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. 17; Full STEAM Ahead, grades 3 to 5, 4 to 5 p.m. Aug.  21; 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 under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.

MOONLIGHT MOVIES OUTDOOR FILM SERIES, the Columbus Young Professionals is hosting one more free movie night this summer. Scheduled: “Jurassic Park” at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. Cash bar, snacks/candy/popcorn available for purchase.

LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, for ages 4 to 12, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 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;; or


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


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.

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, featuring Ron McCurdy of the Langston Hughes Project and former Columbusite Kate Hamilaton, Sept. 9, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus. Doors open at 6 p.m., live auction, 7 p.m.; music program, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 advance, $35 at the door, $15 students. Appetizers, beer and wine available. Purchase tickets at Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus.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

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.

COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 2017-18 SEASON, “LISTEN.” All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School’s Erne Auditorium unless otherwise specified.  Scheduled: “I Love a Piano” with Tony DeSare, at Columbus North High School Auditorium; “Celebrating the Reformation: 500th Anniversary,” Oct. 28, with a massed choir including the Philharmonic Chorus and area church choirs performing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”; “Stand and Shout” with cellist Leonardo Altino; “Home for the Holidays” with Marja Harmon, 3 and 7 p.m.; “All for Love,” with violinst Ariel Horowitz and soprano Cathy Rund, Feb. 3; “Da-Da-Da-Duuummm,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, April 7; “Sean Chen Plays Brahms,” April 28; annual patriotic concert “Salute!” 7 p.m. May 25, on the grounds of the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial. Tickets and information: 812-376-2638; online at; and in person at 315 Franklin St., Columbus.

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


August and Beyond

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

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 Information: 812-379-4287.

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:

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 until Aug. 18; by email at; 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.

THREE-PART RETRO DESIGN PAINTING CLASS, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22, retro radio; Sept. 18, retro camera; and Oct. 24, retro rotary-dial phone, Rails Craft Brew and Eatery, 112 St. Louis Ave., Seymour. Presented by Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. No previous experience or talent required. Pattern and instruction provided. Cost: $32.50 per session. Discount of 20 percent for SICA members. Additional $6-discount for those taking all three classes. Sign up and prepay at 812-5232-2278.

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:

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:

SIXTH ANNUAL BUCCORNEAR FESTIVAL, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23, Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road, 4 miles west of Nashville. Food and games, burning house demonstration, photo ops with Smoky the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog and more. Admission is free, small donations required for games and food. Proceeds will benefit the fire department. Information: 812-988-6201.

SANS SOUCI AUCTION FUNDRAISER, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, Sans Souci building, 1526 13th St., Columbus. Doors open at 9 a.m. Mike Mensendiek will be auctioneer and items may be viewed at 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 and on Facebook.

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

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

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 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

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

HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. 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: or 812-988-4609.

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