BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. July 14, 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.
“SEAGOING COWBOYS,” 6 p.m. July 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Peggy Reiff Miller will talk about the more than 7,000 men and boys who, after World War II, traveled to Europe to care for the thousands of horses and heifers sent for reparations, among them, former Columbus Mayor Bob Stewart and Bo Bo Newsom. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
START THE CONVERSATION, 6:30 p.m. July 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Ethan Crough, executive director of BCSC Foundation, public speaker, educator, guide and actor, will explain three secrets to better communication with individuals and new conservation starters. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – “THE BOXTROLLS,” 6 p.m. July 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “PG” movie about orphaned boys raised by underground-cave-dwelling trash collectors. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
LOOKIN’ BACK WITH LARRY, 6:30 p.m. July 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Local educator and former coach Larry Perkinson will share personal stories that encourage reflection on life lessons. Copies of his books, “Daffodils and Dog-ears” and “Nudge Me Gently” will be available for purchase. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. July 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The second 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.
ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM — FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. July 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Kyle Willey will show “Stroszek,” a 1977 German film about three friends who leave their lives in Berlin, certain that wealth and comfort await in America. Directed by Werner Herzog and Starring Bruno S. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
BIRDS OF PREY, 2 p.m. July 27, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Staff from the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center at Hardy Lake will present a live program highlighting native hawks, owls and falcons. A program for all ages. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – “STRANGE MAGIC,” 6 p.m. July 27, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. A 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Lucasfilm. Rated PG. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES ON THE PLAZA, 7 p.m. July 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Live music performance by Space Traitors. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HENRY MOORE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, 4 p.m. July 30, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Bring a picnic, listen to music by Born Mountaineer, participate in a drawing activity sponsored by Columbus Area Arts Council and learn about Henry Moore, creator of the library’s Large Arch sculpture. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
FARMER’S MARKET OF HOPE, 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday in July and the first Friday of August and September, 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 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 FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays 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.
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.
FREE FUN DAYS at Donner Center. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled: Carnival Time, 4 to 7 p.m. July 22. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.
KIDS NIGHT OUT, 6 to 7 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26, Petersville United Methodist Church, 2781 N. County Road 500E. For ages 4 to 12. Three-year-olds welcome but must be accompanied by a parent. Registration will begin at 5:50 p.m. each event day. Information: Kathy Bush, 812-376-3501, or Chris Kimerling, 812-375-0898.
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. Special activities in July: Messy Mondays, sensory activity learning and fun, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 and 25.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 July: Scholastic Book Fair, daily 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.
FIFTH ANNUAL COLUMBUS YOUTH TRIATHLONS, 7 p.m. 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.
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.
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” DINNER THEATER, Willow Leaves, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Non-dinner show scheduled at 7 p.m. July 14. Dinner shows July 15, 16, 22 and 23, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. and play at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee shows July 17 and 24 with doors opening at 12:30 p.m., meal at 1 p.m. and play at 2 p.m. All tickets $25, including dinner and the play, except the July 14 performance when tickets are $15 for just the play. Reservations: 812-546-0640.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIANA STATE GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION, 6:30 p.m. July 15 and 2:30 and 7 p.m. July 16, Westside Community Church, 124 Tipton Lakes Blvd. Featuring Christian artists from Indiana and other states and the Freedom Quartet on Saturday evening. Tickets: $15 at the door, good for both days. Information: 317-847-1018 and ingma.com.
“BARNEY FIFE: FULLY LOADED,” 7:30 p.m. July 16, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Interactive comedy and songs centered around the residents of “Mayberry.” Tickets: $22.50. Beverages available for purchase. Tickets and information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
BUSTOCK FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL, July 20-23, Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, Seymour. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Scheduled: Derick Howard and Dicky James & the Blue Flames, July 20; Amy & Sean and the Indiana Boys, July 21; These Fine Gentleman and Begger’s Banquet Stones Tribute, July 22; Rusty Bladen and The Why Store, July 23. Rain location Seymour VFW Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Seymour Knights of Columbus Thursday. Information: wjaa.net.
REV’N RODS & HEARTLAND MUSIC TOUR, presented by Chevrolet Performance, Bill Monroe Bluegrass Park, Bean Blossom. Vendors and exhibits, car show from noon to 6 p.m. and concert, headlined by James Otto, at 6 p.m. Car show is free to spectators. Concert tickets available at RevnTour.com and onsite.
2016 SUMMER CABARET SERIES, presented by Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. at The Commons. Scheduled: 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.
JCB NEIGHBORFEST! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of July, August and September, 300 block of Washington Street. Free concerts by: Groove Essential, Aug. 4; and Hudson Hornet, Sept. 1. Information: 812-376-2539 and caac@INcolumbus.org.
2016 KIWANIS DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOWS, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 and Sept. 24, Donner Park shelter house. Free shows featuring a variety of emcees and performers.
LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, traditional and classic country music from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Saturday of August and September at Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Admission: $10. Concessions available for purchase. Family atmosphere, no smoking or alcohol allowed. Scheduled: Paul Penny of Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 6; and Holly Hamilton and Jim Young, Sept. 3. Tickets and reservations: 812-546-0640.
