Jenny’s Picks – September 28

1) The last time I tried to walk through a haunted house, I was in college. My friend and I ended up climbing a fence to escape the attraction. But maybe you are made of stronger stuff than I am. The Haunting begins Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 29 through Oct. 28 at Shireman Homestead, 7060 W. County Road 200N. Information:

2) October is national walking month, aka Walktober. Visit for more ideas of how to get moving.

3) The Columbus Area Arts Council and Columbus Regional Health are partnering to present “Lunch and Learn” art talks during which community leaders will present one-hour seminars on their work in Columbus’ arts scene while you enjoy a lunch sponsored by WellConnect. The second in the series of lunchtime talks will take place at noon on Oct.11 at WellConnect, 237 Washington St. Attendance is free but requires registration at

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5671.