Go Guide – November 12

Fitness

November

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.

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.

December

SANTA 5K RUN/WALK FOR RILEY HOSPITAL, 10 a.m. Dec. 5, Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown St. Sponsored by Meridian Kiwanis Club. The first 200 participants who raise an additional $15 in sponsorship or pay $35 total will get a Santa suit to wear during the race. Advance registration and additional information available at kducks.com. Race-day registration will open at 9 a.m. at Hotel Indigo.

Kids

November

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 November: 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.

December

ACTIVE ARTISTS, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 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.

“YOUTH AND YULETIDE,” presented by Mill Race Players, 6 p.m. Dec. 12, Columbus East High School auditorium, Marr Road and Indiana Avenue. Children’s Christmas musical with Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and other holiday creatures. Admission: $5.

Theater

November

“SEE HOW THEY RUN,” 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Columbus East High School’s Robbins Auditorium. The play is a farce and is appropriate for all ages. Admission is free but donations of $5 per person are appreciated.

“DEARLY DEPARTED” DINNER THEATRE, Nov. 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.

“DOUBT, A PARABLE,” 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21, Tree County Players, 327 S. Monfort St., Greensburg. Adult themes may not be appropriate for ages under 17. Seating is limited. Reservations recommended: 812-528-5289 and tcpgreensburg.com.

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.

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Food and Drink

November

ANNUAL SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14, Hope United Methodist Church, 432 Washington St., Hope. For free-will donations, the church’s United Methodist Women will serve a variety of soups, sandwiches, chips, drinks and desserts. Homemade baked goods, crafts and gently used items will be priced individually. Information: 812-546-4135.

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.

HOPE MORAVIAN CHURCH TURKEY SUPPER, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21, 202 Main St., Hope. Homemade noodles, candy, sugar cookies, Moravian stars and other items. Tickets: $10 adults, $4 ages 10 and under. Carry-out orders available.

Educational & support groups

November

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St.

CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 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.

THE FILM, “YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL ROAD TRIP (YERT),” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall at The Commons. The family friendly docu-comedy is about three friends who travel around America searching for innovators tackling the greatest environmental challenges and is shown in conjunction with Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show.

HEALTHY LIVING PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14, Brown County Community YMCA, 105 Willow St., Nashville. Free. Local authors Cheryl Fiscus Jenkins and Dr. Michael E. Day will give inspirational messages and demonstrations regarding healthy living. Copies of their book will be available for purchase.

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.

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.

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.

AUTHOR’S FAIR, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., authors will present 15-minute book and poetry readings. Meet the authors and buy books. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

AUTHOR JAMES ALEXANDER THOM, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Thom will discuss his latest book, “Fire in the Water,” which recounts the explosion of the paddlewheel Sultana near Memphis, Tennessee, at the end of the Civil War, killing 1,800 homebound Yankee survivors of the prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

December

“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 director 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.

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: DIVORCECARE FREE SEMINAR, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Registration: 812-348-6257.

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: GRIEFSHARE FREE GROUP SEMINAR for adults who have lost a loved one, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Registration: 812-343-6257.

Music

November

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.

DALE SECHREST, “THE JOURNEY” CD RELEASE CONCERT, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, YES Cinema, Fourth and Jackson streets. With a live band including performers who have toured with artists ranging from John Mellencamp to Eddie Money. Tickets are $10 in advance at Tom Pickett’s Music Center, $12 at the door. Information: dalesechrest.com.

UNITED STATES BAND OF MID-AMERICA’S “SHADES OF BLUE” JAZZ ENSEMBLE, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Franklin Performing Arts Center, 2600 Cumberland Dr., Franklin. Tickets are free but will be required for admission and are available at tickets@franklinschools.org or Franklin Performing Arts Center box office, 317-346-8109.

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.

TIM WRIGHT OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, 7 p.m. Nov. 14, the Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh. Admission: $10. Information: TheEdinburghPixy.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, tickets@thecip.org or 812-376-2638 ext. 1.

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:  “Advent Organ Fest,” featuring six Columbus organists performing favorite Christmas music, Dec. 6; “Deconstructing Opera,” trombone, clarinet and piano excerpts from operas, Feb. 28; oboist Sarah Hager, hometown artist, accompanied by Dianne Sprunger, March 13; Chris Young, longtime Indiana University professor of organ, and his wife, violinist Brenda Young, April 10.

December

COLUMBUS CITY BAND 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts are Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Commons. Admission is free. Scheduled: Dec. 6 (Sounds of the Season & Christmas Classics), 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: webmaster@columbuscityband.org.

10TH ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW CONCERT SERIES, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St. Scheduled: “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 bminut_stb@yahoo.com.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, featuring Second Presbyterian Church Beecher Singers & Orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 20, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St. A pre-concert harp recital will begin at 6:40 p.m. Admission is free.

Misc.

November

“CRECHE THE HALLS” TOURS OF THE MILLER HOUSE DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS, including a selection of Xenia Miller’s creches from around the world. Hours: 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. Sundays in November; 1 and 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in December and January. Cost: $25. Reservations required by calling 888-718-4253 or at columbus.in.us/columbus/tour-options.

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.

COMEDIAN HEYWOOD BANKS, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. The “Bob & Tom” radio show favorite will perform many of his recordings, including “Toast,” “Big Butter Jesus” and “They Had to Taser Her Again.” Tickets: $25. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

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.

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.

