Love and Laughter Block Party
Betty Wright will be performing alongside K-C and Jojo and Lenny Williams. The celebrity host will be Vivica A. Fox. The Laugh and Laughter Block party will take place at the Columbus Civic Center. The doors open at 7 p.m. with showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48.50-$88.50 and parking is $5. For ticket information, go to www.columbusciviccenter.org
Columbus History Show and Tell Event
Never miss a local story.
An interactive night of sharing stories from Columbus’ past. Bring your favorite memorabilia-photo, souvenir, whatever you’d like. Do a show and tell just like in the good ole’ school days. Presented by Vicinity Tours. A monetary donation in lieu of an admission fee will be accepted to benefit The Brown Bag of Columbus. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Leigh and Paige Fine Art (formerly Front Porch Gallery) 1309 Wildwood Ave. 762-822-6251
The Columbus Partnership Board of Make-A-Wish Georgia and presenting sponsor, Blue Door Boutique, will host the 8th Annual Evening of Wishes which helps raise funds to grant the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses. Evening of Wishes will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, a silent auction and live New Orleans style music from the Neal Lucas Band. Tickets are $75. The event will be held at the National Infantry Museum with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Dress is cocktail. Visit www.facebook.com/Make-A-Wish-Partnership-Board-Columbus-GA to purchase individual tickets and learn about sponsorship opportunities. For additional details, call 706-464-3952.
The Exchange Club of Columbus will once again be serving their world famous all-you-can-eat pancakes. Tickets are $6 ($3 for ages 3-9) and includes two sausage patties, coffee, hot cocoa and all the pancakes that can be eaten on the premises. Milk and juice will be available for an extra charge. Take outs are also available. The jamboree will be 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Shrine Club, 3202 Edgewood Rd. Call 706-593-6340 for more information.
Pine Mountain Trail Work Day
Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a work day to help keep the trails safe and enjoyable. Tools will be furnished. Participants should bring enough water for the day, snacks, comfortable and durable shoes and clothes, toilet paper, and work gloves. Meet at the FDR State Park Office Building. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5 parking.
Polar Bear 5K Run and Walk
The Polar Bear 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk begins at 11 a.m and registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost for the event is $20/run and $15/walk. The race begins and ends at Garrett Harrison Stadium, Summerville and Airport roads in Phenix City. Register at Anytime Fitness, 334-332-9200 or Crisis Center of Russell County 334-297-4435. Proceeds of the event benefit the Crisis Center of Russell County-A Shelter for Domestic Violence and a Rape Crisis Response Center.