Go Guide – February 11

Food

March

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL PANCAKE BREAKFASTS, all-you-can-eat, 8 to 11 a.m. March 5 and 6, Brown County High School, Nashville. Proceeds will benefit Brown County High School Student Council. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 ages 3 to 18, $30 for a family. Children 2 and younger free. Tickets available online at browncounty.com/national-maple-syrup-festival and at the door.

Educational

February

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Meet with other writers to share ideas and learn. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

UNCOVER FOOD AND CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES: THE ALCAT TEST, 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St.  With Dr. Kathleen Inman of Align Columbus Chiropractic. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

DINING WITH DIABETES, 6 to 8 p.m.  Feb. 12, Faith Ministries, 5103 State Road 46W. A four-week program to help those with Type 2 diabetes and their families learn to take control and manage the problem. Cost: $20. Information: Harriet Armstrong, 812-379-1665 and armstrh@purdue.edu.

“UNDERSTANDING SACRIFICE,” 10 a.m. Feb. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Central Middle School history teacher Alan Birkemeier will talk about his research into the death and burial in Europe of a World War II soldier from Ogilville, Chester Lane, a National History Day project he completed last year. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ART GUILD OF HOPE CREATIONS CLASS, 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13, Hawcreek Heritage Center, 111 Aiken St., Hope. Valentine oil painting class taught by award winning artist Rhonda Bontrager. Cost: $35, including all supplies. Information and reservations: 812-764-6417.

INDIANA’S VICE PRESIDENTS: A BICENTENNIAL PROGRAM, 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. With Daniel Johns, executive director of the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center in Huntington. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

COIN COLLECTING, 6 p.m. Feb. 16, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenter Wayne Rust will cover how to get started, what to collect, where to buy or sell coins, conditions and grading of coins and collecting for profit or hobby. He will also display some of his own collection. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

TRY LACROSSE EVENT, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Northside Middle School, 1400 27th St., gym 2. Sponsored by Columbus Lacrosse Club. Boys in third through eighth grades will get a chance to learn the fundamentals of the game in a supervised setting. The event is free and equipment will be provided. Additional lacrosse opportunities for all age levels available at columbuslax.org.

3D DESIGN BASICS USING TINKERCAD, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Requires basic computer skills. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Members of SCORE will explain basic steps and considerations necessary in starting a new business. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ONE STROKE PAINTING, 10 a.m. Feb. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Sunflowers” with instructor Marilyn Tentler. Supply fee: $25 to be paid at the class. For ages 13 and older. Maximum of 18. Registration required: Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

MAKING COLLEGE AFFORDABLE, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Robyn Spoon, college planning expert, will discuss ways to make college affordable, including grades and test scores, how much money is really available for athletic, music and other talent-specific scholarships, grants and loans. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. Feb. 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Host Kyle Willey will show the 1955 film noir “Crashout,” starring William Bendix (“The Life of Riley” TV series), William Talman (Hamilton Burger on “Perry Mason), Arthur Kennedy and others. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

“HELPING YOU FEEL BETTER … EVEN WHEN YOU’RE WELL,” 6 p.m. Feb. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Joy Perry will talk about resources and programs available at Wellconnect. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

March

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 1, Bartholomew County Public Library, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St.  Emotional support, practical assistance in coping with issues and information on latest research. Sponsored by the Alzheiemer’s Association of Greater Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

IS BETTER ALWAYS BEST? ETHICS IN AN AGE OF ENHANCEMENT, 6:30 p.m. March 1, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Pastor Nathan Day Wilson will talk about subjects such as human enhancement and lifespan extension and whether people of faith should use technologies to enhance their bodies. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, 6:30 p.m. March 2, Bartholomew County Public Library computer lab, 536 Fifth St. Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop. Must have basic computer skills. Registration required: mybcpl.org under Events. Information: 812-379-1266.

