Go Guide – May 19

Educational

May

DRONES, 6:30 p.m. May 19, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Learn about the history of Bartholomew County Radio Control Fliers Club, a history of drones and a synopsis of the technology and uses of the drones of today. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. May 19, Bartholomew County Public Library Conference Room, 536 Fifth St. The first half of “Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee — The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged,” by William C. Davis will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ONE STROKE PAINTING, 10 a.m. May 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Participants will paint a bird house on a terracotta pot. For ages 13 and up, maximum of 18 people. Supply fee of $25 due at the class and covers all supplies. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. May 24, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Kyle Willey will show the 1973 film “Badlands,” starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen and the first film directed by Terrence Malick. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

WATER FLUORIDATION: ITS RICH HISTORY, THE SCIENCE AND WHY IT MUST END, 6:30 p.m. May 26, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Dr. John Pawlus, dentist, will talk about how he went from being an avid fluoride supporter to an activist working to remove it from our drinking water. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

Food

June

THIRD ANNUAL MAINSOURCE BANK “BBQ BLUES & BREW” FESTIVAL, June 25, downtown Columbus, in conjunction with Columbus Artfest and the Firecracker 5K Race. Free admission. Information: Facebook at BBQ Blues & Brew and 812-418-8918.

Fitness

SEYMOUR HALF MARATHON, May 21, Seymour High School. Starting times: Half Marathon, 7:30 a.m.; 5K, 8 a.m.; dog walk, 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit FLASH Jackson County. Register at seymourhalf.com.

AISIN 5K to benefit Jackson County Dog Shelter, May 28, Aisin Holdings of America, 1665 E. Fourth St., Seymour. 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and a 1-mile doggie walk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Packet pick-up will be from 2 to 5 p.m. May 27 and from 7 to 7:45 a.m. May 28 at Aisin. Sign up at indianatiming.com/Entry Forms. Information: 812-523-1969.

11TH ANNUAL ABBY BRINKMAN 5K, 8 a.m. June 4, Mill Race Park. Packet pick-up and race day registration will open at 7 a.m. Entry fee: $20. The course will start and end in Mill Race Park. Awards will be given to the top two female and male finishers in each age category. Proceeds will support the late Abby Brinkman’s work providing medical care, disease prevention and health education to the people of southern Belize. Registration: indianatiming.com/Entry Forms. Information: Amy Macy, 812-603-1085.

FIFTH ANNUAL COLUMBUS YOUTH TRIATHLON, 7 p.m. June 11, Donner Aquatics Center, 739 22nd St. Open to ages 5 to 14 from Columbus and surrounding communities. Cost: $35 per person. Registration: 812-372-7867.

SEVENTH ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 5K RACE, sponsored by Columbus Running Club in conjunction with Columbus Artfest and BBQ Blues & Brew, approximately 10 a.m. June 25, from Mill Race Park to the finish line at Fourth and Franklin streets. Pre-registration required. Entry fee includes a race shirt. Information: Facebook/columbus running club.

SECOND ANNUAL SMART MONEY FAMILY FUN BIKE RIDE, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Family friendly bike ride with prizes and activities along 5- and 14-mile routes highlighting the importance of saving and using money wisely. Cost: $25 per adult, $5 per child. Proceeds will support financial literacy programs in the community. Rain date is Aug. 20. Information: centrafoundation.org.

Kids

May

YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHTS, free airplane rides for kids 8 through 17, 8 a.m. to noon May 21, Columbus Municipal Airport, sponsored by Columbus Area EAA Chapter No. 729. Parental approval required by calling the airport administration office, 812-376-2519 weekdays. Information: youngeagles.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.

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 include 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 activities in May: Museum After Dark (STEAM Night), 5 to 7 p.m. May 20, for ages 5-10, $8 per member, $12 per non-member, registration deadline May 17; Armed Forces Day, May 21. 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.

June

YOUTH FISHING DERBY, 5:30 p.m. June 5, Mill Race Park Round Lake. Open to ages 3 through 15. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes awarded to all winners. Rain date is Sunday, June 12. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2696.

