Columbus Audubon Society
The Columbus Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Oxbow Environmental Center. Guest speaker will be Dr. Julie Ballenger, Professor of CSU’s Biology Department. The topic of her program will be “Biodiversity of South Africa”. Dr. Ballenger has visited the region and will include pictures from her trip. The program is free and open to the public. 706-507-8550
State of the City Address
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Mayor Lowe and the City Council of the City of Phenix City will hold the annual state of the city address, 6 p.m. The public is invited and there is no fee to attend. Central Activities Center. 334-448-2728
Bo Bartlett Center Grand Opening
The Bo Bartlett Center, a project now 15 years in the making, will finally get its big reveal at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts at Columbus State University. The ribbon-cutting will take place at noon. Following will be performances by the Schwob School of Music, the Department of Theatre and the Dance Program at CSU throughout the afternoon. Noon-5 p.m. 901 Front Avenue. 706-507-8300
Cowgirl Weekend Camp Out
Held by Iron Braid Adventures. Weekend camping out and horseback riding with just the girls. Camp at the F.D. Roosevelt Campground. Everything set up and waiting-all you have to bring is personal items and a pillow. Meals will be prepared while you relax around the campfire. Saturday put on your cowgirl hats and spend two hours trail riding. $145. ironbraidadventures.com
Friday and Sunday
Opera Performance: La Finta Giardiniera. 7:30 p.m. January 19; 3 p.m. January 21. Schwob School of Music. Studio Theatre. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. www.rivercenter.org
CSO: Unusual Percussion
Never have recycled cans, hubcaps and bottles of all shapes and sizes sound so amazing. Jarvlepp’s concerto is a masterpiece of whimsical repurposing and ingenuity. Pair it with Rachmanioff’s lush, lyrical, post-Romantic symphony and you have a concert experience you will never forget. $20-$34. 6:30 p.m. Know the Score; 7:30 p.m. Concert. RiverCenter Bill Heard Theatre. www.rivercenter.org
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 host a low cost microchip and vaccine clinic at the shelter 9 a.m.-noon. Microchips/$15; rabies/$15; distemper/parvo/ $15 and bordetella/$15. The clinic is open to the public and all pets . No appointment is necessary. All dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers. 7133 Sacerdote Lane.
Amerigroup, Columbus Regional Health and Rigdon Road Elementary will host a Health Fair 9 a.m.-noon, January 20. Free health screenings and information will be provided. The public is invited. The event will be held at Rigdon Road Elementary School Cafeteria, 1320 Rigdon Rd. For additional information, visit www.myamerigroup.com/GA.
Flea Market Fundraiser
The Columbus Community Center will host an indoors flea market fundraiser 7 a.m.-noon, January 20. Vendor tables are a $35 donation. All proceeds benefit the Columbus Community Center to help provide after school programming and educational assistance. The market will be held at 3952 Steam Mill Road.