BIKE EAT ENJOY REPEAT RIDE (BEER Ride), Oct. 31, sponsored by Free Kittens Events and Leisure. Registration open from 10 to 10:31 a.m. at Power House Brewery/Columbus Bar, 322 Fourth St., with a pre-ride costume contest from 10:31 to 10:45 a.m. Ride also includes pizza at 450 North Brewery and family fun. Proceeds will support local scholarships. Registration information: bikeeatenjoy repeat.weebly.com.
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.
HOOSIER TRAILS 5K RUN/WALK, 11 a.m. Nov. 7, Ceraland Park cross country course, 3989 S. County Road 525E. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, to promote physical fitness, high adventure and community awareness. Registration open from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A $20 registration fee includes a commemorative patch. The public is welcome. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. To register and pay in advance or for more information: hoosiertrails5K.org.
SIXTH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 8K AND 5K WALK, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26, Girls Inc. parking lot, 956 N. O’Brien St., Seymour. Cost: $25 plus five non-perishable food items through Nov. 12 (deduct $5 if you don’t want a t-shirt); $35 after Nov. 12; $15 for children 10 and under. Proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. of Jackson County. Registration forms available at Girls Inc., at indianatiming.com, and signmeup.com/109377.
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. Special days in October: Halloween, Oct. 31, free admission for those dressed in costume. Special days in November: free family fun time, Nov. 8; Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11; World Toilet Day, Nov. 19; open Monday Nov. 23; Thanksgiving activities Nov. 23-27; closed Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. 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. Information: 812-378-3046. 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. 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.
ACTIVE ARTISTS, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Feb. 4, March 3, and April 7, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave. Run and roll on the gymnastics floor and make a holiday craft or two during the family open gym session. Crafts are free. Open gym fee is $3 per child. Parental supervision/participation required. Information: 812-376-2680 or columbusparksandrec.com.
MOM & ME FOR TEA, 1 p.m. Dec. 6, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. For mothers with daughters ages 3 to 8. Lunch, punch, sweets, games, prizes and surprises. Cost: $22 per mother/daughter pair. Registration deadline Dec. 2 or until maximum enrollment has been met. Register at Donner Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; with credit card by calling 812-376-2680 during business hours; or online at columbusparksandrec.com.
SANTA’S WORKSHOP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Holiday show followed by Christmas crafts, games, snacks and prizes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $1 at the door. Information: 812-376-2680.
“DEARLY DEPARTED” DINNER THEATRE, Nov. 5, 7, 8, 20, 21, and 22, Simmons Winery, 8111 E. County Road 450N. Evening times: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee hours: Doors open at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., play at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 per person, including dinner and the play. Reservations: 812-546-0091.
FAIRY TALE THEATRE, “RETURN OF THE GIANT KING” OR “DER ROSENWIND,” 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh. Donations accepted. Information: 812-526-6513 or theedinburghpixy.com.
STAR QUEEN, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Comic musical about the biblical book of Esther presented as a modern-day pageant. Original musical written by Tennessee musician John Thomas Oaks, a frequent performer in Columbus. The production currently is touring throughout the country. Free. 812-376-9478.
“THE CHRISTMAS STORY,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 11, and 12, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, students and children, available one month prior to the show at Family Drug in Brownstown, Bevers Family Pharmacy in Seymour, or by calling Family Drug at 812-358-4502. Information: 812-358-5228; firstname.lastname@example.org; or jcct.org.
Food and Drink
TASTE OF COLUMBUS, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, The Commons. Twenty-six local restaurants will offer local cuisine and drinks. Tickets: $25. Ticket availability limited. Must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets available at columbus areachamber.com, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce office at 500 Franklin St., Columbus Visitors Center at 506 Fifth St., and Viewpoint Books at 548 Washington St. Information: 812-379-4457.