FREE FUN DAYS at Donner Center. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled: Blast Off, 1 to 3 p.m. June 10; The Incredible Dinosaur Show, 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 24; Carnival Time, 4 to 7 p.m. July 22. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

FIFTH ANNUAL COLUMBUS YOUTH TRIATHLONS, 7 p.m. June 11 and Aug. 13, Donner Aquatics Center, 739 22nd St. Open to ages 5 to 14 from Columbus and surrounding communities. Cost: $35 per person. Registration: 812-372-7867.

NOON KIDS CONCERTS, noon June 16 and 23, Donner Park Shelter House. Free. Featured June 16, “The Cowboy Show,” with cowpoke Lonesome Paul Odenwelder telling tales of the Old West and singing songs about the exploits and challenges of the American cowboy. Featured June 23, “Mr. Punch – The Babysitter,” presented by Adzooks Puppets. Information: 812-376-2539 and caac@artsINcolumbus.org.

INDIANA JIM’S REPTILE EXPERIENCE, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. June 22, Donner Center. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

Ongoing

COLUMBUS SPRING FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 21 and 28, Fourth Street between Jackson and Washington streets. Twenty-two vendors of produce, plants, crafts, ready-to-eat food, baked goods and more. SNAP vouchers accepted.

FARMER’S MARKET OF HOPE, 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of  June, August and September and every Friday in July, Hope Town Square. Farmer’s market, local bands performing on the bandstand and a cruise-in on the east side of the square. Vendor information available at 812-546-0423.

COLUMBUS CITY SUMMER FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 4 through Sept. 17, in the FairOaks Mall parking lot facing 25th Street, rain or shine. Locally grown produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, coffee and tea, artisan breads, pulled pork sandwiches, unique crafts and more. WIC vouchers accepted. Information: 812-378-0539.

COLUMBUS SUMMER FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June through September Cummins COB parking lot, Fifth and Brown streets. More than 90 vendors, of produce, plants, flowers, homemade crafts, baked goods, popcorn, desserts, soaps, dog treats, chicken, eggs, wine, coffee and more, weekly music and community booth. SNAP vouchers accepted.

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.

COLUMBUS GOLDEN K KIWANIS, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Always an interesting and informative program. All are welcome. Information: 812-342-6944.

Theater

May

“BLITHE SPIRIT,” a comedy by Noel Coward, presented by Brown County Community Theater, 7:30 p.m. May 20 and 21, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St. Nashville. Tickets: $15.50, $14.50 and $10.50. Reservations: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

“HOT FUDGE PICKLES THE MUSICAL,” 6 p.m. May 21 and 1 p.m. May 22, Willow Leaves Theatre, Hope. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, free admission for preschoolers. Concessions available for purchase. Reservations requested. Information: 812-546-0640 or willowleavesofhope@gmailcom.

Music

May

NORMAN STATION CONSERVATION CLUB SPRING BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, May 20 and 21, Norman Station Conservation Club, 12157 W. County Road 450N, Norman. Music performed by a variety of bands, camping, food and family fun. Information: 812-834-5184, 812-869-0850 or 812-498-3284.

“GOLD DUST” all-female country band, 8 p.m. to midnight May 21, Triple Play BBQ, 186 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. Information: Facebook at Gold Dust Band Indianapolis.

TERRY LEE AND THE ROCKABOOGIE BAND, 7:30 p.m. May 28, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Rock ‘n roll from the 1950s, honky tonk, rhythm & blues, boogie woogie, swing and rockabilly. Brown County beer and wine available for purchase. Show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets: $18.50. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

June

JCB NEIGHBORFEST!, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of June, July, August and September, 300 block of Washington Street. Free concerts by A Fistful of Bacon, June 2; the Jai Baker Band, July 7; Groove Essential, Aug. 4; and Hudson Hornet, Sept. 1. Information: 812-376-2539 and caac@INcolumbus.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE, 7 p.m., Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. Scheduled: Bad Medicine, June 3; The Ang Trio, June 10; Joe Persinger, June 17; The Reunion Band, June 24; Open Mike Night, July 8 and July 15. Information: 812-522-2278.

