Go Guide – August 13

Kids

August

FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 405 Hope Ave. The Boys & Girls Club is open to children ages 5 through 18. Information: 812-348-4558, ext. 202.

KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Weekly activities free with paid museum admission: Little Explorers at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Special events: ExploraHouse Exhibit closed for remodeling through Sept. 2; Honey Bee Day, with insect-themed activities at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Information: 812-378-3046.

FREE STORY TIME WITH POLLY VERBANIC, 10 a.m. the first, third and fifth (if there is one) Wednesdays of each month, Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St. Information: 812-376-0778.

September and October

SIXTH ANNUAL ICE EXTRAVAGANZA, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. An afternoon of free instruction and skate rental hosted by Columbus Youth Hockey, Lincoln Center Figure Skating Club, Columbus Elite Speed and coaches. Information: 812-376-2686 and columbusparksandrec.com.

PRINCESS TEA, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. Dress up as your favorite princess, have tea and cookies, create your own crown and skate with Hamilton Center’s very own princess. Admission: $15 per princess. Registration required: 812-376-2686. Limited to 15 skaters, ages 4 and older.

COMEDY CABARET ON STRINGS, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 5 through Oct. 24; Sundays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and Fridays, Oct. 16, 22, 23 and 25, Melchior Marionette Theatre, downtown Nashville. Twenty-minute variety show of trick marionettes. Admission: $5, children under 2 admitted free. Free popcorn. Information: 800-849-4853 and melchiormarionettes.com.

Fitness

August

CLIMBING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HIKING, Muscatatuck Park, North Vernon. Rugged trails for hiking and biking, bouldering on natural stone cliffs at Vinegar Mill site (no climbing or bouldering on mill ruins). Trail maps available just inside Visitors Center door. Free. Information: 800-928-3667 or online at muscatatuckpark.com.

September

THE HOPE RIDE, 8 a.m. Sept. 19, Hauser High School, State Road 9N, Hope. Scenic bicycle ride has various distances available, some more than 50 miles, through scenic hills and farmland and across rivers, musical entertainment and SAG stops. Cost varies. Information: hoperide.org.

THIRD ANNUAL MILL RACE MARATHON, Sept. 26, downtown Columbus. Sponsored by Cummins Inc. Weekend events include a Kids Fun Run Sept. 25, marathon and half marathon and 5K Sept. 26. Information: millracemarathon.com.

October

CIBA COLUMBUS FALL COLOR BIKING TOUR, 10 a.m. Oct. 3, JayC Food Store parking lot, Jonathan Moore Pike. Free. Classic bicycle ride of 36 and 50 miles around the Grandview Lake area and beyond.

COLUMBUS WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S, Oct 4, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Start or join a team at alz.org/indiana/walk or 800-272-3900.

Food and Drink

ANNUAL MARIETTA FISH FRY, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 22, Marietta Fire Station. Proceeds will benefit the fire department. Part of the annual “10 Miles of Sales” event. Information: 317-728-5883.

Educational & support groups

August

HOW TO CUT THE CABLE CORD AND STOP PAYING HUNDREDS FOR TELEVISION, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. “Mr. Noobie” will explain the options, including costs and pros and cons, for replacing cable or satellite. Information: 812-379-1266.

ALL IN: BUILDING A POSITIVE COMMUNITY, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 and 25, Southside Elementary School Auditorium, 1320 W. County Road 200S. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sessions scheduled: “Learning More About Social Rejection,” featuring the documentary “Reject,” for adults 19 and older, Aug. 18; and “Taking Action,” Aug. 25. Open to all adults concerned with rejection, bullying, harassment, ostracism and negative behaviors that hurt and exclude others. Childcare for potty-trained children ages 3 through third grade available by preregistering at 812-379-1665. Information: Harriet Armstrong, armstrh@purdue.edu, and Elisabeth Smith, smit1664@purdue.edu.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Aug. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266.

ONE STROKE PAINTING, 10 a.m. Aug. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library Conference Room, 536 Fifth St. For ages 13 and older. Rosebuds and daisies on an ivy bowl. Cost: $25 to be paid at the class. Preregistration required: mybcpl.org or 812-379-1266.

