Kids and Teens
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Full STEAM Ahead, up to second grade, 6:30 p.m. May 25; Science is Fun, Red Room, Grades 4 to 6, 10 a.m. May 27. Register for events at mybcpl.org under Events. Information: 812-379-1255.
SUMMER INTRO TO HOCKEY CLASSES, May 30 to Aug. 5, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Scheduled: Hockey basics, 5:15 p.m. Thursdays and noon Saturdays; Advanced Hockey Basics, 5:45 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Class fee: $75, plus $8 skate rental. Register by May 26 and save $8 per session. Information: 812-376-2686.
SUMMER INTRO TO ICE SKATING LESSONS, May 30 to Aug. 5, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Scheduled: Tots/Kindergarten, 4:50 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:50 p.m. Saturdays, class fee: $75; Basic 1-8, times vary, class fee: $78; Novice Club, 4 p.m. Thursday, class fee: $86; Adult Class, 12:50 p.m. class fee: $78. Class fees do not include $8 skate rental. Register by May 26 and save $8 per session. Information: 812-376-2686.
June and beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Reading Time with Lottie, ages 5 to 12, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. June 1; LEGO Club, ages 6 to12, 3:30 to 4 p.m. or 4:15 to 4:40 p.m. June 2; Reading Time with Lottie, ages 5 to 12, 10 to 11 a.m. June 5; DIY for Teens — Hope Branch Library: Paint Bookends, Grades 7 to 12, 1 to 4 p.m. June 6; DIY for Teens — Bartholomew County branch: Paint Bookends, Grades 7 to 12, 1 to 4 p.m. June 7; Around the World, Grades 3 to 6, 3 to 4 p.m. June 7; Bart’s Summer Adventure, Grades 3 to 6; 4 to 5 p.m. June 9; American Girl Club – Kit Kittredge, ages 6 to 12, 2 to 4 p.m. June 10; Teen Book Club, 4 to 5 p.m., June 12; Hogwarts for Muggles: Butter Beer at Hope Branch Library, grades 7 to 12, 2 to 3 p.m. June 13; Hogwarts for Muggles: Butter Beer, Grades 7 to 12, 2 to 3 p.m. June 14; Around the World, Grades 3 to 6, 3 to 4 p.m. June 14; Reading Time with Lottie, ages 5 to 12, 10 to 11 a.m. June 19; Build a Cardboard Race Car, noon to 4 p.m. June 19; Around the World, Grades 3 to 6, 3 to 4 p.m. June 21; LEGO Club, ages 6 to 12, 3:30 to 4 p.m. or 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. June 23; Cardboard Grand Prix 2017, 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 23; Internet Gaming, Grades 1 to 6, 10 to 11 a.m. June 26; TAB: Teen Advisory Board, 4 to 5 p.m. June 26; Reading Time with Lottie, ages 5 to 12, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. June 29; Build Your Own Dream House, Grades 4 to 6, 4 to 5 p.m. June 30. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. The Boys & Girls Club is open to children ages 5 through 18. Information: 812-372-7867.
FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS WITH MISS POLLY, 12:15 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus. Information: 812-376-0778.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Ongoing activities, all free with museum admission: Little Explorers, 11 a.m. Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 812-378-3046.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Civil War Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. May 18; Hope Book Discussion, 1 p.m. May 18. Information: 812-379-1255.
COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Most games are 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 email@example.com.
BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Scheduled: “Jazzy Indiana: Salute to Hoosier Composers,” tickets: $20.50, 7:30 p.m. May 27. Beer, wine and mixed drinks sold in the auditorium. Tickets: 812-988-6555 or browncountyplayhouse.org. Discounts available for students, military and seniors.
THE HARLEQUIN THEATRE, inside Fair Oaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Scheduled: Comedy Night with Jeff Bodart and Jordan Dybas, 6:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available: Viewpoint books or the Fair Oaks Mall office. Information and reservations: 812 343 4597. Cash bar available.
May and beyond
FRIDAYS@FIRST, Sanctuary in First United Methodist Church, 618 8th St., Columbus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., events begin at 7 p.m. Scheduled: The Lasting Impressions, June 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., events begin at 7 p.m. Information: Kevin Butler at 812-372-2851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 30TH SEASON, Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St., Columbus, unless otherwise noted. Scheduled: “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 email@example.com.
June and beyond
THE LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, 7 to 10 p.m., 326 Jackson St., Hope. Scheduled: Jeff Stephenson, June 3; Becky Dover-Marsh, July 1; Lisa Barrett, Aug. 5. Cost: $10. For information, tickets and reservations call 812-546-0640.
FIRST DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOW, 7 to 9 p.m. June 10 at 739 22nd St., Columbus. Master of Ceremonies: John Foster, WCSI Radio morning host. Scheduled: Columbus East Jazz playing big band arrangements, guitarist Jalen Pleak, vocalist Charlie Moore, vocalist Luan Arnold and The Soldier’s Joy String Band. Admission is free. Sponsored by Kiwanis, WCSI Radio and Columbus Park and Rec.
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 free. Scheduled: “Hail to the Heroes,” 7:30 p.m. June 11, Mill Race Park.
LIVE ON THE PLAZA, 7 p.m. June 16, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: The Groovaloos. The free, outdoor event will be held at the library, weather permitting. Rain location: The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Bring lawn chairs to watch The Groovaloos perform.
