THE CHEMISTRY OF ESSENTIAL OILS, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Carissa Russell. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
RED SKELTON: GOOD NIGHT AND MAY GOD BLESS, with storyteller Stephanie Holman, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
DIY: MAGAZINE COLLAGE FOR TEENS, 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. All supplies provided. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 6 p.m Oct. 4, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
MEDITATION, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. For ages 6 and older. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COMMUNITY BOOK READ DISCUSSIONS. Chapters one through seven of “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana” by James H. Madison will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Red Room at Bartholomew County Public Library; chapters eight through 11 will be discussed at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Viewpoint Books, and chapters 12 through 16 will be discussed at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at Mill Race Center. The book as a whole will be discussed at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the library’s Hope branch. Information: 812-379-1266.
CANDIDATE FORUMS, 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Candidates for state representative and state senator will attend Oct. 5 and candidates for county commissioner and county council will be present Oct. 12. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“WHITCOMB,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Charles James Adams will share stories about the life of Hoosier author James Whitcomb Riley and recite some of his popular works. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
CRAFT NIGHT: DIY BAT EARRINGS, 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Limited to 10 people. Registration required. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.
HOW TO USE PINTEREST TO DISCOVER NEW AND CREATIVE IDEAS, 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Patric “Mr. Noobie” Welch will demonstrate creating Pinterest boards, pinning content and sharing other people’s content. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
CAMEO, 6 p.m. Oct. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Snacks representative of a host country will be provided. Information: columbuscameo.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Oct. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HOOSIER NOVELS ON THE BIG SCREEN, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenter Dan O’Brien of Greenwood, a former Emmy-winning television sportscaster and freelance writer, will talk about a variety of novels by Hoosier authors that were made into movies over the last several decades. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
BUFFALO BILL IN SONG, 6 p.m. Oct. 14, Hope Branch Library, 635 Harrison St., Hope. Terry Clark will give a living history performance of stories and songs about the life of William F. Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, as he was in 1907 when he was the most famous and recognizable celebrity in the world.
ONE STROKE PAINTING, autumn leaves on slate, 10 a.m. Oct. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Marilyn Tentler will be instructor. Cost: $25, including all supplies. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
MARY BATEMAN CLARK: WOMAN OF COLOUR AND COURAGE, 3 p.m. Oct. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Narrative and re-enactment by Eunice Brewer-Trotter and Ethel Brewer-McCane, great-great-great-grandaughters of Clark, a slave who sued her master for her freedom and won her precedent-setting case in 1821. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TEEN BOOK CLUB: DYSTOPIAN FICTION, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOPICS IN PERMACULTURE: PRINCIPLES OF PERMACULTURE, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenters Ronda Baird and Cheryl Carter Jones will lead the first of a five-part series organized by Kris Medic. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND AGING, with presenter Carissa Rusin, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF INDIANA HISTORY, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. James Madison, author of “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana,” will tell some of the best stories of the state’s past and present. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ANDREWS STRINGS STUDIO RECITAL, 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Students of Laura Andrews will perform. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
EAT CHEAP FOR TEENS: APPLE CIDER FLOAT, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. All supplies provided. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
THE FOUR SQUARES OF RETIREMENT, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Samantha Wilmot of Banks Life will talk about Medicare, extended care planning, financial planning and life insurance. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HOOSIERS: THE STORY OF INDIANA: THE NEXT INDIANA, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Columbus Learning Center, Summerville Room. After the film, Doug Gardner, coordinator of the history program at IUPUC, will lead a discussion.
INTRO TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Basic computer skills required. For ages 10 and up.Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
AFTER SCHOOL MOVIE – YOU DECIDE, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Teens cast your votes now for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Winning movie will be shown. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOPICS IN PERMACULTURE: PRINCIPLES OF PERMACULTURE, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenters Ronda Baird and Cheryl Carter Jones will lead the SECOND of a five-part series organized by Kris Medic. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
GLASS FORMING WORKSHOPS, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, in front of The Commons, sponsored by Columbus Area Arts Council. Participants will make glass pumpkin paperweights with assistance from skilled glass artists. Ten workshops are limited to five people per session. Cost is $30 per person, with a limit of two per order, and pre-payment is required. Reservations may be made with a credit card at 812-376-2539 or at the Arts Council office in The Commons, 300 Washington.