ART GUILD OF HOPE CREATIONS WATERCOLOR CLASS, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 15, Hawcreek Heritage Center, 111 Aiken St., Hope. Cost: $35 ($30 for members of Bartholomew County Historical Society) which includes all needed supplies. No prior experience needed. Information and registration: 812-764-6417.

BASIC WATERCOLOR CLASS, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. Class is for beginning and intermediate levels, taught by Kay Fox. Students will focus on shape, shading, fur and eyes as they paint a fox on 8 x 10 paper using wet on wet and dry brush techniques. Class size is limited and preregistration and prepayment are required. Cost: $35 (20 percent discount for SICA members), and includes all supplies and instruction. Information: 812-522-2278.

“A BRIDGE TOO FAR,” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Living historians Jeff Burgmeier and Kevin and Thomas Getz will talk about the failed Allied attempt to break through German lines at Arnhem across the Rhine River in 1944 and cover how the average British soldier lived in the field. Information: 812-379-1266.

FOLK WEATHER FORECASTING, with John Rondot, avid folk weather predictor, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266.

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SCREENING, 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 20 and Nov. 19, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Free screenings including cholesterol (fasting required), balance test, advanced directives, mental health screen, hearing test, blood pressure, height and weight, BMI, eye pressure, pharmacist consultation, dietician consultation and glucose test (fasting required). Information: 812-376-9241 and millracecenter.org.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES, featuring Bigfoot Yancey and Friends and food from Flatrock Flatbread and BikeCaffe Beatrice, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266.

ALZHEIMER’S: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES, 11 a.m. Aug. 24, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266.

PLANNING FOR COLLEGE — IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266.

CHAOTIC TUESDAY, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, The Commons. See Jean Tinguely’s Chaos I sculpture fully operating. Items Tinguely used while creating Chaos I will be on display and experts will be on hand to answer questions. Free and open to the public. Information: 812-376-2681 and thecommonscolumbus.com.

FINDING WHOLESALE HAPPINESS IN A RETAIL WORLD, with author, public speaker and media personality Jeff Yeager offering advice about money, happiness and our consumer culture, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266.

EVA KOR: THE TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, FROM AUSCHWITZ TO FORGIVENESS, 1 p.m. Aug. 31, Hauser High School, and 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at The Commons. Information: 812-379-1266.

“COLUMBUS, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME,” exhibit of architectural models made from Legos, through Aug. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266.

Music

August

ROCK THE PARK WITH THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Mill Race Park. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 at the gate. Advance

tickets available at Circle K outlets in Columbus, Taylorsville and Seymour, weekdays at the Columbus Area Arts Council office at The Commons and online at artsincolumbus.org/charlie-daniels-band-headlining-rock-park/. Information: artsincolumbus.org.

COTTONPATCH, 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15, Salt Creek Winery, Freetown. Bring lawn chairs for seating. Picnic baskets welcome. Cheese plates available for purchase. Information: 812-497-0254 and saltcreekwinery.com.

ELECTRIC IMPULSE CLOGGERS, 6 p.m. Aug. 30, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. “A Night at the Opry: Dancin’ Through the Decades” features children and adults clogging to live and recorded music of some of the Grand Ole Opry’s greatest members. Tickets: $12/$7. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

MUSIC AT THE HARLEQUIN THEATRE, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Scheduled: The Heartfelt Trio, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, $15 in advance, $18 at the door; Bleu Django Gypsy Jazz quartet, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, $15 in advance, $20 at the door; guitarist Richard Gilewitz, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Rhythm Future Quartet, 7 p.m. Nov. 12; “Sounds of Summer” Beach Boys Tribute, 7 p.m. Nov. 28 and 3 p.m. Nov. 29. Cash bar available. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or Harlequin Box Office.Information and reservations: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.

September

29TH ANNUAL HOSPICE CONCERT, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Mill Race Park amphitheater, Fifth and Lindsey streets. Opening act “40 Years of College” will be followed by headline act, “Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California,” featuring the former Eagles guitarist. Information: 812-314-8001 and ourhospice.org. Free and open to the public.

COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE CONCERTS, Sept. 12 and Nov. 7, Donner Center. Open jam sessions at 4 p.m. Group performances at 5 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted.

