Go Guide – February 25



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.



“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.


IS BETTER ALWAYS BEST? ETHICS IN AN AGE OF ENHANCEMENT, March 1, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The Rev. 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.

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.

“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.

CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. March 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War” by William J. Cooper will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

“DRAW YOUR OWN SELFIE” CLASS, with artist Joyce Dempsey, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 19, at a location to be determined. Presented by Art Guild of Hope. Cost of each class: $15, including all supplies. Please bring your favorite selfie, cell phone or photograph. Information and reservations: 812-764-6417.

ONE STROKE PAINTING, flowers on two wrapped canvases, 10 a.m. March 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Fee: $25, covers all supplies. Information: 812-379-1266. Must register at mybcpl.org under Events.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. March 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Host Kyle Willey will show the 1953 French-Italian drama “Wages of Fear,” winner of the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

“WESTWARD HO! WOMEN!!” March 24, 6 p.m. Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenter Donna McCreary will examine the lives of several women who helped settle the west. March is Women’s History Month. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS 1790-1940, 10 a.m. March 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Allison DePrey Singleton of the Indiana Historical Society will talk about getting the most out of census research. Sponsored by Bartholomew County Genealogical Society. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

GROWING AND USING HERBS, with master gardener Sherry Warner, 6 p.m. March 28, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

GARDENING: WINTER INTO SPRING: HOME LANDSCAPE 101 SERIES, 6:30 p.m. March 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Learn how to begin this year’s gardening by starting seeds indoors with Kris Medic, Bartholomew County agriculture educator with the Purdue Extension. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

“MOUNT EVEREST AND MOUNT KILIMANJARO: SEVEN MOUNTAIN STORY; THE BOOK,” 6 p.m. March 31, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. With author Wally Glover, mountain climber and retired pastoral care hospital chaplain. Copies of the book are available at Viewpoint Books. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

“OF THE COMMUNITY,” ARC OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY SCENES OF INCLUSION DISABILITY FILM SERIES, 6:30 p.m. March 31, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Documentary film tells the stories of eight individuals with disabilities who live and participate in their communities in ways they choose. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.


“DRAWING AND THE BRAIN,” a symposium gathering artists, architects and scientists to discuss the primacy of the sketch as the creative tool of invention and discovery in architecture, 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8 and 9 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 10, IU Center for Art + Design, 310 Jackson St., Columbus. Free and open to the public. Information: IUCADMAI@indiana.edu and 812-375-7550.


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.

12TH ANNUAL RUN FOR THE IVY 5K/10K, 9 a.m. April 23, Ivy Tech Community College, Poling Hall, 4475 Central Ave. Proceeds will benefit Ivy Tech scholarships and programs. Interested individuals can register online at http://connect.ivytech.edu/events/runfortheivy or call 812-374-5342. A free Kids Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Sign-up for children will be available at the race. Every child is a winner and will receive a ribbon for participating. Child care and activities for children ages 2 and older will begin at 8:30 a.m. on race day for children whose parents or caregivers are participating in the 5K run. The cost for this service is $5 per child. Registered participants may pick up their race packet at Ivy Tech from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22. On race day, packet pickup will start at 8 a.m. Water will be available at a water station along the course, as well as at the finish line. Complimentary food and drink will be available to all race participants at the finish line. An awards ceremony will be held following the Kids Fun Run at approximately 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to first- and second-place winners in each age division for each event. Information: Amy Ables, aables@ivytech.edu.

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.



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. Information: 812-378-3046.


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.


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.



“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.

“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.


“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.


“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.

“ALL THE KING’S MEN,” 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. May 1, Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. Tickets: $8 in advance from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Park Theatre box office, or $10 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-493-8602.



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.

“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,” featuring Columbus native Abigail Beerwart, 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.


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: “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 browncounty playhouse.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.

FRIDAYS@FIRST MUSIC SERIES at First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Scheduled: Piano students of Shen Macheel in recital, 7 p.m. March 11; 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.

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 younger admitted free, subject to availability. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE, March 19, Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore streets. Open jam session (you must supply your own instrument) begins at 4 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by performances by bands including StraightLine, New Balance, Liberty Hill, High Octane and Friends of Bluegrass. Donations accepted. Snacks available for purchase. Information: 812-379-2408.

“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.


“SOUND OF MUSIC” SING-ALONG, 7 p.m. April 2, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Sing along with your favorite songs while watching the movie starring Julie Andrews. Specialty drinks and a “make-your-own-lederhosen” contest available for a small donation. Song sheets available. Admission: $10. Information: browncountyplayhouse.org and 812-988-6555.

