Go Guide – December 1

Educational

December

ARTS FOR AIDS, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. Bryan Jones of Cleveland will give a dramatic presentation of his story of living with HIV-AIDS in American; Asante Children’s Theatre group of Indianapolis will perform, Global Gifts Bazaar, African music by the Batesville Xylophones, appetizers by C4 and Chef Carrie. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students. Children 12 and under admitted free with purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets available at artsforaids.org, at Viewpoint Books and by calling Deana Bode, 812-343-4949.

STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Dec 1, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Basic steps and decisions a new owner should consider, presented by SCORE, a local not-for-profit volunteer organization. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

WEAVE A MANGER, 10 a.m. Dec. 3, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Ruth and Kathy Shroyer will lead participants in creating a manger complete with the holy family, sheep, grass and greenery. For ages 10 and older. Cost: $17 for supplies. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.

WHAT KIND OF LEGACY ARE YOU LEAVING, with Vicki Cooper, author of “Recipes That STOLL My Heart,” 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

A LINCOLN CHRISTMAS, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Visit with Abraham and Mary Lincoln, portrayed by Dean Dorrell and Donna McCreary, as they celebrate Christmas Eve in 1864. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

MEDITATION, for ages 6 and older, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Pyramid Meditation Center. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

“ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE,” with author David Carlson, a professor at Franklin College, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

STETHOSCOPE SERIES: AM I SAFE FROM HAVING A HEART ATTACK? with Dr. Soo Park of Franciscan Health Indiana Heart Physicians, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CONSERVATION AND CARE OF ARCHITECTURAL MODELS AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Roger Griffith, associate sculpture conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, will discuss MoMA’s collection of architectural models. Hosted by Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives. Open to the public. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Meet and share ideas with other writers in the county. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

PAWS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 and 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. for ages 9 and older. Help make dog and cat toys to donate to local shelter animals. All materials provided. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ONE STROKE PAINTING, clear Christmas ornaments, 10 a.m. Dec. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. For ages 13 and older. Cost: $25, including all supplies. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

LAURA INGALLS’ CHRISTMAS MEMORIES, 1 p.m. Dec. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Experience Christmas through the eyes of Laura Ingalls, portrayed by Laura Keyes. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

BICENTENNIAL PARTY, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Play Indiana trivia, shoot some hoops, decorate cookies write down what you think it means to be a Hoosier and have it placed in a time capsule and more. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

J. IRWIN AND XENIA S. MILLER PRIZE COMPETITION, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Columbus City Hall, Cal Brand Meeting Room, 123 Washington St. The 10 finalists will present their concepts for temporary installations that will transform Fifth Street during Exhibit Columbus in 2017. Admission is free. Information: facebook.com/landmarkcolumbus.

SMART CHOICES: HEALTH INSURANCE, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Workshop designed for those using the Health Insurance Marketplace, with navigator Leah Boas and Harriet Armstrong from the Purdue Extension. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CRAFT NIGHT: CLAY POT SNOWMAN CANDY DISH, 6 p.m. Dec. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information and registration: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events. Presented by library staff member Jessica Hendry. Supplies provided. Limited to 12 people.

AYURVEDA, YOGA & HEALTH, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenter Nisha Bansal will cover the fundamentals of Ayurveda and how it is related to Yoga. Information: 812-379-1366 and mybcpl.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 6 p.m. Dec. 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” will be shown. Rated PG. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

THE BIBLE AND ESSENTIAL OILS, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Carissa Rusin will discuss the 12 main essential oils mentioned throughout scripture, why they were used and how they can be utilized today. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

HOPE LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 1 p.m. Dec. 15, Hope Branch Library. “Socks for Christmas” by Andy Andrews will be discussed.

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE, 6 p.m. Dec. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” will be shown, Rated PG. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

AUTISM-FRIENDLY MOVIE 6 p.m. Dec. 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown with lights up and sound down and walking around is permitted. Parental guidance suggested. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. Dec. 27, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The 1978 English animated film, “Watership Down” will be shown. The movie includes several violent scenes and is not recommended for children. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 6 p.m. Dec. 28, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will be shown. Rated PG. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION, 6 p.m. Dec. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Kwanzaa honors African heritage in African-American culture. Theme is “Embracing Kwanzaa’s Principles and Practice: Creating and Celebrating the Good.” A pitch-in feast will be held after the program. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

Fitness

December

COLUMBUS MERIDIAN KIWANIS SANTA 5K WALK/RUN FOR RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, Dec. 3, First United Methodist Church, Eighth Street and Lafayette Avenue. Registration, 9 a.m., run/walk, 10 a.m. Entry fee, $10; Santa suit, $10. All proceeds go to Riley Hospital for Children. Register online at kducks.com.