68TH ANNUAL KIWANIS “PANCAKES TO EDUCATE” PANCAKE FEAST, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 31, Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore streets. All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage for $7 adults, $5 ages 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH BORCHERS HARVEST DINNER AND BAZAAR, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6, St. Paul Lutheran Church Borchers, 10792 N. County Road 210E, Seymour. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, bazaar of homemade crafts, locally grown canned goods, homemade noodles, and a silent auction of themed gift baskets. Carry-out orders available. Information: stpaul-borchers.org and 812-522-7364.
48TH ANNUAL PETERSVILLE UNITED METHODIST TURKEY SUPPER, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7, Petersville United Methodist Church, 2781 N. County Road 500E. Traditional turkey and dressing dinner for $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. Carry-out orders available in the church annex on the northeast side of the church. Information: 812-372-3575 or 812-371-0587.
SEVENTH ANNUAL WINE-A-REE WINE AND BEER TASTING, noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 21, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Tickets: $20 in advance at Viewpoint Books, Bevers Family Pharmacy in Seymour and Levenstein’s in Greensburg, or $25 at the door. Unlimited tastings of products by numerous wineries and breweries and a commemorative wine glass included. Food from Hangar 5 restaurant will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Hoosier Trails Council of Boy Scouts of American. Information: hoosiertrailsbsa.org.
Educational & support groups
“GUIDING GOOD CHOICES” WORKSHOP SERIES, interactive program for parents of children in grades 4 through 8, Tuesdays through Nov. 17, Eastside Community Center. Parents and youth will learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use and other adolescent problem behaviors, a separate youth curriculum will be taught each week, and dinner will be served at each workshop. Free. Registration and information: Sue Lamborn, 812-376-7840.
ENROLLCOLUMBUS: AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information presented by Columbus Regional Health on purchasing health insurance on the insurance marketplace. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“THE BENEFITS OF SPICING UP YOUR LIFE,” presented by staff from A Thyme for all Seasonings, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St.
“WHAT ALL AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISIS,” with David Carlson, religious studies professor at Franklin College, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 3, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP, 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Local members of SCORE will answer questions and provide guidance on starting a small business. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HIKING AND CAMPING, monthly meeting of Sierra Club Winding Waters Group, 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY DAY, with guest presenters from Flagship Enterprise Center and Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ENROLLCOLUMBUS: AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Columbus Regional Health. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“PUDGE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CARLTON FISK,” presented by author and baseball fan Doug Wilson of Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
LIVING HISTORY MILITARY DISPLAY, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Equipment on display dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“MY ENEMY, MY FRIEND: A STORY OF RECONCILIATION FROM THE WAR IN VIETNAM,” with author, retired Air Force Brigadier General Dan Cherry, 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“HOW TO CUT THE CABLE CORD AND STOP PAYING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR TELEVISION,” 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org. Class will be canceled if fewer than five register by Nov. 5.
CRAFT NIGHT: STAMPED TOTE BAGS, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library conference room, 536 Fifth St. Register at 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
INTRODUCTION TO THE INCREDIBLE HARP, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Hands-on workshop presented by Claudia Slabaugh, local private music teacher. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HEARTFELT HONORS QUILTS DISPLAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Display of handmade quilts honoring veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who have been emotionally or physically wounded. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
CAMEO MEETING, 6 p.m. Nov. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: columbuscameo.org.
USO SHOW, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, with Charlotte Battin and local performers. Free. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Donations accepted for USO Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History” will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT/MDWISE, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 855-417-5615.
HAND EMBROIDERY: TIPS AND TECHNIQUES, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information and a list of required items: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“PREPARING FOR THE HOLIDAYS,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The Apprisen staff will guide you through creating a budget, minimizing unplanned spending and keeping your finances on track. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: THE BASICS, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 317-575-9620.
ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, featuring the 1949 British film noir “The Third Man,” 6 p.m. Nov. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SCREENING, 8 to 10 a.m. 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.
