NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY, 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenters Colleen North and Jenny Waltz will offer advise to families needing assistance with older relatives on navigating the health care system. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
AUTHOR SKYPE WITH ELLEN HOPKINS, AUTHOR OF “CRANK,” 4 to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Hopkins will share her writing process, the path to publication and the inspiration for her writing, followed by a time for audience questions. Program is open to teens and adults. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
BLOCK PARTY, for ages 2 to 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Space is limited. Required tickets available 30 minutes prior to the program at the Children’s Desk. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
MEDICARE SEMINAR, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Medicare Simplified independent, non-profit organization. When and how to enroll, details on components of Medicare, making changes in coverage in the future, costs and more. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ENGAGE COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL TEA, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Engage Columbus office, 431 Sixth St. Enjoy light refreshments and learn about Engage Columbus.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Emotional support, practical assistance in coping and the latest information on research. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
MEDITATION, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Pyramid Meditation Center for ages 6 and older. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING, 6 p.m. Sept. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Laura McCracken will demonstrate the crush and strain method of processing honey in small batches. Open to the public. Sponsored by Bartholomew County Master Gardeners. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
LOGGING IN INDIANA, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Sandy Messner of the Indiana Forest Alliance will talk about logging in state forests, how it impacts Hoosiers and steps people can take to help. Open to all. Sponsored by Winding Waters Group of the Sierra Club. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Meet with other writers, share ideas and learn. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ONE STROKE PAINTING, 10 a.m. Sept. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Marilyn Tentler will show how to blend, shade and highlight a scarecrow and pumpkins on a 12 x 12 wrapped canvas. For ages 13 and older. Fee of $25 includes all supplies. Maximum of 18. Registration required. Information and registration: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS: “DAFFY DUCK AND THE DINOSAUR,” 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Watch classic Looney Tunes made between 1938 and 1948. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH IN INDIANA, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Archaeologist Rachel Sharkey of the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will talk about prehistoric and historic archaeology in Indiana, address what archaeology is and is not, explain how to get in involved in archaeology and provide an overview of laws that protect and preserve Hoosier archaeological resources. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY, 10-week program focusing on control of finances and budget, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Registration: 812-348-6257.
HOPEKEEPERS, 12-week educational and support program for adults with chronic pain or chronic illness, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Childcare available. Registration: 812-348-6257.
MATTE PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Digital Underground, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Matte painting is a technique used in the film industry to create scenes or landscapes that are too expensive or unrealistic to create in real life. Curtis Hartwell will show participants how to create their own futuristic matte painting using Adobe Photoshop. Basic computer skills recommended.For ages 10 and older. Limit of 4. Registration required. Information: 812-379-1266 and registration at mybcpl.org under Events.
NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY CEREMONY, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial, corner of Brown and Second streets, on the grounds of Bartholomew County Courthouse. Zack Ellison will be emcee, former VFW state commander William “Buzz” Weberding will be keynote speaker and music will be provided by bugler Bob Zack, vocalist Harvey Leggett and Southern Indiana Pipes and Drums. Invocation and benediction will be given by Mike Childress, chaplain of VFW Post No. 1987, and a reading of Bartholomew County POWs/MIAs will be given by Chris Fitzsimmons. The ceremony will close with a 21-gun salute by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.
CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER AND GOSPEL SING FUNDRAISER, featuring the Christian Cavaliers and Lloyd and Judy Artis, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Flintwood Church, 5300 25th St., Columbus. Free-will offerings accepted. Information: 812-379-4287 and flintwood.org.
WHITE CREEK LUTHERAN SMORGASBORD AND BAZAAR, Sept. 10, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 16270 S. County Road 300W, Columbus. (Please note: In the past, this event has been held on the third Saturday in September but has been scheduled for the second Saturday this year.) Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. Baked ham, turkey and dressing, noodles, side dishes, salads and desserts. A country craft bazaar will offer handcrafted, seasonal and quilted items and more. Information: 812-342-6832.
FARMER’S MARKET OF HOPE, 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of 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 Sept. 17, 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.
FIFTH ANNUAL CHEER FUND CHALLENGE, Sept. 10, Columbus Fire Station No. 2, 2376 Arnold St., Columbus. Races include 15K run and 15K relay, 10K run and10K relay, 5K run and walk and a kids’ fun run. Information: cheerfund.com/challenge.
SEEDS OF LOVE 5K, 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 17, First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Proceeds will benefit Love Chapel. Discount for registering before Sept. 5 and for youth 16 and under. Door prizes from area businesses will be awarded. Sign up at signmeup.com/112555 or Seeds of Love 5K on Facebook.
