Go Guide – June 9



BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. June 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Meet with other writers in the county, share ideas and learn. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

PROFESSOR STEVE’S SCIENCE OF BASKETBALL, 4 to 5 p.m. June 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Basketball-related experiments and demonstrations. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

QUILTS REFLECTING THE POETRY OF JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: A BICENTENNIAL PROGRAM, 6:30 p.m. June 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Cindy Claycamp of Jackson County will talk about her book and display quilts. Register at 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.

CRAFT NIGHT: FATHER’S DAY CARD, 6 p.m. June 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Learn basic card-making techniques and make a card using a simple layered card stock technique. Supplies provided. Maximum of 20 people. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

BLUEBIRDS: PROVIDING A SAFE HAVEN, 6 p.m. June 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Ray Weatherholt of the Indiana Bluebird Society will talk about providing a safe haven for bluebirds in southern Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ESSENTIAL OILS 101, 6:30 p.m. June 16, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. An introductory session on essentials by Carissa Rusin. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ONE STROKE PAINTING, birds sunning themselves painted on canvas, 10 a.m. June 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. For ages 13 and up. Maximum of 18. Fee of $25 covers all supplies. With instructor Marilyn Tentler. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

INDIANA ROAD TRIP: A BICENTENNIAL PROGRAM, 6:30 p.m. June 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Author Andrea Neal will talk about some of the least known “big stories” from Indiana history featured in her book, “Indiana Road Trip: A Pocket History of Indiana.” Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

PATTY SPITLER/PETPALS TV, 7 p.m., June 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Spitler, a reporter and producer for nationally syndicated PetPals TV, will talk about her show and her love of dogs. Sponsored by Kennel Club of Columbus. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

MANAGING BACK-TO-SCHOOL EXPENSES, with Lisa Piercefield from Apprisen, 6 p.m. June 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES ON THE PLAZA, 7 p.m. June 24, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Van Ill, one-man show from Chicago, will be featured. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. June 28, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The 1991 Danish film “Europa” will be shown. Subtitled in German. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

THE FOUR SQUARE OF RETIREMENT, 6 p.m. June 30, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Samantha Wilmot of Bankers Life will discuss Medicare, extended care planning, financial planning and life insurance. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.


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, 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.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL’S 11TH ANNUAL DRIVE-THRU LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23, St. Peter’s Lutheran School east parking lot, 719 Fifth St. Lunches, $6 each, include a porkburger sandwich, chips, baked beans, cookie and a drink. Call-ahead orders available on or before June 22 at 812-379-1665. Proceeds will help fund the 4-H summer internship/assistant position.

COLUMBUS ASSEMBLY NO. 36 INDIANA ORDER OF RAINBOW GIRLS BREAKFAST, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 18, St. John’s Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, plus milk, juice and coffee.

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.


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.

GIRLFRIEND RIDE BICYCLE TOUR FOR LADIES ONLY, 9 a.m. June 18, Columbus Learning Center. Select from the 35K Pageboy (22-mile tour) or the 55K Home Perm (34-mile tour). Proceeds will support Love Chapel. Registration: girlfriendride.org.

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. Preregistration 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.



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.

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 June: Messy Monday Sensory Activities, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13, 20 and 27; Fathers Day, June 19, mothers or one guardian admitted free with one paid child’s admission; free workshop on creating cereal box collages with Michael Albert, June 24; $5 Day in conjunction with BBQ Blues & Brews Fest, June 25; Scholastic Book Fair, June 27 through July 10. 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.


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.



“OLIVER!” July 8-10, presented by the Mill Race Theatre Company at Columbus North High School’s Judson Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St. in Columbus.


“MOON OVER BUFFALO,” presented by Jackson County Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 20, 26 and 27, Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Also scheduled: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11; “Little Shop of Horrors” dinner theater at The Pines Restaurant in Seymour, Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2017; and “Romeo and Juliet,” April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6. Further information: jcct.org, 812-358-5228 and mail@jcct.org.



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: 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: 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.

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

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.

SINGER HENRY LEE SUMMER FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT, opening act at 5 p.m. June 18, Moose Lodge No. 398, 8th and Washington streets in Columbus. Indiana native and 1980s pop-rock performer takes the stage at about 7:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

PHILHARMONIC STRINGS CAMP, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-24, Ceraland Park, 3989 S. County Road 525E, Columbus. For beginner through advanced strings musicians; no prior experience needed. For children entering first grade through ninth grade. Violin, viola, cello, bass group and individual instruction plus swimming, mini gold, arts/crafts, and a concluding camp-wide concert. Tuition is $185 per child. Register at the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic office by calling 812-376-2638 or visit 315 Franklin Street to complete the camp form.

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. Featured June 25: David Rogers and Columbus East Jazz Inc. for the band’s 17th consecutive year of opening the show; Columbus East guitarist Jalen Peak; vocals and guitars by Craig Thayer and Chuck Eckert; and Elements of Jazz.


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.

JOHNSON-WITKEMPER INSURANCE BIGGEST BLOCK PARTY EVER, 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 23, Fourth and Washington streets in Columbus. The Columbus Area Arts Council fundraiser features 11 bands representing a broad range of music — pop/rock, bluegrass, country, soul and more — on three stages. Also a Kids Zone of activities. A variety of food and drinks, including beer and wine. Admission: $8. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.



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.

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.

“PIGGY PARTY” CHILDREN’S FUNDRAISER, sponsored by Elks Lodge nO. 521, 5 to 11 p.m. June 11, Elks Lodge, 4664 Ray Boll Boulevard in Columbus.

“PAWS FOR A CAUSE” FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

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.

COMMUNITY LUNCH FOR DAY OF CARING, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24, Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave. in Columbus.  Cost is $5, with an option for either a burger or a vegetarian alternative. All proceeds from the lunch will benefit teen programs at the Foundation for Youth. The community is welcome to come to the lunch or place orders for delivery on June 24. To place an order or learn more about the lunch, contact Jennifer Shaver Morrill at the Foundation for Youth at 812-348-4558.

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.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CRAFT SALE to benefit Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 25, Columbus City Farmers Market in the FairOaks Mall parking lot facing 25th Street. Free-will donations accepted.

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.


ARTZ DAZE, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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: Ron Feingold, 8 p.m. July 8. For ages 18 and older. Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 812-376-7075

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.


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 Aug. 26: “Redeveloping Downtown Columbus’ Modern Urban Form: 1950 to the Present.” Information: Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, 812-379-1297, or IUCA+Design, 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. 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 ART GALLERY, Artist Drive and Main Street, Nashville. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Exhibits and events: Artists Association Summer Show, through Aug. 1; 38th annual Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale, June 11 through July 2, juried exhibition of work by 130 artists on display and for sale; Second Sunday With the Artists, bring your supplies and paint with the artists from 1 to 4:30 p.m. June 12, $10 to paint or free for observers; Nashville Paint Out, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23, 24 and 25, throughout Nashville, with a barbecue and art sale at 5 p.m. June 25. Information and registration: 812-988-4609 and browncountyartgallery.org.

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.