Go Guide – January 26



PICKLEBALL BEGINNERS CLINICS, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., with additional beginners play time at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Equipment and instruction provided at all clinic sessions.

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


ONES AND TWOS STORYTIMES, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 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 to 13 MONTHS, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 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.

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

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Hoosier author Booth Tarkington will be discussed. You can pick up a copy now at the adult check out desk and join in the discussion. Information: 812-379-1266 or mybcpl.org.

CRAFT NIGHT: VALENTINE’S WREATHS, 6 p.m. Feb. 6, Bartholomoew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Join staff member Jessica Hendry for a fun and easy Valentine’s decoration using colorful paper hearts to make a beautiful wreath. Limit 15. Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues you face and the latest information on research. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

THE POWER OF MEDITATION, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Pyramid Meditation’s monthly session will feature author Santhisri Nanduri. She will talk about her book, “The Power of Meditation.” There will also be a meditation session and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

SUNDAY STEM, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the teen area of the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

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.

CLASSIC MOVIE MATINEE, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 25, Bartholomew County Public Library. In 1994, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

SECOND CHANCE SUNDAY, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Missed DIY: Painted Bookends? Now you have a second chance to leave your mark by painting a bookend today. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.


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.

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.


“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.


January and Beyond

FRIDAYS@FIRST CONCERT SERIES, First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 618 Eighth St. Scheduled: 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.

“AN EVENING OF MUSICAL COMEDY,” featuring Dueling Pianos International interactive comedy show, to provide scholarships and other assistance to Ivy Tech students, 7 p.m. Jan. 27, The Commons. A 21-and-over event. Casual attire. Tickets: $50 per person or $90 per couple. Light dinner and cash bar presented by Simmons Winery and 450 North Brewing Co. Information and tickets: 812-374-5342, aables@ivytech.edu and connect.ivytech.edu/edu/events/columbus/dueling pianos.

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.

SINGER/SONGWRITER MATTHEW MAYFIELD AND GUEST BROOKS RITTER, presented by Vision 2025 Project of Seymour, 8 p.m. Jan. 28, Rails Craft Brew and Eatery, 114 St. Louis Ave., Seymour. Advance tickets: $10 at Rails, Jackson County Visitor Center and Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, all in Seymour. Tickets at the door, $15. Information: 812-522-2397.

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.



AN EVENING OF MUSIC COMEDY, featuring Dueling Pianos, an all-request sing-along comedy piano show, 7 p.m. Jan. 27, The Commons. Light dinner and cash bar provided by Simmons Winery and 450 North Brewing Co. Must be 21 or older to attend. Ticket information: 812-374-5342; aables@ivytech.edu and connect.ivytech.edu/events/columbus/duelingpianos.

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.

COMEDIAN DREW HASTINGS, 8 p.m. Jan. 28, Yes Cinema. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Rated PG-13. Information: 812-379-1630.

February and Beyond

“FALL OUT” HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S. Seven matches, four HPW title matches. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $12. Kids 4 and under free. Concessions and wrestling merchandise available for purchase.

“CARNIVALE CANADA,” 14TH ANNUAL KIDSCOMMONS BENEFIT, 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 11, kidscommons, 309 Washington St. Tickets: $75 per person. Evening includes a free signature drink, food by Chef Gethin Thomas, cash bar, live and silent auctions and live entertainment. No one under 21. Dress for comfort, fun and Canadian weather. Reservations available at kidscommons or by calling 812-378-3046 and may also be purchased online at kidscommons.org after Jan. 12 and at the door. All proceeds will go to the kidscommons operating budget. Information: 812-378-3046.

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.

SOUTHERN INDIANA MARBLES SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23, Comfort Inn & Suites, Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus. Antique handmade and machine-made marbles. Buy, sell or trade. Free admission. In-room trading from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 21 and 22. Information: marBLesNFS@hotmail.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. Current show: “Favorable Impressions,” an art show of contemporary printmaking from the 67th Street Printmakers, including local artists, through April 18. Information: 67thstreetprintmakers.org. 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. {span}Information: cmadart.org or columbusmad@gmail.com. {/span}

INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Featured through Feb. 24: “Mud and Fire,” large-scale ceramic sculptures by Indiana-native artist Robert Pulley, as well as a small selection of maquettes from his studio practice. Regular gallery hours 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Information: IUCA+Design, 812-375-7550 or iucadmai@indiana.edu.

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.