“KAYAKING ICONIC NORTH AMERICAN BLUEWAYS — 7,000 MILES OF SOLO FIRST DESCENTS,” with Columbus native and eco/adventure traveler Bryan Brown, 6:30 p.m. March 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

MEDICARE SEMINAR, 6 to 8 p.m. March 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. With Scott Donahue of Medicare Simplified, an independent, non-profit organization. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ALZHEIMER’S: KNOW THE 10 SIGNS, 6 p.m. March 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Newcomers of Columbus. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CRAFT NIGHT: SPRING CRAFT, 6 p.m. March 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Library staff member Jessica Hendry will help create bunny art using mixing media. Class size limited to 12. Supplies provided. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

SEVEN LEGITIMATE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FROM HOME ON THE INTERNET, 6 p.m. March 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Led by the library’s “Mr. Noobie,” Patric Welch. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CAMEO MEETING, 6 p.m. March 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The Indian Association is this month’s host and will provide snacks representative of their country. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. March 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

IRISH MUSIC IN INDIANA, 6:30 p.m. March 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. In observance of Indiana’s bicentennial, Celtica progressive band from Nashville will give a concert exploring Irish immigration history in the Hoosier state. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

LEADING THE WAY: EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CULTURE IN BETHLEHEM, PALESTINE, 6:30 p.m. March 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, 6:30 p.m. March 16, Bartholomew County Public Library computer lab, 536 Fifth St. Must have basic computer skills. Registration required. Information: mybcpl.org under Events.

Fitness

THRIVE ALLIANCE/JCB 5K RUN & WALK, 8 a.m. April 9, United Way Center, 1531 13th St. Fundraiser to support local caregivers of older people and those with disabilities. Information: Julie Riggs, 866-644-6407 and thrive-alliance.org. Registration: signmeup.com/109371.

SECOND ANNUAL SMART MONEY FAMILY FUN BIKE RIDE, 8 a.m. Aug. 13, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Activities along the 5- and 14-mile routes will highlight the importance of saving and using money wisely. Cost:$25 per adult, $5 per child. Prizes to be awarded. Information: centrafoundation.org.

Kids

February

FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 405 Hope Ave. The Boys & Girls Club is open to children ages 5 through 18. Information: 812-372-7867.

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.

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. Information: 812-378-3046.

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 February dates: “French Day,” Feb. 11, with activities highlighting French food and culture at 11 a.m. and 1 and 4:30 p.m. and a French-themed Wacky Science at 3:30 p.m.; closed for “Carnivale France” fundraiser  Feb. 12, 13 and 14; “Hoodie-Hoo Day” to chase away the winter blues, noon and 4 p.m. Feb. 20. Information: 812-378-3046.

MAD SCIENTISTS! hands-on science fun for the family, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore streets. Cost: $1 per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

March

FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES, free programs geared toward young children, 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month through April, at The Commons. Scheduled: “Henny Penny,” presented by Artreach, March 4; “Jungle Book,” presented by Dancers Studio Inc., April 1. Information: 812-376-2539, caac@ artsincolumbus.org.

ACTIVE ARTISTS, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 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.

2016 ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. March 26, Donner Park. Area for ages 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; and 7 and 8. Please bring your own bag or basket. If raining, candy and eggs will be distributed inside at Donner Center. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

April

KIDS/TEENS ONLY (ages 8-18) GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9, Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore streets. Admission to the sale is free to the public. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

Ongoing

WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 26, inside FairOaks Mall on 25th Street. Fresh produce, meats and poultry, eggs, breads, pies, cookies, jams, jellies, herbs, honey, specialty soaps, dog biscuits and more. Information: Facebook at Columbus City Farmers Market.

SEYMOUR MAIN STREET MODEL TRAIN EXHIBIT, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment through March, Knights of Pythias building, 103 N. Chestnut St., downtown Seymour. Model train layouts and related photograph and artwork. Information: Julie Huff, 317-696-2635.

COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Most games 10 minutes in length, equipment is furnished. Open to chess players 18 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.

Theater

February

“AND THE WINNER IS,” by Mitch Albom, author of “Tuesdays With Morrie” and “The 5 People You Meet in Heaven,” at Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Dinner theater performances at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13, with dinner at 6 p.m., and 2 p.m. Feb. 14, with dinner at 1 p.m. Cost: $25 per person. Reservations: 812-546-0640. Presented by Willow Leaves, Flowers from the Woods and 626 Productions.

