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125 Anniversary of the Columbia Club

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February 6, 2015
The Time Capsule
Location: Grand Lobby
Cost: FREE
Before the Columbia Club turns another year older, we want to take a minute and remember the past 125 years and an ever-lasting year of celebration. Join Columbians, past presidents and elected officials as we commence 125 years of memories.  An official time capsule will be sealed summarizing the past 12 months.

February 22, 2014
125th Anniversary Inaugural Event: Reenactment of the Harrison Marching Society, Fireside Chat with Benjamin Harrison, and celebration of the 1890’s.
Location: Grand Lobby
Time: 4:00pm
Cost: FREE
Join your fellow Columbians, and local dignitaries, and a march- ing band as the Club reenacts the famous march by the Harrison Marching Society. The march will begin at 4pm at Union Station and will end at the Columbia Club. At 5pm warm up by the fireplace and enjoy stories told by Benjamin Harrison and the First Lady. Stay for dinner at 6pm as the club celebrates its first decade with music and menu items from the 1890’s.

March 11, 2014
1900 Dinner

March 22
125th Anniversary Gala – View Photos
Location: Grand Lobby, Crystal Terrace, Ballroom
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $125 inclusive
The Club honors its members for the past 125 years with an extraordinary gala including lavish food stations, entertainment, and dancing on three floors.  Black tie optional.
6pm – 7:30pm – Brass Bottom Dixieland Band in the Grand Lobby.
7:15pm – Terry Young to welcome everyone, explain activities, & toast to 125 years.
7:30pm – 10:45pm –Columbia Club Orchestra under Direction of Roy Geesa featuring Shannon Forsell, Laney Wilson, and Jimmy Guilford in the Crystal Terrace.
8:30pm – 11:30pm – Zanna-Doo! In the Grand Ballroom.

April 8 
*1910 – 1920 Decades Dinner – Harrison Room
Travel back in time as the Club celebrates a different decade each month! Enjoy a special 3 course dinner created by Chef Rolf and his culinary team with BOGO pricing (Buy one meal at regular price, get the second meal for the celebratory decade price). Come early for cocktails and enjoy live entertainment in the Lobby.

July 8
Decades Dinner
Join as we travel back in time. With so many defining moments, this era helped shape the country we know and love. Buy one for $45 and receive a second meal for $2. The menu is Black Bean Soup, Bake Chops Supreme, Sweet potatoes with Apples, Baked Summer Squash and Caramel Custard.

July 16
If Tables Could Talk
Location: Library
Cost: FREE
Columbians will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and readings from “If Tables Could Talk” by the Club’s Past Presidents. Get the insider scoop on the club and its famous and sometimes infamous guests.

August 23 –
Benjamin Harrison’s Birthday Formal Dinner/Dance
Location: Ballroom
Cost: $125 Inclusive
Columbians enjoyed an evening of personalities, dancing, and a formal four-course dinner. The celebration was black tie preferred.

The four-course meal began with delectable fried green tomatoes with crumbled goat cheese and a dash of remoulade sauce. The next course  took your taste buds down a new path with our unique vol au vent dish including fresh lobster fricassee slathered in a light dill cream sauce. A Filet Medallion Wellington was served wrapped in a puff pastry with mushroom duxelle, baked to perfection.  This dish also was garnished with a twice-loaded baked potato and a root vegetable bundle, served with a white truffle infused burgundy sauce. For everyone’s sweet tooth the four course meal ended with a peanut butter mousse with cherry compote. Happy Birthday Mr. President.September 12 –
125th Celebration at The Cabaret
Location: Crystal Terrace
Cost: $40
Enjoy an evening of music and laughs at The Cabaret.October 24
Harrison’s Halloween Party
Location: Ballroom
Cost: $40.00++
Columbians are encouraged to celebrate Halloween with wardrobes from the past 125 years. Enjoy drinks, dancing and camaraderie.December 9 
Decades Dinner 1990-2000
Mixed greens with Cranberries, Pecans and Goat Cheese tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette.Filet Mignon with a Wild Mushroom Compound Butter, Garnished with Rosemary Redskin Potatoes and Spaghetti Squash Scented with Basil and Tomatoes.

Chocolate Panna Cotta layer Cake

December 31 –
New Year’s Eve Celebration with a tribute to Hoagy Carmichael
Location: Ballroom
Cost: $150 Inclusive
Happy New Year! Ring in 2015 with a Hoagy Carmichael tribute. Enjoy an evening of elegance, sophistication and Stardust memories.

January 13, 2015
Decades Dinner 2000-2010
- Homemade White bean and Pancetta Ravioli with Crabmeat, diced Tomatoes and Basil in a Lobster, Brandy Cream Sauce.
- Seared Muscovy Duck breast, garnished with Rosti Potatoes and French Baby Green Beans, served with a Blackberry Demi glaze.
- Flourless Chocolate Cake

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