09/10/2017 – 11:00am
H.W. Porter School, Columbia CT. Rt. 66 across from the Fire Station
Join us for a great family event with food & beverages, 50/50 raffle, goodie bags, face painting & animal balloons. Sept 10th from 11am – 3pm.
Spectators FREE with FREE parking. Show vehicles/Motorcycles: $10 donation. Bring your cruise buddies & spread the word. 10 “Favorites” Trophy Categories. NO DOGS NO BURNOUTS or ALCOHOL.
Vehicle registration starts at 9am. Rain date Sept. 17
Benefit for: Columbia Rec Program Assistance Fund
CT Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Columbia Historic Preservation
09/23/2017 – 10:00am
Pavillion at Rec. Park, Columbia CT.
All Friendly Dogs and Owners Welcome or just Come and Have Fun.
Time 10:00 – 12:00, Registration is at 9:30
Enter Your Dog in one or More Categories:
The winner of each category will compete in best in show.
$2.00 for one category, $8.00 for Five categories, $13.00 for 10 categories.
Rain date – Saturday, Sept. 30th, 9:30 – 12
09/24/2017 – 2:00pm
Yeoman's Hall, Columbia
Dr. Ben. Franklin – entrepreneur, printer, author, scientist, inventor, statesman, ambassador and one of America’s Founding Fathers – was an extraordinary man in any century. To call him a “Renaissance Man” is an understatement. Join us to discover:
Why he became the most famous American in the 18th Century.
Why he never patented his inventions.
His ways to wealth and success as a businessman.
How he eliminated his competition.
His 1764 connection to Columbia, Ct.
03/11/2018 – 2:00pm
Beckish Senior Center, 188 Rt. 66, Columbia, CT
The documentary tells the stories of Jewish farmers who came to eastern CT from the 1890s to the mid 1900s. Open to the public. Light refreshments.
04/27/2018 – 6:00pm
Columbia Congregational Church, 325 Rt 87, Columbia, CT
Potluck dinner starts at 6:00pm followed by the meeting. Please bring a dish to share.
Taylor McClure will present information about Katherine Hepburn, from Hartford to Hollywood. Program starts at 7:00
06/17/2018 – 1:00am
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
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 email@example.com or 860 729-5472.
Sat. October 20, 11-12am – Lake Brook Ravine Walk. Details will be published in Walktober brochure.