Kids and Teens

June and beyond

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 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 under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.

OLD FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, beginning at 5 p.m. June 30 on the Hope Town Square, Hope. Free, family-oriented evening, filled with old fashioned games and contests, crafts for kids, a decorated bike/trike parade for kids up to age 12, cake walk, apple pie baking contest, fish fry and other food booths. The Banister Family Band will play at 7:30 and fireworks at dark. Information: 812-371-7969 or 812-546-8020.

SUMMER INTRO TO HOCKEY CLASSES, now through 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. Information: 812-376-2686.

SUMMER INTRO TO ICE SKATING LESSONS, now through 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 to 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.

COLUMBUS HOCKEY CAMP, 1 to 5 p.m. July 10 to 14, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Emphasizes skills of skating, puck control, passing and receiving with team concepts. For ages 6 to 12. Coached by Mike Norton, director of hockey at Miami University in Miami, Ohio. Cost: $225. Registration and information: 812-376-2686.

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. Scheduled: Summer Solstice Celebration, June 21; Scholastic Book Fair, June 27 through July 9. Admission to the museum is not required to visit book fair. 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.



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;; or


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.

BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Scheduled: “Between You and Me: Twist the Night Away,” 7:30 p.m. June 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. June 18; “John Denver Tribute” featuring John Adams, 7:30 p.m. June 30. Ticket prices vary. Tickets available online at Brown County beer, wine and mixed drinks sold at all shows and movies. Information: Suzannah Levett Zody at 812-369-1171 or

CABARET AT THE COMMONS, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: Cabaret at The Commons with Krysta Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m. June 29; Cabaret at The Commons with Kyle Dean Massey, 7:30 p.m. July 27; Cabaret at The Commons with Tony Award nominated Santino Fontana, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets: $55 (VIP), $35 (Preferred) and $20 (general admission). A plated dinner is available for $15. Tickets and information: 812-376-2638 or visit


June and beyond

THE LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, 7 to 10 p.m., 326 Jackson St., Hope. Scheduled: Becky Dover-Marsh, July 1; Lisa Barrett, Aug. 5. Cost: $10. For information, tickets and reservations call 812-546-0640.

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 8 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom. Scheduled: 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.


June and beyond

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 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 RELAY FOR LIFE, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 17 at Donner Park shelter house, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Hosted by the American Cancer Society. Scheduled: Activities for children and adults throughout the day, including games, dunk tank, live music and an auction to raise money to fight cancer. Information: Katharine Toburen at 812-475-9486.

JUNETEENTH, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 19 on Fourth Street. The public is invited to enjoy food, fun and education. Juneteenth is Bartholomew County’s NAACP celebration of June 19, 1865, the day all slaves were recognized as free people in the U.S. On this date Texas was the final state to free it’s slaves. Information: 812-350-5172 or 812-343-7406.

ANNUAL GIRLFRIEND RIDE, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. This ladies-only bicycling event will begin at 8 a.m. June 24. Choose either the 16-mile Pixie Tour or 26-mile Topknot Tour. Early registration: $35 adults, $15 girls ages 16 and under. Day of registration: $50. Enjoy riding your bike and live music, visit a winery, brewery, mystic gardens. Proceeds benefit Love Chapel Homeless Shelter. Information and registration:

COLUMBUS CITY FARMERS SUMMER MARKET, rain or shine 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays 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.

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: columbusfarmers

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 and on Facebook.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 524 Third St., Columbus. Information: 812-372-3541 or bartholomew

THE COMMONS GALLERY, second floor, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: or

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

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:

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

BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: 812-988-6185 or

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: browncountyart or 812-988-4609.

JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jennings