SNAKEHEAD ED, 2 p.m. Oct. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Learn about nature, reptiles, biomes and science through interactive close encounters with exotic snakes. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
JACKSON COUNTY FESTIVAL OF WINE AND BREWS, noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Freeman Field, 1035 A Avenue, Seymour, in the Aerial Farmer hangar. Hosted by Beta Mu Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority and Washington Masonic Lodge No. 13, both of Brownstown. Wines and beer provided by Salt Creek Brewery, Chateau de Pique Winery, Salt Creek Winery and Butler Winery. Tickets are $20 and include a celebratory commemorative bicentennial glass for tasting. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets may be purchased from Psi Iota Xi and Washington lodge members and at the Jackson County Banner, Jackson County Visitors Center and Family Drug in Brownstown. Information and tickets: Andrea at 812-498-5659, or Jeanna at 812-521-1999.
FISH FRY, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11750 W. County Road 930W, Waymansville. Sponsored by the Adult Fellowship.
EIGHTH ANNUAL WINE-A-REE wine and beer tasting festival (including a silent auction), noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 5, at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Unlimited tastings and a commemorative wine or beer glass are included in the price of the ticket. Tickets are available at the Viewpoint Bookstore in Columbus, Jackson County Visitors Center and This Old Guitar Store in Seymour, Village Lights Bookstore in Madison, and Levenstein’s in Greensburg, as well as on the hoosiertrailsbsa.org website. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.
HARVEST BICYCLE BOOGIE, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1, beginning at Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. Ride choices of 12, 30, and 55 miles on a scenic tour that meanders along the Columbus People Trail or the countryside of Bartholomew and Brown counties, including stops at places such as Simmons Winery and Story Inn. The courses all are designed with safe cycling in mind. Food and drinks provided at SAG stops along the way. Event sponsored by the IUPUC Alumni Association and proceeds will benefit the association’s scholarship program. Registration is $25 per participant until Oct. 1. Information: iupuc.edu/bicycle-boogie; 812-375-7531; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP WHEELS RIDE, 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 1, Columbus Fire Station No. 2, 2376 Arnold St. at Columbus Municipal Airport. Two routes: 3 miles following the People Trail to Parkside Elementary School and back or 6 miles along the People Trail to Owens Bend Park and back to the fire station. Restrooms, water, snacks and support available at half-way points. Riders must wear helmets, supply water for themselves and ride their own bikes. Donations will be used to purchase bicycles which Columbus firefighters will deliver to community children at Christmastime. Friendship Wheels is a group of Columbus friends who love to ride bikes and want to help the Cheer Fund raise money for kids who don’t have bikes.
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. 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.
“I BELIEVE IN MAKE BELIEVE,” a musical presented by Jackson County Young Artists, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 14 and 15 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Royal-Off-the-Square Theatre, Brownstown. Tickets available at 812-358-5228 and jcct.org.
COMMUNITY BOOK READ ACTIVITIES AT KIDSCOMMONS. Book reads and activities around the Community Book Read kids’ selections, “Raindrops Roll” by Hoosier author April Pulley Sayre, for grades K-2, and “Sidekicked” by Hoosier author John Davidson Anderson, for grades 4-7, will be held throughout the week, Oct. 9-15, at kidscommons, 309 Washington St. Discussion topics will include water filtration, the water cycle, rain forest habitats and experiments with surface tension. A detailed schedule of events and admission fees are available at kidscommons.org.
ABE LINCOLN TALES, 10 a.m. Oct. 14 for ages 3, 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Oct. 14 for kindergarten through second grade, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth Street, Columbus. Funny Abe Lincoln tales and a craft in the Storytime Room. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TRICK OR TREAT TALES, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, Donner Center. Not-so-scary Halloween tales and songs, crafts, games and snacks. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $1 per person. Information: columbusparksandrec.com.
