Kids and teens
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Around the World, 3 to 4 p.m., July 12, 19 and 26; Full Steam Ahead, kindergarten through second grade, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., July 6, 13 and 20; LEGO Club, ages 6 to 12, 3:30 to 4 p.m. and 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. July 7 and 21; Rockin’ Summer Storytime at Hope Branch Library, ages 18 to 36 months, 10 to 11 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25; Teen Steam at Hope Branch Library, 2 to 3 p.m. July 11 and 20; 13 Reasons Why Not, 6 to 8 p.m., July 11; Bartholomew County Fair, noon to 4 p.m. July 12; Coder Dojo Classic at Hope Branch Library, ages 7 to 17, 3 to 4 p.m. July 12; Life-size Pac-Man on the Plaza, middle and high school ages, 2 to 3 p.m. July 13; Beauty and the Beast, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 15; American Girl Club: Molly, ages 6 to 12, 3 to 3:30 p.m. July 15; Reading Time With Lottie, ages 5 to 12, 10 to 11 a.m. July 17; Teen Book Club, 4 to 5 p.m. July 15; DIY for Teens at Hope Library, for middle and high schoolers, 1 to 4 p.m. July 18; Coder Dojo Classic, ages 7 to 17, 4 to 5 p.m. July 19; Author Visit: Freddie and the Circus Train, ages 3 to 5, 10 to 10:30 a.m. July 21; Magic Show at both library branches, 2 p.m. July 22; Keyboarding, Grades 1 to 6, 10 to 11 a.m. July 24; TAB: Teen Advisory Board, 4 to 5 p.m. July 24; TAB: Teen Advisory Board, 4 to 5 p.. July 24; Wetlands Explorers, grades three to six, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the landfill, 811 E. County Road 450S, Columbus; Build a Better Reader, ages 4 to 7, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. July 25; Hogwarts for Muggles: Wand Workshop at Hope Branch Library, for middle- and high-schoolers, 1 to 3 p.m. July 25; Pete the Cat Party, ages 3 to 7, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. July 26; Reading Time With Lottie, ages 5 to 12, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. July 27; Build Your Own Garden, Grades 2 to 3, 2 to 3 p.m. and Grades 4 to 6, 4 to 5 p.m. July 28; Harry Potter’s Birthday Party, 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 31; Family STEM Night, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 31. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Open to children between the ages of 4 and 12. Scheduled: 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. July 8, 15, 22 and 29. No registration required. Cost: $5 per child. Free equipment available, but please arrive 30 minutes early for equipment fitting at first workshop. Information: 812-376-2686.
August and beyond
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. Register by May 26 and save $8 per session. 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 1to 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.
YOUNG EAGLE FLIGHTS, 8 a.m. to noon July 8 at the Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Free airplane rides for kids 8 through 17. Parental approval required. Preregister on weekdays by calling: 812-376-2519. Sponsored by Columbus Area EAA Chapter 729. Information: 729.eaachapter.org or youngeagles.org.
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. the first Friday of each month. Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus. Information: 812-376-0778.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: Scholastic Book Fair, now 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; columbusarearailroadclub.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HARLEQUIN THEATRE, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Scheduled: Dixie Swim Club, 7 p.m. July 1 and 2 p.m. July 2. 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.
CABARET AT THE COMMONS, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: 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 theCIP.org.
August and beyond
THE LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, 7 to 10 p.m., 326 Jackson St., Hope. Scheduled: Lisa Barrett, Aug. 5. Cost: $10. For information, tickets and reservations call 812-546-0640.
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 conducted rain or shine. Information: 800-414-4677.
ST. PAUL BENEFIT CONCERT, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus. Scheduled: Organ Recital by Robin Gratz, playing the Dobson pipe organ, 7:30 p.m. July 21. Admission is free, but a free-will offering to benefit Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is appreciated. Information: 812-376-6504.
AMERICAN SONGBOOK CONCERT, Sept. 9, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus. Scheduled: Live auction, 7 p.m.; music program, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 advance, $35 at the door, $15 students. Purchase tickets at Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus. Appetizers, beer and wine available. This concert will benefit the Granny Connection.
DANCE INDIANA, 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: The Starlighters. Cost: $25 for full dance room and experience, $10 to just listen. Tickets sold at the door or email email@example.com.
July and beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Build a Better World with Little Golden Books, 6:30 p.m. July 6; Meditation, 6:30 July 6; Following the Barn Quilt Trail, 10 a.m. July 8; Barn Quilt Painting Workshop with Suzi Parron, 1 to 5 p.m. July 8, Fee: $40; Build a Better World: Donate Underwear and Diapers, July 10 to 24, donate new underwear and diapers in unopened packages for those in need; Starting a Small Business, 5 to 6 p.m. July 10; Build a Better World-with Chocolate, 6 p.m. July 10; Library Architecture Tours, 6 p.m. July 10 and noon July 17; The National Historic Landmarks of Columbus, Indiana, gallery, July 10 trough Aug. 1; Craft Night: Sea Glass Candle Holder, 6 p.m. July 11; Huntington’s Disease, 6:30 p.m. July 12; American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 6 p.m. July 13, register at redcrossblood.org; Bartholomew County Writers Group, 6 p.m. July 13; Frank Lloyd Wright, 6:30 p.m. July 13; Decorative Painting, 10 a.m. July 15, Fee: $25; Classic Movie Matinee, 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 15; Rhythms of our Land: Come Follow Me to Africa, 6 p.m. July 17; Hope Book Discussion, 1 p.m. July 20; Spotlight on the Plaza-Hip Harp Duo, 6:30 p.m. July 21; Becoming Minimalist: Invigorate Your Life; the Best Things in Life Aren’t Things, 6:30 p.m. July 18; Build a Better World: Mountain Climbing with Walter Glover, 6:30 p.m. July 19; Civil War Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. July 20; Celebrating Columbus’s National Historic Landmarks, 7 p.m. July 20; Art House in the Red Room Film Series, 6 p.m. July 25; Build a Better World One Drop at Time: Part Two, 6:30 p.m. July 27; Henry Moore Birthday Party, 6 to 8 p.m. July 29; Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29.
WINE AND CANVAS, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 20 at Tri-State Artisans, 422 Washington St., Columbus. Replicate the night’s featured painting with a teacher. Cost: $40, which includes a $25 donation to Turning Point. Snacks provided, but bring your own beverage of choice. Register: weblink.donor perfect.com/WineandCanvas by July 17. Information: kellygeckler @turningpointdv.org.
BREAKING THE MOLD: A FLORAL DESIGN SHOW, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at Bartholomew County Historical Society, 524 Third St., Columbus. Meet five women of early Bartholomew County who were trailblazers, change-makers and voices of equity. Fresh floral designs by members of the Mudlarks Garden Club will reflect the spirit of each historical figure. Free admission.
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 among 94 vendors. Plus, live music and ready-to-eat foods. Information: columbus farmersmarket.org.
SEEDS OF LOVE 5K RUN/WALK, 8 a.m. Sept. 16 at First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. All proceeds go to Love Chapel. Cost: $20 with shirt by Sept. 4 or $15 without shirt by Sept. 4. Register online at: signmeup.com/120575.
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 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.
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 Research Center is open from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays and by appointment. This area concentrates on genealogy, but has information for general historical research, too. The museum visitor information center 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 freemanarmyairfield museum.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: browncounty artgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jennings county.org.