Upcoming Events Calendar

  • Columbia Lake - through the Years

    08/12/2018 – 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    The History Place

    On May 20th, the Columbia Historical Society will open it’s first exhibit in its new home, The History Place (Across Rt. 87 from the Library). On Selected Sunday afternoons through October, the exhibit will be open to the public at no cost.

    The exhibit will trace the history of the Columbia Lake Watershed from its early use by Native Americans, to its industrial uses during the 18th & 19th centuries, and its recreational use since the early twentieth century. It also examines the more recent history of stewardship by the town and private groups, to ensure that it provides scenic and recreational resources for humans and important habitat for wildlife well into the future.

    A special “Go Fish” game will be offered to children twelve and under who visit the exhibit and learn about the fish who live in the lake. Participants will be entered into a free drawing with the chance to win fishing equipment prizes.

    EXHIBIT OPEN HOURS:
    Sunday May 20, 1-4
    Sunday June 3, 1-4
    Sunday June 17, 1-4
    Wednesday July 4, 9-12
    Sunday July 22, 1-4
    Sunday August 12, 1-4
    Sunday August 26, 1-4
    Sunday September 16, 1-4
    Saturday October 20, 12:30-4

    Associated Activities:
    Sat. June 2, 1-3pm – Utley Mills & Lake Watershed walk. Leaders – Joan Hill & Ann Dunnack. Meet at rear of Recreation Park (60 Hennequin Rd) at 12:45

    July 15 & August 19 3PM & 4PM, Historical Float trips on Columbia Lake. Prior registration is required at millieramz@gmail.com or 860 729-5472.

    Sat. October 20, 11-12am – Lake Brook Ravine Walk. Details will be published in Walktober brochure.

    Columbia Lake - through the Years

  • The Third Annual Columbia Classic Car Show "CRUISE-IN"

    09/09/2018 – 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Horace W. Porter School Rt's 66 & 87 (Across from the Fire Station)

    Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Vehicle Registration Starts at 9:00am. Rain Date: Sept 16 Motorcycles are Welcome.

    Join us for a great family event with Food & Beverages, 50/50 Raffle, Goodie Bags, Face Painting & Animal Balloons.

    Spectators – Free Admission & Parking
    Show Vehicles & Motorcycles: $10 Donation.Bring Your Cruise Buddies & Spread the Word.
    10 “Favorites” Trophy Categories.
    NO DOGS, BURNOUTS or ALCOHOL.

    Benefit for:
    Columbia Recreation Field Fund
    Columbia Volunteer Fire Department
    Columbia Historic Preservation

    For Car Show Information: RecDirector@columbiact.org or 860 228-8513 ext. 17
    Facebook: ColumbiaCTClassicCarShow

    The Third Annual Columbia Classic Car Show "CRUISE-IN"

  • The Columbia Community Dog Show

    09/29/2018 – 10:00am - 12:00pm
    The Pavilion at Rec. Park, Hennequin Rd. Columbia, CT

    Registration starts at 9:30. The Dog Show starts at 10

    All Friendly Dogs and Owners Welcome or just Come and Have Fun.

    Enter your dog in one or more categories:

    Best Personality                                         Most Peculiar

    Bravest                                                         Best Nose

    Best Tail                                                       Happiest

    Most Beautiful                                            Best Ears

    Cutest                                                           Best Trick

    Best in Show

    $2.00 for one category, $8.00 for five categories, $13.00 for 10 categories.

    The winner of each category will compete in best in show.

    Rain Date – Saturday, September 30th  9:30 – 12

    Presented by the Columbia Historical Society