DANNY RUSSEL as President Lincoln, and “FREEDOM IS MY HOME,” by Jan Lucas Grimm, featuring Connie Kiviniemi-Baylor as abolitionist Margaret Ella Scott, 7 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13, The Harlequin Theatre, 2380 25th St., inside FairOaks Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 students. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office of The Harlequin box office. Information and reservations: 343-4597 and the harlequintheatre.com.

“BOEING! BOEING!” DINNER THEATRE presented by Jackson County Community Theatre at The Pines Evergreen Room in Seymour. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 13, 19 and 20; 1 p.m. Feb. 14; non-dinner show, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students and children. Tickets go on sale one month prior to show at Family Drug in Brownstown and Bevers Family Pharmacy in Seymour. Out-of-town patrons may call Family Drug at 812-358-4502 to reserve tickets. Information: jcct.org, mail@jcct.org and 812-358-5228.

“DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, THE MUSICAL,” based on the 1988 movie and nominated for 11 Tony Awards, 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Robbins Auditorium, Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road. Presented by Columbus East theatre students. Suggested donation: $8.

“BURNT AT THE STEAK,” with Carolann Valentino and guests Jill Tasker and Doug Stender, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27, The Harlequin Theatre, 2380 25th St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or The Harlequin box office. Cash bar available. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597  and theharlequintheatre.com.

“THE GLASS MENAGERIE,” presented by Jennings County Players, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. Advance tickets: $8 adults,  available at the civic center box office  from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $3 grades kindergarten through high school; $1 preschoolers. Information: 812-346-7609.

March

“GREASE,” 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 and 2:30 p.m. March 6, Jusdon Erne Auditorium, Columbus North High School, 1400 25th St. Presented by Columbus North drama students. Tickets available online at bcsc.k12.in.us/northdrama.

April

“DRIVING MISS DAISY,” presented by Jackson County Community Theatre at Royal-Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students and children. Tickets go on sale one month prior to show at Family Drug in Brownstown and Bevers Family Pharmacy in Seymour. Out-of-town patrons may call Family Drug at 812-358-4502 to reserve tickets. Information: jcct.org, mail@jcct.org and 812-358-5228.

Music

February

FRIDAYS@FIRST MUSIC SERIES at First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Scheduled: Pianist Marta Menezes, IU doctoral student from Portugal and recent Silver Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in the Global Music Awards, classical piano and emerging artist categories, 7 p.m. Feb. 12; students of Julianna Jerome-Drerup in recital, 7 p.m. April 29; “Mother Knows Best,” songs of motherhood from stage and screen, with Julianna Jerome-Drerup and Diane Sprunger, piano, 7 p.m. May 6. All events are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before each event.

VALENTINE’S RESPECT: THE WOMEN OF ROCK, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $22.50. Live music revue starring original cast members Jenn Cristy, Jamie Taylor and Brandi Nicole. Beer, wine, roses, Valentine’s cocktails and chocolate treats available for purchase. Information: browncountyplayhouse.org and 812-988-6555.

VALENTINE’S DAY BALLROOM DANCE, presented by Dance Indiana, 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 13, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall, The Commons. Music by DJ Billy Crase. Light appetizers included. Cash bar. Social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Admission: $20 per person. To purchase tickets, mail checks and contact information to Dance Indiana, P.O. Box 168, Columbus, IN 47202. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

MIKE COMPTON AND JOE NEWBERRY, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, The Harlequin Theatre, FairOaks Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or The Harlequin box office. Cash bar available. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.

IU LIBERATION MUSIC COLLECTIVE, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. A socially conscious jazz big band made up of 16 Indiana University students and alumni dedicated to communicating contemporary issues through jazz music. Beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students.  Information: browncountyplayhouse.org and 812-988-6555.

“THE JOURNEY BEGINS,” COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2015-16 SEASON, All concerts at 3:30 p.m. at The Commons unless indicated otherwise. Scheduled: “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 amphitheater. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 senior citizens and children 12 and older, free admission for children younger than 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: “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.