CHRISTMAS OF YESTERYEAR, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20, Hope Town Square. Shops open late, live nativity, arrival of Santa, carriage rides into Hope’s past with costumed characters, bake sale, cookie decorating and crafts at the Yellow Trail Museum, and strolling carolers.
ONE STROKE PAINTING, “SANTA ON CANVAS,” with instructor Marilyn Tentler, 10 a.m. Nov. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Cost: $25, pay at class. For ages 13 and up. Register at mybcpl.org or 812-379-1266.
“DANCING INTO THE HEART OF COMPASSION,” presented by Arts for AIDS, Dec. 1, The Commons, 300 Washington St., with hosts Jan Lucas-Grimm and Sopeade Lanlehin. In observance of World AIDS Day. Featuring the African American Dance Company of Indiana University, directed by Iris Rosa, performing a fusion of modern, jazz , African, and Latin American styles of dance, and African and Jamaican music provided by DJ Ras Max from Zimbabwe. In addition, Dr. Dexter Shurney, chief medical officer of Cummins Inc., will share global updates and information on HIV/AIDS challenges in southern Indiana. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for an evening filled with dance, food and drink, and shopping at a Global Bazaar. The program will be from6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, Eventbrite and at the door: $25 adults, $12 students, children 11 and under free with adult ticket purchase. Proceeds will benefit those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Information: artsforaids.org.
“SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE MUSICALE,” featuring the Bloomington Trio of pianist Ilya Friedberg, violinist Eliot Heaton, and cellist Seung Ah Hong in a program of Haydn, Schumann and IU’s David Baker, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10, available in advance at the church office and at the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic office, 315 Franklin St. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Sunday Afternoon Matinee Musicale is a new music series of concerts featuring intimate small music ensembles, a partnership between FUMC and the Philharmonic.
COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE CONCERTS, Nov. 7, Donner Center, 22nd Street in Columbus. Open jam sessions at 4 p.m. Group performances at 5 p.m. featuring live bluegrass and gospel bluegrass music by New Terrain, Common Ground, Cumberland Gap, and Friends of Bluegrass. Donations will be accepted. Information: 812-379-2408.
10TH ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW CONCERT SERIES, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St. Scheduled: “East Meets West” with international opera singer soprano Mei Zhong, 7 p.m. Nov. 7; “An Anniversary Christmas Celebration,” featuring choral music, brass numbers, children’s voices and the St. Bartholomew Choir and singers from the community, 7 p.m. Dec. 19; “The Best of …” featuring the Minut Piano Duo of Mirabella and Bogdan Minut performing their favorite pieces, 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Information: Bogdan Minut, 812-379-9353 ext. 237 or email@example.com.
“HONORING OUR HEROES,” a salute to veterans and USO Show, Nov. 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 215 N. National Road. Dinner at 12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 per person, $15 per couple, available at the post, 812-379-2791, or by calling Lori at 812-344-7422. If seating permits, tickets will also be sold at the door.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT MILL RACE CENTER, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 13, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., featuring Whipstitch Sallies. Admission: $5 for MRC members, $10 for nonmembers. Cash bar and complimentary snacks. Information: 812-376-9241 and millrace center.org.
MUSIC AT THE HARLEQUIN THEATRE, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Scheduled: Rhythm Future Quartet, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, $15 in advance, $20 at the door; “Sounds of Summer” Beach Boys Tribute, 7 p.m. Nov. 28 and 3 p.m. Nov. 29, $18. Cash bar available. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or Harlequin Box Office.Information and reservations: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.
“MUSICAL JOURNEY,” COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC’S 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School auditorium unless indicated otherwise. Scheduled: “Verdi Requiem,” Nov. 15; Christmas Concert, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13, featuring Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir with the orchestra; 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 with the orchestra, 7:30 p.m. April 2; “A Visit to Vienna,” April 30; “Salute!” 7 p.m. May 27, 2016 at the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial, corner of Brown and Second streets. Information and tickets: thecip.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-376-2638 ext. 1.
