Kids and teens
December and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Full STEAM Ahead Grades K-2, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4; Maker Space for Ages 9 – 13, 1 p.m., Jan. 6, 20; Stitch Camp for Ages 9-13, 10 a.m., Jan. 6, 20; Coder Dojo Themes for ages 7-17, 1 p.m. Jan. 8, 17, 22; DIY for Teens: Fake Snow and Snowmen, 3 p.m. Jan. 8; Jr. Milk & Cookies Storytime Ages 1-2, 6 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22; Milk & Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8, 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22; 3’s to 5’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 24; DIY for Teens: Fake Snow and Snowmen at Hope Branch Library, 3 p.m. Jan. 9; French Storytime Ages 5 and up, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 23; French Storytime Ages 0-4, 5 p.m. Jan. 9, 23; Crazy 8’s Club: Grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23; Ones and Twos Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 10, 11, 18, 24, 25; 3’s to 5’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 10, 16, 23, 24; Teen Gaming at Hope Branch, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8; Eat for Cheap for Teens: Mug Omelet, 3:45 p.m. Jan. 10; ; Crazy 8’s Club: Grades K-2, 4 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24; Just for Babies Storytime: 01-13 months, 11 a.m. Jan. 11, 18, 25; Around the World Grades 3-6, 4 p.m. Jan. 11, 18, 25; Teen Dungeons & Dragons, 5 p.m. Jan. 11; Lego Club ages 6-12, 4:15 p.m. Jan. 12; Coder Dojo Classic: Ages 7-17 at Hope Branch, 10 a.m. Jan. 13; American Girl Club, 2 p.m. Jan. 13; Hogwarts for Muggles: S.P.E.W., Socks for House-Elves at Hope Branch, 2:45 pm. Jan. 16; Hogwarts for Muggles: S.P.E.W., Socks for House-Elves, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17; Therapy dogs, 7 p.m. Jan. 17; Teen STEAM, 3 p.m. Jan. 18. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
PRINCESS BALL 2018, 4:30-8 p.m. Jan. 13, Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. For ages 3 to 18. Cost $25 per couple, and $15 each additional girl. Space is limited and registration is open until Jan. 11 or a total of 725 registrants is reached. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; photo opportunities will be 5-5:45 p.m.; dance opens at 6 p.m. The dance will end at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit Girls On The Run. Bring canned or non-perishable food items to put in the castle, and they will be given to Love Chapel. Information: Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus; 812-348-4558; foundationforyouth.com. Registration hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
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, noon to 4 p.m. 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.
CommUNITY YOGA, 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Drive, Columbus. Donation-based class appropriate for all levels. Information: 812-447-2585; facebook.com/bodhiblossomyoga.
YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY, noon Mondays, Recovery Engagement Center, 1951 McKinley Ave., Columbus. Donation-based class. Information: 812-447-2585.
WINTER FESTIVAL OF EXOTIC ANIMALS, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting Zoo, 12696 W. County Road 50S, Columbus. Visitors can enjoy more than 35 different species, including foxes, macaws, miniature ponies and prairie dogs. Choose from two sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2:30 to 5 p.m. Information or reservations: 812-764-4980; zoo-opolisexoticpettingworld.com. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
GROUP ICE SKATING AND HOCKEY LESSON REGISTRATION, all day through Jan. 8, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Registration is open for the next 8-week session of group lessons beginning Jan. 9. Information: 812-376-2686; columbusparksandrec.com.
DUELING PIANOS: TAKE 2, 7 p.m., Jan. 19, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Show presented by Ivy Tech Community College to raise funds for scholarships and other financial assistance. The show is a 21-and-over event. Featuring keyboardists who engage the audiences with interactive music, song requests and invite audience members on stage. Cost $50 per person or $90 per couple. Information: connect.ivytech.edu/duelingpianos, or firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-374-5342.
PETAR & DANIEL GUITAR DUO, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Faculty/student ensemble from the I.U. Jacobs School of Music featuring music from around the globe. Starring Daniel Duarte and Petar Jankovic, guitarists with an eclectic repertoire from contemporary to Latin jazz to classical and Spanish music. Admission: $13.50 for adults; $6.50 for students.
FRIDAYS @ FIRST, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Jan. 26: 7 p.m., Laura Andrews Strong Studio; Feb. 2: 6 and 7:30 p.m., Students of Steve and Sophie Reen; April 13: 7 p.m., Schumann Piano Concert – Jooyoung Kim; May 18: 7 p.m., Voice Students of Julianna Jerome-Drerup; June 1: 7 p.m., The Reen Family.
December and Beyond
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 2017-18 SEASON, “LISTEN.” All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School’s Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St., unless otherwise specified. Scheduled: “All for Love,” with violinist 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 thecip.org; and in person at 315 Franklin St., Columbus.
COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEASON (all times at 3:30 p.m.). Scheduled: “Hometown Talent,” Feb. 18 at The Commons; “Appalachian Homecoming,” April 8 at The Commons; “Expeditions, Adventures and Odysseys,” June 10 at The Commons. Tickets: Adults $10 in advance, $15 at the door; senior citizens and students 12-18 $5 in advance, $10 at the door; children under 12 with an adult always free. Information: csoindiana.org/tickets.
‘REJECT: THE SCIENCE OF BELONGING,’ noon and 5 p.m. Jan. 23, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. The documentary film “Reject” will be shown twice — at noon and 5 p.m.; both showings are free and open to the public. A discussion of the content of social ostracism will take place during the showing led by Harriet Armstrong of the Purdue Extension. For more information contact the Purdue Extension Office, 812-379-1665.
ROYAL-OFF-THE-SQUARE THEATRE, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Productions presented by Jackson County Community Theatre. Scheduled: “Almost, Maine,” dinner theater at The Pines in Seymour, Feb. 16-18, 23 and 24; “All My Sons,” April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 adults and $10 students and seniors, available online at jcct.org. Information: 812-358-5228 and email@example.com.
BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
“LOVE LETTERS,” 6 p.m. Feb. 9-10, 16-17; 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 14, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Tickets: $25 (includes dinner and show). Reservations: 812-546-0640
December and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Literary Trivia Night, 6 p.m. Jan. 4; Tech Review, 1 p.m. Jan. 7; Craft Night: Snow People, 6 p.m. Jan. 9; New York City ’77, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9; Skill Builders, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10; Are Public Schools in Peril? 6 p.m. Jan. 10; CAMEO, 7 p.m. Jan. 10; Bartholomew County Writers Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 11; History of Hip Hop, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11; Music of ‘Star Wars’ 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16; Classic movie matinee: “High Noon,” 1 p.m. Dec. 13; Nutrigenomics, 6 p.m. Jan. 15; How to Plan your Walt Disney World Vacation, 6 p.m., Jan. 18. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
THE REPUBLIC’S 23RD ANNUAL BRIDAL SHOW, 1-4 p.m. Jan. 28, The Commons, 300 Block of Washington Street, Columbus. Admission is free. The event will feature over 60 vendors showcasing everything needed to plan the perfect wedding day, including reception venues, caterers, florists, dj’s, photographers, and more. The latest fashions in bridal and attendant gowns along with tuxedos will be modeled throughout the day. Brides can win a prize package of $500 to use towards their big day.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 31, FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Fresh produce and meat; artisan breads, sweets, jellies, herbs, spices; Christmas greenery, flowers and plants. Visit with local authors.
HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING: YEAR 20, 7:45 p.m. Jan. 6, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Featuring seven matches with four HPW title matches and the return of Superstar Flash Flanagan. Concessions, wrestling items and t-shirts and hoodies will be available for purchase. Tickets: $12; free for children ages 4 and younger.
DANCE INDIANA VALENTINE’S DANCE, 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and music by the Starlighters. Tickets: $25 per person; $10 gallery. Reserve your ticket by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
FREE INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS, 1 p.m. Jan. 13, B 3 Gallery, 61 W. Main St., upstairs, Nashville. Class will be taught by local photographers Jessica and Sharon Bussert, who work with both digital and film cameras. This class is geared to beginning photographers and will include information on photography basics. Students are encouraged to bring their cameras and user manual. The class is free, but size is limited. Register by calling 812-988-6675, or email B3Gallery@yahoo.com.
HOLIDAY TRADITIONS EXHIBIT, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third St., Columbus. Displays include doll house furniture, holiday cards and postcards and a selection from the collection of Xenia Miller’s crèches. The center is decorated for the holidays with a modern interpretation of traditional red and green. Admission is free. For more information, call 812-372-3541.
IN THE BEGINNING, free art exhibit for Bob Burris’ work, WellConnect, 237 Washington St. in Columbus.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES BREAST FEEDING COALITION 2017 ART EXHIBIT, WellConnect, 237 Washington St., Columbus. Highlighting the work of local photographer Angela Jackson. Free.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Closed for winter upgrades. Museum will reopen at 10 a.m. March 6. 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 of 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. Winter hours January through April: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Scheduled: Saturday Sampler at the Yellow Trail — a free program for both children and adults on Rural Mail Delivery from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 6. This program will include a short lesson, crafts, and snacks. For kids of all ages. Parents or other adults are asked to stay for the program with their children. The museum includes thousands of items donated by members of the community to tell the story of Hope’s heritage. For appointments to visit other times, call 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. Groups are welcome. 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. Information: 269-375-3234.
B3 GALLERY, 125 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, 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.