COLUMBUS CITY BAND 2015-16 SEASON, All concerts are Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Commons. Admission is free. Scheduled: 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.

March

PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA INVITATIONAL, 7 p.m. March 1, The Commons. Free concert, open to the public.

10TH ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW CONCERT SERIES, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St. Scheduled: Young Musicians Concert, annual event featuring young adults, high school and college level musicians from the parish, 7 p.m. March 5; “Two Thieves and a Savior,” music of the resurrection season presented by the group Giggin’ fer God, 7 p.m. April 9; singer-songwriter Dan Schutte in concert, (danschutte.com) featuring Stained Glass, 7 p.m. May 14; “Postcards from Around the World,” with The King’s Singers, (kingssingers.com) 7:30 p.m. July 9 (tickets required). Information: Bogdan Minut, 812-379-9353, ext. 237 or bminut_stb@yahoo.com.

CABARET AT THE COMMONS, 7:30 p.m., The Commons, 300 Washington St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 VIP, $30 preferred and $15 general admission. Dinner is available for $15. Dinner reservations are required before each cabaret date. Reservations and tickets available at 812-376-2638 ext. 1 or by visiting theCIP.org. Full cash bar available. Scheduled performances: “From Broadway to Bluegrass” with actor and singer Ramin Karimloo, March 3, series discount available until March 2; “Lost in the Stars” with singer and performer Annaleigh Ashford, April 7; three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, May 5.

BROWN COUNTY MUSIC CELEBRATION, live concert by local professional musicians paying tribute to Brown County’s musical history, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $12. Brown County beer and wine available for purchase. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

“THE FARMER AND ADELE,” country western swing and high lonesome sound of Nashville, 7:30 p.m. March 11, The Harlequin Theatre, FairOaks Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or The Harlequin box office. Cash bar available. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.

BROWN COUNTY YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE, 7:30 p.m. March 12, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Third annual BETA teen center benefit, hosted by Kara Barnard and featuring local musical talent. Tickets: $12. Children 12 and under admitted free, subject to availability. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhous.org.

April

“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: “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, 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.

Misc.

February

FARM-TO-FIFTH TOURS, at the top of each hour Saturdays through Feb. 27, Bear Wallow Distillery, 4484 Old State Road 46E, Nashville. Learn the history and see the process involved in making whiskey, from starting with locally-grown grains to bottling. Tours include samples of six whiskeys. Cost: $6 per person. Information: bearwallowdistillery.com.

COMMUNITY CAST-A-WAY GARAGE SALES, 9 a.m. Feb. 13, March 12 and Nov. 19, Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore streets (vendors must pre-register by Feb. 10, March 9 and Nov. 16). Admission is free to shoppers. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

“THE MOST CHAOTIC TUESDAY,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall at The Commons. Free. Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives will celebrate the opening of the exhibit “Chaos in The Commons” with a screening of short films about Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculpture, “Chaos I,”  and viewing of “Chaos” by local residents. Screenprints of “Chaos” by Matt Rust will be available for purchase. Information: info@columbusarchives.org or 812-379-1297.

CANSTRUCTION DESIGN AND ENGINEERING COMPETITION, Feb. 21-28, FairOaks Mall. Local teams construct gigantic structures out of nothing but cans of food which, after the competition, are donated to food banks at Love Chapel, the Salvation Army and Community Center of Hope. Competitors include Columbus Sunrise Rotary Club, First Christian Church, Toyota-TIEM, Cummins Inc., Dorel, Columbus North High School, CSA Fodrea, Rose-Hulman Alumni and Columbus Young Professionals. Structures will be on display at FairOaks through Feb. 28. People can vote for their favorite structure by donating canned items to the Art Walk for Hunger from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at FairOaks. Team representatives will be on hand to accept donations and answer questions about their structures and local food bank representatives will be available to answer questions about hunger needs in Bartholomew County.

AFTERNOON OF THE ARTS, 2 p.m. Feb. 26 and April 22, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Scheduled: Homespun humor with Jeff Kuehl, Feb. 26, and Columbus North High School Show Choir, April 22. Shows sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor, desserts sponsored by Bob and Helen Haddad. Admission: $5 for MRC members, $10 non-members. Information: millracecenter.org and 812-376-9241, ext. 220.