“THE SLIGHTLY HAUNTED PUPPET THEATRE,” 20-minute performances from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October, Melchior Marionette Theatre in downtown Nashville, featuring classic Halloween character and music. Tickets $5. Children under 2, free. Free popcorn. Complete schedule available at melchiormarionettes.com or 800-849-4853.
KIDS’ PROGRAMMING AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St. Scheduled: Just for Babies Story Times, rhymes, songs, books and fun just for babies up to 13 months, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 13 and 20; kids 5 and older can practice their reading skills at Reading Time with Lottie the Great Dane, 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15; American Girl Club, for ages 5-10, 3 p.m. Oct. 22, register at mybcpl.org under Events or at 812-379-1266; Halloween Carnival, costume contest and games for ages 2-8, 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25, tickets available at the children’s desk beginning Oct. 17; Take a Walk with Clifford Story Time for ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Oct. 26, with stories, crafts and a free copy of “Clifford Takes a Walk.” Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COMMUNITY BOOK READ DISCUSSION, 4 p.m. Oct. 26, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Discussion about “Sidekicked” by Hoosier author John Anderson and wild training games. Open to grades 4-6. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST for ages up to 12 years, Oct. 30, Donner Center. Times: 2 p.m. for ages up to 5 years, approximately 3 p.m. for ages 6-12. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in the categories of scariest, prettiest, funniest, most adorable, most original and best animated. All participants will receive a ribbon and treat bag. Numbers for judging will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m. Crafts will be available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Information: columbusparksandrec.com.
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.
CROTHERSVILLE TOWN PLAYERS DINNER THEATER, 6 p.m. Sept. 30, Hamacher Hall, 211 E. Howard St., Crothersville. Featuring humorous skits by the Town Players and piano selections performed by Janet Emily Manger, formerly of Crothersville. Tickets: $15. Reservations: 812-521-3695.
“AND THEN THERE WERE NONE” by Agatha Christie, presented by Jennings County Players, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. Oct. 23, Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. Tickets: $8 adults in advance at the theatre box office, $10 at the door; $3 students grades K through 12; $1 pre-school children. Box office hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 812-346-4329.
JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. 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 email@example.com.
2016 SUMMER CABARET SERIES, featuring Aaron Lazar, presented by Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Commons. Doors will open at 6:30 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. Tickets and information: Philharmonic office at 812-376-2638, ext. 1, or online at theCIP.org.
IAN MCFERON, 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29, The Pine room, 51 Chestnut St., Nashville. Free. Information: 812-988-0236.
MUSIC AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, with duo-organists Wolff Roos and Jacob Minns, 3 p.m. Oct. 2, First Presbyterian Church, 512 Seventh St. Program will include works of Bach, Lemmens, Messiaen and Rachmaninov. Free-will offerings will be accepted.
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO INDIANA’S BICENTENNIAL, the 17th annual fundraising concert presented by Brown County Community Band, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Brown County High School auditorium, Nashville. Tickets at the door: $5 adults, $3 students. Children under 12 admitted free. Proceeds will help fund community concerts by BCCB. Refreshments will be served after the concert.
“STUCK IN THE 60’S” WITH ROBIN MCNAMARA AND THE HEADLINERS, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15, the Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall. Cash bar available. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the Harlequin box office. Information, reservations and “will call” tickets: 812-343-4597.
FRIDAYS @ FIRST MUSIC SERIES, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth Street. Concerts are free and open to the public. Scheduled: Cello and piano with Arkady and Tamara Orlovsky, 7 p.m. Oct. 14, doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie sing-along, Oct. 28, contact church for details; and the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, doors open at 7 p.m.
COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S “ADVENTURES IN GREAT MUSIC” SEASON. Scheduled: “Boo! Things That Go Bump in the Night,” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16, The Commons; “A CSO Holiday,” 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, The Commons; “Hometown Talent,” 3:30 p.m. March 5, The Commons; “Music Americana,” 3:30 p.m. April 30, Columbus North High School Auditorium; and “Hail to the Heroes,” 7:30 p.m. June 11, Mill Race Park.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 30TH SEASON. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, Erne Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Scheduled: 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.
