a good cause.

Springer Opera House in Columbus facing backlash after uncensored No Shame Theatre

The Springer Opera House is facing backlash after an inflammatory comedy event over the weekend made some attendees so upset they walked out.

Opelika church holding community prayer service for devastated Lee Co.

A church in Opelika is bringing the community together by hosting a prayer service this Wednesday, Mar. 13.

Ft. Mitchell heading back in time with Pioneer Day, quilt show

Fort Mitchell is taking a step back to a time long ago this April as they host their annual Pioneer Day.

Empty Bowl Brunch raising money to feed children across the Chattahoochee Valley

An annual fundraiser that aims to raise money for different programs with Feeding the Valley Food Bank is back to help provide resources to people in the Valley.

Several Lee County schools hosting benefit concert to raise funds for tornado victims

Multiple schools across Lee County are coming together in an effort to raise funds for those affected by tornadoes in their community.

Vigil for Lee County tornado victims rescheduled

A vigil to remember the lives of 23 people lost in Lee County when tornadoes struck the area has been rescheduled.

Columbus ministry hosting ‘Poets, Painters and Storytellers’ to help family adopt

A Columbus ministry is hosting a night of fun all in the name of helping a local family adopt a child.

Multiple Diaper Day events happening around Columbus on same day, different times

Expectant mothers will have five opportunities to take part in a Diaper Day event in Columbus.

Uptown Columbus announces Spring Food Truck Festival

Uptown Columbus is gearing up to host its sixth annual Food Truck Festival.

  Troup Co. hosts “State of County Address”

Successes of the past year were discussed as well as plans for the county's future including new recreation and road improvements.

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson to begin public Q&A sessions

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson has announced the date of his first public Q&A session being sworn in as mayor.

  2019 Spring Fling Carnival returns to Columbus in April

The carnival takes place April 5 to April 14 in the Columbus Civic Center parking lot.

Ft. Gordon MWR hosting Employment Readiness Hiring Fair

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, Fort Gordon is gearing up to help you find one.

Columbus Parks & Rec announces Autism Awareness Fair and Fun Day

The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Autism Hope Center to host an Autism Awareness Resource Fair and Fun Day.

  GUEST SEGMENT: PCR blows up giant heart in Uptown Columbus, wants community to “Be Heart Smart”

Piedmont Columbus Regional is placing an inflatable in the heart of the Fountain City to encourage community to learn more about heart health.

Columbus Animal Control hosting Valentine’s adoption event

If you’re looking for a furry new Valentine this year, Columbus Animal Care and Control can help.

Uptown Columbus announces 2019 Market Days kickoff, opens vendor application

While Market Days on Broadway is open every Saturday throughout the year, the kickoff for the 2019 season is still on its way.

  Annual Unity Award Breakfast continues in Chattahoochee Valley on MLK Day

Hundreds spent their morning at the 33rd annual Unity Award Breakfast hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity in Columbus in honor of Dr. King.

  Luxury car raffle raising money for Greater Columbus American Heart Association

It's a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz and help a good cause. Tickets are being sold for a chance to turn $150 into a new luxury car.

  Health and Wellness Expo comes to Columbus for National Cancer Screening Week

This week is National Cancer Screening Week and because of that an expo that wants to make sure you are healthy is coming to Columbus.

LIST: Christmas events in the Chattahoochee Valley

Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care? Are visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? Check out out list of events!

  Cirque Italia water circus comes to Columbus

Cirque Italia began Thursday evening in the Peachtree Mall parking lot and will run through Dec. 2.

  Columbus organization holding HIV/AIDS awareness walk

December 1 is World AIDS Day and one Columbus organization wants to reinforce the importance of knowing your status.

Fort Benning invites “special surprise visitor” to Christmas tree lighting

A “special surprise visitor” is applying for a Visitor’s Pass for Fort Benning on the day of their Christmas tree lighting.

  Santa Claus coming to Columbus for breakfast at Trade Center

Santa is leaving the North Pole with less a month until Christmas and is making his way to the Chattahoochee Valley.

Columbus Parks and Rec holding holiday pottery sale

The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department wants to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

Water circus coming to Peachtree Mall in Columbus

The Fountain City is temporarily getting a fun, new fountain as a water circus makes its way to the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Columbus restaurant gives out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to the community

Hundreds of people in Columbus no longer have to worry about where their Thanksgiving meal is coming from all because one restaurant is in the giving spirit this holiday season.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Davis Broadcasting hosting 32nd annual 24-hour Radiothon

Davis Broadcasting, Inc. in Columbus is gearing up for their 24-hour Radiothon for the 32nd year in a row.

LIST: Thanksgiving events around the Chattahoochee Valley

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but for some people in the Chattahoochee Valley, this may not be a holiday they get to spend alongside their families.