FINGERSTYLE GUITARIST RICHARD SMITH, 7 p.m. June 4, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Advance tickets $15 at Viewpoint Books, the mall office and the Harlequin box office. Tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.

MILL RACE LIVE CONCERT, BATTLE OF THE BANDS, 7 p.m., June 11, Mill Race Park. Rain location will be Foundation for Youth.

“THE JOURNEY BEGINS,” COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2015-16 SEASON.  Scheduled: “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.

SEYMOUR CITY JAM SERIES, 5:30 p.m., with music from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on East Second Street in Seymour. Scheduled: The Flying Toasters, June 16; Tad Robinson, July 21; the Woomblies Rock Orchestra, Aug. 18; Rumours, Sept. 15. Information: 812-522-2278.

LIVE ON THE PLAZA, FEATURING “NATURALLY 7” A CAPPELLA GROUP, 7 p.m. June 17, Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza, 536 Fifth St. Free. Members call their shows “vocal play,” in which they sing as instruments from bass guitar to flutes. Information: 812-376-2539 or artsincolumbus.org.

FINGERSTYLE GUITARIST RICHARD GILEWITZ, 7 p.m. June 23, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Advance tickets $15 at Viewpoint Books, the mall office and the Harlequin box office. Tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.

“HERE’S TO LIFE” JAZZ WITH ZEMRAH AND COMPANY FROM CHICAGO, 7 p.m. June 25, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Advance tickets $15 at Viewpoint Books, the mall office and the Harlequin box office. Tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.

2016 KIWANIS DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOWS, 7 to 9 p.m. June 25, July 16, Aug. 13 and Sept. 24, Donner Park shelter house. Free shows featuring a variety of emcees and performers.

July

2016 SUMMER CABARET SERIES, presented by Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. at The Commons. Scheduled: Rumer Willis, July 21; Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, Aug. 25; and Aaron Lazar, Sept. 29. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders who have reserved dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. A full cash bar will be available, including an option to purchase a bottle of table wine. Tickets prices: $55 VIP, $35 Preferred, $20 general admission. Meal reservations are $15 per person and must be made in advance. Multiple-show ticket packages available. Tickets and information: Philharmonic office at 812-376-2638, ext. 1, or online at theCIP.org.

Misc.

May

PRESENTATION AND DEMONSTRATION BY PAUL DAILY OF WILD HORSE MINISTRIES, 6:30 p.m. May 20, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, State Road 11. Free. Take lawn chairs for seating. Information: 812-350-9386.

33RD ANNUAL DOLL & BEAR SHOW & SALE, sponsored by Doll’s Night Out Club of Columbus, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds Community Building. Antique, modern, collectible and original dolls and bears on display. Free admission. Door prizes. Information: 812-376-9124 and joyvegas3@aol.com.

SECRET GARDEN TOUR, sponsored by Historic Downtown Neighborhood Alliance of Columbus, Indiana, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and noon to 5 p.m. May 22. Walking tour of approximately two dozen private and public gardens in the historic residential area of downtown Columbus. Tickets: $8 in advance at Baker’s Fine Gifts and Viewpoint Books. Tickets will be $10 on tour day at tents at the Visitors Center, Fifth and Franklin streets, and at 803 Franklin street.

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.

THIRD ANNUAL LOBSTERFEST PHILHARMONIC FUNDRAISER,  May 21, Old National Bank parking lot on Fifth Street. “Happy hour’ at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. An authentic New England clambake and lobster boil recreated Midwest-style, with Maine lobsters and clams and traditional fixin’s. Lobster alternative available upon request. Reservations available at the.CIP.org or 812-376-2638. Tickets: Individual Level, $100; Patron Level, $125; Patron Level including drink ticket and a chance to win a Corvette raffle entry, $150.

THIRD ANNUAL RUMBLE FOR THE CURE, May 21, Mann’s Harley Davidson, 3250  Marketplace Drive, Edinburgh. A charity motorcycle event to support the American Cancer Society. Registration from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with kickstands up at 11 a.m. Ride will be approximately 90 miles and end downtown on Fourth Street around 3 p.m. Cost: $20 solo, $35 with passenger, includes a meal, ride, music and shirt while supplies last. Information: rumbleforthecure.com.

