Jenny’s Picks – December 8

Cats and dogs might not know it’s the holidays, but they’ll happily celebrate any occasion. Paws for the Holidays, 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., is a chance to make cat and dog toys to donate to local shelter animals. The event is open to ages 9 and older, with all materials provided. Information: 812-379-1266 and If you can’t make it on Friday, Paws for the Holidays happens again 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 17.

Learn more about Exhibit Columbus, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 as the 10 finalists in the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition (part of Exhibit Columbus) present their concepts for temporary installations that will transform Fifth Street during Exhibit Columbus in 2017. The presentations will be made at Columbus City Hall, Cal Brand Meeting Room, 123 Washington St. Admission is free. Information:

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5671.