THE SWEET POTATOES, with Rick Hall, Laura Hall of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” and Kelly Macleod, all of southern California, performing a blend of country, folk and homespun Americana music, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Free community event. Information about The Sweet Potatoes: thesweetpotatoes.com.
JIMMY OSMOND IN “MOON RIVER & ME” A TRIBUTE TO ANDY WILLIAMS, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $45. Beverages available for purchase. Tickets and information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
OL’ BLUE EYES – AN EVENING OF COOL, with Russell Moss, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Brown County Playhouse, 70, S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $16/$15. Benefits Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Brown County beer and wine and other beverages available for purchase. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
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 Woomblies Rock Orchestra, Aug. 18; Rumours, Sept. 15. Information: 812-522-2278.
ROCK THE PARK, featuring KC and the Sunshine Band, Aug. 13, Mill Race Park. Tickets: $20 in advance for general lawn seating, $25 at the gate. Information: artsincolumbus.org.
OUR HOSPICE ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT, featuring Peter Cetera and his seven-piece electric band, and opening act LemonWheel from Indianapolis, 6 p.m. Sept. 3, Mill Race Park. Free admission. Raffle tickets for a prize of $10,000 are $10 each and will be available at the concert as well as T-shirts. Proceeds benefit patients with advanced illnesses and their families. Information: ourhospice.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY 4-H FAIR, through July 16, at the fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S. Some entertainment events scheduled include: Mud Bog, 7 p.m. July 14, Grandstand; Peach Clark Band, 7 p.m. July 14, Farm Bureau Building; Mount Liberty Way Band, 7 p.m. July 15, Farm Bureau Building; Greased Pig Contest, 8 p.m. July 15, Grandstand; Demolition Derby, 7 p.m. July 16, Grandstand. Information and a complete list of times, activities and entertainment available at bartholomewcountyfair.com. Fair office: 812-372-6133.
COMEDY NIGHT WITH JEFF ARCURI AND TIM MCLAUGHLIN, 7:30 p.m. July 15, The Harlequin Theatre, FairOaks Mall. Advance tickets, $15 at the mall office, Viewpoint Books and the Harlequin box office. Cash bar available. Information, reservations and will call: 812-343-4597.
“ART WITH A TWIST PARTY,” 10 a.m. to noon July 16, Hope Town Square shelter house. A Tri-State Artisan artist will lead the class in creating a 16 x 20 acrylic painting titled “Cosmic Universe.” Open to ages 8 and older, $30 per person, advance registration and pre-payment required: events.tsartisans.com/hope, at Hope Visitors Information Center and from Art Guild of Hope at 812-764-6417. Fifty percent of proceeds will benefit Art Guild of Hope.
WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC SEYMOUR, 6 p.m. July 18, starting at Seymour Museum Inc., 202 N. Chestnut St., Seymour. Free. Information: 812-523-4636.
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.
OPEN CLASS CAR & TRUCK SHOW, July 30, rain or shine, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3300 State Road 3N, North Vernon (corner of State Road 3 and the 750 bypass). Sign-in open from 8 a.m. to noon. Entry fee is $15. Judging will be done by participants and trophies will be awarded in numerous categories and for best of show. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. Information: 812-592-4967 or 812-592-4968.
ARTZ DAZE, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5, 300 block of Washington Street. Free hands-on, outdoor art experiences. No experience required. Information: 812-376-2539 and caac@artsINcolumbus.org.
SECOND ANNUAL SMART MONEY FAMILY FUN BIKE RIDE, Aug. 6, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Money related games and activities at the start and along the People Trail. Choice of 14-mile and 5-mile routes. Registration and activity stations open at 8:15 a.m., bike routes open at 9 a.m. Prizes awarded for completing activities including grand prizes of $100 gift cards. Early registration through July 16 is $5 for children, $25 for adults. Rain date Aug. 20. Information and registration: centrafoundation.org.
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.
BEYOND THE BRUNCH XIII: 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE CO., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Harrison Lake County Club. Tickets: $50 each if reserved before Sept. 7, including buffet dinner, music by 40 Years of College, magic show, cash bar and a silent auction of items and services donated by firefighters, township residents, sports teams, local businesses and regional artists. Tickets purchased after Sept. 7 will be $60. Proceeds will benefit HTVFC. Advance tickets available at Folger’s Four Seasons Florist, Viewpoint Books and HTVFC board members. Information: 812-350-1718 or BeyondtheBrunch@comcast.net.
ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL, 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the church, 1306 27th St. Games and prizes, raffles, bounce houses, kids cake walk and more. Burgers, authentic Mexican food, sodas and more available for purchase. Games and food priced individually but entry to the festival is free. Information: stbirish.net.
MUSCATATUCK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Sept. 17, 12985 U.S. 50E, Seymour. Bird walk at 7:30 a.m., events throughout the day including a “Passport to Nature,” memorabilia, special guests and cake. Information and details: 812-522-4352 or fws.gov/refuge/muscatatuck.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets. 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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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. Featured through August: “Whisper” by Indianapolis painter Megan Jefferson. Artist reception from 5 to 9 p.m. July 8. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. On display through July 31: “Into the Woods” by featured artists Jeanne McLeish and Mark Burkett. 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. Information: 812-988-4609 and browncountyartgallery.org.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.