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.
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 to 6. 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.
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.
“LANDFILL HARMONIC” DOCUMENTARY FILM, shown in conjunction with the Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show of repurposed and recycled art, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, The Commons. Free and open to the public. The film tells how music improved the lives of poor children in Paraguay and how playing recycled instruments gave them hope for a better future. Film trailer available at vimeo.com/122542602.
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.
VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until the food is gone, Nov. 11, Yellow Trail Museum on the Hope Town Square. Free luncheon for veterans and their guests. Any veteran who would like to share a story or two of his military experience is welcome to tape a segment that day. Information: 812-371-7969.
PICKLEBALL CLINICS FOR BEGINNERS, noon Oct. 21, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St.; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 Donner Park pickleball courts at 17th and Sycamore streets. Equipment provided.
HOOSIER TRIALS 5K RUN/WALK, 10 a.m. Nov. 12, Ceraland Park cross-country course, 3989 S. County Road 525E. Registration fee: $20 including a commemorative patch. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, to promote physical fitness, high adventure and community involvement. Open to the public. Prizes awarded to the top three male and female finishers. Registration and pre-payment or for further information: hoosiertrails5k.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.
GOODIES, GOBLINS AND GHOST STORIES, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Hope Town Square. Children should come to this free event in Halloween costumes ready for a costume parade, trunk-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, S’mores by the campfire, fortune telling, ghost stories, hay rides and more.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Special activities in October: Lights on After School, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20; Computer Coding at kidscommons, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 28 and 11 a.m. Oct. 26 and 27, free with museum admission, for ages 5 and up, no registration required. 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.
“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. 20; 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.
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.
TRICK-OR-TREAT AT YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Yellow Trail Museum, 614 Main St., Hope. Crafts and treats. Free admission.
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.
COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts running, noon to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarearailroadclub.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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 theater box office, $10 at the door; $3 students grades K through 12; $1 preschool children. Box office hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 812-346-4329.
“CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” (dinner theater), presented by Actors’ Studio of Hope, 6 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and 1 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Information: 812-546-0640 and Facebook at Actors’ Studio of Hope or Willow Leaves of Hope.
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO SHOW, presented by Actors’ Studio of Hope, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Information: 812-546-0640 and Facebook at Actors’ Studio of Hope or Willow Leaves of Hope.
FRIDAYS @ FIRST MUSIC SERIES, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth Street. Concerts are free and open to the public. Scheduled: 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 CITY BAND 2016-17 CONCERTS, 2 p.m. at The Commons. Admission is free. Classic and contemporary concert, symphonic and military band music performed by more than 50 volunteer musicians, directed by Steve McGrew. Scheduled: Fall Concert, Oct. 23; Songs of the Season & Christmas Classics, Nov. 27; Winter Concert, Feb. 12; Spring Concert, April 9.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HEARTFELT TRIO, Janniece Jaffe, Curtis Cantwell Jackson and Michael Beck, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, The Harlequin Theater at FairOaks Mall on 25th Street. Cash bar available. Tickets: $20 at the door; $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books downtown and the theater 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. Information: 812-379-2408.
“BACK ROADS OF BROWN COUNTY” STUDIO TOUR, through Oct. 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.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Yellow Trail Museum on the Hope Town Square. Do you know what happens at a museum after doors are locked and lights are out? Come join us as history comes alive with some silly, Halloween-like fun. Tours will start about every 15 minutes. Free.
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.
FALL FESTIVAL, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Parkside Baptist Church, 1780 Rocky Ford Road. Food, games, special door prizes, treats and candy but no tricks. Costumes welcome (nothing scary) and everyone is welcome. Information: 812-372-5889 and email@example.com.
MINGLE ‘N’ JINGLE, 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 3, Hilton Garden Inn, 12210 N. Executive Drive, Edinburgh. More than 30 vendors of fashion, hair, nail and gift ideas. Donate a new toy to the Cheer Fund for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Hilton and a gift card from the outlet. Wine available at a cash bar.
ST. AGNES CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Road, Nashville. Crafts, Christmas items, gift items, paper creations, homemade goodies, outside vendors, sharpening service for knives, scissors and had tools, raffle of a king-sized quilt.
CHRISTMAS MARKET, 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5, Clarion Hotel on Jonathan Moore Pike. Over 50 vendors, artisans, crafters and small businesses from which to shop. Prizes, raffles, cookies, candy, hot cocoa and photos with Santa.
HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING 18TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AND 12TH ANNUAL FIREMEN’S CHEER FUND TOY DRIVE, 7:45 p.m. Nov. 5, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $15. Kids 4 and under free. Raffle to benefit the Cheer Fund. New or gently used toys will be collected for donation to the Cheer Fund.
NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK ACTIVITIES. Scheduled: “Columbus Families Got Talent,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Cal Brand Room, City Hall, 123 Washington St.; Family of the Year recognition, 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Cal Brand Room, City Hall, with entertainment by “A Joyful Sound,” fourth and fifth graders from St. Peter’s Lutheran School; family roller skating, 1 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 26, Columbus Skateland, free for families bringing a family picture (rent or bring skates). Information: 812-342-1552.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Featured Oct. 14 through Nov. 18: “Eye of the Beholder: Fashion and Transforming Ideals of Beauty,” 30 women’s ensembles selected from the Sage Collection demonstrating ideals of beauty and body shape from 1775 to the present. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, with curator’s remarks at 6:30 p.m. Information: IUCA+Design, 812-375-7550 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELLCONNECT, 237 Washington St.Featured through December: Work by local artist Paul Neufelder, his first show since his return from living in Thailand, with a public artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 812-247-0502.
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.
SOUTHERN INDIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. Featured through Oct. 31: Exhibit by Art Alliance Brown County.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 October: Jewelry, grass baskets and silk/stained glass pieces by Ruth Wert and stained glass and photography by Anne Ryan Miller. 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.