HALLOWEEN PARTY MUSIC NIGHT WITH THE GRAVEYARD STOMPERS, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, The Harleqin Theatre at FairOaks Mall. Cash bar available. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the Harlequin box office. Information, reservations and “will call” tickets: 812-343-4597.
COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE, Nov. 5, Donner Center. Open jam sessions begin at 4 p.m. (you must bring your own instrument) followed by group performances at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Free-will donations will be accepted.
44TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, downtown Seymour. Games and entertainment, music, parade, food, beer garden and more. A complete schedule of events is available at seymouroktoberfest.com.
“BACK ROADS OF BROWN COUNTY” STUDIO TOUR, Oct. 1-31. Free, self-guided driving tour of 14 studios and workshops throughout Brown County. Maps and a guide are available online at browncountystudiotour.com, at Brown County Visitor Center in downtown Nashville and at many businesses in Nashville. Route is well marked. No reservations are required. Studios are generally open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily but any exceptions are noted on the map.
“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.
“HONORING A WRESTLING LEGEND” HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, featuring 52-year wrestling veteran Jimmy Valiant in his final HPW match, 7:45 p.m Oct. 1, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $13. Kids 4 and younger admitted free.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S, Oct. 2, Mill Race Center. No entry fee but participants are encouraged to raise funds to be contributed to the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. Registration opens at noon with an opening ceremony and walk beginning at 1:15 p.m. Information: 812-376-9241.
NOT-SO-NEWLYWED GAME, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Upland Pump House, fundraiser for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. Tickets: $40 for individuals or $75 for couples. Sponsorships available for higher amounts. Register and get tickets at weblink.donorperfect.com/NotSoNewlywedGame.
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.
COMEDY NIGHT WITH KEVIN BOZEMAN AND KEVIN WOOD, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, The Harlequin Theater at FairOaks Mall. Cash bar available. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the Harlequin box office. Information, reservations and “will call” tickets: 812-343-4597.
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.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY RC FLIERS EIGHTH ANNUAL CHEER FUND CHARITY AIRSHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9, at the RC Fliers flying field, located at the former Bartholomew County Landfill at Petersville, 3 miles east of Columbus on 25th Street. Free admission. All types of model airplanes and helicopters performing, flying demonstrations, food available for purchase, raffle prizes. Bring lawn chairs. All proceeds will benefit the Firemen’s Cheer Fund. Information: bcrcfliers.org.
COMEDY AT YES CINEMA, 328 Jackson St. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Scheduled: 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.
THE ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY, to benefit Just Friends Adult Day Services, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Food, fun and the Colts vs. Texans game for free. Cost, including food and beverage, $40 per person. You must be 21 to attend. Raffle tickets for two VIP tickets for the Colts vs. Steelers game, $15 each.
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.
SUPER SATURDAY, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Featuring “Bad Indiana Music,” from the Indiana State Museum’s collection of late 19th and early 20th century sheet music. Free. information: 812-376-9241 and millracecenter.org.
YES 2016 FILM FEST, Oct. 28-30, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. International and domestic narratives, documentaries and shorts as well as numerous question-and-answer sessions. Information: yesfilmfestival.com and yes cinema.org.
HOLIDAY CREATIONS CRAFT SHOW & SALE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, Donner Center. Admission is free. Vendor registration deadline is Nov. 8. Information and registration: columbusparksandrec.com.
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). Information: 812-378-2622.
COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER, 4555 Central Ave. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 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. 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 + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. On display through Oct. 7: “10: The Miller Prize Competition Finalists,” featuring the work of the 10 designers competing for the five J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller prizes. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Information: 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. 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. 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. Exhibits featured in October: Watercolors by Brian Gordy of Muncie, and oils by Wyatt LeGrand of southern Indiana. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.org.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Featured in September: Jewelry by Elizabeth Parrock, woodwork by Thomas Lowe and watercolor paintings by Joe Pictor. 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.