BUILDING HOPE 5K RUN/WALK, Sept. 17, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 E. 25th St. Pre-event activities begin at 7:30 a.m.; registration and sign-in, 8 a.m.; run/walk, 9 a.m. Cost: adults, $25, kids 12 and under, $15. Register by Aug. 22 for a guaranteed t-shirt. Waivers required for all participants. Register at flintwood.org until Sept. 16; by contacting the church at 812-371-2868 or by email at flintwood email@example.com. All proceeds benefit the Flintwood Wesleyan Building Fund.
29TH ANNUAL HOPE RIDE, “SGT. HEIFER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND,” Sept. 17, Hauser High School, 9273 State Road 9N, Hope. Scenic bicycle tours of 13, 23, 34, 50, 75 or 100 miles. Entry fee includes pancake breakfast, lunch, rider support, rest stops, live music and root beer floats. Proceeds support area food pantries, Dollars for Scholars and other causes. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., riders may start between 7:30 and 9 p.m. and must finish by 5 p.m. Breakfast available from 7 to 9 a.m. and lunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hope Town Square. Showers available after the ride until 5 p.m., root beer floats served after the ride, SAG service will end at 5 p.m. Entry fee: $25 adults, $10 ages 14 an under. Information and sign-up: hoperide.org.
HILLY HALF MARATHON fundraiser for Brown County YMCA, Nov. 12, Brown County State Park, including a 5K walk and run and a 10K run. Packet pick up and late registration from 7 to 8 a.m., start of all races at 8:30 a.m., 5K awards at 9:45 a.m. and 10K awards at 10:20 a.m. Half marathon timing will end at noon followed by awards at 12:30 p.m. Children’s race, pre-race pasta dinner and late registration on Nov. 11, with times to be announced. Information: Brown County YMCA, 812-988-9622.
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. Closed for cleaning Aug. 30. 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.
TALK LIKE A PIRATE, with Cap’n Dave, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16, Hope Branch Library, 635 Harrison St., Hope. Information: 812-546-5310.
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.
“SYLVIA,” by AR Gurney, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $15.50 and $14.50. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
“MOON OVER BUFFALO,” presented by Jackson County Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 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.
2016 SUMMER CABARET SERIES, presented by Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. at The Commons. Scheduled: 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.
FRIDAYS@FIRST CONCERT SERIES, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Scheduled: His Grace Ensemble, instrumental group from Taiwan, presented in conjunction with Columbus Chinese Association, Aug. 26. Free and open to the public.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES ON THE PLAZA, 7 p.m., Aug. 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Featuring Columbus Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble. Bring a chair. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, traditional and classic country music from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Featured Sept. 3 Paul Penny from Louisville, Kentucky; Oct. 1, Frank Dean and LuAnn and Denise Kocur. Admission: $10. Concessions available for purchase. Family atmosphere, no smoking or alcohol allowed. Tickets and reservations: 812-546-0640 and email@example.com.
PLAZA MUSIC: THE TIDES DUO, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Seth Jenkins and Michael Beck from Indianapolis will play a mix of music by Billy Joel, the Beatles, Dan Fogelberg, Elton John and others. Rain location is in the Red Room. Free. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“BLUES NIGHT” WITH GARY APPLEGATE AND JOE ROCK, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, The Harlequin Theatre, FairOaks Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books and the theater box office, or $20 at the door. Cash bar available. Information, reservations and will-call tickets: 812-343-4597.
SEYMOUR CITY JAM SERIES, featuring the Rumours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sept; 15, on East Second Street in Seymour. Information: 812-522-2278.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 30TH SEASON. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, Erne Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Scheduled: Pianist Sean Chen, Sept. 17; singer/pianist/actor Ann Hampton Callaway, Oct. 29; organist Dan McKinley, Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir and the Philharmonic Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, at First Christian Church; Philharmonic Holidays with The Wright Brothers and Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Erne Auditorium; pianist Di Wu, Feb. 4; Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” featuring the Philharmonic Chorus, April 1; pianist Elliot Wuu, April 29; “Salute!” free patriotic concert, 7 p.m. May 26, on the grounds of Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial. Single concert tickets: $15 to $55, adults; $10 to $50, seniors; $5 to $35, students. Season tickets and Phil’s Family Fun Passes available. Information: 812-376-2638 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES DINNER THEATER, “Sweet Dreams … Patsy Cline Revue,” Oct. 29, at Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Featuring Lisa Barrett as Patsy Cline, with the Willow Leaves House Band and guest Holly Hamilton. Family atmosphere, no smoking or alcohol. Tickets: $25. Information and reservations: 812-546-0640 and email@example.com.
