Around Town:

Backyard Birdhouses

For local bird enthusiasts and novices alike, Columbus Botanical Garden (CBG) will host a family-oriented workshop, “Backyard Birdhouses”, at its 3603 Weems location 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28. Participants will create a whimsical one-of-a-kind birdhouse from gourds grown locally. This hands-on workshop will enable children working alongside their parent to make a beautiful and functional birdhouse. Glenda Merrill, Columbus Audubon Society Program Chair and Master Birder, will be on hand to discuss which birds live in gourd birdhouses. Costs for the workshop are: Member/$20 per adults and one child (one gourd included); Non-Member/$25 per adult and one child (one gourd included). Additional gourds will be $5. For more information, visit www.columbusbotanicalgarden.org

Marketing and Financial Analytics Workshop

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will host a workshop 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library. Presenters will be Herman Williams and Ed Horner, leading mentors in the SCORE Columbus office. Cost is $20 which includes materials. For more information or to register go to Facebook Columbus GA Score. score671@bellsouth.net

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be celebrated in Columbus 10 a.m. Saturday at the stage in the 1100 block of Broadway in Uptown. The public is welcome to participate in this free international health and healing event which encompasses hundreds of cities and 70 nations across the globe . If you are a tai chi or qigong group wishing to participate, call 706-315-7748 to discuss being part of the program.

Superheroes Rock

It’s time for another fabulous rock painting party at the Columbus Public Library to paint rocks with a superhero theme. The event will be 2:00 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the Columbus Public Library. There is no fee to attend and all supplies are provided. Participants are encouraged to wear their costumes. For more info, call 706-243-2687.

Living with Grief

Columbus Hospice of Georgia and Alabama is hosting the 25th annual Living with Grief Conference Wednesday, May 2. This program explores the most current theoretical perspectives of loss and grief, emphasizing that loss engenders not only grief, but growth. The conference is open to the public and the fee is $25 which includes lunch and continuing education credits. Pre-registration is required by calling Teresa Sebastian at 706-243-7515. The event is 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and will be held at the Columbus State University Cunningham Center. Go to www.columbushospice.com to download the flyer with more details.

Hope Harbour’s Silent Auction

Hope Harbour’s Annual Bidding for Hope Silent Auction will be Thursday 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the W. C. Bradley Company Museum. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the night of the event. All proceeds benefit Hope Harbour and the victims of domestic violence and the children Hope Harbour serves. The most dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence is when they are leaving the relationship. Hope Harbour is the place where these victims can go when they have nowhere else to turn. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.hopeharbour.org.