“PAWS FOR A CAUSE” FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 and June 18, Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. Time slots available every 15 minutes. Let pets create an abstract or help them make individual paw prints on art paper. Pet must be on leash. Washing station will be available. Cost: $20 per painting, all supplies and instruction provided. Pre-register and pre-pay at 812-522-2278.

PURDUE CLUB OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET, 6 p.m. May 26, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. Three $2,000-scholarships will be awarded to local high school students who will attend Purdue University. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins vice president and chief technical officer. Cost: $25. Reservations due by the weekend of  May 21 and 22: 812-344-4060.

4 PAWS CRAFT/ARTIST/DIRECT SALES SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 28, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Fifty-one vendors, raffle, animals available for adoption, low-cost spay/neuter sign-up, food available for breakfast and lunch. Proceeds will benefit CARE (Community Animal Rescue Effort). Information, including a list of artists and direct-sales groups available on Facebook and at care.rescuegroups.org.

FARM-TO-FIFTH TOURS, noon and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Saturdays through May 28, Bear Wallow Distillery, 4484 Old State Road 46E, Nashville. Cost: $6 per person. Learn the role whiskey played in the formation of America during the Revolutionary War, what brought whiskey making to Indiana and moonshining in Brown County before, during and after Prohibition. See the complete production process beginning with locally grown grains through cooking, fermentation, distillation, aging, bottling and tasting. Information: 812-657-4923 and bearwallowdistillery.com.

June

ARTZ DAZE, 11 a.m. to 3  p.m. June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5, 300 block of Washington Street. Free hands-on, outdoor art experiences. No experience required. Information: 812-376-2539 and caac@artsINcolumbus.org.

COMEDY AT THE EAGLES, 930 Washington St. Scheduled: Mike Toomey, 8 p.m. June 3; and Ron Feingold, 8 p.m. July 8. For ages 18 and older. Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 812-376-7075.

“JUNE JAM” HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. June 4, Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds Community Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. Information: 812-552-4477 and hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com.

TRUCK-A-PALOOZA 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4, Dorel Juvenile Group, State Street parking lot. A free anything-on-wheels show with free music by HotWired at 10:30 a.m., Josh Melton at 11:45 a.m. and Tyler Steel at 1 p.m. Those entering the show should use the Cherry Street entrance to Dorel. Trophies will be handed out in several categories and driver prizes will be raffled throughout the show. Food and memorabilia available for purchase, bounce house, touch-a-truck area and balloons by Mill Race Clowns for kids. Information: Kelsey James, 812-372-4448 or kelseyjames@wkkg.com.

DISCOVER LIVING, 3 to 7 p.m. June 9, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Vendors with products and services to enhance life, from good health to exciting adventures and a beautiful home and more. Admission is free. Door prizes awarded. Sponsored by The Republic and Columbus Regional Health. Information: 812-379-5655.

41ST ANNUAL CROTHERSVILLE RED, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVAL, June 9, 10 and 11, on the grounds of Crothersville Community Schools. Vendors, crafts, flea market, free entertainment, food, a carnival, talent show, contests and more. Parade at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday. Information: crothersvillerwb.com or Facebook at Crothersville RWB.

AVIATION DAY 2016, beginning at 8 a.m. June 11, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Free airshows at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., will begin with a remote-controlled airplane demonstration followed by stunt pilot Michael Vaknin in his EXTRA300L, REdStar Pilots and a “Super Stearman Wingwalking” performance by Dave Dacy and Tony Kazian. Other activities include a Columbus Corvette car show, plane rides, Touch-a-Truck, bounce houses and other activities for kids. Breakfast ($7) and lunch will be available as well as various food vendors. The Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum and Blackerby’s Hangar 5 restaurant will be open.  Admission is free but select attractions will charge a fee. Information: 812-376-2519.

38TH ANNUAL INDIANA HERITAGE ARTS EXHIBITION, June 11 through July 2, Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive, Nashville. All 135 paintings chosen by expert judges to be included in the show will be for sale.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 812-988-4906 and indianaheritagearts.org.