ANNUAL 10-MILE-LONG GARAGE SALE, opening at 8 a.m., Aug. 27, beginning near 7478 W. County Road 600S, Edinburgh, and continuing east toward Marietta. Fish fry beginning at 11 a.m. at the Marietta Fire Station. Information: 317-729-5883.
SUPER SATURDAY, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and Oct. 29, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Enjoy exploring, creating, learning, engaging, tasting and connecting. Free. information: 812-376-9241 and millracecenter.org.
BEERFEST, 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 27, Mill Race Park, Columbus. Fifty-five vendors from around the state and two from Kentucky.
ARTS & ANTIQUES FAIR, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28, Hope Town Square. Free admission and parking.
MILL RACE CENTER FABULOUS DAYTRIPPERS trip to the Indiana State Museum and lunch at the L.S. Ayres Tea Room in Indianapolis, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Lunch, transportation and admission to the museum, $55 for MRC members, $65 for non members. Information and registration: 812-376-9241 or at Mill Race Center.
“LABOR DAY STING” HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. Sept. 3, Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, Family Arts Building, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $12. Kids 4 and under admitted free. Concessions and wrestling merchandise available for purchase.
FOURTH STREET FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4, downtown Bloomington, Fourth Street between Lincoln and Indiana. Juried festival featuring 120 local, regional and national artists and craftspeople invited to showcase their work. Performances by local musicians, written word activities and booths for community arts organizations. Art and science related activities for children. Event is free to the public.
BEYOND THE BRUNCH XIII: 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE CO., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Harrison Lake Country 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.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES BENEFIT EVENT FOR TURNING POINT SHELTER, the senior project of Columbus East student Kayla Gastineau, 10 a.m. Sept. 10, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. High heels are recommended but not required. Register at cbuswalkamile.eventbrite.com by Aug. 26 for $30 and be guaranteed a t-shirt. Registration will be $35 after Aug. 26. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND ANNUAL VILLAGESCAPE PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Nashville. Presented by Brown County Art Guild. Entry fee, $15 for guild member artists, $20 all others, includes breakfast and one free drink during judging. Breakfast with the Artists from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Artist Colony Inn, $10, free for artists participating in the paint out. Hungarian Slacks, including guild artist member Wyatt Legrand, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Brown County Playhouse, free for participating artists, $20 all others. Awards ceremony and closing reception from 4 to 5 p.m. at Brown County Art Guild. Information and registration: 812-988-6185 and browncountyartguild.org.
COMEDY AT YES CINEMA, 328 Jackson St. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Scheduled: Bob Zany, Sept. 10, Rated “R”; Dan Chopin, Oct. 15, Rated “R”; Henry Phillips, Nov. 12, Rated “R”; Mike Armstrong, Dec. 31 (two shows) Rated “PG 13”; Drew Hastings, Jan. 28, Rated “PG 13.” Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information: 812-379-1630.
COLUMBUS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL, Sept. 10 and 11, Barthlomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, County Road 200 South. Cultural music, including pipe bands, dance, food, Highland games, athletic competition, whiskey tasting, sheepdog competitions and more. Advance tickets begin at $10 and are available at scottishfestival.org.
COMEDY NIGHT WTH JEFF BODART and Max Haddad, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17, The Harlequin Theatre, FairOaks Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance at the mall office, the theater box office and Viewpoint Books, or $20 at the door. Cash bar available. Information, reservations and will-call tickets: 812-343-4597.
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.
HARTSVILLE BICENTENNIAL FESTIVAL, Sept. 17 and 18 on the Hartsville Town Square, in honor of the arrival of the Bicentennial Torch at approximately 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Beginning at 11 a.m. each day, there will be booths relating to historic events and people from the area, free games and crafts for kids, a Mini Torch Relay for kids, a walking/driving tour of the town, music, a fish fry and more. Information: 812-371-7969.
HOT RODS AND ROCK & ROLL, 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17, downtown Columbus. Car show is free and continues all day. Free concert of music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s by Rick K and the Allnighters at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Food and merchandise available for purchase.
41ST ANNUAL WALLY FUETTERER MEMORIAL KIWANIS GOLF OUTING, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19, Harrison Lake Country Club, 588 N. Country Club Road, Columbus. Four-person, best-ball scramble to raise funds for local youth projects. Register by calling Doug Stender, 812-657-7450 or online at kducks.com.