COLUMBUS CITY BAND’S SPRING CONCERT, 2 p.m. April 10, The Commons, 300 Washington St. More than 50 volunteer musicians from the community will perform show tunes, big band, military and symphonic selections. Free. Information: webmaster@columbuscityband.org.

“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.


“WOMEN WHO ROCK — MOMS, MUSIC & MISSION,” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Fundraiser for Granny Connection to benefit grandmothers in Africa raising children orphaned by AIDS. Indiana University professor Glen Gass will give an interactive lecture/sing-along featuring music by numerous female icons of rock and roll. A light supper and auction will be held prior to the performance. Tickets are $25 in advance at Viewpoint Books or $30 at the door.



CANSTRUCTION DESIGN AND ENGINEERING COMPETITION, through Feb. 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 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.

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.

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: millrace center.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 bean bag toss 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-person 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.

IAC 2016 BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP, 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Ceraland, 3989 S. County Road 525E, Columbus. Sponsored by Indian Association of Columbus. Categories include women’s singles and doubles, men’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles. Entry fee is $10. Information: iac.columbus.@gmail.com.

COFFEE & CANVAS FUNDRAISER for Terrorz Roller Derby League, 4 p.m., Feb. 27, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Suite 2, Columbus. All supplies, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Participants will create a custom 10×10 canvas in mixed media, the layering of paint, papers and other items on a canvas in a variety of ways to make the finished piece a unique creation. Everyone can choose their own color scheme to match their own personal style. Open to 12-year-olds and older. Space is limited. Cost: $25. Information: 812-371-0463 and julia.cutsinger@yahoo.com.

“PAINT THE TOWN” flower painting event, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Chateau de Pique Winery, 6361 N. County Road 760E, Seymour. No previous painting experience necessary. Patterns and instruction included. Cost: $30, including all supplies and instruction. Pre-registration and pre-payment required: Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, 812-522-2278 or sicatreasurer@frontier.com.


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.

MARCH MAYHEM HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. March 5, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, State Road 11 and County Road 200S. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $12, children 4 and under free. Information: 812-552-4477, hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com and hpw13@mail.com.

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

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.

COMEDY NIGHT, 6 to 10 p.m. March 26, Ceraland Sports and Fitness Center, 3989 S. County Road 525E, Columbus. This 18-and-over event will feature live entertainment, refreshments, a cash bar and free cab service. Ceraland annual passholders may purchase single admission tickets for $18 each or a “combo” ticket for $25, which includes admission and two drinks. Tickets for non-passholders are $20 for single admission or $27 for the combo ticket. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at the Sports and Fitness Center or at the event. Light refreshments will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Information: 812-377-5849 or email dbowers@ceraland.org.


“WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES” fundraiser for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, 10 a.m. April 9, starting in front of Columbus Learning Center. A senior project of Katie Emmert of Columbus East High School. Men and women will walk a mile in high heels to raise awareness of male violence toward women. On-site registration opens at 9 a.m. Participants who register before March 23 are asked to raise a minimum of $25. Those who register after that date are asked to raise a minimum of $30. Register at walkamilecbus.eventbrite.com.

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.


SECRET GARDENS OF HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and noon to 5 p.m. May 22, beginning at Columbus Area Visitors Center, Fifth and Franklin streets. Featuring 13 urban home gardens and 13 “curb appeal” landscapes within walking distance of one another and student arts and crafts sponsored by the Philip R. Miller Visual Arts Center at Columbus East High School. Advance tickets: $8 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger, available at Baker’s Fine Gifts and Viewpoint Books. Tickets at the door: $10 and $5. Information: 812-343-3408.

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 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 through March 26: “Fresh + Flash +Photographic,” exhibition of contemporary photography by Terri Bright, Adam Reynolds, Ivette Spradlin and Michael Tittel. Featured April 8 through May 27: “Drawing Upon Drawing,” with opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 7. 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 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Closed Sundays. Featured through April 22: “Distinctive Visions: The Art of Seeing,” photography by Robert Anderson and Ron Mellott and oil paintings by Gail Plattner. All artwork is for sale. Admission is free to the public. Information: 812-314-8509.

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 and photography by John Strickland of Franklin and Susie Gregory, Steve Whittaker and Joe Sanders, all of Columbus. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 to 10 p.m. 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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, excepting holidays, and by appointment throughout the week. Exhibits include recovered artifacts from the base’s time as a foreign aircraft evaluation center, including buried parts of German, British and other planes; a fully restored World War II-era fire truck; artifacts honoring those who trained at the Field, including the Tuskegee Airmen and WAFS/WACS. New exhibits include an edged weapons display. Groups (school, service, home school, corporate and other) are welcome; both historic museum buildings are accessible to the handicapped. Information and appointments: 812-522-2031 and freemanarmyairfieldmuseum.org.

BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. 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.