Go Guide – January 19

Educational

January

ESSENTIAL OILS AND YOUR PET, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Carissa Rusin will discuss which oils can benefit your pet. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity” by Harold Holzer will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

GENEALOGY RESOURCES, 1 p.m. Jan. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Local history and genealogy specialist Annette Blount will talk about and demonstrate newspapers.com and historygeo.com. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

HOMEOPATHY: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH, 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Registered homeopath and certified nutritionist Katia Martinho will cover the benefits of homeopathy and how it can support health and wellness. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. Jan. 24, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The 1928 silent film “The Crowd,” directed by King Vidor, one of the first 25 films selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant, will be shown.  Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

WALKING IN BEAUTY: A HIKE ACROSS THE GRAND CANYON, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Columbus resident Art Hopkins, who hiked across the Grand Canyon in 2011 and 2016, will share pictures, talk about the awe and reverence the canyon inspires and discuss practical aspects such as hazards, preparation, equipment, trails and permits. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

Kids and Teens

January

MILK & COOKIES JUNIOR STORYTIMES, 7:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. For 1- and 2-year-olds. Stories and a nighttime snack under twinkling lights.  First-come, first-served. Tickets available at the children’s desk. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

MILK & COOKIES JUNIOR STORYTIMES, 7:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. For ages 3-8. Stories and a nighttime snack under twinkling lights.  First-come, first-served. Tickets available at the children’s desk. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

AGES 3-5 STORYTIMES, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Jan.  24; and 11 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Both storytimes are the same and offered twice to allow more children to attend: Please choose just one. All programs are first come, first-served. Tickets available at the children’s desk. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ONES AND TWOS STORYTIMES, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 25 and 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Both storytimes are the same and offered twice to allow more children to attend: Please choose just one.. All programs are first-come, first-served. Tickets available at the children’s desk. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

JUST FOR BABIES 0-13 MONTHS, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 and 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Rhymes, songs, books and fun just for babies. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

FULL STEAM AHEAD, 7:30 p.m.  Jan. 19 and 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus.  Ages kindergarten through second grade will explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

LEGO CLUB FOR AGES 6-12, Jan. 20, 3:30 to 4 p.m. or 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sessions are the same, offered twice to allow more children to attend. Please choose one. First-come, first served.

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS, 10 a.m. Jan. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Smurfs: Smurftastic Journey,” will be shown. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 6 p.m. Jan. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” rated PG, will be shown. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

AMERICAN GIRL CLUB, for ages 5 to 10, 3 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Learn about Samantha and make a snow globe. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

AUTISM FRIENDLY MOVIE, 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Finding Dory” will be shown with the lights up, the sound down and no restrictions on movement and talking. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

READING TIME WITH LOTTIE, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 30, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

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.

February and Beyond

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

RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY VALENTINE PARTY, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12, Brown County History Center, 90, E. Gould St., Nashville. For mother and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters. Crafts, stories, games and a lemonade “tea” party with finger goodies. Gluten-free and dairy free options will be available. Open to children from 4 to 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are required: 812-350-1211.Ongoing

COLUMBUS CITY WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through April 15 , FairOaks Mall. 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.

Theater

“THE LAWS OF JACKSON ST.,” a comedy written by Pete Law about the journey back to his own backyard, 7 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Feb. 12 and 19, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Presented by Actors Studio of Hope. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Dining room will be open. Information and reservations: 812-546-0640.l

JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Scheduled: “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

January and Beyond

FRIDAYS@FIRST CONCERT SERIES, First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 618 Eighth St. Scheduled: Students of Sarah Kittle, with Jane Dutton, 7 p.m. Jan. 20; students of the Laura Andrews Studio, 7 p.m. Jan. 27; students of Stephen & Sophie Reen, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before each event. Information: Kevin Butler, 812-372-2851 or kbutler@fumccolumbus.org.

COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE, 5 p.m. Jan. 21, Donner Center, with live bluegrass and gospel bluegrass by Lost River Risin, Liberty Hill, Backwoods Bluegrass, Jackie & Friends, High Sierra and Friends of Bluegrass. Public jam session beginning at 4 p.m. for those who provide their own instrument. Snacks available for purchase. Free-will donations accepted. Information: 812-379-2408.