CABARET AT THE COMMONS, featuring Broadway star Laura Osnes, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Tickets: $50, $30 and $15, available at thecip.org/tickets.
FRIDAYS@FIRST, FEATURING ORGANIST ROBIN GRATZ, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Free and open to the public.
“THE JOURNEY BEGINS,” COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts at 3:30 p.m. at The Commons unless indicated otherwise. Scheduled: “O’er the Fields We Go,” Nov. 22; “The People You Meet Along the Way, Feb. 28; “Death & Transfiguration,” April 10, Columbus North High School; “Cleared for Launch!” 7:30 p.m. June 12, Mill Race Park Amphitheatre. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 senior citizens and children 12 and older, free admission for children under 12 with adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at csoindiana.org/tickets.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN MUSIC SERIES. Programs are at 3 p.m. at first presbyterian church, Seventh and Franklin streets. Offerings will be taken but admission is free. Scheduled: oboist Sarah Hager, hometown artist, accompanied by Dianne Sprunger, Nov. 22; “Advent Organ Fest,” featuring six Columbus organists performing favorite Christmas music, Dec. 6; “Deconstructing Opera,” trombone, clarinet and piano excerpts from operas, Feb. 28; Chris Young, longtime Indiana University professor of organ, and his wife, violinist Brenda Young, day in April to be announced.
COLUMBUS CITY BAND 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts are Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Commons. Admission is free. Scheduled: Sounds of the Season & Christmas Classics, Dec. 6, Feb. 14 and April 10. Concerts performed by more than 50 volunteer musicians from the community include show tunes, big band, military, concert and symphonic selections. Information: email@example.com.
THE HAUNTING, Oct. 30 and 31, Shireman Homestead, 7060 W. County Road 200N, Columbus. Haunted woods, mazes, covered bridges, a western town, mining camp and more. For younger children, child friendly, non-scary hours begin at 5 p.m. for a $5 donation. Admission for “scare time” after8 p.m. is $12. Cash only. Information: shiremanhomestead.com/the-haunting.
CRAFT AND VENDOR FALL BAZAAR, presented as a senior project by Shelby Stamper, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31, First Church of the Nazarene, 1245 McClure Road. Face painting, treats at every booth, concessions and food available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the church’s youth group mission trip to Honduras.
NAACP FREEDOM FUND/SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET, Oct. 29, Donner Center conference room. Doors open at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker Judge Stephen Heimann will talk about “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.” Dinner catered by Chef Joe Russell. Tickets: $30, available at Viewpoint Books. Information: 812-350-5172 or 812-614-4953.
BROWN COUNTY SHRINE CLUB OLD-FASHIONED TRAP AND STILL BOARD SHOOT, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, 6088 State Road 46E, 1 mile east of Gnaw Bone and approximately 9 miles west of Columbus. All winners will receive a turkey and there will be a drawing for a Remington 1100 Classic Trap shotgun at the close of the shoot. Food will be available for purchase. Information: Jim Goodman, 812-200-3141.
PARKSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL, 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31, 1780 Rocky Ford Road. Food, fun games, door prizes, lots of treats and candy. Costumes welcome but nothing scary please. Open to everyone. Information: 812-372-5889 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEYMOUR UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31, First United Methodist Church, Third and Ewing streets, Seymour. Exhibitors from around the area will display clothing, crocheted and knitted items, Christmas decorations, crafts of all kinds, jewelry, purses, embroidery, candy and cookies, and more. There also will be a silent auction and lunch, baked goods, and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit missions.
FALL CRAFT BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31, Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St. Local crafters and quilters, jewelry, artists and homemade baked goods, and featuring Java Joint coffee and pastries and Pappie & Me Gifts. Lunch available. Proceeds will benefit Thrive Alliance Senior Meal Program. Information: 812-522-9146.
