Kids and teens
August and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Full STEAM Ahead, grades K through 2, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 17; Full STEAM Ahead, grades 3 to 5, 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21; 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.
YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHTS, free airplane rides for kids 8 through 17, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 12, at Columbus Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Pre-register: 812-376-2519 weekdays. 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.
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, for ages 4 to 12, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena. Fee: $5. Free equipment available for use. Information: 812-376-2686.
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.
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.
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 Van Buren St., Nashville. Scheduled: “Nunsense,” Aug. 18, 19, 25 and 26; and “Moonlight and Magnolias,” Sept. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
August and Beyond
THE LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Scheduled: “Playing Doctor,” 6 p.m. Aug. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27; “Southern Hospitality,” 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and 1 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15. Dinner and show: $25. Show only: $15. Reservations available. For information, tickets and reservations call 812-546-0640.
FRIDAYS@FIRST, First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 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 Harmonica Duet of Jack Davis and Vernon Moir will open the show followed by The Mustard Family performing popular standard songs and Late Last Night performing 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.
MOOS & BLUES FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, at the bandstand on Hope Town Square. Free live music performed by Tophat Blues Revue, David and DeVitt, Brown 25, Shelbyville Second Baptist Church Choir and more. Food available for purchase.
CABARET AT THE COMMONS, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: 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.
August and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 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.
SEVENTH ANNUAL HOOSIER SUMMER SLAM CAR SHOW, hosted by Hoosier Mustang Club, Aug. 12, Master Power Transmission, 3300 10th St., Columbus. Registration open from 8 a.m. to noon and judging will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with awards presentation at 2 p.m. Vendors, competition awards hourly, 50/50 cash award given. Canned food items will be collected to benefit Love Chapel. Each can will enter the contributor to win a television.
“HOOK,” part of the Moonlight Movies series presented by Columbus Young Professionals, dusk, at Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza, 536 Fifth St. Venue opens at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Cash bar available. Rain date is Aug. 18.
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.
BUILDING HOPE 5K RUN AND WALK, 9 a.m. start Aug. 19 at Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 E. 25th St. in Columbus, with pre-event activities at 7:30 a.m. and sign-up at 8 a.m. Cost: adults, $25; children (12 and younger), $15. People can register beforehand at flintwood.org. Information: 812-379-4287.
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.
BUILDING HOPE 5K RUN/WALK, Aug. 19, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 E. 25th St. Activities start at 7:30 a.m., registration and sign-in open at 8 a.m., run/walk start at 9 a.m. Cost: $25 adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Register online at flintwood.org until Aug. 18; by email at email@example.com; or by phone at 812-379-4287. Proceeds and donations will benefit Flintwood Wesleyan Building Fund.
CHAOTIC TUESDAY, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22, around Chaos I at The Commons. The Jean Tinguely kinetic sculpture will be operating and local “experts” will answer questions and explain how the iconic piece of iron art works. Chaotic Tuesday is held the fourth Tuesday of each month and is free and open to the public. Information: Columbus Area Arts Council, 812-376-2539.
30TH ANNUAL HOPE RIDE, Sept. 16, Hope. Scenic bicycle tours of 13, 25, 50 or 100 miles suitable for rides of all ages and fitness levels. Entry fee includes Hope Volunteer Fire Department’s pancake breakfast, a hearty Hoosier lunch, root beer floats and live music. Information and registration: www.hoperide.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.
SANS SOUCI AUCTION FUNDRAISER, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, Sans Souci building, 1526 13th St. Doors open at 9 a.m. Mike Mensendiek will be auctioneer and items may be viewed at auctionsandrealestate.com or the Sans Souci store. A bicycle, a golf outing, art pieces and furniture are among the unique items to be included. Admission is free and sack lunches will be available for purchase. Information: 812-372-3419.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 524 Third St. Featured through Sept. 1: “Endangered Heritage,” an exhibit highlighting the importance of good stewardship of collections of items and documents in Hoosier history collections, including those maintained by BCHS. Also scheduled: “Who’s a Hoosier,” Sept. 1 through Oct. 3; and “Indiana Disasters” Oct. 5 through Nov. 8. Exhibits are part of the Indiana Historical Society’s Traveling Exhibit Program. Information: 812-372-3549.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES BREAST FEEDING COALITION 2017 ART EXHIBIT, WellConnect, 237 Washington St., Columbus. Highlighting the work of local photographer Angela Jackson. Free.
506 GALLERY, COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets, Columbus. On display through Aug. 21: “Finding Connections: Works on Paper,” inspired by Alexander Girard’s Textiles, featuring recent works by Kathryn Armstrong. On display Aug. 21 through early November: Vintage Charley Harper prints, including serigraphs, lithographs, Ford Times prints and rare collectibles from the collection of Larry Smith and Circle City Frames. 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 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: browncountyartgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.