FALL FESTIVAL DANCE, presented by Dance Indiana, 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall, The Commons. Admission: $20, including light appetizers. A cash bar will be available and a social time will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Advance ticket purchase or reservations requested no later than Aug. 14. For reservations, email your name, phone number and number of tickets to DanceIndiana@gmail.com. To purchase tickets, mail check and contact information to Dance Indiana, P.O. Box 168, Columbus, IN 47202. Information: sites.google.com/site/danceindiana2.

DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOW, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26, Donner Park shelter house near 19th and Lafayette streets in Columbus. Free. Final show of the season.

“MUSICAL JOURNEY,” COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School auditorium unless indicated otherwise. Scheduled: “Sylvia Sings Gershwin,” with Grammy Award-winning artist Sylvia McNair, Sept. 19; “Time for Three” string trio, Oct. 17; “Verdi Requiem,” Nov. 15; Christmas Concert, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13, featuring Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir; Celebrating the Chinese New Year, with pianist Tianshu Wang performing the “Yellow River Concerto,” Feb. 6; “Music for Royalty,” featuring Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir, 7:30 p.m. April 2; “A Visit to Vienna,” April 30; “Salute!” 7 p.m. May 27 at the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial, corner of Brown and Second streets. Information and tickets: thecip.org, tickets@thecip.org or 812-376-2638 ext. 1.

November

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT MILL RACE CENTER, 7 to 10 p.m., Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Admission: $5 for MRC members, $10 for nonmembers. Scheduled: Whipstitch Sallies, Nov. 13. Cash bar and complimentary snacks. Information: 812-376-9241 and millracecenter.org.

Misc.

August

LINCOLN CENTER FIGURE SKATING CLUB PRE-COMPETITION SKATING EXHIBITION, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 15, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. Free and open to the public.

REINS TO RECOVERY ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Dinner, music, a 30-minute performance by Justin the Artistic Horse at 5:30 p.m., and live and silent auctions of resort packages, amusement park tickets, restaurant gift cards, tickets to sports events and more. Reins to Recovery is a non-profit therapeutic riding center dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities. Information: Calli Johnson, 812-350-4864.

REINS TO RECOVERY “RIDERS FOR RIDERS” CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE, Aug. 22, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Registration beginning at 1 p.m., kickstands up at 2 p.m. Cost: $15 single, $25 per couple. Ride of approximately 75 miles through Bartholomew and Brown counties, returning in time for the annual Reins to Recovery fundraiser of dinner, music and live and silent auctions. Information: 812-521-0901.

CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES, presented by YES Cinema and The Inn at Irwin Gardens at Irwin Gardens, 608 Fifth St. Movies will begin between 8 and 9 p.m. with specific times to be determined before show days. Tickets: $15. Concessions will be available for purchase as well as beer and wine. Scheduled: “The Long Hot Summer,” Aug. 22; “The Princess Bride,” Sept. 11 (rain date Sept. 17); “The Birds,” Oct. 2 (rain date Oct. 8); and “Dial M for Murder,” Oct. 23 (rain date Oct. 29). Information: 812-378-0377 or yescinema.org.

COMEDIANS JEFF BODART AND DANNY BROWNING, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Cash bar available. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or Harlequin Box Office. Information: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.

COLUMBUS GOT TALENT, presented by CAMEO, 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Columbus North High School auditorium. Auditions are Aug. 15 at the auditorium. Grand prize is $1,000. Information: columbuscameo.org.

ARTS & ANTIQUES FAIR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30, Hope Town Square. Admission is free. Plenty of free parking. Vendor booth rental, $25. Information: tabitha.tallent@hopeareachamber.org.

BACK TO BASICS ROLLER DERBY “BOOTY CAMP” FOR SKATER SKILLS/STRATEGIES DEVELOPMENT, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 26, Columbus Skateland on Talley Road. Must be 18 or older. Cost: One-time fee of $40 or $10 per day. Information: terrorzrollerderby@gmail.com.

