Brian’s picks

1) Sniffing out a good time is simple enough with the upcoming Whiskers & Paws event. The event benefiting the Bartholomew County Humane Society is 7 p.m. Friday at Dancin’ DJs at Columbus’ FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Back in the Day band will provide classic rock that will get your tail moving and Blackerby’s Hangar 5 restaurant will present appetizers. There also will be a dessert bar, door prizes and more for $25. Information: 812-372-6063 or

2) Anytime is a good time to honor veterans. Molly Sherman’s senior project consists of a free showing of the documentary, “Honor Flight: One Last Mission,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Judson Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St. The film highlights a program that flies World War II veterans to military landmarks in Washington, D.C. Information: 812-378-0377 or

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.