IU JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC GUITAR ENSEMBLE, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Unique performance by 12 guitarists using a wide variety of  traditional and non-traditional instruments to perform classical guitar and various other styles, including original works. Tickets: $12 and $5. Information: browncountyplayhouse.org or 812-988-6555.

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

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.

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.

COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC WINTER/SPRING CABARET SERIES AT THE COMMONS. Scheduled: Judy Kuhn, “Rodgers, Rodgers and Guetell,” March 9; and Billy Porter, “Broadway and Soul,” April 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $55 VIP, $35 preferred, $20 general admission. Tickets may be purchased online at theCIP.org or by calling the box office at 812-376-2638, ext. 1. Cash bar provided by Joe Willy’s Burger Bar. Dinner, served between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., must be reserved in advance at $18 per person by calling the Philharmonic office at 812-376-2638, ext. 1.

Misc.

January

“80’s NIGHT” PUBLIC SKATE, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 20, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena. Admission: $4 children, $4.50 adults, $2 skate rental. Skate rental will be free for those wearing their best 80’s outfit.

2017 WORLD CUP CORN HOLE BOARD TOURNAMENT, 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 21, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds Community Building. Sponsored by Columbus Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit projects in Bartholomew County. Teams of two will represent a country during the evening. Entry fee is $40 per team before Dec. 28, $50 after.  Forms are available at columbussunriserotary.org.

SURF’S UP: SAND, FUN AND SUN, family event sponsored by Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Beach music, sun and crafts such as making an ocean in a bottle and creating shell art. Cost is $1 per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: :812-376-2680.

NWA SUPREME WRESTLING EVENT to benefit Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Food Pantry, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, The Point, 311 Myers St., Seymour. Doors open at 6 p.m. with entertainment at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door or $8 in advance at Brownstown Hardware in Brownstown and B2 Bikes and Boards, Brooklyn Pizza Company, Jackson Park Barbers, Java Joint and Vick’s Liquors in Seymour. Children 3 and under are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Information: Anchor House, 812-522-9308 and facebook.com/NWASupreme.

February

EMPTY BOWLS SOUP SUPPER to benefit Love Chapel, Hope Community Food Bank, Turning Point and Brighter Days Shelter, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Central Middle School. Entertainment by electronic violinist Cathy Morris. Tickets: $25 for an artisan keepsake bowl and all-you-can-eat soup, bread and beverage; $12 for just the meal; $3 for children under 12; $2 for dessert. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Viewpoint Books.  Information, to contribute food or volunteer, contact Sarah Grey, 812-376-8102 or sarahgrey@att.net.

COMMUNITY CAST-A-WAYS GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Sponsored by Columbus Parks & Recreation Dept. Admission free for shoppers. Vendors must be 18 or older. Information about becoming a vendor: 812-376-2680 and columbusparksandrec.com.

“THROW DOWN” FOURTH ANNUAL CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT to benefit Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Riding Center, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25, Southwest Volunteer Fire Department & Community Center, 8500 State Road 58S, Columbus. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for warm up. Entry fee: $50 per two-person team. Limited spaces available. Cash prizes awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams. Sign up at 812-350-4864. Hot dogs, coney dogs, chips, cookies and beverages available for purchase.

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. Information: 812-314-8509.

ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM at Columbus Municipal Airport will be closed through Feb. 28 for annual winter maintenance and gallery updates. Special tours may still be scheduled by calling 812-372-4356. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, later named Bakalar Air Force Base. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.

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. Featured through Jan. 30, “In Union,” unique vessels and utensils of clay, wood and thread created by ceramic artist Ellen Kleckner. Information: cmadart.org  or columbusmad@gmail.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 rbrooks12@ivytech.edu.

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. Featured through Feb. 3, “This is all that was left” by visual artist Paige Mostowy. Information: cmadart.org.

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. Featured  through Feb. 22: “EVOND Photography: by Emma VonDielingen. Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 812-522-2278.

BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Featured through January 31: Annual Patron and Senior Shows. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28. January hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays or by appointment on other days. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.org.

HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Featured through December: Abstracts and landscapes by Anabel Hopkins and functional and non-functional sculpture by Jon Eric Smith. 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.