Events

  Paws Humane Society hosts pet food pantry for families facing challenges

As a new year begins, COVID-19 continues to bring a wave of unemployment across the nation, leaving many pet owners facing challenges of caring for their beloved pets.

Letters to Santa mailboxes return in Auburn for holiday season

Ala. retailers expect potential growth in holiday spending this year

Veterans Day: Deals and discounts around the Chattahoochee Valley to honor all who served

  Goodwill to host job fair for Hotel Indigo in Columbus

  Rock ‘N Roll Pinball opens in Opelika

LIST: Halloween events in the Chattahoochee Valley

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Columbus Animal Care and Control Center holds Halloween fall festival

  Columbus-filmed “Electric Jesus” to open Orlando Film Festival

New dates added to advance voting locations in Columbus

Eufaula Police Department, Main Street Eufaula cancel downtown trunk-or-treat festivities

City of Opelika to hold multi-company hiring event Nov. 6

  Opelika Parks and Recreation hosting socially distant Halloween events

American Red Cross to hold blood drive for Sickle Cell patients Oct. 10

American Red Cross is holding a blood drive for Sickle Cell patients Saturday, Oct. 10.

City of LaGrange to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for fire training center

The City of LaGrange is holding a grand opening for the LaGrange Fire Training Center Tuesday, September 29.

Historic Westville to reopen to public on Oct. 8

Historic Westville announced Monday that it will reopen on October 8 after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Westville will be open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Support local charities by participating in annual Columbus Firefighter charity 5K

The annual Columbus Firefighter charity 5K run and walk takes place this Saturday, September 12.

Christmas Made in the South bringing virtual holiday cheer to Columbus

Mr. Electric of Columbus holds back to school drive for students

Girls Inc. of Columbus, Phenix City holds 7th annual gala virtually

  Cirque Italia stops in Columbus, first-ever traveling water circus

HCSD hosting training course to keep parents in the loop with Google Classroom

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries to reopen 24-hour kiosk libraries

  Davis Broadcasting hosts annual school supply drive through July

Davis Broadcasting hosting their annual Tools for School Supply Drive Saturday at Walmart on Gateway Rd. in Columbus.

  Columbus organization gearing up for Queens in Crowns Unity March

The same ladies who organized the “My Black Has a Purpose” march last month in Columbus are preparing for their second rally Saturday.

Harris County School District extends free meal program through July

The Harris County School District’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program has been extended through July.

Callaway Gardens to host three nights of fireworks for Independence Day weekend

Callaway Resort and Gardens is welcoming guests for three nights of fireworks shows for Independence Day weekend.

  Columbus organization fundraising for transitional housing for people with criminal records

New Life Second Chance Outreach has helped individuals with criminal records find employment and education since 2014. Throughout the years the organization has found that people are also having difficulty finding housing.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College to host drive-thru campus tour, scholarship opportunities

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is inviting the community to learn more about the college drive-thru style in order to practice social distancing due to COVID-19.

  Market Days now open on Broadway in Uptown Columbus

Market Days on Broadway in Uptown Columbus debuted on Saturday, June 20 for its 15th season.

  Fort Benning’s Rolling Thunder band to hold livestream concert

Fort Benning’s Rolling Thunder band will livestream a 30-minute concert at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, to uplift community morale.

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries unveil virtual programs, summer reading programs

The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries announced a full line-up of virtual programs designed to entertain and educate all ages during the next several weeks.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Davis Broadcasting hosting annual women’s empowerment walk in Columbus

The event takes place inside Peachtree Mall Saturday and begins at 8 a.m.

Opelika Main Street hosting Downtown 5th Saturday Sale

The event will feature discounts from variety of different stores and restaurants located in the historic downtown areas.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Fancy Fest empowerment event returns to the Columbus Convention & Trade Center

Fancy Fest takes place Friday, February 21 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  Goodwill hosting multi-employer job fair in Auburn

The community-wide hiring event takes place Saturday, February 29 at Auburn Junior High School on South Dean Road.

TAX HELP: WTVM to host phone bank with local tax experts

News Leader 9 hopes to make this tax season easier by connecting viewers with local tax experts for FREE tax advice.

  Multi-employer job fair coming to the Columbus Convention & Trade Center

The job fair will be hosted by Unemployment Eliminators and held from 9 a.m. to noon.

  GUEST SEGMENT: WTVM hosting 2020 Blood Drive Telethon

News Leader 9 is partnering with the American Red Cross of West Central Georgia for the event, which will take place Wednesday, January 15 from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Junior League of Columbus hosting 6th annual Character Breakfast

The breakfast will feature children’s favorite TV and movie characters, face painting, and interactive activities, in addition to a breakfast buffet.

  Ludy’s Christmas Light Spectacular in Columbus brings Christmas cheer

Ludy’s Christmas Light Spectacular is a 37-minute display featuring thousands of lights and synchronized music.

Troup County collects over 150 donations for Toys for Tots

A successful toy drive was conducted for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Over 150 donations were made.

CSU and law enforcement join together to deliver gifts to children in Columbus Regional Hospital

Columbus State University will partner with other community law enforcement on Tuesday, Dec. 17. They are preparing to deliver gifts to children hospitalized at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Reach 4 Your Dreamz hosts 11th annual Toy-Give-Away and Christmas Event

Reach 4 Your Dreamz Inc. partnered with 98.3 The Beat to host their 11th Annual Toy-Give-Away and Christmas Dinner Event.

  TYCT and Wishing Well Foundation celebrated another year at their Annual Bike Giveaway

A total of 268 bikes were given away to kids ages 3 to 13 at annual bike giveaway.