BACK ROADS OF BROWN COUNTY STUDIO TOUR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 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.
MINGLE-N-JINGLE, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Factory 12 Event Loft, 1235 Jackson St. Free admission. Food, dancing, music and vendors for holiday shopping. Information: 812-379-5655 and email@example.com.
2015 YES CINEMA FILM FEST, with showings all evening Nov. 6 and all day Nov. 7 and 8, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Three narratives, eight documentaries, and numerous shorts to choose from. Information: 812-378-0377, 812-379-1630 and yesfilmfestival.com.
17TH ANNUAL HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING CHEER FUND FUNDRAISER, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, State Road 11 and County Road 200S. Featuring former NWA World Champion and Hall of Famer Tommy “Wildfire” Rich and others. Tickets: $15, kids 4 and under admitted free. New and gently used toys will be collected for donation to the Cheer Fund. Information: 812-552-4477 and hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com.
WHISKERS & PAWS FUNDRAISER FOR BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Dancin’ DJs Event Center in FairOaks Mall. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, cash bar, and live music by Back in the Day. Tickets: $25, including appetizers and dessert buffet, available at the Humane Society, FairOaks Mall, Athens Animal Clinic and Viewpoint Books. Information: 812-372-6063.
ULTIMATE HOME PARTY, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7, St. Bartholomew Catholic School cafeteria, 1306 27th St. All your favorite direct-sales companies in one place for convenient holiday shopping. A bake sale will also be held. Interested vendors may contact Christie Hertle, 812-371-7009.
15TH ANNUAL HONORING VETERANS BANQUET, Nov. 7, Hilton Garden Inn north of Edinburgh Premium Outlets. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Program, “We Honor Veterans,” presented by speakers from Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, and presentation of Patriot Awards to individuals and organizations who have championed the cause of military veterans, reserve components and active duty troops. Checks for reservations should be mailed to Honoring Veterans Committee, P.O. Box 2171, Columbus, IN 47201-2171. Cost: $30 per person. Information: Gordon Lake, 812-372-1382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18TH ANNUAL LOCAL CLAY POTTERS’ HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE, 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7, Bloomington Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington. Free admission. Featuring functional pottery, sculptural pieces, wheel-throwing demonstrations, mineral exhibit and more.
SATURDAY SAMPLER, “HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD,” featuring Diwali, the Indian festival of lights celebrating the triumph of good over evil, Nov. 7. Learn about Diwali traditions, make a clay lamp and sample Indian food. Two sessions: 10:30 a.m. at Haw Creek Heritage Center in Hope, and 1:30 p.m. at Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third St. Space is limited. Please call 812-372-3541 or visit email@example.com to make reservations.
“GUIDE 15,” annul fundraiser benefiting Brown County Art Guild, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. The Ron Kadish Jazz Quartet will entertain, local beers and wines will be served, and Ralph and Ava’s will cater. Tickets available at guild15.brownpapertickets.com/ and 812-988-6185.
COMEDY SHOW, with headliner Jeff Bodart and opening acts Jeff Oskay and Robert Hay-Smith, to benefit Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Riding Center, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13, Celebrations Event Center, 357 Tanger Blvd. in Seymour. Tickets, $15 each or $25 per couple, will be sold at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase as well as light snacks. Must be 21 or older to attend. Information: Calli Johnson, 812-350-4864.
16TH ANNUAL WHITE CREEK LUTHERAN SCHOOL BASKET BINGO, raffle and refreshments, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school, 16270 S. County Road 300W, Columbus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: 20 games for $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets available at the school office, 812-342-6832. Proceeds will go toward a Chicago trip for seventh- and eighth-grade students.
35TH ANNUAL 12 DAMES OF CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND ART SHOW, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Sandy Hook United Methodist Church, 1610 Taylor Road. Door prizes. Free admission.