11TH ANNUAL DEJA VU ART AND FINE CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Featuring artists who reuse and recycle materials to create glass art, jewelry, mixed media pieces, sculpture, wearable art, weaving, woodworking and more. Admission is free and open to the public. Information: Columbus Area Arts Council,  812-376-2539 and facebook.com/DejaVuArtAndFineCraftShow.

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 theberrymans@att.net.

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.

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.

26TH ANNUAL OPEN HEARTH CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St. Numerous vendors offering homemade breads and candies,  handmade soaps and lotions and other handcrafted gifts, hot meals available for purchase, silent auction and hourly door prizes. Proceeds will benefit missionaries supported by the church. nformation: flintwoodoffice@gmail.com.

GIRLS’ DAY OUT,  4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Sonya’s Dance Zone, 3140 N. National Road. Various vendors for holiday shopping, “Cupcake and Canvas” event for children, holiday themed pictures for $20. Information: 812-344-4662.

COLUMBUS EAST BAND BOOSTER BASKET BINGO, 5 p.m. Nov. 14, Columbus East High School cafeteria (enter through north doors), 230 S. Marr Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Special bingo, pull tabs, door prizes, bingo supplies available, homemade desserts and other concessions available for purchase. You must be 18 or older to play. Cost: $20 for 20 games.

ABE MARTIN VILLAGE BAZAAR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St., Nashville. Over 35 vendors of quality arts and crafts: ceramics, handmade jewelry, original art, gifts, handcrafted items, antiques, food items and more. Admission is free.

TEEN HIGH ROPES ADVENTURE, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Columbus Youth Camp. Open to anyone in seventh through 12th grades. An afternoon of vertical challenges on the newly renovated high ropes course and zipline at Columbus Youth Camp and pizza afterward. Participants will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Foundation for Youth and take a shuttle to Youth Camp. Cost: $10 for FFY members, $15 for non-members. Register at FFY by Nov. 12. Information: 812-348-4558, ext. 40, and foundationforyouth.com/calendar.

26TH ANNUAL OPEN HEARTH CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St. Numerous vendors offering homemade breads and candies,  handmade soaps and lotions and other handcrafted gifts, hot meals available for purchase, silent auction and hourly door prizes. Proceeds will benefit missionaries supported by the church. nformation: flintwoodoffice@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS OF YESTERYEAR, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20, Hope Town Square. Free. Featuring Santa’s arrival, a live nativity, costumed historical characters, shops open late, snacks and other offerings. Information: 812-371-7969.

QUILTER’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21, Celebrations event center, 357 Tanger Blvd., Shoppes of Seymour, at the junction of Interstate 65 and State Road 50. Quilt shops, antique vendors and others will offer shopping for Christmas gifts, projects, fabrics, patterns and more. Scissor sharpening by Joe Callahan available, certified AQS quilt appraisals available, and there will be a drawing for a handmade Christmas quilt. Goodie bags, demonstrations, door prizes and games, special quilt display. Lunch will be available for purchase. Admission: $5 for one or two days. Information: 812-216-2225 or quiltersholidayextravaganza.com.

25TH ANNUAL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH COOKIE WALK, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21, in the church fellowship hall, 618 Eighth St. Large variety of cookies and cookie mix to be sold to benefit a range of missions supported by the church. Pre-orders also can be made and delivered. Information: 812-342-4475.

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 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.

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: shiremanhomstead.com.

December

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.

THIRD ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, The Commons. Free. Live music, food, children’s games, holiday displays, holiday vendors with handcrafted items and other offerings.

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.

25TH ANNUAL QMIX CHRISTMAS MUSICAL FIREWORKS, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 5, Second and Washington streets. Free. Fireworks set to holiday music. Free hot chocolate and cookies.

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 andshannon@millracecenter.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.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION BALLROOM DANCE, presented by Dance Indiana, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall, The Commons. Social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m., music provided by DJ Billy Crase, light appetizers included, cash bar. Admission: $20 per person. Ticket reservations: danceindiana@gmail.com. Include your name, phone number and number of tickets desired. To purchase tickets, mail checks and contact information to Dance Indiana, P.O. Box 168, Columbus, IN 47202. Information: sites.google.com/site/danceindiana2/

DINNER AND MUSIC BY SINGER/SONGWRITER DANIKA HOLMES, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Willow Leaves of Hope, 26 Jackson St., Hope. Hope Elementary School students will be featured during a performance of Holmes’ original Christmas song, “Lucky for Me.” Cost for dinner and show, $20. Reservations are requested: 812-546-0640.

“THE NUTCRACKER,” presented by Dancers Studio, 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 19, Columbus North High School Auditorium, 1400 25th St. Tickets: Students, $10 in advance and $12 at the door; adults, $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Advance tickets available at the studio near Second and Washington streets. Information: 812-376-8080.

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: columbusmad@gmail.com.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Featured Dec. 11 through Jan. 22: “Columbus Makes,” collection of fine art, crafts, serious hobby items such as sculpture, painting, musical instruments, quilts, photography, furniture, knitting, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, toys, perishable items and games, all handmade, unique and rare items.  Entries will be accepted through Nov. 22. Entry is open to all residents post high school age and older. Information: Jennifer Riley, jrley203@aol.com, or Kelly Wilson, wilsontk@indiana.edu. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Exhibits are free and open to the public. 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. Featured through Nov. 25: “Remembrance.”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.

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.

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