Free Winter Wonderland event is being held today in Columbus

Amerigroup Community Care and Columbus Botanical Garden are partnering together and presenting a family friendly Winter Wonderland in Columbus.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Davis Broadcasting of Columbus hosting 34th annual Children’s Christmas Party

The Columbus Civic Center will be filled with Christmas cheer Saturday for Davis Broadcasting, Inc.’s 34th annual Children’s Christmas Party.

  Columbus film enthusiasts collaborating for upcoming local productions

Film enthusiasts are collaborating for upcoming local productions

  District school hosts second annual Holiday Meal Experience today, Dec. 11, in Columbus

Hannan Magnet Academy is hosting its second annual Holiday Meal Experience event. It is the second year Hannan Magnet Academy will partner with Kids First Initiative to bring families together.

Let’s Talk Columbus forum to be held at South Columbus United Methodist Church

The purpose of Let’s Talk Columbus is to provide the current status of the city and an opportunity to come together and talk about Columbus.

Thanksgiving turkey giveaway takes place Nov. 26th

The annual turkey giveaway is taking place today, Nov. 26th

  Georgia State Patrol kicks off Toys For Tots

Georgia State Patrol is kicking off their annual campaign to help make sure every child receives a gift for Christmas.

  RiverCenter Gingerbread Village returns for the second year

The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is bringing back its Gingerbread Village for a second year.

  Columbus State University hosts Discovery Day

Columbus State University is giving the inside scoop on campus life to parents and students this weekend.

  Columbus State University holding annual WinterFest

Columbus State University is lifting spirits this year and holiday season with its annual winter fest.

  Forrest Road Elementary held their inaugural community closet event

Forrest Road Elementary’s community closet event shelved items such as gently used clothing of all sizes for men, women, and children in the boxes.

  The date is announced for Bo Bikes Bama Annual Charity Bike Ride

The event date has finally been announced for the Bo Bikes Bama Annual Charity Bike Ride.

  Eat, Drink, & Antique Festival is today, November 16th

Eat, Drink, & Antique Festival is today, November 16th.

Organizations team up for health and resource fair in Columbus

The fair takes place Thursday, Nov. 14 in the community room of the Citizens Service Center. The event will include free health screenings.

  WOKS radio station in Columbus celebrates its 60th year anniversary

Davis Broadcasting’s W-O-K-S is hosting a panel discussion called “How We Got Over” at the Mildred Terry Library today.

Come on down! You could be the next contestant on ‘The Price is Right...’ kinda

Your once-in-a-lifetime chance to be on a game show could be soon.

Goodwill partners with veteran’s resource groups for job fair in Phenix City

The Hiring Heroes Job Fair takes place Thursday, Nov. 14 at Troy University on Whitewater Avenue. The fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

Fort Benning has posted the Halloween trick-or-treating hours

Fort Benning residents will observe Halloween this Thursday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  Free food truck lunch is being hosted for first responders, active duty and retired military

Active duty, retired military and first responders are getting treated to a nicely planned lunch in the Fountain City today, October 30th.

PCR hosting “Monster Mash Bash” for pediatric patients to trick-or-treat

Pediatric patients at Piedmont Columbus Regional will get the opportunity to participate in a type of trick-or-treating this Halloween.

6th annual Whitewater Classic sees Tuskegee face off with a new opponent

The Whitewater Classic in Phenix City usually sees Tuskegee University face off with Albany State University, but there’s a new challenger coming to town for the 6th annual event.

  Fall job fair is being held in Columbus

Veterans, students, recent graduates or anyone looking for employment are all invited to the fall job fair.

LIST: Halloween events in the Chattahoochee Valley

Spooky season is upon us and that means fall festivals are getting ready to start popping up all over the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Uptown Columbus Food Truck Festival rescheduled ahead of potential severe weather

One of the community’s favorite events has made the decision to reschedule from this weekend ahead of potentially severe weather.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Organization hosting men’s empowerment breakfast in Columbus

Not A Bad Apple is an organization aimed at helping at-risk boys and young men in the community. The Organization is hosting a men’s empowerment breakfast on Thursday.

  Hundreds to gather for 50-hour worship event in Columbus

Tent America is a 50-hour workshop event beginning Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. There will be non-stop music and praise and worship until Saturday night.

Tuskegee-Morehouse Parade kicking off in Phenix City, ending on Broadway in Columbus

The annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Parades takes place Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  The Back the Badge event is lending a hand to law enforcement and their families

Back the Badge is a 5-K event being held tomorrow October 12th in Auburn.

  Piedmont Columbus Regional holds their sixth “Picture Perfect” event

Piedmont Columbus Regional held their sixth “Picture Perfect” event, where support was given to those who have battled and survived cancer.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Movie in the Park to be held at Cascade Hills Church in Columbus

The free movie screening starts at 7:30 p.m. The event will be fun for the entire family.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic returns to Columbus in Oct.

Lisa Goodwin, chair of the classic committee, gives details on the events and tells what’s new this year.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity hosting public events during 56th Ga. State Meeting

The meeting takes place Thursday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 29. While members will be conducting business, there will also be several opportunities for some fun, and the public is invited.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Hope Harbour Celebration of Hope Luncheon

It’s time again for domestic violence resource organization Hope Harbour’s Celebration of Hope Luncheon.

  Goodwill hosts multi-employer job fair in Phenix City

The job will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Phenix City Career Center on Highway 431 North.

Goodwill to host multi-employer job fair in Opelika

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

Callaway Gardens announces return of Hot Air Balloon Festival

This Labor Day weekend, you’ll be able to see the world from way up high if you visit Callaway Resort and Gardens’ annual Hot Air Balloon Festival.