EIGHTH ANNUAL BEAN BLOSSOM SOUTHERN GOSPEL JUBILEE, July 6-8 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom. Scheduled: Free Bean Soup and Cornbread Supper and Informal Sing with Josh and Ashley Franks and other, 6:30 p.m. July 5; Jason Crabb, Gold City, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Perr’s, 7 p.m. July 6; Chapel Service with Josh and Ashley Franks, 10 a.m. July 7; Booth Brothers, Hoppers, Soul’d Out Quartet, Perrys, 7 p.m. July 7; Chapel Service with Josh and Ashley Franks, 10 a.m. July 8; Singing Echoes, Gabbards, Conqueror’s Quartet, 1 p.m. July 8; Kingsmen, McKameys, Singing Cookes, Perrys and Heirline, 6 p.m. July 8. Advance per-night tickets: $15 adults, $5 children ages 3 to 11 available at park office. Three-night passes also available. Bring lawn chairs. The sing is held rain or shine. Information: 800-414-4677.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Autism Friendly Movie — “Sing,” rated PG, 6 p.m. May 25. Information: 812-379-1255.
COLUMBUS FARMERS MARKET, rain or shine 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 16, in the Cummins Inc. parking lot on Brown Street between Fifth and Eighth streets in downtown Columbus. Includes produce, plants, handmade items such as arts and crafts, flowers and more in May among more than 50 vendors before growing to 94 vendors in June and beyond. Plus, live music and ready-to-eat foods. Information: columbusfarmersmarket.org.
June and beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Book Discussion Group: “Lost Horizon,” 6:30 p.m. June 1; Build a Better World Summer Celebration, 5 to 7 p.m. June 5; Food for Fines, June 5 through 17; Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 4:30 to 6 p.m. June 6; Drawing on the Plaza, 5 to 6 p.m. June 6 and 7; Meditation, 6:30 p.m. June 6; Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World, 7 p.m. June 7; Bartholomew County Writers Group, 6 p.m. June 8; Build a Better World One Drop at Time: Part One, 6:30 p.m. June 8; An All American Total Solar Eclipse, 2 to 4 p.m. June 10; Craft Night: Pop Bottle Bird Feeder, 6 p.m. June 13; Build a Better World with the Columbus Bike Co-op: Craft Class, 6 to 8 p.m. June 13; CAMEO, 6 p.m. June 14; Hope Book Discussion, 1 p.m. June 15; Build a Better World Through Laughter, 6:30 p.m. June 15; Saving Amy, 9 a.m. June 17; Decorative Painting, 10 a.m. June 17; Library Architecture Tour, noon, June 19; Flute Workshop Led by Kevin Locke, ages 8 and older, $25 fee, 2 to 4 p.m., June 19; Build a Better World with Kevin Locke: Hoop of Life, 6:30 p.m. June 19; Water Safety, 6 p.m. June 20; Movie – “A Dog’s Purpose,” rated PG, 6 to 8 p.m. June 21; Autism Friendly Movie — “The Nut Job,” rated PG, 6 to 7:45 p.m. June 22; Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Lego Batman Movie,” rated PG, 10 a.m. to noon, June 24; Classic Movie Matinee – “Lost Horizon,” 2 p.m. June 24; Juggling Up The Ladder, 1 to 2 p.m. June 26 at Hope Branch Library and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 26 at Main Library; Chaotic Tuesday at The Commons, 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 27; Art House in the Red Room Film Series, 6 p.m. June 27; Wicked Columbus, Indiana, 6:30 p.m. June 29; Stethoscope Series: Understanding Lung Cancer, 6 p.m. June 29.
COLUMBUS CITY FARMERS SUMMER MARKET, rain or shine 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays June 3 through Sept. 16 in the FairOaks Mall parking lot, 2380 25th St., Columbus, facing 25th Street. Will begin with 15 vendors from produce and meats to flowers, locally produced art, sauces and jellies, and other items. Also a variety of ready-to-eat food, from pulled pork sandwiches to gluten-free baked goods. Information: the Facebook page at Columbus City Summer Farmers Market.
WKKG TRUCK-A-PALOOZA SIX, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 at Dorel Juvenile Group, 500 S. Gladstone Ave., Columbus. Vehicles will be parked at 8:30 a.m. Free to register. Scheduled: Bounce house, touch-a-truck area, Mill Race Clowns and food vendors. Drivers can receive prizes in multiple categories.
CELEBRATE THE ARTS, 1 to 3 p.m. June 10 at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. administration building, 1200 Central Ave., Columbus. Scheduled: The Model A car “When I was Your Age” and sculptures “Lilly” and “Frog Pond” return to the BCSC administration location. Presented with Faurecia. Family friendly events will follow. Information: 812-390-9023.
COLUMBUS ELKS LODGE No. 521 PIGGY PARTY, 7 to 10 p.m., June 10 at the lodge, 4664 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Meal includes pork from Bubba Blues Bar-B-Q, along with sides and dessert. Scheduled: ODDZ-R band playing, games, raffles and door prizes. Tickets: $20, available at the club or by calling 812-379-4386. Proceeds go to the Elks Children’s Christmas Fund.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets, Columbus. Visitors Center hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays (closed Sundays in December, January, February and March). Information: 812-378-2622.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Special tours may 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. Museum displays include a World War II era air base barracks building section showing barracks living at the former air base and a World War II Army Air Corps operating rotating beacon and tower and more. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 524 Third St., Columbus. Information: 812-372-3541 or bartholomewhistory.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.
IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave., Columbus. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 812-374-5139 or email@example.com.
WELLCONNECT, 237 Washington St., Columbus. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 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. Mondays through Fridays, 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. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: tsartisans.com.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM, on the west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. 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. The museum visitor information center has opened and new hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, with extended hours during special events in town. Appointments to visit other times can be arranged by calling 812-546-8020 or 812-371-7969.
FREEMAN ARMY AIR FIELD MUSEUM, 1035 A. Ave., 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.
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. Featured work in May: Ruth Wert and Sharon Jungclaus-Gould. Find jewelry designed from antique pines, pendants and other collectibles, paintings, collage, and fine crafted gourd art. 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. Mondays through Saturdays 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.