49TH ANNUAL HOPE HERITAGE DAYS, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Hope Town Square and downtown area. Rain location: Hauser High School gym. Music, food, contests, fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Pioneer Village, parade flyover at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 25 followed by parade at 2:30 p.m. Complete schedule of events available at hopeheritagedays.org/event-schedule.
FIFTH ANNUAL BucCornEar FESTIVAL, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24, Jackson Township Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg, 6 miles northwest of Nashville. Free admission. Biscuits and gravy breakfast and other food available for purchase, car show and judging, vendors, all-day pirate-themed activities and contests, live house burn and more. Proceeds will go to the fire department. Information: 812-988-6201 or email@example.com.
“A GATHERING OF QUILTS” QUILT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 2, Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore streets. Presented by Columbus Star Quilters and Evening Star Quilters, this 17th biennial judged show will feature close to 200 quilts, six vendors and a boutique of fine quilted gifts for purchase. Visitors will vote for their favorite challenge block and the Viewer’s Choice ribbon.
ETHNIC EXPO, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8, corner of Second and Washington streets, Columbus. Food booths offering ethnic food from around the world, an international bazaar, entertainment throughout the weekend, children’s activities from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday sponsored by Bartholomew County Historical Society and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday sponsored by kidscommons, parade at 11 a.m. Saturday and fireworks at 9 p.m. Saturday. Host countries are China and Taiwan.
13TH ANNUAL KIWANIS INCREDIBLE DUCK SPLASH, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 8, Mill Race Park. After the Ethnic Expo Parade, follow “Kwacker the Duck” down to Mill Race Park for the 13th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash at Round Lake. Free Duck Splash events will include a Bounce House, coupons for a Dilly Bar from the Downtown Dairy Queen, Walgreen’s Health Tests, Indy Admirals Remote Control Boats and Photo Opportunities with some of your favorite “Star Wars” characters. All “adopted” ducks will be turned loose into Round Lake to compete for over $12,000 in cash and prizes, some even dropped from a helicopter courtesy of Columbus Helicopter. One lucky duck will get 10 chances to win a new car or $50,000. Remote control “Duckinator boats” will randomly select ducks to determine the winners. A free Don Miller Magic Show will begin at 1 p.m. while the winners are being determined. Winners will be announced at approximately 2 p.m. Ducks are available for purchase from any local Kiwanis member, at Midwest Computer Solutions and from any participating “Duck Buddy” youth organization listed on website, kducks.com. All proceeds benefit local youth organizations.
FALL FESTIVAL BALLROOM DANCE, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Music by DJ Billy Case, light appetizers included, cash bar available. Tickets: $20 per person. Information and to reserve tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also will be available at the door.
UNCOMMON CAUSE GALA, “The 60s Experience: From Mods to Motown, Buzz Cuts to Bellbottoms,” Oct. 22 at The Commons. Gourmet food, live music by Living Proof from Indianapolis, live auction and dancing. Proceeds will benefit Columbus Area Arts Council. Information: 812-376-2539 and artsincolumbus.org.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets. Visitors Center hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays (closed Sundays in December, January, February and March). Featured through Sept. 5: “David Lee Csicsko: The Columbus Connection,” a collection of fine art prints of giants of modern architecture, art and design, ranging from Eliel and Ero Saarinen, Harry Weese and Alexander Girard to Paul Rand and Henry Moore, as well as stained glass and mosaic public works created by Csicsko.Information: 812-378-2622.
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. Featured through Nov. 17: “Collective Imagination” exhibit of mixed media from IndyArtWerkz members, including Aline Chevalier of Columbus. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19. Information: 812-314-8509.
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 bartholomew history.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.
WELLCONNECT, 237 Washington St. Featured through August: “Whisper” by Indianapolis painter Megan Jefferson. 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.
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.
SOUTHERN INDIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. Exhibit titled “Home Grown: Two Indiana Visiions,” features pastels by Maureen O’Hara Pesta, and black-and-white photography by her son, Jesse Pesta, Aug. 31 through Sept. 27. Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 812-522-1178.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Featured artists through August are Zhen Zhong Duan and Charlene March. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.org.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Featured in August: Photography of adventures on Route 66 by Kendall Reeves and acrylics and watercolors inspired by farmlands in Monroe County, Colorado and Oregon by Cheryl Duckworth. 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. Information: browncountyartgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.