TERRORZ OF TINY TOWNS YOUTH SKATE CAMP, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 26, Columbus Skateland on Talley Road. Cost: $25. Young skaters ages 7 to 17 will learn skate skills and safety procedures from experienced skaters. Health insurance, parental permission and protective gear must be provided by individual skaters. Skates may be rented for an additional fee. Information: terrorzrollerderby@gmail.com.

“KISS THE CRITTER” YOUTH FUNDRAISER, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 E. 25th St. Pulled pork with all the fixings, outdoor games, farm animal petting zoo, and free-will donation garage sale. Winner announced and “critter kissin’” will begin at 3 p.m.

CHESS AT MILL RACE CENTER, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, most games run 10 minutes and equipment is furnished. Information: 812-603-3893.

September

BROWN COUNTY LITERACY COALITION BOOK SALE, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5, Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane, Nashville. Thousands of gently used books, most priced at $1. Proceeds will support literacy programming in Brown County.

BEYOND THE BRUNCH XII, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Harrison Lake Country Club, 930 S. Country Club Drive. Buffet dinner, classic rock concert by 40 Years of College, magic show, and a silent auction of items donated by firefighters, township residents, sports teams, local businesses and regional artists, all to benefit Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co. Tickets: $45 in advance for reserved seating or $55 on event day. Tickets available at Folger’s Four Seasons Florist, 4710 W. Carlos Folger Drive; Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St.; and from Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co. board members. Check or cash only. Information: 812-350-1718 or BeyondtheBrunch@comcast.net.

YES COMEDY SHOWCASE, FEATURING DAVID DYER, 8 p.m. Sept. 12, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Also scheduled: Nick Griffin, Oct. 24; Costaki Economopoulos, Nov. 21; Mike Armstrong (two shows) Dec. 31; Dan St. Paul, Jan. 30; and Ron Feingold, Feb. 27. Information: 812-379-1630.

ARTFEST, Sept. 12 and 13 along Fourth and Washington streets downtown. More than 80 local, regional and national artists displaying paintings, pottery, woodworking, textiles, jewelry, metal, photography and other mediums, a variety of live entertainment from folk to rock to jazz, and a plein air “paint out.” Deadline for entering the paint out is Aug. 31. Registration and information: 812-372-0762.

BROWN COUNTY ART COLONY WEEKEND, Sept. 11, 12 and 13, Brown County. Activities in Nashville and at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site include historical and contemporary exhibitions, music, lectures, a panel discussion and a plein air paintout. Scheduled: Opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Brown County History Center in Nashville; annual Great Outdoor Art Contest and local tasting, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12, T.C. Steele State Historic Site; Village Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12, Nashville; Nashville Villagescape Plein Air Paintout, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13, Art Colony Inn; panel discussion with people who knew early Brown County artists and authors who have written about them, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13; closing reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13, Brown County Art Guild.

MURDER FOR A CAUSE fundraising event for Sans Souci, 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 280 Jonathan Moore Pike. Proceeds will benefit Bartholomew County families through Sans Souci. Tickets: $75, including dinner. Silent auction. Tickets available at sanssouci.ticketleap.com or at Sans Souci Thrift Store, 1531 13th St. Information: 812-372-3419.

COLUMBUS ELKS LODGE “PIGGY PARTY,” hog roast with all the fixings, 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 12, Columbus Elks Lodge, 4664 Ray Boll Blvd. Cash lottery, raffles, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, live music by Brown 25. Tickets: $20 with all proceeds going to the Elks Children’s Fund. Information: 812-379-4386.

SEVENTH ANNUAL MILL RACE RUMMAGE SALE, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19, Mill Race Park. Register by Sept. 16. Proceeds from booth and table rentals will benefit Columbus Park Foundation for future free children’s and family programming. Information: columbusparksand rec.com and 812-376-2680.

KENNEL CLUB OF COLUMBUS ALL BREED DOG SHOW, OBEDIENCE TRIAL, JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION AND RALLY TRIAL, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20, Johnson County Park/Hoosier Horse Park, Camp Atterbury. Show will be held outdoors under a tent. Obedience and Rally Trials open to mixed breeds registered with the AKC. Only entered dogs allowed on show premises. Admission is free to the public. Information: Connie Jackson, 812-342-3715.