17TH ANNUAL REINDEER ROMP, 8K run or 5K run/walk to benefit Brown County YMCA, 1 p.m. Dec. 3, Brown County State Park Nature Center. Register online or the day of the race. Admission: $20 to $25. Information: 812-988-9622 or browncountyymca.org.

Kids and Teens

December

FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES, free performances geared to children in kindergarten through third grade, 6 p.m. the first Friday of the month, December through May, at The Commons. Scheduled: “Monkey See, Monkey Do,” Jan. 6; Aesop’s Fables, Feb. 3; Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, March 3; “Alice in Wonderland,” April 7; Juggler Matt Jergens, May 5.

AMERICAN GIRL CLUB, 3 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

DIY: PAINT YOUR OWN TREE ORNAMENT FOR TEENS, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

FAN ART FOR TEENS, 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Use digital media software and/or art supplies to create fan art for any fandom you choose. Examples will be available. All supplies provided. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

AFTER SCHOOL MOVIE: YOU DECIDE, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Vote for “Pan” (2015, PG), or “The Seventh Son” (2015, PG-13) at the Teen Desk to decide which movie is shown. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

JUST FOR BABIES STORY TIME, for ages up to 13 months, 11 a.m. Dec. 8, 15 and 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Rhymes, songs, books and fun just for babies. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: “FANGIRL” by Rainbow Rowell, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Read the book ahead of time and discuss your favorite and least favorite parts and look at other examples of fan fiction, including “Carry On,” also by Rowell. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

12 DAYS OF STORIES, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8-23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. A Christmas story and craft designed for ages 2-5. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

SANTA’S WORKSHOP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, Donner Center. Cost: $1 per person. Hands-on Christmas crafts, games, prizes and snacks. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 812-376-2680.

EAT CHEAP FOR TEENS: REINDEER CHOW, aka Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Dec. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Allergy warning: Reindeer Chow contains peanut butter. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

READING TIME WITH LOTTIE THE GREAT DANE, for ages 5 and older, 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CODER DOJO CLUB, ages 7-17, 4 p.m. Dec. 21, computer lab, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Learn how to code, build a Web site, create an application or game and explor technology. Registration and information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.

WHOVILLE SKATE, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 23, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Skating and crafts with a “Grinchmas” theme. Cost: $4 children, $4.50 adults, $2 skate rental and skooter rental. Information: 812-376-2686.

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.

Ongoing

COLUMBUS CITY WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3 through April 15 , FairOaks Mall. Closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Farm-grown vegetables, eggs, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, honey, coffee, hot chocolate, nuts, breads, muffins, scones, cookies, handmade chocolate, jelly and jam, mushrooms, flowers, winter wreaths, bird houses, artistic glass, hand-painted cards, steampunk glass, local authors, soaps, pottery, woodworking and more.

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 info@columbusarearailroadclub.com.

Theater

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” THE RADIO SHOW, starring Robert Hay-Smith and Tim Staggs, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. Children 12 and under $5. Advance tickets available at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the theater box office. Information, reservations and “will call” tickets: 812-343-4597. Cash bar available.

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 mail@jcct.org.

Music

December and Beyond

“CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM THE LASTING IMPRESSIONS,” dinner buffet and show, 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1 p.m. Dec. 4, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Buffet dinner catered by Sadie’s Catering and musical entertainment by The Lasting Impressions. Tickets: $20, including dinner and show, available at MRC and Sadie’s Family Dining and from cast members. Information: 812-376-6612.

LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, traditional and classic country music, 7 to 10 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Scheduled: Willow Leaves house band and guests Denise Kocur and Jim Young, Dec. 3; and singer/songwriter Andy Ruff of Bloomington, Jan. 7. Tickets: $10. Concessions available. Family atmosphere. No smoking or alcohol allowed. Tickets and reservations: 812-546-0640.

ADVENTURES IN CHRISTMAS WORSHIP, 6 p.m. Dec. 4, First Christian Church, 531 Fifth St. Free and open to the public. Featuring performances by Kingdom Kidz, FCC orchestra, worship band and worship choir, Alive Worship Team, and the Aeolian-Skinner organ. Information: fccoc.org.

COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S “ADVENTURES IN GREAT MUSIC” SEASON. Advance tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Tickets at the door: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Ages 12 and under are always free. Scheduled: “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.

SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROL SING, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Featuring a brass quartet, IU Jacobs School of Music soloists, keyboardist Nikolay Verevkin and the church’s Chancel Ringers and Chancel Choir in many songs of the season as well as a sing-a-long of many favorite Christmas carols. Free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Information: Kevin Butler, 812-372-2851.

COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 30TH SEASON. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, Erne Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Scheduled: 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 tickets@thecip.org.

“MADE IN INDIANA” WITH KRISTA DETOR, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. Annual holiday benefit concert for CJAM, featuring holiday songs and stories from the Hoosier state. Also appearing, fellow musician Tim Grimm and authors Scott Russell Sanders and Phil Gulley. Tickets available at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10125379.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW CONCERT SERIES CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St. Featuring seasonal selections performed by the Minut Piano Duo & Friends in a variety of vocal-instrumental combinations. Information: 812-379-9353.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, featuring the Second Presbyterian Church Beecher Singers & Orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St. A pre-concert harp recital will begin at 6:40 p.m. Admission is free.

BELIEVE: A BROWN COUNTY CHRISTMAS, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18, Brown County Playhouse, 70 Van Buren Street, Nashville. Tickets: $20.50 and $19.50. Ages 10 and under free with paid adult. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

COLUMBUS EAST BAND EXTRAVAGANZA AND SILENT AUCTION, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road. Desserts served in the cafeteria from 6 to 7:30 p.m. when bands will begin performing in the auditorium. Cost is $5 for two desserts and the concert. Additional desserts may be purchased for $2 each. Tickets sold at the door or may be purchased in advance at the East Performing Arts Department, 812-376-4369. Proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will benefit East bands.

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: Winter Concert, Feb. 12; Spring Concert, April 9.

Misc.

December

HOLIDAY AT THE FARM, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18, Shireman Homestead, 7060 W. County Road 200N, Columbus. Lighted wagon rides, holiday treat house and workshop, pet and visit barn friends, trick horse show, a special North Pole mailbox and visits with Santa. Admission: $10. Information: shiremanhomestead.com.

WHISKERS AND PAWS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER FOR BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Dinner theater format with an appetizer/dessert buffet. Christmas-themed entertainment provided by Lasting Impressions singing group from MRC, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and cash bar. Tickets: $25 for buffet and entertainment, available at Athens Animal Clinic, Bartholomew County Humane Society and Mill Race Center.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM CHRISTMAS HOMES TOUR, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. Self-guided tour of five homes and a business decorated for Christmas. Tickets: $10, available on tour evening at Yellow Trail Museum, on the Hope Town Square, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Information or to reserve tickets: 812-371-7969.

LIVING NATIVITY, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 11750 W. County Road 930S (Lutheran Lake Road), Waymansville, off State Road 58. Featuring King James the camel and other animals, children’s hand bell performance, the Lutheran Men’s Chorus and a Christmas carol sing in the sanctuary, free refreshments in parish hall. Free and open to the public.

HOLIDAY MARKET, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Unitarian Universalist Church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. Breakfast sweets available from 9 to 10 a.m., hot soup lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., unique handcrafted and gourmet items by local artisans and chefs.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, The Commons. Live musical performance, holiday market offering locally handcrafted items, children’s activities, displays of several model train layouts presented by Columbus Area Railroad Club and more . Information: 812-376-2680.

“DISCRETION” HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING AND CHEER FUND TOY DRIVE, 7:45 p.m. Dec. 3, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seven matches. Admission: $12. Kids 4 and younger admitted free. Information: 812-552-4477.

STEELE’S COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Live music, refreshments, crafts, photos with Santa and other festivities highlighting Christmas in the 1920s at the Steele home and studio. Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $2 ages 5-12. Children 4 and under free.

HOLIDAY BALLROOM DANCE, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10, The Commons. Social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Music by DJ Billy Crase. Light appetizers included. Cash bar available. Admission: $20 per person. Tickets available at the door or by email at danceindiana@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AND CANDLE LIGHTING FOR THE ANIMALS, 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 11, Bartholomew County Humane Society, 4415 E. County Road 200S, Columbus. A blessing for the animals and lighting of luminaries will be held at 5 p.m. in memory of pets and other loved ones who have passed away. Luminaries will be available for anyone who wishes to light a candle and place the luminary outside the shelter. Gifts for shelter animals will be accepted. Information: 812-372-6063.

“THE NUTCRACKER,” presented by Dancers Studio Inc., 7 p.m. Dec. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Columbus North High School auditorium. Advance tickets: $10 for students, $15 general admission, available at 812-376-8080, and at the front office at Donner Center. Tickets at the door: $12 and $17.

CURT MILLER MAGIC AND COMEDY SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $22.50 and $21.50, available at 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.

COMEDIAN MIKE ARMSTRONG, two shows, Dec. 31, Yes Cinema. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Rated PG-13. Information: 812-379-1630 and yes cinema.org.