HUMANE SOCIETY 50TH ANNIVERSARY PICNIC, 2 to 6 p.m. June 11, new Humane Society Shelter, 4415 E. County Road 200S. Fiftieth anniversary celebration with a picnic, music from all five decades, a garage sale, vendors, wagon rides provided by Shireman’s Homestead and dog obedience demonstrations. Free entry. Information: bartholomewhumane.org.

THE BOURBON EXPERIENCE, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18, Bear Wallow Distillery, 4484 Old State Road 46E, Nashville. Learn the history of bourbon, see how it’s made and sample different styles. Cost: $35 per person, including an extended distillery tour, class materials, lunch, a cocktail, all samples and more. Space is limited. Make reservations at 812-657-4923.

18-HOLE GOLF SCRAMBLE, June 18, Hickory Hills Golf Club, Brownstown. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Fee: $50 per player including cart and meal. Payouts for first-, second- and third-place teams. Prizes for the longest drive and closest to pin. Limited to 14 teams. Sign up: John Olsen, 812-358-4529, or Calli Johnson, 812-350-4864. Proceeds will benefit Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center.

MILL RACE CENTER FABULOUS DAY TRIPPERS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20. Visit a local goat farm to watch the process of raising goats and operating a working farm. Lunch on your own in Scottsburg with time to visit local antique shops. Cost: $25 for MRC members, $30 for non-members. Information: 812-376-9241 or travel@millracecenter.org.

CARS AND GUITARS CRUZ-IN, June 25, downtown Seymour. Registration begins at 2 p.m. in front of Jackson County Public Library. Door prizes will be given to entrants. Music by the Sounds of Summer at 7 p.m. Information: 812-522-3449 or carsandguitarsofseymour.com.

COLUMBUS ARTFEST, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26, Mill Race Park, in conjunction with Columbus Running Club’s Firecracker 5K and BBQ Blues & Brew. Information: columbusartfest.com.

TOWN & COUNTRY HOME AND GARDENS TOUR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26, hosted by Jennings  County Historical Society. Tour eight historic homes and unique gardens throughout Jennings County. Tickets: $15. Information and tickets: 812-346-8989.

July

FAMILY BINGO AND MAKE-YOUR-OWN-SUNDAE NIGHT, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 27, Donner Center. Limited to the first 30 families, maximum of five per family. Prizes awarded to bingo winners. Registration required, including number of people attending: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

August

END OF SUMMER DOGGIE SWIM, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, Donner Aquatic Center. Cost: $5 per dog. Each dog must be accompanied by an owner or handler.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

“ART ALERT – A SHOWCASE OF FINE ARTISTS,” through June 30, Columbus Visitors Center, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets. Featuring the work of six Columbus-based artists: Bob Burris, Susie Gregory, Mary Gretsinger, Chris Newlund, David Williams and YiAnna Young. Information: 812-378-2622.

ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM at Columbus Municipal Airport. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, later named Bakalar Air Force Base, and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sundays and Mondays. Museum displays include a World War II era air base barracks building section showing barracks living at the former air base, and a WWII Army Air Corps operating rotating beacon and tower. View the pictorial air base timeline 10-panel presentation, Noblitt-Sparks (Arvin) WWII military products, WWII Tuskegee Airman and 71st Special Operations Squadron-Vietnam display kiosks. See the WWII Home Front display plus other interesting artifacts and historical air base displays including many large model aircraft of that era. Visit the museum’s Ernie Schorr Memorial Library. The John C. Walter conference room features a wall-sized mural of a Bakalar Air Force Base AC-119G Gunship aircraft. The museum’s mission is to preserve the history of the former air base and honor those who served. Tours for school or other groups are available. Information: 812-372-4356 or 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. 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 May 27: “Drawing Upon Drawing.” 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. 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. Artwork by nine local artists including Gail Plattner, Jeff Jackson, Stephen Whittaker, John Strickland, Susie Gregory, Rebecca Campbell, Cathy Schooler and Robert Baker. All artwork is for sale. 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. Featured through June 1: “Water & Wings” by Kathryn Armstrong. 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.

JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.

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