BUC-CORN-NEER FESTIVAL AND PARADE, Sept. 18 and 19, Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Nashville. Fire Prevention Week activities and demonstrations, popcorn-themed contests and activities, carnival activities, musicians, artists and vendor booths, pirate re-enactments and encampment, treasure hunt, hourly prizes and more. Information: buccornear@gmail.com; buccornear.webs.com, and 812-988-8561.

LOCAL AUTHOR BOOK FAIR, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19, Indiana Wesleyan College, 3449 Jonathan Moore Pike. Table fee, $30. Registration: Debi Stanton, debih7606@frontier.com and 812-371-4128. Professional photos by Ali Elizabeth Photography for book covers and advertising available for $25 (must preregister at alielizabethphotographer@gmail.com).

ALL BREED DOG SHOW, OBEDIENCE TRIAL, JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION AND RALLY TRIALS, held by Kennel Club of Columbus, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20, Johnson County Park/Hoosier Horse Park, Camp Atterbury. Events will be held outside under a tent. Open to mixed breeds registered with the AKC in obedience and rally trials. Only entered dogs allowed on show premises. Admission is free to the public. Bring your own chairs. Information: Connie Jackson, 812-342-3715.

COMEDIANS SAM NORTON AND JEFF SCHEEN of Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Cash bar available. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or Harlequin Box Office. Information: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.

11TH ANNUAL “LET’S GET READY!” DRIVE-IN MOVIE EVENT, Sept. 26, Mill Race Park. Juggling and comedy show with Derek Dye at 7 p.m. on the amphitheatre stage followed by a movie (TBA) at 8 p.m. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

October

BACK ROADS OF BROWN COUNTY STUDIO TOUR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Oct. 1-31 at various studios scattered around Brown County. Free, self-guided driving tour of dozens of studios featuring more than 20 artists creating in pottery to painting, woodworking to weaving, jewelry, metal, gourds, stone carving, broom making and bookbinding. Meet the artists, watch them work, explore spaces that inspire them and get a glimpse into their working lives. All you need is a map and brochure, available at the Brown County Visitor Center or at BrownCountyStudioTour.com.

READERS THEATRE, LUNCH & LAUGHTER, noon, Oct. 14 and Dec. 9, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Cost: $7, including lunch. Enjoy lunch and entertainment from Mill Race Center’s Readers Theater. Reservations are required for lunch: 812-376-9241 andshannon@millracecenter.org.

32ND ANNUAL ETHNIC EXPO, Oct. 9 and 10, Washington and First streets in front of Columbus City Hall. Host country is Pakistan. More than 30 food booths representing countries around the world, live entertainment, international bazaar of goods from around the world, parade at 11 a.m. Oct. 10.

12TH ANNUAL KIWANIS INCREDIBLE DUCK SPLASH, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, Round Lake at Mill Race Park. Free Duck Splash events will include a Bounce House, coupons for a Dilly Bar from the downtown Dairy Queen, Walgreen’s Health Tests, Indy Admirals Remote Control Boats, and Photo Opportunities with some of your favorite characters of “Star Wars.” All “adopted” ducks will be turned loose into Round Lake to compete for over $12,000 in cash and prizes with some dropped from a helicopter, courtesy of Columbus Helicopter. One lucky duck will have 10 chances to win a new car or $50,000. Remote control “Duckinator boats” will randomly select ducks to determine the winners. A free Don Miller Magic Show will begin at 1 p.m. while winners are being determined. Winners will be announced at approximately 2 p.m. Ducks are available for purchase from any local Kiwanis member, at Midwest Computer Solutions, and from any participating “Duck Buddy” youth organization listed on at kducks.com.

COMEDIAN TOM MABE, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24, The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Cash bar available. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or Harlequin Box Office. Information: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.Theater.

SKATE N’ SCARE, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. A night of games, prizes, a haunted maze from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and spooky skaters. Admission: $7. Information: 812-376-2686 and columbusparksandrec.com.

December

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” RADIO PLAY BY JOE LANDRY, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19 and 3 p.m. Sundays Dec. 13 and 20. The Harlequin Theatre, 2380 25th St., inside FairOaks Mall. Information: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.