PURDUE CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT, 1 p.m. Feb. 27, Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive. Doors open for practice at noon. Cash prizes of $100, $50 and $30 for top three places. Live music and food available. Proceeds benefit the annual Purdue Alumni Advisory Council Scholarship for Purdue Polytechnic Institute Columbus students. Entry fee: $25 for each team of two. Information: 812-344-2664 or PAAC47203@gmail.com.

THIRD ANNUAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT to benefit Reins to Recovery therapeutic riding center, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27, Southwest Volunteer Fire Station and Community Center, 8500 State Road 58S. Entry fee: $50 per two-man team. Cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams. Limited spaces available. Call 812-350-4864 to sign up. Hot dogs, coney dogs, chips, cookies and beverages available for purchase.

YES COMEDY SHOWCASE, featuring Ron Feingold, 8 p.m. Feb. 27, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information: 812-379-1630.

March

PIONEER DAYS AT SHIREMAN HOMESTEAD, 7060 W. County Road 200N. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays March through August. Trick horse show, wagon rides, Western town and more. Admission: $10 per person. Information: 812-372-2946 or shiremanhomestead.com.

2016 NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6, Brown County State Park. Live sugaring demonstrations, guided hikes, kids activities, pancake breakfast, maple-related merchandise, a beer and wine garden, live acoustic music, food, a culinary competition featuring maple recipes and more. Weekend admission, $10; children 6 and under free. Festival-goers can park in Nashville and board the Maple Motor Coach for a park tour ending at the festival gates. Minimal parking also is available within the park. Tickets can be purchased at browncounty.com/national-maple-syrup-festival, at the festival gate or at Brown County Visitors Center, 812-988-3482. 

“TRANSFORMATIVE STORIES: CARRIE NEWCOMER,” 7:30 p.m. March 19, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Live music by Newcomer and stories by Jill Bolte Taylor. Tickets: $27.50, available at browncountyplayhouse.org and 812-988-6555.

COMEDIAN GREG HAHN, a “Bob & Tom Show” favorite, 7:30 p.m. March 26, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Warm-up act will be Dave Wilson telling Indy 500 stories. Brown County beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets: $20.50, available at 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

April

FAMILY SERVICE “CAP” ADULT PROM, 7 to 11 p.m. April 23, The Commons. Food, open cash bar, party favors, red carpet “prom photos,” prom King and Queen and more. All proceeds benefit child abuse prevention. Cost: $35 per person, $320 per table of eight. Information: capadultprom.com.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM at Columbus Municipal Airport, closed until March 1 for annual winter maintenance and gallery updates. Special tours may still be scheduled by calling 812-372-4356. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, later named Bakalar Air Force Base. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 524 Third St., Columbus. Information: 812-372-3541 or bartholomewhistory.org.

THE COMMONS GALLERY, second floor, 300 Washington St. Featured Feb. 23 through April 26, an exhibition of materials from the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives exploring sculptor Jean Tinguely’s intent in creating Chaos I and the sculpture’s history in the old and new Commons. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: columbusmad@gmail.com.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART and DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Featured Feb. 23 through March 26: “Fresh + Flash +Photographic,” exihibition of contemporary photography by Terri Bright, Adam Reynolds, Ivette Spradlin and Michael Tittel.  Opening reception from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 19. Information: 812-375-7550 or iucadmai@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. Featured through April 30: “Distinctive Visions: The Art of Seeing,” photography by Robert Anderson and Ron Mellott, paintings by Gail Tatum Plattner and ceramics by the advanced ceramics class. Admission is free to the public. An opening reception is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5. 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: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 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.

BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Gallery hours in January: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. A reception for the artists will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30, with awards presented at 3 p.m. 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., Nashville, on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops. Information: 812-988-6675.

BROWN COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB EXHIBIT,  through Feb. 29, Chateau Thomas Winery, 225 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: facebook.com/browncountyphotographyclub.

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