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Here’s a list of Columbus area events this weekend

Thursday

Donald Sinta Quartet

First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition. Part of a week-long residency. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Free. columbusstate.edu/music

Newcomers and Friends Club

A club for women in the Columbus and surrounding area will have a free coffee, 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Chaplain Neil Richardson, director of Safe Housing Ministries and Muscogee County Jail Chaplain. Voting of the 2017 officers will follow. Columbus Botanical Garden, 3603 Weems Road. Free. 706-888-6556

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story Exhibit

Against the backdrop of the Montgomery bus boycott, photographer Gordon Parks focused on the activities of everyday life in African-American families. Check Museum for hours. Curated by CSU students, “Gordon Parks-Segregation Story” features 12 photographs. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free. columbusmuseum.com

Christmas Parade and Lighting

The Landings Annual holiday event begins at 6 p.m. with live music, marching bands, a parade, Santa Claus and more. The Landings, Airport Thruway. Free. shopthelandings.com

Clydesdales

The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming back to town and making three stops: Columbus Park Crossing Thursday from 5-7 p.m.; downtown Columbus 4-6 p.m. Saturday; and Main Exchange on Fort Benning 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

Friday

CSU Wind Ensemble

19th Annual Conductors Workshop entitled “Formidable.” Journey through many different forms of musical composition. 7 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. columbusstate.edu/music

The Doobie Brothers

More than 40 million albums sold. Four-time Grammy Award winners. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St. Tickets $55-65. Parking $5. doobiebros.com

Anthony Hamilton

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday for the concert featuring Grammy-award winning singer Anthony Hamilton, Guy and Calvin Richardson. The show is Jan. 1, 2017, at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St. columbusciviccenter.org

Saturday

American Frontier Days

Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians and walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800s. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool, FDR State Park on Ga. Highway 354. $5 parking and donations accepted for admission. 706-663-4858

50th Anniversary Jack and Jill of America

The Columbus, Georgia Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. will celebrate 50 years of service and commitment to the children in the community. Dinner, dance and fellowship. Proceeds benefit Jack and Jill of America Foundation Inc. and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley. Attire is formal and semi-formal/church attire for children. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Green Island Country Club, 6501 Standing Boy Road. $25/children; $75/adults. COLGA50thAnniversary@gmail.com

Dive-In Movie

“Finding Dory” will be shown. Bring your own floats to watch the movie in the water. Concessions will be available for sale. Free. Columbus Aquatics Center, 1603 Midtown Drive. 706-225-3980

Transcendental Brahms

Pianist Claire Huangei returns to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra to present her specialty, Brahm. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. $30-$38. rivercenter.org

Sunday

‘Route 66’

A rip-roaring, pedal-to-the-medal road trip down memory lane featuring hits such as “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road” and more. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. springeroperahouse.org

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