ABE MARTIN VILLAGE BAZAAR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, Brown County History Center, 90 Gould St., Nashville. The first Abe Martin Village Bazaar will combine quality arts and crafts with a good old-fashioned bazaar offering a wide variety of craft items, gifts, antiques, food and surprises for sale. Information about becoming a vendor: Gloria Berryman, 812-988-4465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY CREATIONS CRAFT SHOW AND SALE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Shop over 35 vendor booths featuring unique items. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 812-376-2680 and columbusparksandrec.com.
FIFTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND MARKET to benefit Learning Tree Preschool, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14, on the lower level of First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Featuring local artisans, crafters, direct sales home businesses, and a farmers market booth. A Scholastic Book Fair, SCRIP gift card sales and poinsettia orders also will benefit the school. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase all day. Door prizes will be awarded.
FINAL SECOND SATURDAY VILLAGE ART WALK OF 2015, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, at various galleries open late in downtown Nashville. Information: 812-988-6185 and browncountyartguild.org.
COMMUNITY CAST-A-WAYS GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 21 Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Booth space includes three 6-foot tables and chairs. Registration deadline is Nov. 18 or until maximum enrollment has been met. Register at Donner Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; with credit card by calling 812-376-2680 during business hours; or online at columbusparksandrec.com.
HOLIDAY WREATHING-MAKING CLASS, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21, Haw Creek Heritage Center, Hope. Cost: $20 per student, $16 for Bartholomew County Historical Society members. Registration required: 812-372-3541.
YES COMEDY SHOWCASE, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Scheduled: Costaki Economopoulos, Nov. 21; Mike Armstrong (two shows) Dec. 31; Dan St. Paul, Jan. 30; and Ron Feingold, Feb. 27. Information: 812-379-1630.
HOLIDAY AT THE FARM, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 27 through Dec. 20, plus Dec. 21, 22 and 23, Shireman Homestead, 7060 W. County Road 200N, Columbus. Visit with Santa, get a treat at the Treat House, take a wagon ride and more. Information: shiremanhomestead.com.
CHICAGO “SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP” TRIPS, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. Bus will leave Seymour at 6:30 a.m., will pick up passengers at Edinburgh Outlet Mall, and return at approximately midnight. Cost: $60 per person, including transportation and breakfast on board. Reservations and information: Amy Anderson Miller, 812-523-3681 and email@example.com. Proceeds will benefit senior citizen programs Thrive Alliance Meal Program and Senior 107 Club.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM’S CHRISTMAS HOMES TOUR, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4. Self-guided tour of five homes decorated for the season. Yellow Trail Museum open with free refreshments and a place to rest. Tickets, $10, will go on sale during Christmas of Yesteryear Nov. 20. Later tickets will be available at Hope Area Visitors Center, Reflections and other Hope businesses. Information: 812-371-7969.
LIVING NATIVITY, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, St. Peter Lutheran Church, off State Road 58 in Waymansville, on County Road 930S (Lutheran Lake Road). King James the camel will be there along with other animals and cookies, cocoa and coffee will be served in the parish hall.
25TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE, 6 p.m. Dec. 5, through downtown Columbus. Featuring thousands of twinkling lights and up to 100 floats, animal units and walking groups created by local corporations, businesses and community groups. QMIX musical fireworks will follow the parade.
READERS THEATRE, LUNCH & LAUGHTER, noon, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; children under 12 $10 at the door. Information: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 524 Third St., Columbus. On display through Nov. 20, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Rural Free Delivery Comes to Hope,” featuring artifacts from Yellow Trail Museum in Hope. Information: 812-372-3541 or bartholomewhistory.org.
THE COMMONS, SECOND FLOOR, 300 Washington St. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, featuring “Cityscape & Holiday” Show of city scenes and holiday inspired paintings created by guild members, Nov. 4 through Dec. 31. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, during the final Second Saturday Village Art Walk in Nashville. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.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.