Kids and Teens
February and Beyond
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., Feb. 2, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. 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.
NOT ON OUR ICE, senior project of Kota Benjamin, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., Feb. 4, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Supported by Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. Admission Free. Educational program to kick off Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and a good-natured hockey game and skills contest between the Lincoln Center figure skaters and the Columbus Ice hockey team. Shoot-a-Puck contest during intermission. Information: 812-344-4927.
CRAFT NIGHT: VALENTINE’S WREATHS, 6 p.m. Feb. 6, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. 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., Columbus. 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., Columbus. 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.
CAMEO MONTHLY MEETING, celebrating the city’s multicultural element, 6 p.m. Feb. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. The African American Association is the host.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Feb. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Local writers share their ideas and learn from one another.
CHEMICAL FREE LIVING, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Carissa Rusin will teach why and how to swap out your everyday products with all-natural essential oils. Information: 812-379-1266 or my bcpl.org.
GUY SINGS LOVE SONGS, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Local vocalist Lalith “Guy” Paranavitana’s Valentine Special will include songs such as “My Funny Valentine,” “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” and “Love Me Tender.” Information: 812-379-5672 or mybcpl.org.
STAGECOACH MARY FIELDS, 2 p.m. Feb. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. in Columbus. Actress/storyteller Joanna Winston shares the story of “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, the first African-American female mail carrier hired in the country. Born a slave in Tennessee, she delivered mail in the Montana Territory from 1895 to 1903. For all ages. Information: 812-379-1266 or mybcpl.org.
PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA ON PRESIDENT’S DAY, 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Enjoy a fun time answering presidential trivia questions. Bring your family and friends or just bring yourself. Definitely bring your smartphone or tablet as all will need to download an app to answer the questions. No prizes, but favorite presidential snacks such as jellybeans.
SUNDAY STEM, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the teen area of the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. 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, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: Aesop’s Fables, Feb. 3; Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, March 3; “Alice in Wonderland,” April 7; Juggler Matt Jergens, May 5.
CLASSIC MOVIE MATINEE, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. 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, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. 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, 2380 25th St. 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., Columbus. 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., Columbus. 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.
“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 email@example.com.
January and Beyond
FRIDAYS@FIRST CONCERT SERIES, First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: students of Stephen and 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@fumc columbus.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
February and Beyond
“FALL OUT” HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. 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.
VALENTINE’S DANCE with the Starlighters Big Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 11, The Commons second level, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar. Dance tickets $25 per person (or $10 per person for gallery tickets for those who want to simply listen to the music), available to reserve in advance by sending an email to email@example.com. Tickets also available at the door.
“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 and at the door. All proceeds will go to the kidscommons operating budget. Information: 812-378-3046.
VALENTINE’S DAY CUPID SKATE, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Cost: $7.50 per person or $14 per couple, skate rental included. Enjoy skating and crafts. Information: 812-376-2686.
BOURBONFEST, new fundraiser for the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s educational programming, 3 to 6 p.m. (with VIP access at 2 p.m.) Feb. 18 at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus. Event features nationally known distillers supplied by RNDC and Southern Glazer’s: Jim Beam, Evan Williams, Brown-Forman, Four Roses, Heaven Hill and more. Will also include food samples and treats from 240Sweet. Cash bar. Live music from The Tiptonians. Tickets range from $15 for nondrinkers (who still can eat) to $50 for VIP status. Information: thecip.org/bourbonfest.
“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.
10TH ANNUAL SPAY-GHETTI DINNER, hosted by Community Animal Rescue Effort, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 26, Tre Bicchieri, 425 Washington St., Columbus. Event has helped fund discounted spay and neutering of more than 7,000 animals since the fundraiser began. Tickets: Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Available in advance at Tre Bicchieri, Viewpoint Books and Dog World Day Care and Behavior Center.
D-VINE WINE AND BEER FEST tasting event and fundraiser for Developmental Services Inc., 1 to 7 p.m. March 4 at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Event now includes area distilleries joining wineries and breweries. All guests will receive a complimentary commemorative wine or beer glass and be eligible for door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets can be purchased on line at dsiservices.org or at DSI, 2920 Tenth St., Columbus.
SOUTHERN INDIANA MARBLES SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23, Comfort Inn & Suites, 2485 W. 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
WELLCONNECT exhibit of students work from Ivy Tech Community College School of Art and Design, reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 237 Washington St., Columbus. Display features images of community leaders linked with art, architecture and design.
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, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd., 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., Columbus. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: cmadart.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St., Columbus. 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 email@example.com.
IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave., Columbus. 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., Columbus. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 812-247-0502.
TRE BICCHIERI, 425 Washington St., Columbus. 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., Columbus. 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., Columbus. 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. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.org.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. 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.