Ongoing

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COLUMBUS CITY FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 19, FairOaks Mall parking lot, 2380 25th St. Food, fresh produce, flowers and more. Vendor information: 812-378-0539.

COLUMBUS DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 19, Cummins corporate parking lot on Brown Street. Food, music, fresh produce and flowers and more. Information: columbusfarmersmarket.org.

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BEAN BLOSSOM FARMERS MARKET, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 25, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 135 State Road 45W, Morgantown. Home-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, Brown County honey, artisan breads, handcrafted soaps, furniture, bird houses, quilts, jewelry and many other handcrafted items. Barbecue, lemon shake-ups and other edible goodies also available.

SEYMOUR MAIN STREET SIDEWALK SATURDAYS, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. Artists, food vendors, crafters and antique booths located in front of downtown businesses on North Chestnut Street and West Second Street. Downtown stores will also offer sidewalk sales and events and a “youth corner” will be set up at One Chamber Square for children eighth grade and younger to set up booths to sell food they have grown or made, crafts they have produced or lemonade. Vendors and youth corner participants must register by calling Soni Birch, 812-498-8991.

GREENSBURG FARMERS MARKET, 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 16, south side of Decatur County Courthouse, 150 Courthouse Square. Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, flowers, meat, herbs, maple syrup, eggs, etc. All items grown or produced by the vendors. Information: Main Street Greensburg, 812-222-0037.

MILL RACE CENTER FABULOUS DAY TRIPPERS. Scheduled: Return to Louisville Underground, Aug. 24; Derby Dinner Theater, Aug. 30; St. Joan of Arc French Festival and Market, Sept. 12; French Lick and West Baden, Sept. 28. All Day Trippers leave from Mill Race Center. Trip details and costs: Edie Smith, 812-376-9241.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

THE COMMONS, SECOND FLOOR, 300 Washington St. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: columbusmad@gmail.com.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Currently featured: “Columbus City Hall: Center for Civic Inspiration,” a showcase of architect Charles Bassett’s design intent and the public art program that made Columbus City Hall a center for civic inspiration. Information: 812-375-7550 or lwestmar@indiana.edu.

IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 812-374-5139 or rbrooks12@ivytech.edu.

COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER, 4555 Central Ave. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. Admission is free to the public. Information: 812-314-8507 and education coalition.com.

WELLCONNECT, 237 Washington St. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 812-247-0502.

TRE BICCHIERI, 425 Washington St. Paintings by John Strickland of Franklin, Susie Gregory of Columbus and Patti Paris Owens of Franklin, photography by Joe Sanders of Columbus. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

TRI-STATE ARTISANS, 422 Washington St. Handmade retail gallery representing more than 60 local artisans. Unique gifts, fine art, art classes for youth and adults, youth art programs, art parties and home parties. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: tsartisans.com.

HOTEL INDIGO GALLERY, 400 Brown St. Exhibits presented by Columbus Museum of Art & Design. Information: cmadart.org.

ART GUILD OF HOPE GALLERY, featuring fine art by guild members, 645 Harrison St., Hope. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. General, membership and sponsorship information: 812-764-6417 and hopeartguild.com.

HAW CREEK HERITAGE CENTER, 111 Aiken St., Hope. Information: 812-372-3541 or info@bartholomewhistory.org.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM, on the west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St. Thousands of items donated by members of the community to tell the story of Hope’s unique heritage. Military display, tools, housewares, clothing, pictures, doctor’s office, grocery items, hardware, barber shop, agriculture and Moravian history. Open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., during special events in town and by appointment by calling 812-371-7969.

FREEMAN ARMY AIR FIELD MUSEUM, 1035 A Avenue, Freeman Field, Seymour, across from the airport hangars. Open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays except holidays, and by appointment through the week. Exhibits include recovered artifacts from the base’s time as a foreign aircraft evaluation center, including formerly buried parts of German, British and other planes, a fully restored World War II-era fire truck, artifacts honoring men and women who trained at the base and a newly opened exhibit on Tuskegee Airmen and WACS/WAFS. Information and appointments: 812-522-2031 or freemanfield.org.

HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: 269-375-3234.

B3 GALLERY, 125 S. Van Buren St., on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops. Information: 812-988-6675.