Kids and teens
July 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. 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; Coder Dojo Classic, ages 7-17, 4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9; Mama’s Milk Storytimes, ages infant to 13 months, Aug. 2; Full STEAM Ahead, grades K through 2, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 10 and 17; Mama’s me Alimenta-Spanish Storytimes, ages infant to 13 months, 10 a.m. Aug. 4; Miss Ferry the Tooth Ferry Storytime at Hope, ages 1 and 2 at 10 a.m. and ages 3 to 5 at 11 a.m. Aug. 4; Full STEAM Ahead, grades 3 to 5, 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 7, 14 and 21; Daddy Daughter Hair Time with Grateful Dad Braids — Hope, limited to 15 dads and daughters, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9; Eat for Cheap for Teens, 3:45 p.m. Aug. 10; Science is Fun, Grades 4 to 6, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12; Coder Dojo Classic at Hope Branch Library, ages 7 to 17, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12; Teen Book Club, 4 p.m. Aug. 14; Teen STEAM at Hope Branch Library, 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15; Daddy Daughter Hair Time with Grateful Dad Braids, limited to 15 dads and daughters, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15; Coder Dojo Python, ages 12 to 17, 4 p.m., Aug. 16; Teen Advisory Board, 4 p.m. Aug. 21; After School Movie for Teens, 3:45 p.m. Aug. 23; Miss Ferry the Tooth Fairy Storytime, ages 1 to 2, 10 a.m. Aug. 29; Teen STEAM, 3:30 p.m., Aug. 29; Miss Ferry the Tooth Fairy Storytime, ages 3 to 5, 10 a.m., Aug. 30; Kidz Book Sale, buy one children’s book, get two free, all August. 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 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.
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.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: Gear Up For School Day at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. Aug. 1; Free Family Fun Time, 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 6. 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.
YOUNG EAGLE FLIGHTS, free airplane rides for kids 8 through 17, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 12, at the Columbus Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Pre-register: 812-376-2519 week-days. Parental approval required. Information: 729.eaachapter.org or youngeagles.org.
MOONLIGHT MOVIES OUTDOOR FILM SERIES, the Columbus Young Professionals is hosting two more free movie nights this summer. Scheduled: “Hook” at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the library plaza, 536 Fifth St., Columbus; “Jurassic Park” at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. Cash bar provided by The Garage Pub & Grill, snacks/candy/popcorn available for purchase and play outdoor games.
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.
SUMMER SHOW AT THE L.S. NOBLITT PLANETARIUM, 7 p.m. July 21-23 at Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road, Columbus. Summer program schedule: Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21: Safety Tips for Observing, East Constellation of the Summer Sky, Hubble Telescope Discoveries. Tickets: $15 at the door.
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.
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 $18. Tickets and information: 812-376-2638 or visit theCIP.org.
THE LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Scheduled: The Dixie Swim Club, 1 p.m. July 28, 29 and 6 p.m. July 30. Dinner and show: $25. Show only: $15. Reservations available. For information, tickets and reservations call 812-546-0640.
August and beyond
FRIDAYS@FIRST, First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Young Artists Concert — Caleb Bray, Trumpet, 7 p.m. Aug. 4; Amanda Sesler, 7 p.m. Aug. 25; Arkady Orlovsky, Cello and Tamara Orlovsky, Piano, 7 p.m. Sept. 15; Movie Sing-A-Long, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20; Jim Gill, 7 p.m. Nov. 3; Community Carol Sing, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Doors open 30 minutes before each presentation.
DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOW, 7 to 9 p.m., Aug. 12, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Scheduled: The Mustard Family will perform popular standard songs; Late Last Night will perform popular, blues and folk music.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Spotlight on the Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Enjoy some punk rock music from The Katatonics and surf rock from the Razor Ramones.
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: The National Historic Landmarks of Columbus, Indiana, gallery, now through Aug. 11; 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; Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1; Meditation, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1; Saving the Past, 6 p.m. Aug. 2; Before the Flood, 7 p.m. Aug. 2; Dick Wolfsie: What Is This: Some Kind of Joke?, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3; Book Discussion Group — East of Eden, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3; Pen It! Publications Day at the Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5; Stories Buildings Tell, 6 p.m. Aug. 8; CAMEO, 6 p.m. Aug. 9; Daddy Daughter Hair Time with Grateful Dad Braids at Hope Branch Library, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9; Keep Your Mind Sharp with Word Games, 6 p.m. Aug. 10; Bartholomew County Writers Group, 6 p.m. Aug. 10; Decorative Painting, $25 fee for supplies, 10 a.m. Aug. 12; Lazy Ways to Garden, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14; Afternoon Delight, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15; Daddy Daughter Hair Time with Grateful Dad Braids, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15; Art House in the Red Room Film Series — The Count of Monte Cristo, 6 p.m. Aug. 16; Hope Book Discussion — The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, 1 p.m. Aug. 17; General Lew Wallace at Mill Race Center, 1 p.m. Aug. 17; Back to School with Essential Oils, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17; Classic Movie Matinee – The Big Sleep, 2 p.m. Aug. 19; Solar Eclipse Party/Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 21; Taking Better Pictures, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 21; Art House in the Red Room Film Series – One Wonderful Sunday, 6 p.m. Aug. 22; Stethoscope Series: Defining the Role and Value of Palliative Care Medicine, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
DOWNSIZE ME! UPSCALE GARAGE SALE, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 at Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. For sale: Art, crafts, antiques, collectibles, vintage and classic items. Photos and descriptions available on Facebook: facebook.com/upscalegaragesale/.
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.
BCRCF CHEER FUND CHARITY AIRSHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13, Petersville Flying Field, east of Petersville on 25th Street, Columbus. This free event is open to the public and will accept Cheer Fund donations. Enjoy flying demonstrations of airplanes, helicopters and quadcoptors. Food will be available for purchase and prizes will be raffled off. All proceeds benefit the Fireman’s Cheer Fund. Hosted by the Bartholomew County Remote Control Fliers. Information: Mike Bealmear at 812-350-7793, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: columbusfarmersmarket.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 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 columbus email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: browncountyartgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.